It was a solid 97 degrees outside here today, with enough humidity added to make you wish to run back into the house.

These are the 'dog days' of summer, with apologies to Dolly. She and I went to a heavily forested local park in search of shade for our afternoon walk, and took off and played hooky for a while.

And we did not miss much. Stocks were drifting higher on a cloud of complacency, ignoring he trade war, and currency war, and the shootin' wars.

Gold and silver were lower as the Dollar ticked a bit higher.

Facebook stock was up a bit on the news that it was asking Wall Street Banks for financial information on their customers so they can better target products at them together. Wonderful.

Need little, want less, love more. For those who abide in love abide in God, and God in them.

Have a pleasant evening.