Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

waders and friendly, unrestrained dogs

Last night Roy Bayfield's Desire Paths mentioned Noneaton and Weddington and George Eliot. This sent me off to refresh my knowledge about her life. I was intrigued by the palpably unflattering and obliquely flattering ways in which her contemporaries described her looks, often focusing on the superficial. I thought a bit about how history remembers great writers longer than great beauties.

Before work I walked the Chisholm Trail off Orlando in Plano. When I walked over the little pedestrian bridge, I saw a Cooper's Hawk cooling its feet in the shallow trickle of a creek. I wondered if it were really a Northern Harrier, but when I checked a reference it was what I first thought, a Cooper's Hawk. Perhaps this bird-hunter thought the creek-wading position was a good place to surprise prey.

The argument of an appellate motion to review the stay of the President's immigration-freeze executive order captured the national imagination. It is a rare moment when a motion to stay an temporary restraining order stimulates so much interest.

Today's weather was so warm it felt like late May. Ring-billed Gulls swam on the little lake in Breckinridge Park. Two large dogs ran pacifically off-collar until their owner called them. "Jan! Eve!", he called, and they came to him.

I am sneezing often, which I think is hay fever but I am not certain.

Breakfast: instant oatmeal
Lunch: three soft chicken tacos
Dinner: a pork loin chop, salad and a sweet potato
Extras: hummus chips, skinny cow ice cream snack, sargento cheese sticks

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