RURAL AMERICA – More often than not it’s silent out right here. Oh, there’s the occasional auto up on the graveled street, typically an inside combustion mower chopping grass on the neighbor’s place, the candy sounds of summer season birds however, in any other case, silent.

Per week or so in the past throughout that basically scorching stretch a younger fawn determined that bedding down on the cool concrete in my storage was a good suggestion. My first response was considered one of admiration. This was a wise lady. After numerous hours I made a decision that it was not smart to let her get too comfy, so I spent a few moments chasing her across the automobiles, lastly corralling her up in opposition to the Gator.

Choosing her up I used to be stunned by the sounds of her protest, moderately like a sheep or goat, a loud bleating letting me know in no unsure phrases she was not content material with this interplay.

Talking of unsure phrases, did you catch Robert Mueller testifying earlier than committees of the U.S. Home of Representatives? I didn’t see it on tv however listened to it on the radio as I crossed the state of Illinois each methods on two-lane Freeway 30. I’ve been touring that street frequently for greater than 60 years and, actually, not rather a lot has modified. Like me the cities look fairly drained and in want of restore, hanging on although the world started passing them by many years in the past on the large highways to the north, however in any other case OK. I’d know them wherever.

Oh yeah, Robert Mueller. Older than I. Smarter than I. Extra in want of relaxation than I. Go away the person alone. He was a hero in a battle through which I didn’t need any half, so go away him alone. Let him retire to sluggish evenings of first rate Scotch, good well being and dependable pals. He did what was requested of him and all…