Welcome Friday

Today is National Flip Flop Day.


It’s (finally) Friday again. Although I must say it’s not been a bad week. Just a busy one.

And I still need to mow.

It’s National Flip Flop Day which reminds me 1) I need a new pair of dress flip flops and 2) I need a pedicure.

I don’t wear flip flops very often anymore because I’m somewhere between the sensible shoe and suspenders with a belt era. But I had my first pedicure when we were at the beach over spring break. It’s a bit of an indulgence. But they can take care of my feet better than I can.

How firm a foundation you know.

Mug Shots

I can’t wear flip flops when I work at the amusement park either.

That’s where I’ll be this weekend.

Don’t forget, Sunday is Father’s Day. Love ’em if you’ve got ’em.

My sentiments about the day haven’t changed since I wrote this ten years ago: Why I hate writing about Father’s Day.

Sunday is also Juneteenth, and Monday is a Federal Holiday. Juneteenth isn’t my story to tell, but it needs to be told.

It’s the weekend.

Make it count.



BORN ON THIS DAY

1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)
1904 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor (d. 1991)
1904 – J. Vernon McGee, American pastor and theologian (d. 1988)
1910 – Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1968)
1943 – Newt Gingrich, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
1963 – Greg Kinnear, American actor, television presenter, and producer

THINGS YOU SHOULD READ

Joe Biden Makes Pathetic Threat to Oil Companies, Exxon-Mobil Drops Him in Response
RedState
When a president spends years saying he’s going to crush oil production and then enacts policies that do just that, the idea that it is now the fault of oil companies for not producing more is asinine. Read More.

EXCLUSIVE: Ginni Thomas Says She Looks ‘Forward To Talking To’ January 6 Committee, Wants To ‘Clear Up Misconceptions’
Daily Caller
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told the Daily Caller on Thursday that she “can’t wait to clear up misconceptions” amid news that the January 6 House Select Committee plans to seek her testimony. Read More.

The death of literature
Mary Gaitskill at UnHerd
Writing is a rational process of connected thoughts and ideas, but great writing comes from a stranger place; an interface between the intensely intimate perception of an individual and the social and natural worlds. Read More.

18 of Our Favorite Books About the Craft of Writing
Tor.com
Leah Schnelbach shares her favorite books about writing. Read More.

BENEDICTION

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17

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