The air we breathe

Dear President Biden, Diesel fuel fumes are wafting through the front windows from the huge dump truck that’s dumping a ginormous pile of gravel, dirt, or asphalt (not sure which this morning) in front of our house. It’s also incredibly loud when the trucks are getting in gear and drivers have to floor it to …

We need a plan

Dear President Biden, Rousing, righteous speeches can be terrific catalysts, and lines like “I’m not saying this to alarm you. I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.” are clever and catchy. Such lines might just give some people the poke they need to move out of the “I’m not sure how bad these GOP …

Power and freedom

Dear President Biden, I’m not sure what happened, but it seems like the Twitter-verse went into a time warp because a piece in the Atlantic by Ibram X. Kendi from two years ago appeared in Laura’s stream this morning. She didn’t realize it was old and pulled it up for me to read, which was …

Are we in hell?

Dear President Biden, It’s still way, way too hot in way, way too many places but yesterday Seattle was overcast and the high was somewhere in the mid-70’s (it was comfortable enough and I was busy enough with work that I didn’t check my NWS app at all). I actually cooked dinner last night and …

We share this place

Dear President Biden, So, we topped out at 100 yesterday. The forecast for today is 99 but since yesterday was only supposed to get to 91, I’m thinking we’re likely to blow past 99. We’ll see. Before I got up this morning Laura did all sorts of things to mitigate the heat build up – …