- Based on my noontime ride, bike lanes appear to be such a source. At least, I hope it’s legal. ↩
Thanks to an early morning flight, I watched the sun rise over the clouds from a 37,000 foot vantage point. I love when the plane briefly skips along the tops of the clouds on the way back down.
I love when Mousse saunters over to flop down and rest her head across my feet. Chocolate labs are healing to the soul.
To white people choosing to remain silent, a short excerpt:
I saw and shared a poignant protest sign which read “White silence = violence.” It’s true. But not because you’re actually silent. You’re saying a lot…about the things that actually matter to you…none of which seem to include Black people or our lives. You claim to be progressive, smile in our faces, and then post about any and everything BUT Ferguson, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Rekia Boyd, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Ramarley Graham, Vonderrit Myers, and the countless others. That’s what hurts.
Seeing white people go on with their lives seemingly unfazed by the ever mounting pile of dead Black bodies murdered by police and vigilantes is a brutal reminder of white privilege and just how much Black lives, my life, doesn’t matter to you.
Now, go read the whole thing, then share it. This is a discussion we need to have.
Flying to Sacramento Wednesday morning, I sat in the back of the bus, seat 20A.
The “Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, Executive Summary” (PDF, 62.6 MB)1 by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also known as the “Torture Report,” has been released. Being 525 pages of gut-wrenching subject matter, I expect this to be a difficult read.
- The executive summary is “backed up by 6,700-page classified report, 38,000 footnotes.” ↩
In the same parking lot as my morning Starbucks is a Costco. Usually, it’s my nose that notices Costco first.1 At daybreak, they often bake something delightful. Mmm…
I hope you like it!
I’d love to see some of your pictures now.
Unlike years in the past, we had no rain, no snow, no fog, and no mud. We also had no problem finding a nice tree, cutting it down2, carrying it to the car,3 lifting it up,4 tying it down,5 bringing it home,6 setting it up,7 and decorating it.8
About all that’s left is to take a pretty picture of it. Maybe tomorrow night. It’s going to be up for a while. :-)
- Last year, due to everything else that was going on, we got a tree from a lot. ↩
- I love a sharp saw. ↩
- With help from one of the farmer’s daughters. ↩
- With Jamison’s help. He’s getting tall — and strong. ↩
- Jamison’s help, again. ↩
- The wheels on the car go round and round… ↩
- Yup, with Jamison’s help again. I don’t know what I’m going to do without that boy. :-) ↩
- Everyone helped! Even Mousse and Meisa wanted to get in on the fun. *<:-) ↩
I am, shall we say, a regular at Starbucks. I leave home a little early so I can pause on the way to work and enjoy my drink there.1 When the weather is nice,2 I’ll sip my drink outside, under the umbrellas, watching everyone else scurry in and out.
- Going through the Starbucks drive-though is a waste of money. (Yeah, yeah. I hear you saying Starbucks in general is a waste of money… (I think my footnotes need footnotes like my parentheticals need paretheticals)) Starbucks is priced for the in-store experience. As in, go inside and enjoy it on site. So I do. ↩
- As it nearly always is in Oregon… ↩
- Yup. I took this picture during a lunchtime visit. I didn’t say I only visit Starbucks in the morning. ;-) ↩
- I originally posted this picture here, with just a little color. Actually, I think the color adds. ↩