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Broken sycamore

For three days I’ve been trying to think of something to write about in the blog and as usual, I have nothing to say. However that fact usually doesn’t stay my hand from its appointed rounds of the keyboard. This weekend has been an exception; my mind has drawn blanks even as I’ve had my hand poised over the keys ready to dispense some fathomable geezer wisdom. Alas (we old folk like to say “alas”), no piercing insights have sparked eureka-type moments in my incredibly shrinking brain.
I finished reading The Pelican Brief by John Grisham and found it to be suspenseful and fairly fast moving; I will give it 4 stars and consider it a ‘must read’ for political crime enthusiasts. I liked the book well enough that I bought The Rainmaker also by Grisham. It is written “as it happens” or present tense style, and it starts off sort of slowly making me a bit disappointed in it to begin with. However, the plot is carefully being built, and though I am less than half way through reading it, I have become hooked on this somewhat long novel.
Can think of nothing else to write; have a good first week of May!

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  1. Hope you had a good weekend. Weather a great here. Happy reading.

    • Sat in the house all weekend except for porch slumming. The weather was awesome.
      Thanks, Mark.

  2. Ken I’ve been trying to send you that snake photo but have been getting the error “cannot deliver message.” I’ll try again later this afternoon. I liked the buddah photo quite a bit. I suppose Osama is dead but I don’t guess much will change as he’s probably left the legacy to some crazed fool. I have a couple books to read but haven’t had time just yet. Hopefully this weekend I’ll start “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Willie Nelson turned 78 on Friday – the same birthday as my Tia who turned 22. Mark pointed out that Willie probably isn’t too old to date a 22 year old gal which is probably true but he is married so the young girls are safe for now. Hope you are well. Any news from your grandson in Japan lately?

    • I got the snake and goat photo a little while ago. Thanks, I will try to get them on the blog asap. You were too close to the snake, no matter it it was 20 feet away! I don’t mind handling snakes, but poison ones scare hell out of me. I try to get a photo of one of our Buddhas with flowers each year.
      As uncle Willie said on his 75th birthday, he’s done outlived his d–k anyway, so I suppose you girls are safe unless he uses Viagra.
      Haven’t heard much from Keegan except on FB; he is still doing cleanup and discovery/recovery for the Japanese people and still putting the base back in order; he must be pretty busy.
      Thanks, Tammy.

  3. It’s so nice English word: ‘sycomore’.
    Don’t worry about your writing; I think your soul wants to be silent for some time.
    Yesterday JP2 became one of our Saints; it was a great day for Catholics, and really great celebration in Rome and in Warsaw.

    • In the Gospel of Saint Luke, chapter 19, verse 4, is the story of Zacchaeus climbing a sycamore tree to get a view of Jesus. 🙂
      Yes, I probably do need some downtime from writing.
      I was wondering how the people in Warsaw would celebrate; I am happy for Poland.
      Thanks, Jola. 🙂

      • Ken, thanks for this suggestion. I love biblical stories. I will check it.
        In Poland we loved John Paul II. We were proud of him. His deep faith, wisdom and modesty were truly amazing. He was and he is still our spiritual father. 🙂

      • I remember this story being read to me by my mother when I was very little boy.
        I think most people in the Christian world thought very highly of JP II; even though he wasn’t young when he was elected, he seemed to bring some much needed youthfulness to the Catholic church; I and a lot of other people thought the church leadership had completely lost touch with the people who count, the congregations.
        Thanks, Jola.

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