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.
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) October 7, 2014
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.
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