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My Inner Universe Expands, originally uploaded by gurdonark.

The weather warmed sufficiently to permit me to hike Trinity Trail today.
I saw plethoras of robins and red-winged blackbirds, as well as sparrows and a very delightful and somewhat colorful kingfisher.
The grasses in the fields along the trail were an appealing yellow-brown.

We went tonight to the movie Frost/Nixon, a wonderful and witty small film about a time now too often forgotten. Frank Langella brings very little resemblance to the table, but found a Nixon interpretation which effectively set up the movie's premise. Rather like the opera Doctor Atomic, the movie mixes real-life quotes with imagined conversations to give sense of context to recent history. How quickly Nixon slipped from our consciousness--when we should never forget what abuse of power can mean.

We dined at a Mediterranean buffet, and talked to our friends of economic crises, real-life soap operas, the inexplicably broad and deep moral failure of our financial system's professionals, and the excitement and daunting challenge of the coming years.

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