Pictures from the journey.
Guns, pandemic, insurrection. This is our world.
I started reading Flynn Berry’s new novel yesterday, set in Northern Ireland in the time after The Troubles…and then, I heard the news that a Black motorist was shot and killed in suburban Minneapolis. These are our Troubles. They are not new. They are not unique.
The Derek Chauvin trial is underway in Minneapolis. I won’t kid myself and say Minnesota has changed since back in the days of Paul Wellstone. The Prairie Home northern bastion of liberal thought and fairness never existed for all.
In the 80’s I lived in South Minneapolis. We drove a little diesel VW Golf and put tinted anti-glare paper on the side windows; I hung a dream catcher on the rear view mirror. I got stopped by a cop one time. He gave me a ticket for a moving violation and said we had to take the film off the windows because we needed to be visible. I am still alive. I am a white female. Now read the article about Daunte Wright and say his name:
Police fatally shoot man, 20, in suburban Minneapolis, sparking protests
By Jared Goyette and Andrea Salcedo
Thanks to Instagram and my acquaintance with @keithsnapcat, I was introduced to a recent publication by his human uncle, Andrew Fraser. The Lighting Effect is a romp of a book, filled with spies, space people, villains, oh, and a cat. Keith will tell you he is actually the author… Please check out this gem of a book!
The Lighting Effect: An intergalactic adventure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VMCZ5F2/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glc_fabc_N5C8447DSAHZ1C2ZRZBG
Are you ready for the week Bagheera? Would you prefer another Sunday, or two, to lounge with your humans?
Fiona is the new girl next door; well, for a little while anyway. She is the newest foster kitten and we have had so little time together due to the pandemic. I hope we meet again soon!
As many of you know, my sister Ginny struggles with dementia. Just before lockdown, one year ago, she moved to a memory care home blocks from the house she shares with her husband. I last saw Ginny in November 2019.
My dear brother-in-law is a terrific support and sends photos of his visits. I wanted to share this one and wish all of you a peaceful, loving Valentine’s Day.
On this day of remembrance for MLK, our thoughts are also with our far flung WP friends who grieve a loss. We sit quietly, thinking of separate grief, and desperately hope for peace in the days ahead.
UPDATE: The U.S. Senate is again at work.
What we are experiencing, in our nation’s capital, is a coup attempt. It can be called nothing else. Curse you Trump and those who have supported and defended you for four years.