I get my news in the morning on Twitter. And this morning the news says that protesters will be out this morning in force, bearing flowers. I suppose the flowers are a sign of peace (hearkening back to the 1960s flower children?). Twitter also gives links to video reports online – a military general giving his opinion of the president, hospital interviews from victims of police brutality.

Other than that, life goes on as normal for most of us. Bean and Little Man have been told to stay home from school today because they were coughing yesterday. Other than the cough, they’re the perfect picture of health. But apparently we sent them to school one day not bundled well enough, so conventional wisdom says that they got the draft and they’re sick. Allergies and asthma? Those are really superfluous here. My kids caught the draft. So even though they’re healthy the nurse has asked us to keep them home. (Because even if they don’t look sick now, they will in a few hours… because they caught the draft) We’ll see about that.

The good news is that we now have a forced family vacation day. We’ve been informed that there will be power outages today – for 5-6 hours today in our region. So when the power goes out we’re going to load everyone up and go to ‘dinosaur park’ – the park in town where archeologists are digging up bones of a mastodon.

That’s it for today’s news. Flower children in Chisinau. Non-asthma, non-allergy draft-cough in 2 kids. Jurassic park.

credit: Tanya Van Horne
credit: Tanya Van Horne

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