Chez Paul

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Day trip to Julian

| We are creatures of habit. Last year we made a day jaunt to Julian, a charming little town in the mountains east of San Diego. So where did we go this year? Julian.  more

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I voted. Have you?

| With the commander-in-chief of lawlessness and disorder in the White House, opportunities for skullduggery abound for this election. Whether you believe this election is for the "soul of our nation" (I do), it has been said over and over again that this is the most important election of our lifetimes.  more

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The fly of the lord

| The one and only vice-presidential debate took place last night, pitting Kamala Harris against Mike Pence. But the clear winner of the evening was a big black fly that perched on Pence's immaculately coiffed head for over two minutes.  more

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The president is sick

| It was inevitable. For months Trump has been downplaying the coronavirus and putting himself and others in situations with a high risk of transmission: packing supporters on the White House lawn for the Republican convention, holding indoor and outdoor rallies without physical distancing or using masks, exhorting states to open all their businesses and send all the kids back to school. Of course Trump contracted the virus.  more

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Snail mail is now a real thing

| Snail mail isn't just a mocking way of referring to the postal service, as opposed to email. Trump and his lackey, Louis DeJoy, have now made snail mail a reality. Stories about delivery slowdowns and the removal of high-speed sorting machines abound. I can attest, personally, to the slowdown.  more

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A very stable genius