The Monday Morning Teaser

Last week, I told you I was planning not to watch the election returns Tuesday night. I thought it would be hard, that I’d be jumpy like an addict needing a fix, and that every couple hours I would lose my resolve and check how things were going.

It wasn’t like that at all. I felt oddly serene in my news-free bubble, and went to bed with no idea what was happening. In the morning, I puttered for an hour or two to extend the sense of peace. But I knew that eventually I’d have to distort my life to avoid finding out how things were going, so I checked. Surprise! No red wave.

After nearly a week, we still don’t know which party will control the House or who the governor of Arizona will be. But we’ve learned a few things, and I’ll cherry-pick the most obvious in the featured post, which I’m calling “Notes on the midterm elections”. That should be out shortly.

The weekly summary also covers the unfolding disaster at Twitter, the Ukrainians recapturing Kherson, where the Trump investigations might go now that the pre-election pause is over, and a few other things before closing with an introduction to Minnesota’s new snowplows. I’ll aim to get that out before noon EST.

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  • Roger  On November 14, 2022 at 8:25 am

    You were my inspiration!

  • Gillian  On November 14, 2022 at 9:08 am

    I did exactly what you did. No news all day Tuesday, went to bed and dawdled around the next morning before looking at the news.

    Such a relief after my obsessive news bingeing since tRump sailed down the escalator in 2015.

    Thanks for your posts.


    Gillian Randall 47 Bayberry Lane South Burlington VT 05403 802-578-2144


  • Plages  On November 14, 2022 at 9:58 am

    We also applauded together, at what the citizens all did!

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