Wife: Would you like dinner?
Husband: Sure! What are my choices?
Wife (with a narrowing look): Yes or no.
Someone sent that joke to me today, and I thought it was funny. And true.
Stocks were sluggish today, with tech showing a little more resilience than the broader markets. They all finally ended up pretty much unchanged.
The carnival continues in the nation's capital, with testimony before the Congress ongoing about the involvement of the Trump Administration with Russia.
All I will say is when the mud-slinging starts in earnest, everyone gets dirty.
The ruling class and their enablers seem to be in a self-obsessed frenzy. And the people are sick of it.
Gold and silver are feeling heavy around the 1230 and 17.50 areas respectively. Let's see if they can gain any momentum to take themselves over the key resistance levels as noted on the chart.
Busy day today, with the queen visiting relatives in Georgia. Her weather there is much nicer than ours. I am taking some time to catch up on doing some minor repairs around the house, paying bills, setting up access to bureaucratic web sites, processing healthcare claims and forms, an odd computer glitch, and ugh, doing our tax returns.
It was the kind of day when it seems as though something was always going wrong, or some mistake had been made, or something was not working as it should. Small things, but they can be aggravating when they arrive in numbers.
There are always so many little things that can distract and perturb us, and catch us up to the exclusion of other, more important things. It takes a certain discipline and perspective to keep things in their proper places, and priorities, and to remember what is important, what we are really all about, what it means to be fully human.
Change and adversity are a great cause of friction among peoples. But love seems to smooth things out, and keep us moving steadily forward, through the darkness together.
Have a pleasant evening. I remember you, as always.