I imagine the flag is congratulatory and also a nod to Pride Weekend. We won't be at the parade. I went once about 25 years ago and, in the mid-90s, to the San Francisco parade. I feel somewhat drawn to these large, public celebrations, mostly out of curiosity. But most of the time, I find my curiosity outweighed by my aversion to navigating mobs of people. I know there would be lots of street photo ops, but the crowds would still be a lot of work, and the photo side of it is almost too easy.
I went out of my way yesterday, to avoid contact with the 100,000 or so going to Grant Park for the Black Hawks celebration. Still ran into lots of drunken 20-somethings in the late afternoon, while nowhere near the park.
We started watching Prisoners of War, the Israeli series with close ties to the American TV series, Homeland. NY Times reviewer, Mike Hale, writes:
The difference between the series can be summed up, superficially but accurately, by saying that “Prisoners of War” is about soldiers, while “Homeland” is about Claire Danes. The American show has focused on Ms. Danes’s high-wire performance as a troubled C.I.A. officer, and has emphasized detection and suspense over everyday events.
The Israeli show has political-thriller elements, but it’s really an ensemble drama in which the cloak-and-dagger side is secondary to a naturalistic study of the effects of torture, absence and return on ordinary men and their families.
The production is in Hebrew (English subtitles: Hulu), so that may shorten the duration of the marathon sessions. Still, I'm sure we'll get caught up within a month.