What makes this current hot spell strange, is not the heat, but the oppressive air. It feels as if all the Oxygen has been removed. The Eastern Catalpa on my front lawn dropped many of its leaves yesterday. They cover the lawn, brown and spent. The march to fascism comes closer suffocating our values. The evil that Trump has loosed and nurtured continues its malignancy and our politicians are pretty much silent so eager to be re-elected they will sacrifice nothing. This is how it happens.