- Texans like the corners of rooms and buildings to be 90 degrees, tight, and clean. Santa Fe and New Mexico taught me about rounded corners to rooms, doorways, and stucco walls. Earth tones of color match the softer, rounded look and feel of cornering. Today, we blend the beauty and cultures of Texas and New Mexico in our 2023 lives.
** News Movement is a new, developing online news service for young people. The average age of their reporters is 25. News sources include Tik Tok, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Traditional 5:30 pm network news ads have aged into dentures, and medications.
- “Turn Every Page” is a documentary, 5 years in the making, of the 50-year relationships of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb. Caro the author of “The Power Broker” and 4 published books on LBJ. Gottlieb has been the editor for Caro and hundreds of others. Humor at its best between these two elders as they go up and down office hallways and in the last segment of the documentary searching for a yellow, wooden pencil to edit Caro’s latest pages. Hopefully Netflix in 2023 or another book about LBJ soon.
** National and state news this week was more about who to exclude, turn away from, than who to include making our worlds wider and richer. My hope would be one of learning and appreciation cultures, race, and worship different. Those who operate from fear and distrust no doubt have sons/daughters, brother/sisters, and friends within one or more of the excluded churches, political, or life-style groups. My generation reached out, struggled with the same questions, but chose different answers, a healthier “together” path.
- My TV service has three 24-hour weather channels. Reports this week have been about storms, high winds, snow/ice, and tornadoes damaging homes and businesses on west/east coasts, the southwest, and central and northern states. My grandfather, a dry land farmer, would look to the heavens, and his life-time experience, to guess if he should plow or if his crops would get needed rain.
** In central Texas trees and bushes are budding out. Green grass showing, and soon hummingbirds will arrive from wintering in Mexico. Spring in TX comes fast. For now, we weed, take out the old and add the new to beds and pots. This is a physically energizing time. We continue to plant “Bee Friendly” native plants and pray for all the insects that support our lives.
- I had Meetup on WordPress on Saturday. The young ones helped me to reset to a larger font. You and I will not know until this SL is sent tomorrow, Sunday morning. The young ones were patient, kind, and skilled. Germany, San Diego, and 6 more, amazing, no?
Roy, feeling the energy of spring