And So It Goes

So, for now, relative sanity prevails in Happy Meadows, the little enclave where I live with Mike, Judy, and four other cats. Not that crazy things don’t happen here. Now that Mike’s hair is long, there is loose hair everywhere, despite the frequent running of the vacuum cleaning monster. Somehow, Jackson manages to ingest a hair now and then, and on the hair’s way out—well, let’s just say that he has been known to drag certain items in his wake, much to the consternation of Mike and Judy. I will say no more.

But the rest of the world has lost its mind. Mike subscribes to a news feed on line from the Forward, a Jewish news agency. Originally, the Forward was a Yiddish newspaper, but times have changed. As proof that mental illness is sweeping the nation, check out the paragraph below, which I have copied from today’s story.

Meanwhile in Pennsylvania’s closely watched race for governor, Trump stumped for the GOP nominee, State Sen, Doug Mastriano, on Saturday, praising him as a “fearless warrior” with a “base that is so powerful and so strong.” Mastriano also received the backing of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who last week compared Biden to Hitler, and touted an endorsement from an Orthodox rabbi, Joseph Kolakowski, who defended the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and believes Hitler was part lizard. 


In other news, Mike is going to Emory this morning to get his Evusheld shot. This is a COVID immunization for people who don’t develop antibodies in response to the vaccine. While there he and Judy plan to have lunch with Michelle and see her newly remodeled office. Also, Mike’s literary agent says he will submit the book proposal to a publisher this month. It’s okay to cross your fingers, but I don’t recommend holding your breath on this.

I will keep it short today, but only because there isn’t much else to say (or time right now to say it). Except, that we love you all, and hope and pray for the well-being of our friends, family, neighbors, everyone’s pets, and the whole world. Until next time, so long from Happy Meadows.

Author: Black Magic

Black Magic is a handsome, charming, and self-absorbed cat who lives with Mike and Judy Gordon in Marietta, Georgia. He is about 7 years old, and he will remind you at every opportunity that his grandfather was Black Jack, that famous cat who wrote his own autobiography. Black Magic has a great many opinions, and despite his natural feline arrogance, he seems to be genuinely spiritual. But the reader can decide for him/herself.

One thought on “And So It Goes”

  1. Loving the long hair! I can’t wait to see the Payos ☺️

    The world has definitely gone mad. While I continued to be dumbfounded by the… let’s try to find a polite word… wacky comments from MJT, I was equally disturbed by Biden’s “heil!” speech.

    Maybe it’s because I expected better of him than DJT & MJT? Maybe it’s because it served absolutely no purpose other than to further divide the country?

    It seems we continue to go through these inflection points with a doubling down on the extremism. The rhetoric these days always seems to be a one up on foolishness and divisiveness. In the midst of chaos, we have a great opportunity to find common ground; however, that common ground can’t be based on hating others. Let’s get back to discussing values and the life skills we all need to practice… like empathy and acceptance.

    I hope the trip to Emory goes well, Doc! I love you and miss you! -Patrick

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