The Wave

Jill and I have been doing some painting lately, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. Tonight we did an open painting evening. Jill choose to paint cherry blossoms while I chose to paint a wave from the inside. The paintings are not originals, but of course, you add your own style to them. You are not required to mimic the example. This is my third painting, and it is getting a lot more fun as I learn more. Of course, the wine helps. To be clear, the place is called Wine and Design. You’ll probably see more paintings shared here.

Link : After the president’s tweet, I must withdraw my support for everything but his agenda

This opinion piece by Alexandra Petri really nails the contrast between what the Republicans say and what they do. Now that we live in a country run by a misogynistic, racist, uneducated liar, it is important for all of Congress to speak out against the president’s crack-pot, late-night sober tweets. But Republicans are not doing that. Instead they are supporting version 3.0 of the Muslim Ban, version 2.5 of the so-called “health care” act, and any other legislation eliminating any semblance of scientific research or environmentalism. You don’t need to be a tree-hugger to support science and environmentalism. You just have to be a common-sense human. Apparently, Republicans do not possess either of those traits.

Take notice of the actual actions politicians take to the president’s rants and offenses. Actions matter. Words do not. If you don’t hold them accountable, this ignorant hatred will be normalized, and it will define our country for a long time.

Aggressive Coyote Encounter

Today, the two dogs and I went for a run at Pt. Sal just outside of Santa Maria, CA. On the way down the hill, we had an encounter with a coyote. Luckily, everyone is fine. You can see and hear about it here.

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