My online friend Duane Scott has started a feature on his blog called Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays, in which he posts a bunch of random thoughts. Then Helen over at Random Musings joined him this week, and I thought, oh, what the heck, why not?
Given the insufferable summer heat caused, no doubt, by global warming, I had planned to do an early morning bike ride today. The weather forecast was partly cloudy. At 5:30 a.m., I went outside and looked at what the Weather Service calls partly cloudy – huge black thunderclouds threatening a deluge at any moment. Not promising for a bike ride. So I didn’t. Naturally, there was no rain, and it turned sunny 40 minutes later – too late to do the ride. Sigh.
My almost-14-year-old dog gets his second flu vaccine shot tonight. He can barely get up and down stairs (I carry him up) and I’m worried about the canine flu, which hasn’t hit Missouri yet but is in all the surrounding states.
I’m almost finished reading Broken by Travis Thrasher. A big chunk of the novel is set in my hometown of New Orleans post-Katrina and I can tell that Thrasher has done his research. And I’m getting too old to read books that keep you on the edge of your seat.
This morning, I read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a great column by sportswriter Bernie Miklasz on the USA-Algeria World Cup game yesterday; the editorial and op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, noting a column I wanted to circulate at work; an article in the Churchill Memorial Library’s magazine about the great-grandson of Winston Churchill visiting the place (it’s in Fulton, Missouri, home of Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech and it’s a gem of a library and museum – first class); a book review in Modern Reformation Magazine about Liberty University; and a poem posted at Pete Marshall’s web site about Jack the Ripper. I’m nothing if not eclectic.
People who comment on my blog posts write better comments than I write blog posts. I keep learning that over and over again.
If I tweet your blog post it means I’ve read it first. And if I retweet someone else’s tweet of your blog post, it means I read it first. My motto is -- verify, then tweet.
We have two weddings to attend this weekend. We’ve already attended three and have another one in July. And several baby showers (well, my wife has attended the baby showers). This seems to be the year for weddings and babies.
Have I told you about my grandson Cameron? Lately?