Spring Has Sprung

And with it, spring cleaning here at Paul’s Thing. Although I won’t rule out minor tinkering with site design in the days ahead, I’m happy with the blog’s new look and hope you are too.

I was going to say spring has brought us a fresh new war as well, but I see now Trump’s strike in Syria was a one-time limited attack, like the earlier one in April 2017, telegraphed well in advance to allow Assad and the Russians to move personnel and equipment to safer places. Sound & fury, signifying nothing. What to do about Syria? Hell if I know.

Spring also brings a new season of Bosch on Amazon Prime, but we can’t watch it. The error message says “we can’t play this video at the present time; try again later.” We called Amazon and they say it’s an issue with Roku players (friends in California are watching Bosch through a Roku box, though … very irritating). BTW, I finally read a Bosch novel, the first of Michael Connelly’s series of books featuring LAPD detective Hieronymus Bosch … you can read my review here.

The forecast for Tuesday’s trip to the Goldwater Range near Gila Bend is encouragingly springlike: sunny with a high of 75°. Perfect viewing weather for bombing and strafing passes by fighter aircraft from Davis Monthan AFB, Luke AFB, and the ANG base at Tucson International (A-10s, F-35s, F-16s). Now if only the schedule turns out to include Warthogs with their big guns. Donna’s coming along, and we’re planning to bring hats, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

Don’t know if it’s related to the season, but it started this spring: I’m getting up several times each night to pee. TMI? You wait until you’re older. Anyway, I broke down and made an appointment with my doctor. Hoping there’s something I can do about the problem, which could really raise hell with the cross-country drive we’re planning in October.

And there it is, the first post on the redesigned Paul’s Thing. May it be the first of many.

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