The other day, Arleen at http://acceptingchanges-maybe.blogspot.com/ wrote that the news was too rotten and too much these days, and I agree. For years, I've been linking to news stories on this blog, but lately I just can't. Stories are either conflated to sound worse than the facts, or the facts are too awful to think much about. I must be losing my nerve as I age. Threats from some despot never used to bug me as they do now. Perhaps it's a cumulative effect? "After reading 1,276 threats of annihilation from some despot, the mind can stand no more for the rest of its natural life."
So for the foreseeable future, I'll be avoiding the big and horrible. Interesting things that don't entail the possible end of civilisation, weird things, big ideas? Yes. Crazy hotheads doing horribleness? No.
Nobody believes something simply because it's true:
"Poetry is not an ornament"
One of the sweetest local stories I've read in a long time
Here's the Farmer's Almanac list of Full Moon names
We lost Richard Griffiths this week:
Well then I'm the biggest weirdo cuz I'd just give them the whole hundred to see the huge smile
A very cool WW2 story
Hamlet Under Almond Bough
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