I’ve been away from all of the topics that we muse about here on MMR for nearly a week, child-sitting for my grandchildren in eastern Ohio. My wife and I were able to take some day trips while the kids were in school. I’d highly recommend the underrated Cuyahoga Valley National Park which runs from Cleveland to Akron through quite scenic and geologically diverse landscapes. As a resident of the Flatlands of western Ohio, the park area is stunningly varied and interesting. Hiking and biking trails wind through the valley along side of a passenger train with easy hop on/off stops for serious bicyclists. Additionally, one can explore history as the former Ohio & erie Canal locks are extant along the valley floor.
As a result. I’ve missed the world. Did I miss much? By the way, what happened with that diminutive two-bit dictator of Korea who was planning to have a fireworks show? What about Syria? Have we figured out the ‘good guys from the bad guys’ yet and are Graham and McCain still crying for us to get involved? No need to ask about Congress. I assume that everything is deadlocked with lots of bluster on both sides. I suppose that climate change is progressing as predicted. No doubt gun control is still dead in the water [of melting glaciers].Religious fundamentalists, I presume, are still as nuts as ever. And I take for granted that the rich of the world are growing richer and the poor continue to eat the crumbs from the table.
What did I miss?