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I’m fascinated/worried by the shifting demographics in the country and its impact on Congress. I can’t believe that New York lost a vote in Congress, because of 89 folks.

From the New York Times: “The modern royal family, experts said, has defined itself and justified its taxpayer support largely through its public works.” And Prince Charles is taking a larger public role. Which is pretty much what I said here a week ago.

More on my anglophilia from a photo shot of the Cambridges — I now want to get an argyle sweater. I haven’t wanted one since 1983.

India. My god.

We’re getting ready to put some Hardie Plank on our house. I’ll do a post on this process at some point. I know that Split Level houses aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, but with its multiple levels, it’s been great since the pandemic — everybody has their own zones and space.

Cooking: Chicken Chili — 1. brown two green peppers, one large onion, four cloves of garlic. Dump in a big pot. 2. brown two pounds of ground chicken. Dump in big pot. 3. Add 1-1/2 cans of crushed tomatoes, two cups of chicken broth, 1/4 cup of high quality chili powder, two squirts of tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of cumin, some dried oregano, cayenne, salt. 4. cook for 40 minutes. 5. Add two cans of black beans, one can of pink beans, and 1-1/2 cups of frozen corn. Cook until everything is hot. Adjust spices. 6. Top with sour cream, cheddar cheese, cilantro, jalapeños, and/or chopped onion. Leftovers – on top hot dogs or sweet potato chunks.

Picture: This is our house. Minus the overgrown front shrubs. It was built in 1958, so it needs some TLC.