Hello and Welcome! Come on over and sit down! Actually, it is pretty wet out, but there is a sheltered area – it’s like a wall-less room off of the side of the back barn just to the right of the photo at the top. I think the rain has stopped and it will be a nice day. Where are we? Some may recognize that photo as being from Cape Cod.
I’m not sure what to talk about this week. The same=old, same-old, of course – work, walking the dogs, exercise, etc. Weather – after being so hot, the temperatures crashed, but they have come back up to normal now. Lack of hair cuts – I tell people I am going after the Franz Liszt look… (google it ;) ) I haven’t been blogging much the last few days.
Then there is the wider world. Yeah. Perhaps I will do a longer post on that later. It is very complex, but people simplify it so much. Sigh. OK, real quick:
Anyone who doesn’t think racism is one of the biggest issues facing our country has their head in the sand. I don’t understand why people storming a statehouse with assault weapons because they want haircuts are heroes while people peacefully protesting for racial justice are treated as enemies of the state, but about a third of my “friends” on FaceBook feel that way and state it in very, very strong, occasionally ultra-violent (i.e., they want the army to kill all of the protesters), terms. I do not condone violence and/or looting and will make no excuses for it, but the people who commit these crimes are a small minority of the protesters, just as the “bad cops” are a minority of all police. I have loved seeing the police in some cities joining with the protesters. I have hated that some politicians have used whats going on to divide our already divided country more. I have hated reading foreign news and seeing what the world thinks of us. I have loved seeing older white people standing hand in hand with younger people of color, including my over-80-year-old parents.
I am never political on my blog, but this is important. On the other hand, is it political? It shouldn’t be! Look at this statement by George W Bush. See? It is not a left/right issue, it is a human rights issue, and this conservative ex-president also believes that it is a human issue. Thank you, George.
So, yeah, that is where my head was this week ;)
As the weather today improves, and it has since I began writing this, I will spend more time outside. I mowed a bit yesterday and need to finish when it is drier. I also need to clean up around here – it is so easy to just come down here and relax that cleaning goes by the way-side.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a great weekend! If you are having a coffee share, I will try to stop by, but as usual, no promises.