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Tomorrow is Another Day

by baldilocks

Well, it’s one of those times again: I don’t know what to write about. This time, I did what I nor­mally do — I opened up a blank Microsoft Word doc­u­ment and started typing.

There are so many ideas flit­ting about in my mind all the time. Events, news, the upcom­ing elec­tion (yawn), the encroach­ment of Islam in the world, my lack of cer­tain mate­r­ial things, my grat­i­tude for the things I do have, my faith, my sec­ond novel, the gifts that God allowed me to be born with, my fam­ily mem­bers who live in another state, other fam­ily mem­bers who live on another continent…any of these things would be worth talk­ing about.

But there are some days in which I feel very cyn­i­cal, that noth­ing any of us do or say can make a dif­fer­ence in the scheme of things, and I want to just lay around and enjoy the sim­ple things in life: food, drink, escapist movies, and the like.

This is where a lot of peo­ple are, philo­soph­i­cally, on an ongo­ing basis. They don’t pay atten­tion to what’s going on in Europe or in Africa, or even across town, not unless it’s some dras­tic like San Bernardino.

For­tu­nately – or unfor­tu­nately, depend­ing on one’s point of view — I can’t remain apa­thetic for­ever. My brain demands activ­ity and not sim­ply the intake of facts, but crack­ing them open to see what’s inside of them, and, espe­cially, lift­ing them up to see what’s under­neath them and/​or to see what’s hold­ing them up. More­over, my con­science will no let me ignore things.

But, today, my brain needs a rest and I’m going to drink some cof­fee, watch some sci-​fi and tomor­row, I’ll resume think­ing about what to do about the world.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.baldilocks

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

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

by baldilocks

Well, it’s one of those times again: I don’t know what to write about. This time, I did what I normally do—I opened up a blank Microsoft Word document and started typing.

There are so many ideas flitting about in my mind all the time. Events, news, the upcoming election (yawn), the encroachment of Islam in the world, my lack of certain material things, my gratitude for the things I do have, my faith, my second novel, the gifts that God allowed me to be born with, my family members who live in another state, other family members  who live on another continent…any of these things would be worth talking about.

But there are some days in which I feel very cynical, that nothing any of us do or say can make a difference in the scheme of things, and I want to just lay around and enjoy the simple things in life: food, drink, escapist movies, and the like.

This is where a lot of people are, philosophically, on an ongoing basis. They don’t pay attention to what’s going on in Europe or in Africa, or even across town, not unless it’s some drastic like San Bernardino.

Fortunately–or unfortunately, depending on one’s point of view—I can’t remain apathetic forever. My brain demands activity and not simply the intake of facts, but cracking them open to see what’s inside of them, and, especially, lifting them up to see what’s underneath them and/or to see what’s holding them up. Moreover, my conscience will no let me ignore things.

But, today, my brain needs a rest and I’m going to drink some coffee, watch some sci-fi and tomorrow, I’ll resume thinking about what to do about the world.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.baldilocks

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

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