WHA! I have one of the cleanest, if not the cleanest, microwave oven in Christendom.
It’s worth it to bundle up, go outside, and spend several minutes looking at the night sky on a cold winter night. Even in this pole light-street light-no-dark neighborhood there are star grouping that show themselves at their best on clear, cold, dark nights. I gaze at small portions of eastern and western sky and can only imagine what the view would be if I could see it in darkness.
At the Post Office.
As I left Red Car to enter the post office, a pick-up truck arrived with American flags flying on both sides of the front. On the driver’s door was a large sign in red, white, and blue, “TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT.”
Two heavy-set, gray-haired women hailed me. “Are you going to vote for Trump?”
I answered, “Why do you like Trump?”
One said, “He tells it like it is. You got to like that.”
The other said, “And he don’t back down. No sir. You got to like that.”
I said, “But other candidates tell it like it is and don’t back down. What’s special about Trump?”
One of the women put her right hand on her hip and said, “Well, they don’t do it like Trump. All you got to do is listen to him. What are you, a Democrat or something?”
Notes on Reading. Nonfiction. Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, Running Press, 2013.
This book combines psychology and spirituality to give advice, anecdotes, and techniques on such topics as becoming aware of negative influences of the subconscious, developing a relationship with God, engaging in the present, challenging self-perception, developing self-love, identifying and knowing purpose, learning meditation, controlling thoughts, forgiving, living in gratitude, and avoiding fear and procrastination. The tone is light and the techniques offered are thoroughly explained, illustrated, and seemingly easy to incorporate into one’s daily life. It’s more fun and easier to read than Emerson, but Emerson wrote all of these things first.
Thanks for reading.