29 January 12020 is apparently Kansas Day—and also Puzzle Day. The saint of the day is Gildas, a sixth-century British monk whose polemic on the ruin of Britain is one of the few close-to-contemporary accounts of Britain at and after the end of Roman rule. I see in the news that the American President has unleashed another peace plan for the Middle East, this one apparently having the approval of Saudi Arabia. And so on and so forth.
I finally got out today and took at least two walks—one with my dog and one with my roommate’s dog. I didn’t feel entirely exhausted, and I mostly didn’t cough violently afterward, so I’m putting that on the plus side of the ledger.