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Tue Aug 8, 2017, 05:42 PM Aug 2017

Here's why I am not worried - or going to worry. (re the NK potential shit storm). [View all]

We - we here on DU, our family and friends, the population of the world, essentially - will be victims of whatever insanity does or does not happen. My worrying - our worrying - won't change a thing. There is, I suppose, some amount of trust needed - trust that someone, somewhere, understands what is going on, values life, and will step in. But that is certainly out of our control.

This territory is so uncharted that it is unfathomable - so there is life to be lived, walks to be taken, gardens to be weeded. I am not burying my head in the sand (though since we've not watched TV for 8 years and haven't gotten a newspaper in 6), I get my news here, and a few other places. Not being constantly bombarded with it helps, I suppose.

Anyway - we seem to be in for quite an adventure, for better or worse.

I just made a pizza using a no-knead recipe - it came out good. Some nice music is playing. My wife is quilting - the cat is next to me, two dogs at my feet. Feeling pretty peaceful (maybe it is the glass of Stone Imperial Stout that is helping).

Since I can't even believe that the asshole ended up as president, I am not sure I believe the constant, six month shit storm of ridiculousness and blatant criminal acts is real.

But - as I said, life goes on (or hopefully will).

Be well, all - time to talk the dogs!

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Not sure how you feel about chocolate beers Phoenix61 Aug 2017 #1
I love it! And Rogue chocolate as well. NRaleighLiberal Aug 2017 #2
I backed off on drinking Sammy Smith's Choc Stout to save more for retirement . . . Strelnikov_ Aug 2017 #5
I am at Stogies and Hops Wawannabe Aug 2017 #35
We are going PasadenaTrudy Aug 2017 #3
absolutely! I picked 30 lbs of tomatoes today - Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, NRaleighLiberal Aug 2017 #4
I won't turn on the TV LeftInTX Aug 2017 #6
I'm in Maine for work and I just saw you on a local PBS station talking tomatoes! You're famous! Squinch Aug 2017 #7
ah, that....was quite a fun process - three visits, countless video shooting sessions NRaleighLiberal Aug 2017 #9
Good luck with them, and may we all live many long years. Squinch Aug 2017 #10
PLEASE make sure you provide links! AwakeAtLast Aug 2017 #22
Link is here NRaleighLiberal Aug 2017 #32
Ooh, thank you! AwakeAtLast Aug 2017 #34
I agree with you. I have had this conversation with myself and mine. MonkeyC Aug 2017 #8
Anyone born after the 50's has had ICBMs aimed at them since birth. BannonsLiver Aug 2017 #11
I feel the same, whatever happens happens Raine Aug 2017 #12
Amen to that! :) Dyedinthewoolliberal Aug 2017 #13
I haven't given up watching tv or reading the news but you're right Bradshaw3 Aug 2017 #14
I would hope you'd worry AT LEAST enough to RandomAccess Aug 2017 #15
+1000000. SammyWinstonJack Aug 2017 #17
AT LEAST this will have a positive effect in that it may turn more BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #23
Terrific Idea. Turbineguy Aug 2017 #16
sitting in on a beekeepers meeting bluecollar2 Aug 2017 #18
Thanks, we need such. elleng Aug 2017 #19
Spent some time cleaning a concrete bird bath today. My husband did the heavy lifting Grammy23 Aug 2017 #20
I agree. Worry is useless. Even my friends in Seoul and Pyeongchang agree with that. pangaia Aug 2017 #21
I think your attitude is possibly the most reasonable defacto7 Aug 2017 #24
Normal apkhgp Aug 2017 #25
I think the season of Soft Shell Crabs is nearly over.. HipChick Aug 2017 #26
Visiting my son and grandkids in Delaware mountain grammy Aug 2017 #31
id just go on with my daily life . AllaN01Bear Aug 2017 #27
Not worried Ahpook Aug 2017 #28
You are right. forgotmylogin Aug 2017 #29
Would my tomatoes ripen if we got nuked? uppityperson Aug 2017 #30
they would ripen so fast - would make your head spin! NRaleighLiberal Aug 2017 #33
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