“I get all the news I need from the weather report”

I remember a song from when I was in high school. Or rather, I remember a line from that song: “I get all the news I need from the weather report.” In the song, those words had a wistful meaning. Out of context, they stuck with me over the years as the perfect expression of a carefree day.

It’s from the song “The Only Living Boy in New York” by Paul Simon. Enjoy it here.

Sometimes, especially lately, I think of that line and I wish that for just one day it could be true.


Regarding yesterday, I recommend this interview by NPR’s Noel King, who talks to Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton University’s department of African American Studies, about the responses to the assault on the US Capitol and to racial justice protests.

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