Manhattanites and the super smart Los Angeles folk are on the phone early. With tanks on the streets of Moscow their worry is that a coup is taking place. Russia, like all dictatorships, is super stable until it isn't. The leaders of Libya and Mali and Sudan and all those other African countries who are kept in power by Prigozhins Wagner Group must be nervously following events this morning. Predicting the future is a fools game but if you have to wear a jesters hat then Putin will probably survive this mutiny for a few months and the Ukrainians will be happy that their opponents are split. Change is in the air if not on the doorstep.
Here life continues in stolid Presbyterian fashion. The biggest complaint is the weather. A gentleman can be seen walking along the shady side of the street with his bagpipes. Although it's still early he's taken off his jacket because of the heat. On the other side of the road people are sitting having their breakfasts at outside tables. How continental is that ?