There is little to report. The Kaffe Fassett socks progress well – I should reach the first heel today. And the half-brioche sweater plods steadily on. The current plan is to finish the front, upon which I am now engaged, before I think about adding the next project to the equation. I should be able to unpin the Uncia from the dining room floor today, and take some pictures for you tomorrow.
I did enjoy reading your comments yesterday about voting. I particularly like yours, Susan, about the smell of the old pole barn. My sister reminds me that the USofA is much more spread out than we are here, so it’s harder to get to a polling station. I suspect we probably have more polling stations per capita here, as well – I’ve never known queues. And they are always open until 10 p.m. My sister says that “early voting” is a cheaper way of getting more people to vote, than extending the opening hours. Which seems funny when an American general election costs such a mind-boggling amount of money.
I still have a sort of feeling that we all ought to do it together on the same day whenever possible, but I also like the sound of the diversity you report.
Cardinal O’Brien/Donald Trump
In the many years when O’Brien and I were in the relationship of bishop-to-parishioner (the cathedral is our parish church) I admired and respected him. I was sorry, and remain so, to see his career end because of anonymous accusers and nameless crimes. I am pretty sure that one result has been to make half the world assume that his crimes were a good deal worse than they were. He remains a Cardinal, and hasn’t been stripped of his honorary degrees from Edinburgh and St Andrews.
I do have confidence in the present Pope as a just man. He must know a good deal more than I do, and must have decided that the present punishment is appropriate. But I thought this article from the Catholic Herald was rather good, too.
I don’t admire or respect Mr Trump, but I’m glad that the women who accuse him have come forward in their own names and have been detailed and explicit about what they are saying he did.