- Beth and I attend a meditation group each Monday morning. Tomorrow, elementary, middle, and high school age youth (40) will join us. The children and youth are enrolled in a Leadership training course of study. Our role will be to allow the younger ones to experience and learn about meditation, long before elderhood. I wish I had that opportunity as a young lad.
** We now have two hummingbirds coming to our feeder. Three or four would be a normal summer count. Global warming, decline of natural habitat?
- During the years I worked at John Peter Smith Hospital (1988), we knew Monday morning brought the highest number of heart attacks to the ER. This week I read current research has reconfirmed the danger of Monday morning stress. So, pay attention to health impact of stress, especially on Monday morning.
** Good writing from a Fiction book: “She (he) was too young and had no stories or depth of life to reply upon.” An additional comment from recent presentation on the spiked increase of teen suicides, especially teen girls: “Today’s social medias is the #1 killer of our youth.” The Fiction and Real-Life sentences are unrelated and directly related.
- I am announcing as a Presidential candidate in this Sunday Letter. My political platform’s priorities are: 1) We are our American best when we Respect the uniqueness and culture of all of us. 2) Be kind, gracious, and generous to those you know and those not yet known. 3) Build up the hopes, dreams, and simple every day wants of us all. 4) Along with Defense Budget, I will propose a Peace Budget and Cabinet position. 5) Increase our engagement and support for civic volunteering and community projects. I think Beth will vote for me.
- The last line of a poem of long ago: ” Help me please, to carry this candle against the wind.” What I know, have learned, is standing against gun violence, resisting those who dictate library books and limiting what/how our children learn, will not stop. The limiting of free thought, words, and writing will increase. So, I carry my candle, as must we all.
Roy, just carrying my candle