Just got through looking through the Facebook comments of a guy with whom I used to work, and ancillary comments by others, some of whom I knew. Hard to believe I never realized how conservative they are. Whats particularly interesting is the guy himself, who apparently is both quite conservative and disgusted with Trump. He commented quite a bit on my FB feed before the election (not necessarily in defense of Trump), but since then, radio silence.
In my continuing quest to improve my abysmal ability to understand quickly spoken French, I came across a web site called Linguo.TV, which offers free videos in French, with or without French subtitles, at full speed and reduced speed. It can be hard to understand, but somehow I find this site easier to use than others that offer the same thing. Oddly, I think its because this one's narrator (at least, for the video on surfing, which is the only one I've seen thus far) has a thicker French accent. Somehow it feels more genuine.
Not going to Italy this year after all. I'm mulling going to France for a week while my wife takes a drive in New York to see various things with her mother. I probably won't.... but I might.