Category Archives: Books

And Done

I’m writing this to myself from Sunday night, hoping that I’ll be alive at the end of the week. 😏

It’s going to be a tough oneβ€”several large projects to complete. I would love to have some permanent help.


I ended up in the middle of a perfectly wholesome thread about dishes this afternoon.

This is my plate, there are others like it, but this one is mine.

I have a certain plate at home I like to eat from. I know that’s probably weird. My wife has one that’s matching. She brought one from her home and I brought one from mine. I look for this pattern from this maker at Goodwill stores and second-hand stores. I know this one will break one day.


I finished Moon Man by Bart Sibrel today. It’s a book about the moon landing and the conspiracy theories around that part of America’s history. Did we land on the moon?

I’m am leaning towards maybe not. But that’s because I don’t trust much of what the government has to say anymore. I’ve watched over the past couple of decades. I’ve listened. And almost too late, I have learned.

In the last chapter, Bart writes about how we can fix the problems we have now. Here is a part that hit me.

While we’re on the subject of a lottery system, the constitution, and overhauling the corrupt federal government, a look at this world’s very first democracy is in order. It was founded in Greece about two thousand five hundred years ago. Take a wild guess as to how their leaders were selected. It was an incredibly fair system, which had an amazing built-in safeguard against systemic corruption. The representatives of their legislatures were chosen by lottery, just like a jury of your peers. If we allow the life or death decision of a capital crime to be decided by people who are chosen by lottery, then I think the decision as to whether or not put the label β€œContains GMOs” on a bottle of ketchup can be decided in the same manner. Without elections, there is no corrupt influence of them, no corrupt favors to pay back for corrupt money given to corrupt people to win them, and no millions of hours of time and billions of dollars wasted to conduct them, all of which will be much better spent benefiting the public directly.

I have to admit that I read half if the book and listened to the audiobook all the way throughβ€”both were great experiences. I spend a lot of time on the road and I wear my ears out while I’m doing it.

Here comes Monday. Stay focused. Stay positive.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Two Men

Two completely different men in two different genres maybe crossing over here and there.

Orwell

I enjoy both of their offerings, I love reading. And I have returned to several of their books many times.

Orwell for 1984 and Animal Farm (which were required reading in my time in high school) and Bradbury for way too many to mention here.

There is cause to worry when even Dr. Seuss isn’t safe.

Bradbury

Who knew that one day they’d be prophets?

From 1984 to Fahrenheit 451 in less than 45 days.

Some of us saw it coming. But I think we were too busy watching and not busy enough raising our voices.

I don’t like the way things are headed.

That’s it. That’s the post.

I do not like it.

Seegars

I am.