There is bad news, good news and no news.
The bad news is I've spent the last six days with crippling gout in my left elbow. For years, gout has attacked my feet and knees but the elbow was a special treat, essentially turning me into a one-armed man. I took my gout medicine last Friday and it's only today I can raise my arm to type.
The good news is I'm traveling to Illinois next week for a job interview. I don't care to name the city nor the newspaper but the visit follows two good phone interviews. Ideally, the visit is the kiss before the prom, sealing a new adventure.
I promise to neither cuss nor spit.
Finally, no news in the presidential election. We all wait. Thankfully, there hasn't been the violence I expected.
Let us remain calm in the following days and remember: We Americans are not each others' enemies.
Peace and calm unto you my brothers and sisters.