James A. Michener - Themes of Racism and of Love

Finished reading: Sayonara: A Novel by James A. Michener 📚 I have so many thoughts about this book. I made many notes while reading. My father in-law who is an advid reader shared this paperback with me. Michener historical fiction seems to overshawdow his earlier and shorter fictional works. This was written in 1953. It is less challenging to me as I read it in 2022. But I can reflect on how brave it was to put this out in 1953.

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Reflections on Death

As I age and feel regrets, I find myself reflecting on Memento Mori. You could leave life right now I worry less about what is on the other side of death. Know one knows for sure. I will be dead and by definition there will be little I can do to change whatever is on the other side of this life. Rather, when I focus on death I think about the time I have left and if death will sneak up on me as it is doing right now or if it will come unexpectedly.

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Russians | Sting 1985

In Europe and America There’s a growing feeling of hysteria Conditioned to respond to all the threats In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets Mr. Khrushchev said we will bury you I don’t subscribe to this point of view It would be such an ignorant thing to do If the Russians love their children too How can I save my little boy From Oppenheimer’s deadly toy? There is no monopoly in common sense On either side of the political fence

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Inside for winter but still blooms.



Camping for the week. South Llano State Park Junction, Texas


You either love or hate Bono. I love him and the music he made.

Running to Stand Still Christmas Eve


The One Habit to Rule Them All

We crave to be part of a group. It is part of human nature. The is especially true this time of year as we approach the annual planning and New Years resolutions. For health it might be: I am a vegan. I am a carnivore. I am keto. For Productivity it might be: I am analog all the way. I am apple. I am iOS only. I want to offer some advice and insight I have recently understood for myself.

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More Tech in Blogging has not decreased the time between posts

In this wonderful little book Hoover muses that with all of the advances in technology with fishing that it still has not reduced the time between bites. I have read countless bloggers of late lament which platform and or writing tool to use and I have fallen into this rabbit hole. I have read pretty themed blogs and I have read shitty themed blogs. If the writer is saying something I want to read I read.

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5 flowers on one plant. Cold here today as well.