The view from my patio.
Isn't snow supposed to melt? This morning I made an attempt to order groceries from Safeway's Home Delivery Service. Not going to happen. Their schedule is booked solid. We are out of a lot of things but not yet to the point of going hungry. May try takeout delivery if we're unable to get out in the next couple of days. Bob had an appointment with the cardiologist this morning that we rescheduled for February. Enough already!
I've been reading like crazy these past few days. It's no secret there are many things I admire about President Obama. One is his appreciation for reading. Here's the link to a fascinating article: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him. I encourage you to read it.
Another interesting article is from The New Yorker: The Music Donald Trump Cannot Hear. The recommendation for this one actually came from a conservative journalist.
I found the closing paragraph powerful:
There's no point in studying history if we do not take some lesson from it. The best way to be sure that 2017 is not 1934 is to act as though it were. We must learn and relearn that age's necessary lessons: that meek submission is the most short-sighted of policies, that waiting for the other, more vulnerable group to protest first will only increase the isolation of us all. We must refuse to think that if we play nice and don't make trouble, our group won't be harmed. Calm but consistent opposition shared by a broad front of committed and constitutionally-minded protesters--it's easy to say, fiendishly hard to do, and necessary to accomplish if we are to save the beautiful music of American democracy."
From what I'm reading the email inboxes of Congress are full. That is apparently not the best way to register your opinion. Phone calls, even if you have to wait, and letters are more effective. We must make our voices heard.