Waited an eternity in road repair traffic this afternoon. (Mostly forgivable in Vermont, since the construction season is about 10 days long.) Then I realized what they were doing. Building a lengthy guardrail where none had been. Which screws up a glorious view. And: IS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. Sure, there’s a bitty embankment nearby. But I am bloody well tired of being covered in swaddling clothes at Taxpayer expense—where no fix is needed/no problem exists. While there are numerous things that government must do (protect us from terrorists), there is a lot of help I don’t need. Leave me—and my view and my wallet—alone, damn it!