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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Things heating up
Of course, I’m going to have to talk about the weather. Dang, it’s hot! Not only is it hot, it’s humid. Heck, as far as I’m concerned even the gravity is set too high. Seriously though, it’s a scorcher.
Normally it’s cool enough here in Northern New Hampshire that I don’t need air conditioning. In fact, I don’t even have AC. Usually the fans are enough. However, today might be one of those bring a few cold beers down to the lake days.
This heat wave is affecting a significant portion of the country. The power grid is going to be stretched in a lot of places. Prepare for outages. Yesterday I made sure my home battery bank was in top condition. The last thing I want is for the fans to stop working and for the ice-cream to melt. We should be in good shape here, even without AC. Thank goodness for all my shade trees.
Thank goodness I don’t live in a city. (Of course, I’m always thankful for that, but heat and humidity in the concrete canyons are the worse)
Speaking of things heating up, what’s going on with Iran? Drones are being shot down. Ships are being captured and crews interred. Frankly, when the most recent tensions started, I never expected things to get to this point. We are perilously close to this being in a shooting war. The war of words is quickly turning into a war of bullets.
This is one of those conflicts that has the potential to spiral into something much bigger. There are alliances involved. For example, it’s the British who’s ships are being attacked, but we are their allies and will jump in to support their efforts. There are long simmering hatreds in the region, especially between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Politicians may have something like a raid or limited action in mind, but all the pieces are position for a large regional war. Perhaps it could even turn into a world war. I hope wiser minds pull away from that, but once these things start they have a bad habit of getting out of control. That’s what History tells us, but we are probably doomed to repeat it instead of learning from it.
At any rate, hope everyone keeps cool . . . and keeps their cool.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.