This morning I watched the live webcam of the Lake Superior Canal at Duluth, Minnesota. I enjoy watching the people who line up to watch the huge, long, low ships enter or leave the harbor with their loads of grain or iron ore or taconite. There often are sailors on deck who wave to those in the crowd. I enjoy hearing the ship's horns blowing a salute to the lift bridge that raises high to allow the passage of the ships, and to hear the bridge's answering salute to the ships.
But my favorite view is of a rather large, grassy area just north of the canal. Often the activity there, mostly children playing, is good for the soul.
Today I saw several seagulls either walking through the grass or flying in circles low over it. And in the middle of that activity were three or four toddler sized kids playing "Catch the Seagull." A bird or two would land and the kids were after it until those birds on the ground took flight and a couple more took their turn at being chased. Looked to me like both kids and birds were enjoying the activity.
Sometimes - particularly these days - we need the gentle distraction of kids chasing seagulls.
Looks like the government types are gearing up to try to control us with more pandemic rules and regulations. I already find that mask mandates are in effect, particularly in health care facilities and colleges.
I saw this morning where the government has an alcohol czar who has decided that no more than two beers a week should be allowed. Now, I no longer drink alcohol, but it still seems to me that might be a personal choice. Does no one recall how well Prohibition went in the 20's and 30's?
The final example of pure insanity I came across was the article that said Biden thinks we should regulate ceiling fans. Apparently, the fans use way too much energy. But electric vehicles don't. Sigh.
Yep...some days watching kids chasing seagulls is vastly better than facing the reality of our new world.
Oliver Anthony's song, "Rich Men North of Richmond" is truer than anything else I have heard for a while.
Keep stacking it high. Stay on bended knee, praying. It is coming at us like a speeding freight train. Get ready.