Let's face it. Things are godawful and getting worse. Even Tiggers like me have trouble finding something to bounce up and down about. I grasp at every smidgen of good news like a man sinking into quicksand and reaching for a low-hanging branch. This morning, after an extra early walk [beautiful full moon], I came upon two stories that lifted my spirits.
The first was this story in the Washington Post. It seems that Kansas has never gotten around to actually passing a law stipulating the minimum age for Governor, so five teenage high school students -- all young men -- have announced for the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominations this year. It is immediately obvious from the Post story that any one of them would be superior to the rightwing idiot now occupying the post. You gotta love a country in which this can happen.
The second story was an MSNBC report of a Russian sex guru, a young attractive woman currently in a Thai prison awaiting extradition to Russia, who claims to have eighteen hours of tapes and such connecting Russian oligarchs with the Trump campaign, which she will share with anyone who gets her out of jail. Her story is about as likely as Trump's claim that he was an honors student at Wharton, but the report gave me a frisson of glee.
Now, there, don't say I never give you anything to smile about!