Sunday, August 21

stars (neither movie, nor astrology)

Suddenly, I feel very old. All my life, I've heard the USA is composed of 50 states, but it turns out I was born when there were only 48! Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959 followed by Hawaii on Aug. 21, 1959. Since only 7 months passed between those events, I have to wonder how many rare 49-star flags exist.

Speaking of stars: Dan Halpern's article in The New Yorker:
LONE STAR: Kinky Friedman on the campaign trail

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