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There goes the weekend…

I accomplished nothing this weekend except to run errands, get a haircut, and pick up groceries.

I watched TV with the family and spent some time reading. Reading for enjoyment and not straight knowledge. It has been quite a while since I’ve had time for that and, I understand, I really should make the time.

I wrote a few days ago about watching the movie Infinite. What I didn’t know at the time was that movie is based on a book and so I have been reading The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz. His work is available on the link provided. I happened to go with Kindle. Because I can.

I love his writing style. He keeps me engaged and he’s descriptive enough that I get what’s going on but I have my movie going in my head while I’m reading. Not THE movie, my movie. Whenever I really enjoy something I can visualize it while I am reading and that’s when I know I’m enjoying myself.

I’m sure it’s quite a common thing.

Or maybe it’s time for the jacket and reserved room? Who knows? Who cares?

It’s time for our resets at the stores again this week, so I’ll most likely be pretty gruff in real life as well as here. I don’t distinguish between the two because that’s what I pretty much write, real life.

If I miss a step here or there, use the wrong word, spell something wrong, etc. I am trying to regain something I lost. This blog is a labor of love. It’s not a lot of work, but I do love coming on here and dropping my .02 every day. It’s my therapy, and I very much enjoy it.

I hope you do as well.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Two Men

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


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.


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.


I am.

From My Nightly Reading

Copied from the Bible plan I’m reading about leadership.

This is the story of a king in Africa who had a close friend. This friend had a habit of looking at all the situations that occur in his life (both positive and negative) with the words “This is a good thing!”

One day the king and this friend went hunting. His friend prepared a rifle for the king. But apparently, he made a mistake while preparing the rifle, because after the king took the rifle from his friend and fired, the shot exploded and hit the king’s finger. Seeing the situation, the friend said as usual, “This is a good thing!”

The king answered, “No! This is not a good thing!” And then he put his friend in jail. About one year later, the king was hunting again in an area that he knew he shouldn’t have visited. The cannibals captured the king and took him to their village. They tied his hands, piled some wood, installed a stake, and then tied the king to the stake.

When they approached to light the fire on the wood, they realized that the king had lost his thumb. Because they believed in superstition, they released the king and let him go because they did not want to eat someone who was not whole.

When the king returned home, he remembered the event that caused him to lose his thumb and felt guilty for his treatment of his friend. He went to prison to talk with his friend.

“You’re right,” the king said. “It was a good thing to lose my thumb.” Then the king told the incident he had just experienced. “So, I’m sorry for sending you to prison for so long. I am so evil to have done this to you. “

“No,” answered the friend, “This is a good thing!”

“What do you mean by ‘This is a good thing?’ How is it possible that sending a friend to prison is a good thing?”

“Because if I wasn’t in prison, I would have gone hunting with the king!”