We are half way through meteorological winter! Yesterday, I wore sneakers. Imagine, sneakers in January! And hoodies instead of winter coats. Fortunately for us in Chicago area, the winter so far has been mild--temperatures above freezing, and not too much snow.
In fact, parts of Texas have more snow totals than Chicago this winter. The latest storm that brought light snow overnight here, brought hurricane force winds to the Great Plains. Yes, we have been blessed so far.
Now, we are counting the days to Inauguration Day. Never has the peaceful transfer of power seemed so precarious.
Donald Trump is the only president in history to be impeached twice. The attempted coup did not succeed. People were killed, but it could have been so much worse! I think there is more to the story than we know now. For sure, the ones with guns and face paint were highly visible, but there are some in the crowd who have no faces, and didn't carry cell phones to take selfies.
The threat of domestic terrorism isn't going away. And the virus isn't going away. This is our reality, now.
At least the weather has been quiet, here.
The days are getting longer, now. The buds on the branches are becoming more visible, along with the squirrel nests high up in the trees. I can hear the cheerful chirping of the sparrows. And the waxing crescent moon last night was beautiful in the dark blue sky.
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