Today I mostly did my various readings for my courses–one on the sociology of music that was so boring I nearly fell asleep, some selections from Mencius (which I did fall asleep to, but not because they were boring–just because I was outside and it was sunny and I was comfortable), and two chapters from the Dragon’s Gift. All in all, it’s been a good day!

In the evening, I took a walk with Sophie, and we took some photos in her neighbors yards.

Here I am, with a jeep’s plate that was made for me, and here’s Sophie, near some flowers.

We also saw these fun yard signs. I must say, dog candidates notwithstanding, there is a lot of serious political content in Sophie’s neighborhood, and the signs represent a wide range… the streets are fairly divided by “We support Law Enforcement Officers” signs and “Lenny Mirra for Massachusetts House Representative, and “Black Lives Matter” and “Hate has no home here” signs, as well as a smattering of “Black Lives Matter” signs and “Trump Pence” signs. There’s apparently a jeep with a trump pence flag, but I haven’t seen it yet. This is not an endorsement for Duke & Opie, by the way– I’ve registered to vote and I’m getting my ballot in the mail, and I encourage all y’all to do the same!

When we got back home, we (mostly sophie) caught a chicken that had jumped the fence and was clucking around.

Back at the ranch… reading and snuggling once again.


Yeehaw! we’re done!

Good night!