The dogs hang out on my couch when I’m working. During video conferences complain if they aren’t there.
The are young girls who are staying with the nuns (probably to get an education, or maybe because their parents can’t support them). Like the monks, they go out to collect donations and food every day.
Note the diesel generator in the distance. Many buildings have them for when the power cuts out, which can happen several times a day. Between that, and the removable concrete caps for the drains that most side walks have, and the businesses (phone stores, food vendors with tables, nut vendors, betel nut venders…) on the side streets, it’s often easier to walk in the roads, especially on the smaller streets.
There’s a bit of sunlight in this photo, but it comes and goes. It’s the beginning of rainy season, which means that every day comes with occasional drizzle and periodic downpours (and we’re talking “the heavens open up and throw out the bathwater” downpours) that may last anywhere from five minutes to half an hour. Combine that with the drains and everything else, and obviously the street and sidewalks can get ripe.
Most everyone wears flip-flops or sandals. You take them off when you enter a residence (and then promptly rinse your feet in the bathroom). Some restaurants that have a second floor have you take them off there as well. So imagine my surprise yesterday at a cafe when I noticed a white guy in his 30’s who got up to check the wifi password and was barefoot. I figured maybe he just had his sandals under his table, and didn’t think too much about it, but later I spotted him on the street. Nope. No shoes at all. Never mind the social issues, this is not a country where I would recommend anyone walking around barefoot if they don’t have too. 🤷♂️
Freedom Cafe, Yangon, Myanmar
Another #LaConner #sunset
Today’s #joinindaily theme is “Horses And Equine Family”
I’m cheating here, I didn’t take this, my grandfather did. That’s my aunts and my father; you’ll see the family resemblance. Not sure who the boy is.
Today’s #joinindaily theme is “Hills And Mountains !”
Today’s #joinindaily theme is “Down On The Farm !”
The Fifth Circuit's upcoming en banc hearing will undoubtedly be the most important federal review of America's money bail system until the Supreme Court chooses to weigh in (which may not happen for a very long time). It's a very high-risk/high-reward case for bail reformers. 1/ https://twitter.com/RMFifthCircuit/status/1365093945731129345
Ca5 has taken en banc - and thus vacated - this decision enjoining the Dallas cash bail system.
Enjoy this amazing thread pointing out how we all learned bits of classical music through our cartoons (especially olds like me).
THREAD: Lots of us learned classical music from watching old cartoons, so I’m going to identify the pieces that frequently popped up.
One of the most recognizable is Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2,” performed by those great piano virtuosos Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry.
Hi, it's me, your neighborhood reasonable adult. I heard Dr. Seuss books were "banned" in a Virginia school district, which surprised me! So, I did what any reasonable adult would do with internet access: I looked it up to get official details. (thread)