- Beth and I made an airport run at 6AM for her Amarillo flight. Heavy traffic, reading signs in the morning dark, changing lanes, finally seeing planes. Stressful. She is assisting a dear friend following hip surgery. Home Tuesday.
** Anne Lamott writes in Traveling Mercies, “I was raised by parents to believe that you had a moral obligation to try to save the world.” The Sunday Question: What message, if any, did your parent/s give to you? If not parent/s, who taught you to believe, and what was it you were to believe, act or be?
- I have not swung a golf club in 4 yrs. Now stiffer, less flexible, not confident with balance. Several golf team members of the mid-1960’s have invited me to play a round. Should I, could I? I will go hit some balls, putt. I will let SL readers know about the invitation.
** The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) has presented films, concerts, and the best of creative arts to the Santa Fe region for 44 years. The pandemic presented economic challenges, people resisting public settings, and the hold back of traditional funding sources. The CCA board of directors, by a vote of 7 to 3, approved voluntary dissolution of the nonprofit organization, ending employment for 13 staff. In today’s complex world, no matter the Mission, 44 years does not assure year 45.
- Best book title of the week: NEXT: Reinventing Our Lives Through Everyday Changes, by Joanne Lipman (No, I have not read it. My response is to the emotion and commitments of the title).
** Christian Nationalism is often talked about in Texas, especially the north Texas region. Pay attention to what is being declared, faith and governance positions promoted or taken. We will be hearing more as the issues and months of election continue.
- AT&T has an often seen commercial: “Connecting Changes Everything.” A Comment: For the millions who are not connected, what can they count on, be trusted, feel or know they are valued? The gap between those who are connected and those not connected continues to widen. This concerns me. As an elder, as a writer, as a person of faith, I am hanging onto the edges of tech, being connected is important to me, however well or poorly done. In spite of all, I continue.
Roy, Valuing every reader, every comment