View from the end of our street, February 22nd, 2019

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Early Riser? Who is that helping?

"Early to bed and early to rise, and you never meet any of the regular guys!"
~ Anonymous

          So, are you one of these people who wakes up before sunrise every day to get a head start and "attack" the day?  Yeah, there's more and more of those.  I've never been one myself, but I met my share during the latter part of my career, and the one thing they all had in common was that they would unanimously criticize me because I didn't buy into it.  It isn't a coincidence that this became a "thing" at around the same time that leaving work at quitting time became an act of defiance.

          Now that I've retired, I've started to wake up at a time that would have placed your life in danger had you woke me at that time when I was working.  Now I use that time to do whatever writing I have planned for that day, or to read, or just play a video game before the routine of the day begins.  The point is, it benefits me, and it's been my choice to make that adjustment.

          Are you an early riser?  Do you do it for yourself, or do you just think you do?  Before you answer, read this brilliant essay by Rosie Spinx, a journalist with the courage to buck the trends and tell the truth about this insidious practice that is stealing your humanity.  No early riser should miss it!

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Elephant as a Person

          I've been straining to find something to use this blog for, and I may have found a good candidate.  This article appeared Aeon.co, a site purporting to bring thought provoking reading to a curious audience.  If this is any indication, they don't disappoint!  Oh, and I should mention that, while they do solicit donations, the site is free to use with no clickbait and no paywalls.  Check it out!

          https://aeon.co/essays/if-elephants-arent-persons-yet-could-they-be-one-day