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Today is my Mom's 89th birthday. Her senior center wisely doesn't allow visitors. So I've rented a nearby picnic pavilion at a city park. The immediate family is gathering there for a brunch and party. I'll meet my 10 week old great nephew, Memphis, for the first time. So new life and old life in the turning of the cycle...it is the way. Today I want to look at our ill health system and revisit our response to COVID, the disease that has turned society on its ear.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

One of my favorite food information sites is available again - The Food Timeline (scroll down a bit to view the timeline). Today's diary would have been much longer if time had not been spent jumping from link to link.

Friday Open Thread ~ "Who is your favorite political cartoonist ?" edition ~ Steve Brodner


Steve Brodner (born October 19, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York) is a satirical illustrator and caricaturist working for publications in the US since the 1970s. He is accepted in the fields of journalism and the graphic arts as a master of the editorial idiom. Currently a regular contributor to GQ, The Nation, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, Brodner's art journalism has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers in the United States, such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Time, Playboy, Mother Jones, Harper's, and The Atlantic. His work, first widely seen exposing and attacking Reagan-era scandals, is credited with helping spearhead the 1980s revival of pointed and entertaining graphic commentary in the US. He is currently working on a book about the presidents of the United States.

Nazi insignia worn by U.S. military attache in Ukraine

Pentagon says it wants to eliminate extremist groups from our military. But Col. Brittany Stewart wearing a Nazi insignia in Ukraine is a sign of strength, I guess. Or a sign of solidarity with facists. Or a sign that fascists in our government want to see how much they can get away with.