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Archive for July, 2016

The Joys of NO Politics…REALLY!

Well it hasn’t been too long yet, but I am experiencing a much quieter day without the drivel from the continued political world.  I have fine tuned my Twitter account so that I no long receive daily updates from the candidates and thankfully I am sleeping better too.   Writing in my journal about lovely weather or visits with friends has become a daily thing once again.

I don’t know how the change is going to go overall.  Oh and yes, I quickly touch base with FB only for “messages.”  I do a quick in and out and that means friends who want to catch up with me can.

What have I done lately?  Cleaned more closets; Spent time watching professors from Yale on iTunes U on the middle ages (really!); Started to knit again to music(!); and writing.  I knew who I was going to vote for after the first six months so all of the run-up to the election serves only to make me and many people around me more belligerent, so I have asked for a politics-free zone when I am with friends and that has worked as well.

I am also doing Tai Chi with much fewer tight muscles.  I have to admit that a day free of listening to those on television or on FB screaming and arguing is quite a thrill for me.  I have never been much of a political hound with my nose to the ground or in my case to the TV or radio.  I am becoming a calmer person and that is a really good thing.

The Political System in an Oligarchy

When did we start this presidential political system?  It has been almost 2 years.  This is how the rich beat us down.  I simply cannot take the hate and rhetoric any longer and have closed or left much social media totally.  It’s scary, but I can honestly say that it doesn’t scare me as much as it hurts.  This is how they beat us down.

I am reading a book I have read at least three times and I have to say it explains a great deal to me.  My first thought comes from the author, Chaim Potok.  “Capitalism and Compassion are incompatible.”  My second thought is from me: How can so much HATE be Christian?  For me these are such sad thoughts that are playing themselves out in our country today.

God help us.

Michigan Summer, and One Strange Cat

We’ve had a cool June and they say July will be hot, but at least for today I still have the windows open.  I’m sitting at the computer with all my windows open and the sound of the birds filtering through a beginning warmth of the day.  It’s funny because my Bella is sitting at the open window talking quietly to the crows and other feathered friends.

Bella is one of the most interesting I have ever known.   You might ask why since she does most of the ordinary cat thing like chasing balls and her laser light but she certainly has her little idiosyncrasies.  One of her little oddities is she never sleeps in the same spot more than 3 or 4 times. On top of the rocking chair which is not very stable unless someone is sitting in the chair has been her latest place, but she has decided she like to be in the bedroom with me at night after her hauBellanting through our apartment late every night.

Her favorite spot right now is my dirty clothes hamper.  She adjusts whatever is on the top to suit her sleeping position and settles in for the night.  She stays there all night usually too and I usually scratch her on my way to get my coffee in the morning.

Everyone I’ve talked to tells me that all cats have a strangeness about them.  But I just tell them my Bella is really extra different – and wonderfully special!