Mar. 24th, 2017

Gray Hair

Mar. 24th, 2017 10:47 am
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At the commissary, I go to the restroom and am a bit taken aback when I look in the mirror and see how heavily the gray is taking over my hair. And I find myself wondering what mother would say, if she could suddenly just appear and take a look at her eldest son with much more of that elder quality. I imagine her hands drawn up to her face covering her mouth looking at my wide-eyed.

I think of my last dream of her, the way she had my back. I seem to be looking on her, these days, with more affection. The trick, I guess, is to not focus on the last years when she could hardly stand me and my failure and my passive acceptance of that failure.

Of course, there wasn't great maternal love there even if you go back before the Bay Horse years. Jack was her Prince Charming always, but she was still my mother too back then. Maybe I started losing a good bit of that love when my face started breaking out and going bad. I don't know.

Weather

Mar. 24th, 2017 02:43 pm
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Those forecasted storms never came. We only got a sweet spring shower that didn't last twenty minutes. There wasn't even a murmur of thunder. All that wind and atmospheric moodiness last night was for naught. The forecast for a sunny afternoon came through, though. Sammy is able to go straight back outside. Interestingly, Ash prefers to stay. It's when the sun goes down that she cannot resist going out.

Trump

Mar. 24th, 2017 09:46 pm
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In light of the failure to repeal Obamacare and other failures, Frum writes of Trump: "Regular reminder that Donald Trump’s core competency is not dealmaking with powerful counter-parties. It is duping gullible victims."
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I ordered two nudie decks of playing cards.

"What happened to the 'chess opening' cards, or the cards with Shakespeare and Jesus quotes."

Judging by the reviews, those decks aren't really playable, and, right now, I still want decks that I can play with.

However, having said that, I wouldn't mind getting those other decks, and I do still want them. You might say I am heavy into card art. I don't mind having some decks on hand that are only good for reading.

While I am playing Solitaire, I can sneak in a little reading that way, including a little chess study. I like that idea a lot.

But I do regard that as a luxury. I want to get loaded down in playable decks first

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