Saturday, March 24, 2018

Miscellaneous: The March for Our Lives (March 24, 2018)

It was heartening today to see Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square filled with protestors of all ages demanding better gun control, but particularly heartening to see so many young people participating and speaking out. Maybe we really have reached a tipping point? I say, from now on, let an "A" rating from the NRA be a new kind of scarlet letter, standing not for "adulterer" pinned on the breast of Hawthorne's Hester Prynne, but standing for "accomplice" and "accessory" to murder. Let the NRA "A" rating be no longer a badge of submission to the NRA worn by spineless representatives in thrall to the gun lobby, but a guide to voters no longer content to tolerate politicians ignoring the will of the majority of the people on this issue.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rain: A week of Rain—March 19-22, 2018

Rain the past few days, at times hard, has added 1.65 inches of new precipitation to our total at my northeast Santa Rosa location. That brings the total here for the 2017–2018 rain year to 18.05 inches. That's a good bump, but normal for March 22 in Santa Rosa is almost 31 inches, so, we remain well below normal. It's easy to get tired of rain, but we need much more.

[Subsequent showers added another 0.25 inches to bring the total to 18.30 inches as of March 25.]
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