1. For some unfathomable reason (procrastination of stuff) I'd decided to give Castle another go. It's been 7 years since I tried that show but my take-away is exactly the same. Most of the cast is boring, his mother is actively annoying, and I would watch 12 seasons of this show if it'd been entirely about Castle and his daughter having wacky adventures together.
2. The latest fevered rumor flying around is that Trump and Sanders might have a debate. I'm all for it. I've hated math for years, I have no problem with sanctioning a televised war-crime against it.
Had an interesting conversation about the progression of social issues debates in the US.
It's striking that as recently as 2004, basically a decade ago, gay marriage was THE battle of the Culture War. Hell, for a few years it was the Culture War. Considered controversial enough that Obama (in step with most of Dem political class) had refused to back it publically as late as 2008.
2015: USSC rules on it 5:4. And... That's basically it.
In this election it probably won't even come up. Essentially resolved and broadly accepted by the social and political consensus within two election cycles.
Meanwhile - Roe v. Wade is about to turn 33 years old, and is still as much of a political mine-field as it was in 1973, if not more so.