Sleeping Beauty and the Little Prince. Will he be a southpaw?
After several weeks of working with my right arm, my physical therapist told me to add the exercises with my left arm. And now my right arm is better and my left arm is killing me. My left arm had always been weaker after the stroke in 2004, when it was paralyzed for a while. However, I thought everything had improved. But when I hurt my right shoulder, I discovered the left arm could not make up the difference. Grrrr
I can hold a Kindle, so lately, I’ve been reading Elizabeth Warren’s Fighting Chance. I first heard of Elizabeth in a graduate class I took on the History of the Corporation. One of my fellow students, Liz, an African-American business economist who had worked for Proctor and Gamble, loves Elizabeth. And she hates P&G because she feels the corporation exploits people. She also thought the company was a lousy employer.
At the time, I retained some kindly feelings toward corporations from my tenure with the old Bell System (today, Verizon), so Liz and I argued a lot about corporate exploitation. I have since come to believe Liz was right on many points…isn’t that often the way?
I’ll spare you the rant I could deliver at this point, and say that if you would like some insight into why so many people are so angry this election season, read Warren’s Fighting Chance as well as Listen Liberal: or what ever happened to the party of the people by Thomas Frank. (The PBS News Hour interviewed Frank last evening (7/14/16) so you can get the gist of his book from that interview.)
Gallium Trifolium, a weed considered noxious in the NE, has attacked our side yard. I poured a dozen bottles of cheap vinegar over it, but it looks impervious. If the vinegar doesn’t work, I will use Roundup next. I don’t like commercial sprays, however, this plant produces hundreds of little burs, and Johnny can’t stay out of the patch, which means every evening, I am pulling burs out of his fur. Somethings got to give. I’m in no humor to live with another noxious weed, so that plant is going down.