In the midst of a week of intense political rhetoric that does little to further the causes of kindness, justice, and polite discourse in the world, I find myself staring at my blank screen on this Thursday without much to say. Or rather I have a lot that I’d like to say, but as I have long wished for this little corner of the Internet to remain lighthearted and relatively non-controversial, I think I’m just going to have to admit defeat this week. I’d love to write something about Andrew Jackson’s beatdown of the man who attempted to assassinate him on this day in history or about the rumored gigantic flock of birds that allegedly blocked out the the sunlight in San Francisco. And some day I might. But for now, I’m just not in the mood.
Maybe this will help.