OK I give up. I was going to post another post or two this morning. But throughout, I've been trying to confirm my daughter's student-exchange flight via the exchange program's travel agency in a faraway time zone, and the task is proving more gnarled and complex than getting the TPP through Congress. I am presently more worried about my daughter actually having a France-bound plane to board in three weeks than I am about Donald Trump's Russian affinities or Hillary Clinton's even more treasonous past habit of emailing unclassified material on a fucking cell phone.
What's more, my car is in the shop (flat tire) and I need to find a ride to retrieve it soon so I can drive to — and pay — the very nice tow-truck man who, two days ago, towed it to the shop on sheer faith. I don't wish that he think I'm just another Donald Trump, out to screw one of my creditors. These two distractions and impending duties have, then, compelled today's early retirement. See you a bit later.