Nothing but blue skies


On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
and I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it’s true
That who is what and what is who.

Winnie-the-Pooh, as written by A.A. Milne

It’s Wednesday. If my weather app is to be believed, we’ll not see much blue sky today.

And that’s okay. Monday, for most of us, it was clear enough to see some of the eclipse.

Personally, I’m thinking Texas or Niagara Falls in 2014.

It could happen.

Just not this week.

Mug Shots
(click the pic)

It’s Wednesday. The work week is half over. Soon I’ll be heading into the work weekend.

I’m not whining. The time at the park is winding down for this season. We’re not ready to talk about next season. Well, I am, but I’m not going to yet.

Last night I saw Alice, and original musical based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. An all female cast at the Basement at TheatreLab, it’s a co-production with Firehouse Theatre. See if if you can. It’s pretty amazing.

I’m glad I went, even though I wasn’t exactly feeling 100%. As I may have mentioned I have been eating mostly a primal diet since July 31st. Basically that’s no sugars, no grains, no legumes.

I picked the closest I could get to that on Monday night.

It wasn’t close enough.

I won’t tell you which fast food restaurant it was (I did not have a burger, or bread, or anything fried). But Tuesday morning at the gym I could feel the side effects.

I won’t expound on the symptoms. They were not graphic, I just didn’t feel well.

And, let’s leave it at that.

It’s interesting though that after just three and a half weeks of eating this way, that a purchase from a quick-serve restaurant would do it. I didn’t expect it and it took me half the the day to realize that was happening.

Why am I telling you this? Because it was a distraction.

I wanted to sit down and write, but I had to sit and consider how I was feeling. Now, as a professional writer, I know I can’t let that stop me. And it didn’t.

But, it slowed me down.

That’s okay, sometimes we just have to re-pack the baggage in the trunk and be on our way.

Which is what I’m doing.

Next time there’s a chance to pick up dinner at this particular establishment, I shall politely decline.

But enough about that.

Here we are mid-week. How are your goals for the week progressing?

I’ve made some progress. I have more things to do.

It’s all good, as long as I’m moving forward. Even with minor setbacks like disagreeable food.

We keep going.

I am not making that joke and you are not allowed to either.

Not those symptoms.

By the time you read this, I am hoping that yesterday’s discomforts will be a distant memory.

And that I’ll be able to head home tonight to get some writing and editing done.

It could happen. That’s what’s in the plan.

In the meantime, my food selections shall be made very carefully and I’ll scratch another establishment off of my list.

The thing is, after three and a half weeks, I’m not missing those establishments.

We’ll give you a poundage loss update on Monday.

We’re moving forward. It’s a good thing.

Something Friday this way comes.


McAuliffe Confuses Beating a Dead Horse With Giving CPR
The Republican Standard
Fact of the matter is, there is no resuscitation of McAuliffe’s dismal record on the economy, transportation, education, or health care solutions. McAuilffe continues to return to these themes such as a heavy-handed approach on Medicaid expansion — press scrum included — before caving in and doing exactly what Speaker Howell and the Republican-led General Assembly tells him to do.

Polls Show Trump Cratering? Not So Fast
NBC News
As narratives of collapse take shape around Trump’s presidency now, the campaign should at least serve as a cautionary tale. It may look like his base is crumbling — and maybe it is — or maybe we’re living through a new version of what happened last year.

Pence backs adding monuments, not taking them down for ‘contemporary political cause’
USA Today
“Rather than tearing down monuments that have graced our cities all across this country for years, we ought to have been building more monuments,” Pence told Fox & Friends. “We ought to be celebrating the men and women who’ve helped our nation move toward a more perfect union and tell the whole story of America.”

After Charlottesville, Conservatives Must Reject Fake Southerner Corey Stewart
The Resurgent
You see here is the thing about Corey, he doesn’t know what real Southerners who have respect for Confederate monuments actually believe, because he isn’t one of them.

The Top 10 Fiction Books for Non-Fiction Addicts
Tim Ferris
For those of you who are stuck in the business or how-to sections, as I was for decades, I offer you 10 fiction books that might change how you view the world… and how you perform.


American actor, singer, and dancer, Gene Kelly, was born on this day in 1912 (died 1996).



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