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    Saturday, July 21st, 2018 11:45 AM


    Cool In bed at 1:30, some tossing and turning but then straight to dreamland, up at 10:30. Must've needed the sleep.  A nice two hours of playing last night. Everything worked. I've more or less sworn off of playing bars, but Robbie's is the exception. 
          A trip to Bloomington tomorrow. There's a dinner around 1, and then a big jam session from 3 until whenever at Jazz Up Front. Played there last year, had a wonderful time. . The dinner sounds good, but I may exheunt after that. The jam session will probably be pretty crowded. I don't like driving, and really don't like crowds, so I'm steeling myself for this. The dinner and socializing will be good. 
          This is going to be a quiet day, what with a busy day on the horizon for tomorrow. Some playing, much loafing. One more episode to watch in the Ken Burns documentary on The Vietnam War. I forgot what a weasel Nixon was. Having grown up during the Cold War, I do remember the "Red Menace", the threat of Communism to destroy our way of life.. 
         Amazing how these people, this ideology, have been demonized by the media. Communism is NOT Totalitarianism. What we are really afraid of, and rightly so, is a Dictatorship. Like they have in China, and North Korea. And Myanmar(though here it's called a Military Junta).It's what I am really afraid of, at any rate..
         And that's as political as I'm going to get in here. Okay, one more bit of info, for what it's worth: Myanmar is Burmese for Burma. Courtesy of another interesting(but sad)documentary.
        I am a trivia hound at heart, and tend to gravitate toward the less "useful" information..
       Okay, that's all I've got for this morning. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. Happy Saturday to you. More later. 
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