A replica of El Greco's "View of Toledo" hung in my grandparents' guest bedroom, and it terrified me when I was a kid. Even now it's a powerful image to look at.
The Washington Post: Top Stories | Compassion. Claustrophobia. Originality. Why El Greco inspired so many great modern artists.
Yeah, "live each day as if it were your last" does seem to have some significant flaws as a working philosophy of life.
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 04, 2020 https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2020/03/04
Draining the swamp by pardoning a guy who tried to auction off a US Senate seat.
Trump Commutes Corruption Sentence of Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois - The New York Times
Fascinating piece about wild rice--lots of stuff I did not know. Apparently it's not actually rice, for one. But also its importance in indigenous North American cultures.
The Cross-Border Indigenous Battle for Wild Rice https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-wild-rice
Paul Krugman puts his finger on the reason for Republicans' refusal to hear evidence in the impeachment trial: it's become a habit of mind.
"Think about what is now required for a Republican politician to be considered a party member in good standing. He or she must pledge allegiance to policy doctrines that are demonstrably false; he or she must, in effect, reject the very idea of paying attention to evidence."
How Zombies Ate the G.O.P.’s Soul https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/opinion/republican-party-trump.html
Wow. Didn’t get this until I saw the picture.
“The money necessary to implement a Green New Deal or provide health care and jobs is there — it’s simply being given away to the Wall Street casino.”
—Nicole M. Aschoff, “No Rational System Would Value Tesla at $100 Billion”
“Give counsel, grant justice; make your shade like night at the height of noon; hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive; let the outcasts of Moab settle among you; be a refuge to them from the destroyer. ...
"Then a throne shall be established in steadfast love in the tent of David, and on it shall sit in faithfulness a ruler who seeks justice and is swift to do what is right."