I am pretty much drawing a blank. There's not a lot to talk about that isn't highly-politicized, or at least an on-ramp to a highly-politicized argument, and that can of worms is already rancid.
Tam and I are watching Stranger Things, which is...interesting. I'm not usually much of a fan of TV and movies with teens and kids in the leading roles, but the series setting of "Hawkins, IN" is very loosely based on Marion, Indiana* (minus the Mississinewa River and plus more hills than actually exist) and I just happen to have spent several years there. That bought it time enough to draw me into the story. It's interesting so far.
* This is from some web-published material that includes a series-official map of the town. There is a case to be made for a Southern Indiana location based on later events, but Season One includes references to Jonesboro as a nearby small town, which puts Hawkins very near Marion, so... There are even quarries around Marion. Nothing so grand as the one in the TV series, but they exist.
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