Microsoft, Mead, and Trump

I have struggled to understand Trump’s appeal. I see no evidence on his campaign website of any real plan to govern, nor even one new idea. This morning a rationale for his poll ratings came to me in a flashback to the climactic scene of Network. Howard Beale, an aging night-time network anchor about to lose his job concluded his show with a spluttering rant.

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Prickly Pear Margaritas Alongside Lake Mead

All I can think of is the lyrics to a Janis Joplin song called “Get It While You Can”. She was singing about something else, but the message is “See it while you can”. It’s beautiful, blue, and cool in early spring. The waterline is maybe 100 feet below us but there are still millions of sun-bleached mussel shells in the packed sand around our boondock site.

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