August 11, 2020

On July 28, 2020, President Trump sat for a 37 minute interview with Jonathan Swan. It aired last week on HBO and should be required for anyone voting in the November election (probably unconstitutional). If you missed it, click here.

I’ve never seen the election of Donald Trump as some sort of nationwide sickness like some. He seems more like a symptom to me of a general distrust and disappointment resulting from a perceived failure of the institutions we hold dear:  things like government, organized religion, and the media.  Are any of these institutions worse than they were 25, 50 or 100 years ago? Probably not, as they’ve always been hit and miss at best. What really baffles me is how we’ve expanded our distrust in the era of Trump so that it now includes science. That’s weird. But I digress.

I’ve watched the entire interview twice now and parts of it many times. Obviously, I don’t have much to do right now, as my tomato, squash, pepper, cantaloupe, watermelon and grape crops ar...

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