Blah day Monday, 18 December 2017 13:12:47 CST David-Braverman Chicago, Geography, Politics, Travel, Weather, Work (0) I'm under the weather today, probably owing to the two Messiah performances this weekend and all of Parker's troubles. So even though I'm taking it easy, I still have a queue of things to read: NBC is reporting that the President was warned in August that Russians would try to infiltrate his transition team. Josh Marshall thinks Trump will try to fire Robert Mueller at some point in the near future. Atlanta's Hartsfield airport—the busiest in the world—had no power for 12 hours yesterday. CityLab goes over what is and isn't in the Republican tax bill. Alex Shephard thinks the Alabama election and the tax bill represent "the end of economic nationalism." Chicago's Metra rail transportation agency is looking into starting peak and off-peak pricing. On this date in 1932, 85 years ago, the Chicago Bears played the Portsmouth, Ohio, Spartans in the first NFL playoff game—at Chicago Stadium. PBS's Nova had an episode on dog intelligence recently that I will have to watch. One of my teammates pointed me toward the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework. I immediately made a dad joke. She was not amused. Chicago will have significantly above-average temperatures this week followed by an Arctic plunge on Christmas. I will now...nap.