As we pulled into the driveway, returning from H.E.B., finished with our grocery rounds, I saw how the window in the big room was only open a little, and the day was getting rather hot. I thought: instead of opening the window, maybe it would be better to shut it and put on the air-conditioner. Then I shook off the idea: it's only February. We're not going to be putting on the a/c. The heat isn't terrible, but you can see that we are getting there. ... ... Wow, Trump has barred the New York Times and CNN from White House news briefings, while allowing such right-wing tabloids as Breitbart. America really is becoming a different sort of country, and looking more like Russia all the time. [NYT] ... ... That was a good nap. I am, like, the King of Naps. ... ... Augh! I did not mean to resign. I only want to click 'Pause'. This isn't the first time. Maybe I should have got Fritz instead of Chess King. I was getting whipped anyway - level 1600 is like walking into a buzz saw, or maybe moving your Queen's Pawn one space isn't a good first move when you're black - but I wasn't doing such a bad job at holding out. ... ... I still cringe when Pop calls Kay "mama". He does it often, all the time, maybe half a dozen times an hour. Though, I wonder if it might have something to do with losing his mother when he was just a kid, maybe 12 years old. Is he filling that emotional void from childhood? ... ... Man, these days, once I finish my late-evening dinner, I am ready for bed - just wasted. There's no point in fighting it. Just gotta wind down. Maybe get in a Maureen Dowd column, a little bit of Solitaire and card-shuffling.