I thought I might write about tonight’s walk through the neighborhood and the woods. I have been walking a great deal, so much, in fact, that my feet are painful with blisters and bruises. I seem to have much on my mind…and so I walk. And such nice walks, too.
This evening’s highlights include a beautifully calm lake reflecting a late evening blue sky and a family of deer.
Doe and fawn ate quietly, perfectly in the manner of Bambi, an early scene at least, while the buck, about 40 yards distant down the trail, pretended not to care. Not about the two other deer, not about me, not about anything.
No pictures of the deer. I need a better camera.
I also thought I might write about the Affordable Care Act, but I would only be repeating endless chatter about that…and be lost. So I thought I might write about that shameful dingbat, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota’s disgrace, but picking at her stupidity has lost its appeal; there’s no sport in it. She opens her mouth and it is plain stupid, not even remotely funny any longer.
Bachmann promised today that repealing “Obamacare” would ensure that the economy would create millions of well-paying jobs. Really, Michele? We don’t have Obamacare now, where the hell are the jobs? Republicans and their endless excuses. We all grew up with bratty children like this, didn’t we? Why the hell do we elect them to important public office…or any office, for that matter? The world needs ditch diggers, after all.
Overall I feel like I am at a crossroads of some sort. I might be a shade beyond my 39th year, but not dramatically so, and so I thought I might revisit Brideshead Revisited, where our protagonist deals with such a crossroads. And it is a good read.
I doubt either would be a very appropriate model to follow, not in this era or at my stage in life, but it is good to think about.
And guess what I found as I thought about my choices! A fantastic television series to fill the lack I endure now that I have completed all of the available Columbo episodes and have watched All Creatures Great and Small often enough to be thought strange.
So to hell with any important life decisions in the here and now, we have a wonderful television series to watch. Advice to my many, many readers, however. Read Waugh’s novel prior to watching the television series. I simply think it is key to experience the original before turning to an interpretation.
Let me check back with you later. I have to get to episode 2 yet tonight. (There is a movie adaptation of The Rum Diary now, too, right? Yes, there is…much to do.)
- The Rum Diary (mhmoviereviews.com)
- Rep. Bachmann: Health care “tax” is “unprecedented” (cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com)
- walking around the neighborhood (scalephotography.com)
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