It is refreshing to have interesting conversations with varied groups of folks…
At LibertyCon, I got in one that started off with Chinese moves in the SCS, segued into Chinese population issues Han vs. non-Han, to their actions with the Yuan, to international monetary manipulations, to the border immigration CBP/ICE/HHS issues in probably the space of 30-45 minutes. And NONE of it was from sound bites! People actually KNEW what they were talking about, and the disagreements were voiced, acknowledged, and discussed again without raising voices. What I novel #$%%( concept!
And a few folks have wandered through the house this week, and there were even more in depth conversations. Swords, rapiers, court swords, their uses and the rationale for their sequential existence, from both the historical and practical perspectives. And oceanography (finally something I know something about, yay!), artillery through the ages, restaurants in Spain, Italian appetizers (hint- If it doesn’t specify FRIED calamari, you might have to fight the appetizers), cats vs. dogs (and their owners), children, travel, and research for books.
And food! Texas meatloaf, burgers, brats, and dogs for the 4th, brisket and pork loin last night, and a birthday for a 1 year old. And the muse ‘graced’ me with a few ideas… sigh