Way out on the road.

I haven’t been out this way in a long time. Usually, it’s for a vet trip. Or, to buy technology.

The weather has been incredible, so I thought that I would take a drive along River Road. I needed a little break from what has been mostly inside work, so off I went. It was peaceful enough. As you can see, there was no cars in either direction. There were no cars behind me, allowing me to make som drive by pictures.

This is one of them. Yep, there is serious post production going on here, but that helps you to feel what I felt with the sunroof open, the wind blowing through my hair and music playing on Spotify.

Yes. I still have hair. A lot of it.

Anyway.

I told you about my chef buddy’s situation. It’s a big enough deal that there are follow-up stories in both local newspapers. I wish he hadn’t said as much as he did. I hope he recovers.

That said, I hope we all recover from the issues ailing my country. There is a lot of hope riding on the year 2019. I truly think that things will get worse before they get better. That doesn’t mean we should pull apart. If anything, we should pull together closer. We need each other whether it’s just for advice, or to cry one each other’s shoulder, or for a helping hand. That’s one of the lessons of last year. It’s something we have to learn and remember.

Make America Great Again has a lot of meanings. I don’t like what the red hat means. I do like the thought of the potential of communities springing up that can help one another. In Hong Kong and, I think, in Great Britain, there are transportation octopus cards. It means you can use the subway, the bus, the tram and trolley systems with one card. You pay to fill the card up and off you go. I like the thought of octopus communities. We aren’t all allied closely, but certain strands link us from one community to the next, allowing a free flow of aid, defense and communication. Hopefully, that could be free of internal politics.

Of course, I’m dreaming.

When more than two people are gathered together politics raises its ugly head. But, you know what they say. “Go big or go home.” Besides, we need this now. The current administration seems hellbent on leaving us on our own at almost every level for stupid reasons. Think about it. Stupid financial management cost many of us at least 12% of our retirement funds. Now, there is a move to reduce Medicare and Social Security benefits to make up for the debt caused by lowering taxes on the rich. In one way or another, this current government thinks it’s a good idea to steal my money. Okay. Fine. Let’s take care of ourselves. It’s either that or buy a lot of bullets and start a revolution. Except, I don’t believe in violent governmental overthrow. I’m like John Lennon. Give peace a chance. Or, at least give a peach a chance. And, eat it.

Oh never mind. I’m just having fun with words.

Oh. Redesign part two. I make things to hard sometimes. I tried to build a page using the newer WordPress software. I’ve never liked that. I use the old version. Sure enough, all I have to do is enter from the administration panel and I can work in the same way I did pre-redesign. Press the preview button, or the schedule button and the software does the rest. Learning. See? I’m learning.

 

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6 Replies to “Another Way”

  1. I really do hope your chef friend pulls through this time without lasting professional scars. Or any other limitations, of course. These are rough times for so many. The list of my worries and concerns seems to be getting a lot longer. I do think we need to take care of ourselves in any way possible.

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    1. I’m not sure. He can’t seem to stop tweeting. As I wrote, six jobs in six years. Defenders claim that’s normal in the food biz. It’s not when you are a veteran chef. My suggestion is to pick a couple of things and stop working.

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      1. I have friends who seem to always be in a degree of personal turmoil, at work and/or in their personal lives. I think when it comes to friends I’m actually quite gullible because I so badly want to believe they’re not contributing to their own downfall. Your chef friend caught me up a bit because we’ve recently had a friend take his own life. There are so many fragile lives out there. The older we get the more acquaintances, friends and sad stories we experience, I suppose. And many struggles!

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      2. Thank you for that. He’s doing fine. I was able to insult him playfully and he laughed. I have an idea that his former boss intentionally said some things that were meant to emasculate him. She has a pretty nasty reputation in the industry and in the neighborhood. But, because the restaurant is legendary she gets away with it.

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