Friday, October 1, 2021

Welcome October

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.  - Oscar Wilde


October runs hot and cold; sometimes as warm as a summer day in technicolor, other times gunmetal gray and stark. But mostly what we remember of October – indeed, what’s etched in perpetuity on our soul – is the glorious luminosity of its clear days, the rustle of crisp leaves on the wind and the musky-sweet smell of leaves piling up.

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As sure as it is the end of summer it is the beginning of something new – winter. Whether you love it or hate it is beside the point, it begets a new year as our planet hurtles around the sun. God willing we will all be here to witness another great awakening come spring as miracles never seem to cease on this wondrous planet.

Here’s a minor miracle:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, standing outside Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office, told CNN that the infrastructure deal should be “defeated.”

The Vermont senator also railed on tonight's late-night dealmaking effort.

"It is an absurd way to do business, to be negotiating a multi-trillion-dollar bill a few minutes before a major vote with virtually nobody knowing what's going on. That's unacceptable. And I think what has got to happen is that tonight, the bipartisan infrastructure bill must be defeated," Sanders said. - CNN

Imagine that: we no longer have to pass a bill in order to find out what's in it.  

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I do declare, that requires a sit-down to contemplate.