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by baldilocksBaldilocks mini

So, it’s another one of those days when I’m just wing­ing it.

This morn­ing was a ful­fill­ing one. I fin­ished lis­ten­ing to an audio-​book copy of World War Z and began lis­ten­ing to a like-​formatted copy of Lone Sur­vivor–both cour­tesy of the Los Ange­les Pub­lic Library. (As an author myself, I nor­mally buy books I’m very inter­ested in, pro­fes­sional cour­tesy and all. But I’m just too broke for that right now.)

Isn’t it great that we can do such things so eas­ily and cheaply now? It makes sweep­ing, mop­ping and other meth­ods of bring order out of chaos so much eas­ier – alle­vi­ates the bore­dom. And it saves so much time.

Think­ing along the lines of infor­mal education/​entertainment through read­ing, it is fright­en­ing how many peo­ple scorn read­ing – it’s not just that they won’t do it them­selves but they view those who do as some sort of deviant.

I had a Twit­ter con­ver­sa­tion with a celebrity this morn­ing, a per­son who cited Ebola as “karma” for Amer­ica due to America’s “his­tory” of “rap­ing Africa.” (Don’t ask.) Seems con­cerned with “his­tory,” right? Not so much after I reminded him – or informed him – of the Ottoman Empire’s and other Mus­lims sor­did African his­tory and present.

Still another inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tion with an actual friend and my own brother about the spir­i­tual con­tra­dic­tions of call one­self a Chris­t­ian while sub­scrib­ing to the demon­stra­bly non-​Christian con­cept of karma. They both seem to think that I’m being judgmental.

Suf­fice it to say that today is one of those days that I feel thank­ful to be liv­ing alone.

P.S. Don’t fear the Reaper.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2014.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects: her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net – to keep them going and to the COF­FEE fund to keep her going!

Or con­tribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism — -»»

by baldilocksBaldilocks mini

So, it’s another one of those days when I’m just winging it.

This morning was a fulfilling one. I finished listening to an audio-book copy of World War Z and began listening  to a like-formatted copy of Lone Survivor–both courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library. (As an author myself, I normally buy books I’m very interested in, professional courtesy and all. But I’m just too broke for that right now.)

Isn’t it great that we can do such things so easily and cheaply now? It makes sweeping, mopping and other methods of bring order out of chaos so much easier–alleviates the boredom. And it saves so much time.

Thinking along the lines of informal education/entertainment through reading, it is frightening how many people scorn reading–it’s not just that they won’t do it themselves but they view those who do as some sort of deviant.

I had a Twitter conversation with a celebrity this morning, a person who cited Ebola as “karma” for America due to America’s “history” of “raping Africa.” (Don’t ask.) Seems concerned with “history,” right? Not so much after I reminded him–or informed him–of the Ottoman Empire’s and other Muslims sordid African history and present.

Still another interesting conversation with an  actual friend and my own brother about the spiritual contradictions of call oneself a Christian while subscribing to the demonstrably non-Christian concept of karma. They both seem to think that I’m being judgmental.

Suffice it to say that today is one of those days that I feel thankful to be living alone.

P.S. Don’t fear the Reaper.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2014.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects: her new novel, her blog, her Internet–to keep them going and to the COFFEE fund to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>