Monday’s Epic Beating Around the Bush


I’m a tardy blogger today. Not going to beat around the bush, which is a really weird expression when you think about it, and I’m going to have to look up its origins later.

But I digress.

I’ve been wrapped up in watching the fallout from this morning’s indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the sudden announcement of a guilty plea from George Papadopoulos, which made me think of the show “Webster.”

The ground is shifting, friends, and we can can watch the earth move in real time. There is no overstating the importance of these indictments. We have finally reached the bottom step of a steep, steep climb.

But at least we’re not still miles away from the stairs.

Oh, and I had to look up the beginnings of “beat around the bush,” because of course I did. It stems from hunting, when people would flush out birds or other game by circling their hiding places.

And apt choice of phrase indeed.

For more on my thoughts about Charlottesville and rising bigotry, please read An Open Letter to My Friends of Color.

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Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

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