You cannot have peaceful means – peaceful means will have to be used to bring about peaceful ends. If you use destructive means, you’re going to bring about destructive ends.
African-American activist and author, Coretta Scott King, was born on this day in 1927 (died 2006).
True story: I once stood on the National Mall and held hands with Mrs. King and a few thousand of our closest friends for Hands Across America in 1986.
Observant readers know that I did not post yesterday.
Long-time observant readers will say “oh no, is he whining about his posting schedule again?”
I’ve gone back and forth over my need to have a blog presence on the interwebz. As a writer, I think that I do. The artsy-fartsy stuff can do just fine on Instagram and Pinterest.
Although my wife has expressed a desire for me to be less fartsy.
Each day I get a little closer to finding that sweet spot of balance between the day job which I must do, and the creative side, which I also must do.
Yes, I’m juggling the drawing, and the childrens’ books, and the Santa, and the serious writing…and you know the list goes on.
I would like to write brilliantly in this space every day. But it’s not just sitting down at the keyboard and typing out 500-1000 words. I do that every morning, but that’s not for public consumption.
I want to be like some of my favorite writers who publish every day. Or at least on a consistent basis.
But, writing is their full time job, they’ve been working at it for years. In most cases they’re not distracted by every shining new project squirrel that runs across the page.
Committing to a significant post here very weekday is time consuming.
Wednesday night I tried to write the Thursday post. It didn’t happen, so I set my alarm for 5:00 and vowed to get up and write it before I left for my Board meeting.
I didn’t come up with an idea for Thursday. I came up with the idea for this post.
When I got home from said Board meeting last night, I read this quote from Brett McKay at The Art of Manliness.
We only have so much time and resources to direct toward life projects. If we spend that limited time and resources on goals we can’t achieve, we’re setting ourselves up for massive frustration. We’d be better off redirecting our limited time and resources to a new achievable goal.
Spending time trying to write here every day has taken away from other projects.
There’s an “in this economy” meme in here somewhere but this isn’t just about money.
It’s about priorities. It’s about the flexibility to change things up.
The blog simply can’t be the number one priority.
I’m not going away. I’ll be here at least once week. And, who knows? Maybe in a few weeks I’ll change my mind again and be here every day.
For now, I don’t know about you, but it’s the weekend and I’ve got projects.
RANDOM THINGS OF INTEREST
‘The System is Indeed Rigged’: Robert F. Kennedy Calls Out the Democrat Party
Robert F. Kennedy, nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and a member of the Democratic Party,
recently spoke out against the party’s decision not to hold primary debates ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
Biden cheat sheet shows he had advance knowledge of journalist’s question
New York Post
A cheat sheet held by President Biden during a Wednesday press conference revealed that the 80-year-old commander in chief had advance knowledge of a question from a journalist.
Steven Spielberg: ‘No film should be revised’ based on modern sensitivity
Director has criticized the practice of re-editing older films while expressing remorse over removing guns in a later edition of ET
Creepy Old Man Says He Thinks Of Your Kids As His Own
The Babylon Bee
“There’s no such thing as someone else’s child!” shouted the demented geriatric. “They’re all mine! Not a joke! Give them to me!” He then reached out and tried to grab a passing baby out of his stroller before his mother shrieked and ran away.
Talk show host Jerry Springer dead at 79
Rest in Peace
Fauci Says He Never Locked Anything Down And Has Never Heard Of COVID
The Babylon Bee
“COVID? I’ve never even heard of such a thing! What is COVID? That sounds made up!” said the former NIAID Director and COVID advisor to the President. “And I certainly had nothing to do with locking down schools and destroying kids’ learning and development for over a year. What kind of monster would do something like that? You must have me confused with someone else.”
WHAT I’M READING
WHAT I’M WORKING ON
I’ve added more designs to my ETSY shop and more are coming.
I’ve now finished the third in the Stations of the Cross series. This is The Sanhedrin Tries Jesus.
KD Kitties will soon be offering a shirt on ETSY. For now, check out their Redbubble site.
There’s another CAT and PIG book in the works. Maybe two. For now, please keep buying and sharing these.
Sound of the Guns runs June 22 – July 14, 2023 at Firehouse Theatre.