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We heard indirectly from Jackson via his parents who received a phone call.  He is doing well and is enjoying his transition into adulthood.  Not much but very encouraging.

I had a quiet Father’s Day.  I heard from all of my kids.  The dogs were pretty much unconcerned but Gracie Pearl gave me kiss on the nose.  Mei Mei made me a small chocolate cake.  I thought about identifying as a Mom for the day so I could get a brunch out of it… 

The dogs are keeping us busy.  We were supposed to catch a urine sample from Hope this morning.  She wasn’t keen on the idea.  Imagine the  two of us in pajamas, dancing around the yard with a plastic catch basin trying to keep up with a Chi-com pup who was pretty sure we meant her the worst sort of harm.  Do you think she was going to stop to pee…?  The other dogs went into the house to hide in embarrassment…

We are interviewing a dog sitter for our quick trip to DC to fetch Scott and the girls.  I suspect it’s more likely we’ll get rejected.  Four crazy dogs …

Haven’t seen much on the US Womens soccer team star Megan Rapinoe refusal to sing the National Anthem.  Apparently her idol is kaepernink.  She is quoted as saying:

 "I feel like it's kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it," Rapinoe said then. "Because I'm as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don't get to tell me if I can be here or not.”

“So it's kind of a good ‘F you' to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the [Trump] administration might have towards people who don't look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him,” she added. “Scary. Really scary."

“Colin Kaepernick very much inspired me, and inspired an entire nation, and still does, to actually think about these things,”

Yeah… my kind of hero… Another pissy little self-centered liberal… Pardon me if I don’t cheer… 

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