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Portent

by baldilocks

Again, I find myself writ­ing on the fly, an unplanned topic. I don’t even know what the topic is as I type these very words.

Per­haps putting down my “feel­ings,” my true thoughts would be best. Well, not all of my thoughts, since it is often best to keep some things to oneself.

Here’s what I “feel”: some­thing is com­ing, a very rad­i­cal shift in our every­day lives, in our world. The abnor­mal is about to become the New Nor­mal. I guess that it isn’t dif­fi­cult to guess why I think this.Tuesday marks the last set of nation­wide elec­tions before the sched­uled end of the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion. We’ve seen what the last six years have wrought and the “feel­ing” I have is that the 2014 elec­tions will mark an upswing in tyranny – regard­less of the out­come. A begin­ning of the end.

So this week­end, I will make it a point to enjoy the old nor­mal things in my life: the soli­tude and spa­cious­ness of my home, the rel­a­tive peace­ful­ness of my neigh­bor­hood – and odd thing in the heart of South Cen­tral Los Ange­les – the clar­ity and fresh­ness of the air after last night’s rain­storm (also an odd thing in light of California’s ongo­ing drought); the ripen­ing of my lemon tree and the still-​blooming beauty of my bougainvil­lea bush. And I look for­ward to the ongo­ing (Holy) spir­i­tual rich­ness of church ser­vices tomor­row and to see­ing my pas­tor and my friends there.

All of these are God’s rec­og­niz­able bless­ings. I pray that we all are able to rec­og­nize His bless­ings when they are obscured by the feces storm that I “feel” coming.

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…maybe.

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

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

by baldilocks

Again, I find myself writing on the fly, an unplanned topic. I don’t even know what the topic is as I type these very words.

Perhaps putting down my “feelings,” my true thoughts would be best. Well, not all of my thoughts, since it is often best to keep some things to oneself.

Here’s what I “feel”: something is coming, a very radical shift in our everyday lives, in our world. The abnormal is about to become the New Normal. I guess that it isn’t difficult to guess why I think this.Tuesday marks the last set of nationwide elections before the scheduled end of the Obama Administration. We’ve seen what the last six years have wrought and the “feeling” I have is that the 2014 elections will mark an upswing in tyranny–regardless of the outcome. A beginning of the end.

So this weekend, I will make it a point to enjoy the old normal things in my life: the solitude and spaciousness of my home, the relative peacefulness of my neighborhood–and odd thing in the heart of South Central Los Angeles–the clarity and freshness of the air after last night’s rainstorm (also an odd thing in light of California’s ongoing drought); the ripening of my lemon tree and the still-blooming beauty of my bougainvillea bush. And I look forward to the ongoing (Holy) spiritual richness of church services tomorrow and to seeing my pastor and my friends there.

All of these are God’s recognizable blessings. I pray that we all are able to recognize His blessings when they are obscured by the feces storm that I “feel” coming.

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…maybe.

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

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