I thought there might be some value in a general topic-less thread to share random thoughts, ideas, and personal news that aren’t otherwise thread-worthy. So, within compliance of applicable federal laws, regulations, and Community Discussion rules: what’s on your mind? --- Post Merged, Sep 8, 2018 --- Yesterday I attended a Naturalization Ceremony for forty-one American citizens. In 1776 the population of America was roughly 2,500,000. Today its 325,700,000 and 41. This is the second ceremony I’ve attended. Both were moving. I was a bit disappointed with yesterday’s speakers but it was a pleasure being in attendance to honor these new citizens.