July 28, 2022

On this date in 2016 Marianne Ihlen, the subject of Leonard Cohen's song "So Long, Marianne", died at the age 81. Before her death, Cohen sent her a letter that read, in part, "Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine." (see above for Leonard Cohen's So Long, Marianne.)

No More Mister Nice Blog: Mike Pence to the GOP Faithful, "I'm really a Trumper just like you!"

Avedon's Sideshow: Standing by the ocean's roar.

Informed Consent: Trump joins Aaron Burr and Jefferson Davis as Former High Office-Holder Investigated for Sedition.

Attention space nerds! The plan to bring Mars samples to Earth: NASA's Persevere rover will take samples to a lander so a robotic arm provided by the ESA can load them into an ascent vehicle, while two Mars helicopters will act as back-ups. Teamwork makes the dream work people!

Round Up by driftglass of the Professional Left Podcast

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