Don’t get too excited by this post’s title. It is a fairly ordinary ramble.
We usually walk the Wellesley campus on a Sunday, so on the way home I was confused. Glad it’s Saturday. That means I have the NYTimes crossword to look forward to (it comes online at 6 pm).
The campus is not big enough to get lost per se, but somehow we managed to end up in sections we’d never seen before. The place seemed weirdly quiet.
The ducks, which are usually plentiful at this spot, have cleared out. The swans overwinter though. They were too far across the lake to count, but there were way more than the usual three couples — maybe as many as two dozen.
We watched the first episode of The Fall of the House of Usher. Succession meets Edgar Allen Poe meets Dopesick? I was distracted and need to watch it over before moving on. There are a lot of characters. It somehow felt slow, though, which is probably why I got distracted.
I can’t tell you how giddy Powell and Chesebro’s guilty pleas make me.
The overwhelm of news out of the Middle East and the onslaught of commentary (often a shit show) mean you probably don’t need any recommendations. But if you subscribe to the NYTimes, this is a good article.
So is the one titled,
On Israel, Progressive Jews Feel Abandoned by Their Left-Wing Allies
The link below should be available to all but I’m new to gifting so let me know if it isn’t.
To my Jewish friends and readers, let me say, I see you and I love you.
I’ll end with this illustration (below) from the Times. Shoshana Schultz. I really like what she’s done here.
Well one more thing. This was a really great thread. A son of Holocaust survivors being called Anti-Semitic because he criticizes Israel. I learned from his critique.