February 2017

Making Breakfast

I have written seven letters to various elected officials in the past three days. I need a vision in my head of people who live their lives with integrity. Do you?
I wrote the following in 2006 after I had spent three days in the altiplano (highlands) of Guatemala with the family of one of the MayaWorks weavers.
Please, when you are done reading this, go to MayaWorks.org and order something, if you can.

This is how Doña V, and a million other Maya women, make breakfast for their families every morning.

Monday, Monday...

At 6:30 AM, my WWF buddy asked me what I was going to do today. (WWF would be ‘Words with Friends’ not the World Wrestling Federation, in case you were wondering.) What, you don’t carry out an entire important friendship with someone via the chat option of WWF?

I said I thought it would be low-key day. I wrote a short story last week but I don’t like how it ends, so I was going to work on that. Plus go for a walk. That’s all. And probably there was something else on my list, but I couldn’t remember what it was.

It is now High Noon.

Sunny Funerals

Yesterday was the funeral of Jack Jude. I met him off and on over the years we lived in Racine. He was a smart, compassionate, wide-thinking, justice-for-all judge in Racine County. We were not close friends but we knew each other, and talked from time to time when we ran into each other in the Law Enforcement Center. Twice, when I encountered complicated legal snafus in regards to the guys I worked with, I called him. He would listen and then suggest options and strategies.

I know Jack’s unexpected death has rocked many lives.

Gold and Silver Bites Back

I read that today, February 17, is FACT Day! I get excited about FACTS! You get enough genuine facts and you get a REALITY that works for humans. As opposed to a reality built on greed, drama, megalomania, injustice, and prejudice, which, as you may have noticed, makes life suck.

Oh, you thought I was talking about the Trump administration and the current Russian drama?