Mischief Managed (mostly)

Monday. Today is the day we recognize Juneteenth. The actual date was yesterday, but the federal holiday is today.

As I mentioned Friday, it’s not my story to tell, but it’s a story that should be told. If you’re unfamiliar, read some history. It will do you good.

Today I’m celebrating an accomplishment of my own.


If you’re a long-time reader, as you should be, you’ll know that I’ve often talked about having to juggle too many projects. So, back in April I wrote about my new goal of focusing on one project at time.

I picked the project and gave myself a six-week deadline for a particular project.

I met that deadline last night. Roughly nine and a half weeks after establishing the goal.

Sure it took a little longer. In part because my initial plans didn’t work out and I had to readjust. But I did.

American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, Lionel Ritchie, was born on this day in 1949.

Now, the project is almost ready for public consumption, assuming the public has such an appetite…which I hope they will.

I need to do some final tweaks and those will happen this week.

I just need to remember that finished is better than perfect.

Which means I’m telling you today that, no later than July 1, the project will be public, published, and purchasable.

True story.

It feels good to have it completed.

Never mind that my other projects are screaming like the Mandrakes in Harry Potter. We’ll get to them in time.

And you know I’ll write about them.

Canadian singer and guitarist, Anne Murray, was born on this day in 1945.


1905 – Lillian Hellman, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1924 – Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
1925 – Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)
1928 – Martin Landau, American actor and producer (d. 2017)
1931 – Olympia Dukakis, American actress (d. 2021)
1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor (d. 2019)
1967 – Nicole Kidman, American-Australian actress


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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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