Last night I had a dream that Brazil beat Chile 2-1 in the semifinals and would be playing in the final on Sunday.  I don’t know what the opponent or the scoreline mean, if anything, but it was a nice dream.

I will take it as a premonition of the future.

In the meantime, the present can’t be ignored.  I haven’t quite finished my next article, which is part recap but more manifesto for what I’d like to see happen during the next four years.  I’ll get it up this weekend.  But you can use this post as a temporary discussion thread for the time being.  I won’t be writing about, or watching, the third place match on Saturday.

More soon.