Does anyone seriously think that a second referendum could provoke violence?
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Joe Biden, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.), former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (Ill.)Andrew Cuomo, Deval Patrick, Eric Holder, Kirstin Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, and, of course, BERNIE, not to mention Oprah Winfrey.
Still, the news never lets you down these days. I don't know which is more exciting, waiting to see whether Theresa May gets her deal passed on Tuesday or anticipating the next shoe to drop in Trump's Russian saga. And, will it really be a catastrophe is the Brexit deal is rejected?
at 5:13 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Yesterday I found myself sharing an Uber with a young nursing student. In her final year of school, she does two shifts a week in the oncology unit at Mass General. One is eight hours, the other twelve. I can't imagine a twelve-hour shift doing anything, much less running around the way she must. She was dismissive of my sympathy, "We get an hour for lunch and another 15-minute break." We started to talk about the weather and I expressed concern about next Saturday, my moving day. The prediction keeps vacillating between rain and snow. My preference is for snow - I don't want my things getting wet. But, she insisted, snow will make it slippery. I had to break it to her that there comes a time in your life when you no longer ask friends to help you move. You hire actual movers. She was thunderstruck/gobsmacked.
Last night I packed up the dishes. The walking egg cup is always the last thing I put in. It has been moving with me since 1978.
at 11:35 AM