First-time readers, this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.  Annual assessment whether Revolution plausible.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments. 

Scene: Jordan has returned to Washington after recovering from surgery. During an earlier call, POTUS asked Jordan to let him know when he had returned.

Jordan: “Gelly, could you please let POTUS’ staff know I’ve returned? I’d call but I’m not sure they know who I am. And you know most of them.”

092615_2031_Characters7.gifGelly: “They know who you are, Jordan. But, yes, I’ll call. When should I book the meeting?”

Jordan: “Any time. I’ll work around POTUS’ schedule, of course.”

Gelly: “Nice to hear you’re so accommodating to the president.”

Gelly: (30 minutes later.) “You’re set for tomorrow night. You’re going to have dinner at the White House.”

Jordan: “Informal dinner, I hope.”

Gelly: “Yes, in the living quarters. You must be a big dog now.”

092615_2031_Characters10.gif(Next evening Jordan is escorted to a private dining room in the White House.)

POTUS: “Good evening, Jordan. Glad you’re feeling better. And glad you are back in the land of make believe…I mean Washington.”

Jordan: “Thanks, Mr. President. Looking forward to chatting. Where is everyone?”

POTUS: “We’re it. The family is at some function where my presence would cause too much disruption…or at least that’s what I’m told. So, I get to kick back, relax and have dinner with a friend.”

TurtleneckJordan: “Well, I’m honored. This should be a fun evening.”

Waiter: “Your usual cabernet, Mr. Abel?”

Jordan: “Yes, Andrew, please. Nice to see you again.”

Andrew: “Nice to see you, too, sir.”

POTUS: “Jordan, so here’s the agenda for the evening…”

Jordan: “Discuss plans to rebuild US manufacturing and the middle class?”

POTUS: “Nope. Not tonight. We’re going to discuss fun stuff. No politics, no Rantcomments about Senate Republicans ranting about a qualified Supreme Court nominee, no discussion of some long-term economic plan. Nothing serious…or at least nothing we can do anything about.”

Jordan: “Ok, then are we talking sports?”

POTUS: “We could. What about something a little more cerebral…like the universe?”

Jordan: “Huh? The universe? Where’s this headed?”

122913_1337_14BringingU2.pngWaiter: “Your cabernet, sir.”

Jordan: “Andrew, you arrived just in time. My head was starting to spin.”

POTUS: “Well it was Pi Day a few days ago.”

Jordan: “You serious about not being serious?”

POTUS: “Yes, Yogi, I am serious about not being serious. Now, let’s talk about the universe.”

Jordan: “What prompted this discussion, anyway?”

POTUS: “Seems as if every few weeks or months anyway there is another revelation about the vastness of the universe. It’s really mind-boggling.”

albert-einsteinJordan: “I hear you. A few years ago – what 2015 or 2016 – they confirmed Einstein’s theory about black holes. The data came from some galaxy that was a few billion light-years away.”

POTUS: “That’s what I mean. How far back does a million years go, let alone a billion?”

Jordan: “A million years ago we’d be more concerned about dinosaurs than crazy politicians.”

POTUS: “Think about what we call space. Billions of light years in diameter.”

Jordan: “Wonder if the circumference is 3.14 times the diameter?”

POTUS: “Makes me realize how small and insignificant we all are.”

Jordan: “Tell that to some congressional reps.”

POTUS: “So here’s earth, just a very small party of the Milky Way. And then there are Milky Waymillions, if not billions of other galaxies.”

Jordan: “Some of the galaxies must be like the Milky Way.”

POTUS: “With some type of functioning inhabitants…like on earth. And some of those inhabitants are likely far more advanced than humans.”

Jordan: “Here’s what I’ve never been able to understand. Really two things I can’t understand.”

POTUS: “Only two things you don’t understand? That was too easy, Jordan. I couldn’t pass it up. OK what are they?”

BigBangTheoryJordan: “If there was a big bang, which seems to be the prevailing theory, then where did the matter come from that exploded for the big bang? There had to be some matter. So where did it come from?”

POTUS: “What’s the second item?”

Jordan: “How did plants and animals evolve?”

POTUS: “Can we hold those questions. Andrew says dinner is ready.”

(To be continued)