Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Ol’ Robbo isn’t going to comment much on the Current Unpleasantness unless and until it has a direct impact on Port Swiller Manor.

I will note, however, that we had an interesting conversation at dinner last evening about the differences between calling what’s happening “protesting” and calling it “rioting” in terms of capturing the moral and politickal high ground, and how this is the umpteenth example of how control of the language means control of the debate.

It seems to Ol’ Robbo that anyone hoping to navigate their way in the world needs constantly to keep this idea in mind, so I never fail to point it out to the Gels when examples like this come up.