Great was the excitement in the condo living-room last night. Yes, the Westminster Dog Show was on TV – both ladies here are lifelong dog lovers, so there was much delighted oohing about the various breeds, the Puli like a curly black floor-mop, the Lhasa Apso like a floaty white floor-mop. Then I insisted on tuning to the Rachel Maddow Show since we don’t get this smart, funny, left-wing TV pundit in Canada. And a treat it was, although she was announcing the bad news that a moderate Democrat will not seek re-election, decrying Washington’s partisan politics. Maddow’s perspective, that he was shafting his own party and also his country in its hour of need, was good to hear.
Though the weather continues sublime, I know it’s fall, because the garden is shutting down and suddenly there’s so much