Burgers and Beer

“There are only a few things that are more entertaining than watching a cat trying to run across a freshly waxed wood floor after a ball.”  ~ David C. Holley

“Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.”  ~ Alexandre Dumas

“I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: ‘Have you HEARD THIS?”  ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

We now interrupt a video clip from Morning Joe on MSNBC so this writer can get his assets in gear and write this friggin blog post. That stuff can be addictive, but it is the power of diversion that is likely the biggest problem. Don’t think about that too much. Not that I should be telling you what to do. Whatever. Facebook is even worse in this respect. Hypnotic scrolling. I, embarrassed, admit to a coupla times finding myself scrolling mindlessly, and when I get a grip and stop scrolling I’m like all ‘OMG where have I been all this time?’. Not recommended. Anyway . . . it’s 23º, at 5:12 AM, two days short of Thanksgiving Day. I’ll be having dinner with friends. Small gathering of four, all of us intelligent. That’s important. I look forward to some intellectual conversation; it’s good to stretch. That stuff don’t go over so well out in the marketplace, where I happen to work, and I get so danged frustrated. Poor me, right? This morning, I seem to be of the mind to remind myself throughout the day that nothing is wrong. It all works out. Kinda like that ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ stuff. You can avoid scary things in life, but what if one of those things you successfully avoid is the actual place where First Light will be most edifying, most excellent? Hmmm, what then? You thought you were so smart dude. “Let go an let God”, “Go with the Flow”, “All things happen for a reason” – why do we find this stuff to be so friggin difficult? People bin yakkin ’bout it from way back.

It may be best not wander off into philosophy at this time. Yesterday and today I am having one of those all too rare spells of smiling a lot at things, and people – seemingly mindless, yet fully mindful. I must look like a duffus. No harm in that, I suppose. Yesterday, numerous times, I felt awash in the perfusion of the miraculous in our world, and here we are struggling through, and failing to see something that is right in front of our face, at most any given time. Now, what kind of sense does that make? So . . . I’m off to the races. Holiday traffic in the store is fun to work with. I love it, then go home and bless my lucky stars that it is over. As a closing note . . . regular readers will know that I on occasion invite Taylor Swift to lunch. But I’ve waited long enough, so I’m switching to Jennifer Lawrence for a while. So howsa bout it, Jen? You in? Burgers and beer and copious laughter. I haven’t been to the Ale House yet. Sounds like the perfect place. You in, Jen? I know that you accepting my invitation would be miraculous . . . . . . but isn’t everything? You can PM me on Facebook, k?

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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