Fri. Jan. 11, 2019: Dig In and Write

Friday, January 11, 2019
Waxing Moon
Sunny and cold

Got some admin work done yesterday, blogged ahead on some topics and scheduled posts. Got some other writing done on the various deadlined projects, but not enough. Will have to make up for that today.

Will also have to give it another go to fix the printer today.

Took down more decorations. Got the big tree in the living room down. Most of the stuff is packed away. We keep finding stuff that we thought was packed. I still have some lights to take down, the ribbons around the doors and windows, and the tree in my office.

I had to make a grocery run and a run to get in wood for the fireplace before this weekend’s storm. Doing a few admin things this morning, and then cutting myself off from the world for hours to catch upon the writing.

Mitch McConnell is a disgrace and needs to be removed as Senate Majority Leader. He’s been nothing but an obstructionist and a sycophant for at least a decade. He needs to be removed and investigated.

I’m pulling back from someone I was getting to know because I notice a pattern that I find unhealthy for me in personal relationships: This person is good with making the grand, public gesture, but not good at consistent one-on-one dealings. People do the best they can do, and I certainly don’t want or have the right to change anyone. But I do have the right to withdraw from a situation that’s starting to border on the unhealthy for me.

In general, I think it would be a good idea to hunker down this weekend and stay offline. I have plenty to do, I need large swaths of uninterrupted work time, and there’s nothing I can contribute publicly. I just have nothing left right now. I’m doing what I can privately, working with my representatives. I don’t feel comfortable broadcasting everything I do, especially for someone else. It feels like boasting. It feels like I’m looking for public acknowledgement of doing what I believe is right. I’ve always believed that genuine philanthropy is anonymous. Sharing ideas and tools to get things done is great, but posting every action, for me, makes me uncomfortable.

I got an idea before I fell asleep last night for something really cool, but of course, I didn’t write it down and it’s fled. Let’s hope it returns one day.

On the agenda this weekend: THE BALTHAZAAR TREASURE, DAVY JONES DHARMA, Radio play rewrite, work on monologue, work on anti-gun violence play, research Renaissance Venice, finish taking down decorations, laundry, lots of cooking, read and review a book.

I’m also trying not to get sick. I have that throat tickle and a cough.

In the meantime, have a lovely weekend, and let’s hope next week shows progress in our political situation – and our personal ones. Because they are connected, no matter how many people prefer to stick their heads in the sand and pretend otherwise.

 

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