news roundup

M sent me this. I think she is thinking this would be a great summer vacation. And it would. She is a little worried that actual Mongolians would sniff at us, though. I don’t think they would.

N sent me a text asking for this cake recipe. It makes an excellent cake. The cake itself is dense and moist and chocolatey and the frosting, since it’s just sour cream and melted chocolate chips, is tangy and not too sweet.

My brother posted a link to this article on Facebook this morning:

In what is being described as one of the most astounding power grabs in modern history by newspaper headlines around the World, President Obama has succeeded in his audacious plan to remake America into a full fledged godless communist empire barely one year into his term with the enactment into law by the US Congress of his mammoth health care plan innocuously named H.R. 3200-Americas Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 and described by one Kremlin legal expert as having “nothing at all to do with health, but everything to do with control.”

Apparently he is serious, although my cousin thought at first it might be a parody along the lines of the Onion. But it isn’t. There’s more. I’m not posting the link. Apparently healthcare is going to cause us to have to carry id cards, which are somehow related to the mark of the beast. The title of the article is “World Mourns as Communist Darkness Falls Upon America.” I think this can happen when you’ve got a big family — one member decides to become “that brother.” The one who believes that healthcare is a devilish plot.

I took an excellent walk yesterday. It was too wet to go out to the country, but there are lots of secret paths and walks in my neighborhood, including a path that leads to a secret waterfall. It’s amazing.

I came out of the park and wound my way around up streets and stairways all the way to the castle and then down again. From a park on the hillside some ways above the waterfall I saw this view.



6 thoughts on “news roundup

  1. I think if I lived where you live, I’d take many more walks. I love the relationship you have with your daughters and I look forward to the day I get requests for cake recipes and vacation suggestions. 🙂

  2. It’s so much, well, darker than the capitalist darkness. Darker even, it seems, than the socialist darkness. But mostly, I cannot believe that amazing waterfall is in your neighborhood — gorgeous — and I believe that the sniffing Mongolians would indeed sniff.

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