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Good morning from D.C., the soon-to-be center of the universe. It's very quiet -- and extremely cold this morning. The temperature is a balmy 8 degrees but feels like -2. Petey the dog was unbothered by the cold when we walked this morning. I can't say the same for myself.

The temperature won't hit freezing on Tuesday according to the latest prediction at High temperature will be 30. That's pretty cold, especially for people from Southern climes. Dress warm if you're coming. Wear layers. (Being from Maine, I know all too well about dressing for the cold.)

As a respite from the inauguration frenzy, check out the poem of the week. It's "Little Mute Boy" by surrealist Federico Garcia Lorca. A gay Spanish poet. Lorca was killed by Franco's henchman back in 1936.

Let's get started. It's going to be a busy couple of days...

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