I know we haven't seen any smoke bombs lobbed at citizens for a few weeks, but you should know Ferguson remains in the local spotlight, if not the national. There was a city council meeting with a peaceful yet angry crowd that lasted hours while their voices were heard. It concluded with a young white girl telling the all-white city council, "I have 3 minutes to tell you how ashamed I am of every one of you. This is me shaming you." Then this pigtailed girl said, "I am Mike Brown." (That is, if Twitter is to be believed. @AntonioFrench retweeted non-stop for hours.)
Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 (or, by other reports, "sometime after 3") there will be an unusual form of protest: protesters in cars are going to slow down, then stop, on Highway 70. I don't know how useful that will be. I suppose if we're back in the news that will keep the issue in the public consciousness.
Gary made me the best dinner of my life tonight: rib-eye with a pan sauce with wine and cream. Don't ask for the recipe; he made it up.
Ms Magazine would end each issue with a photo they titled "No Comment." I present to you a photo I found of my parents on an Alaskan cruise.