Real time TV the week that was: First, the images of grandeur, such a different background than my own, priests' words, musical magic, and stories of the life of Queen Elizabeth. Now, before, during, and aftermath of Ian in Florida, South & North Carolina. Lives, homes and boats, dreams, pets, animals, whole neighborhoods gone, storm surged away. Whatever the future may be, we are a year away from knowing and seeing.
** One-half of the world's birds are moving toward extinction according to the report, State Of The World's Birds. What local or regional birds are you missing? A quick Search will let you know local birds at risk. Are you ready for a quiet back yard or garden without the color and patterns of birds?
- Summary of recent readings: 1) His rage is a symptom of his pain; 2) Pain that is not transformed will be transferred; 3) You can best lead people that you first love. Valarie Kaur - Richard Rohr - Van Jones
** Say What? Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic, is allowing "gender fluid uniforms (i.e. men's skirts)
- Donating my story collection, Let Me Tell You A Story, to local library. Soon I will pop-up on FW Library search by name, short stories, or book title. First time for me will indeed be a Wow moment for this kid who received his 1st library card at the same library, when I was shorter than the counter was tall.
** I went to Open Mic night at Lasy Daisy Coffee Bar. College aged guitar players, song writers & singers, poets and creators of verse...I read one of my grandparent stories. Oldest one there by 35 years....my new normal.
** I am enjoying David Gergen's "Hearts Touched With Fire, How Great Leaders Are Made." First chapter of Greta Thunberg, age 8, beginning her climate change advocacy, telling UN officials, "You have failed us with your blab, blab, blab." Youth at Parkland High School, pledging Never Again," The young women bringing our focus to Me Too, and the young Black women who had a primary role in the forming of Black Lives Matter.
- My weather delayed book signing will be on Sunday, October 16, 2 to 4 pm. Lasy Daisy Coffee Bar, 6435 Camp Bowie, 76116. Buy your book before and bring, or bring your already signed book....meet and reconnect with others. I will talk about how writing stories came to be a book, and a brief read also.
Roy, life is exciting, seemingly transforming me every day...