Friend and regular reader Phyllis says she is cutting back on news watching; she’s simply tired of listening to pundits try to explain the significance of Trump. The significance, which doesn’t seem to change with time, is that the country has elected a vain narcissist of limited intelligence but ruthless cunning and ability to exploit weakness. Everything is transactional, for the financial enrichment and ego-stroking of him and his family. In his world there is no public good, only personal winning and losing. That’s about as deep or significant as it goes.
I agree with Phyllis. I used to be devoted to Sunday morning CNN. But I find it less interesting, as there is the same small rotating cast of characters willing to speak on behalf of Trump — KellyAnne Conway on Jake Tapper’s show — and who cares what they think anyway? I don’t.
Sara, or Sara and Ben, are my usual weekend breakfast buddies — but they were in California this weekend. On Sunday morning I chose to eat out anyway, at our favorite place, where I’m a regular and can count on conversation with the servers, in both English and Spanish. Then I went to Green Lake to get in my 10,000 steps on a gorgeous, sunny winter morning.
By far the better choice, I’d say.