Beautiful editing work by Justin Boatman
“In the year of the improbable, the impossible has happened.” Vin Scully on the home run by Kirk Gibson off Dennis Eckersley, Dodgers against Oakland Angels,1988.
Imagine, for a moment, if we actually had a new kind of ballot.
Since we no longer have a grip on “true” versus “fake,” instead of voting for or against a candidate, we get a long list of True/False boxes for each nominee. We fill them in.
When we are finished, we add up the “true” and “false” values, then vote for whoever gets the most “true” checks. It won’t mean that the candidate is more truthful, only that we think he or she is — as Stephen Colbert so well put it — “truthier.”
We no longer believe in science and are letting the earth slide into disaster. We aren’t vaccinating children, so measles and whooping-cough have returned and are gaining ground with each year of vaccine-free kids.
If we aren’t going to believe in provable facts, why not design our own “truth” for voting? Let’s skip reality entirely and base our votes on what we read on Facebook or the back of a cereal box.
I never imagined a world like this. I’m living in it and I still can’t imagine it.
Sadje posed 11 new questions that he thought were good and so did I. So I stole them. Though, to be fair, I was invited to steal them.
Six and a half years.
2. Do your friends and family support you in this?
Yes, actually. More than that, they participate and actually read my stuff! How rare is that?
3. Which is your favorite time of the day?
Sunset and the middle of the evening.
4. What would be your dream vacation?
A few relaxing weeks at a cabin in the mountains. Or winning the lottery. Either, both will do nicely.
5. What genre of movies you like best?
Usually comedy, but by no means always. I kind of like a lot of different things. If it’s well done, I’ll watch it. On TV. The movies don’t have a “pause” for bathroom breaks.
6. What do you wake up to?
Barking dogs. Three barking dogs. When that doesn’t do it, body slams against the bedroom door usually get me moving.
7. Are you a morning person?
Used to be. But since Garry is a night guy, I’ve shifted around so we’re on the same schedule.
8. What motivates you?
Like — to go to the doctor? My Google calendar. To take my medications? A desire to remain alive. Cook dinner? Garry looks hungry. Write? Anything and everything. Pictures? Something that catches my eye.
I could go on and on, but I think I’ll stop now.
9. How do you think your friends see you?
One tough old bird with a serious OCD problem.
10. What would be your idea for saving the environment from pollution?
Get rid of the GOP and get serious about fixing it. Like right now would be good, though a dozen years ago would have been better.
11. Happy or peaceful, what’s more important?
I think they come together, kind of like a horse and carriage.
Having brazenly plagiarized Fandango’s plagiarization of Sadje’s questions, feel free to copy the questions and answer them on your own blog. Be sure to link back to Sadje’s originating post here so that she gets the credit she deserves.
It’s actually cold tonight. It was raining earlier. We had a little tornado and the power went out for about an hour. And it’s the first night of the World Series, so we were really hoping the band of storms would move out to see.
It did. Game on!
Summer never wanted to end, but winter seems pretty eager to begin.
We got one and a half sunny days. Knowing how erratic our weather is, we went shooting on both days. Another day we went out, we managed to shoot during a sunny hour between the rains.
Just another WordPress.com site
Martha Ann Kennedy's Blog, Copyright 2013-2019, all rights reserved to the author/artist
Post, news, diary... All the world around me, ALL THE WORDS AROUND YOU
Kim Jacque - A sleep-deprived crafter of corset-busting females
Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.
Chit Chat and Whatever from Time to Time
Teaching the art of composition for photography.
Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald
To See More Clearly
Riding Through Life One Horse At A Time...Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling Up Anyway!
wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …
Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think
Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns
EMBERS FROM SOMEONE DOGGEDLY TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL...
Swiss Mennonite Family Comes to America
A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness
Life in progress
...with a twist.
Musings, Photography, Writing, and More
NO LONGER ENCUMBERED BY ANY SENSE OF FAIR PLAY, EX-JOURNALISTS RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY TO FIGHT THE TRUMPIAN MENACE!
Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.
Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World
Just another WordPress site
The Fun Side Of Science
Your second chance to be creative. .
To participate in the Ragtag Daily Prompt, create a Pingback to your post, or copy and paste the link to your post into the comments. And while you’re there, why not check out some of the other posts too!
Knows a lot & wants to learn a lot more
People, Places, Nature, LIFE!
explorations on the journey of living
Independent blog about literature, philosophy and society in words and images
A Modern Mystery School
Writing Down The Bones