...about so many things that I'm finding it difficult to write about any one of them. For example:
*there's that crazy preacher in Florida who wants to endanger all Americans in the mid-East by burning the Quran. How would he react to the burning of the bible, and why can't he understand the implications of such an action? Free speech or not, he should remember that "my rights end where yours begin."
*then there's the WVU-Marshall football game tonight, probably of interest to few people outside of West Virginia. It's a backyard brawl, one state football team against another. Not especially exciting, I suppose, except that tonight Marshall almost won. That's saying a lot since these two schools are in different conferences and really it's a mismatch in WVU's favor. But Marshall just about took it tonight, and that has to feel good to their Thundering Herd fans, especially since this year is the 40th anniversary of the terrible plane crash that took the lives of one of the best teams that Marshall has ever had. If you want to know more about that story, watch the movie We Are Marshall. It's the only movie I have ever attended that got a standing ovation in the theatre. It's good. Really good. Matthew McConaughey did the college proud.
*two days off on sick leave have allowed me not only to nurse my poor throat, but also to consider what life could be when I retire. Did I mention that I am definitely doing that in June? Being here to cook, clean, write, think, and completely sink into home has made me wish that day would hurry up and get here. This is who I am and what I want to do with the rest of my life. So I'm working toward that end now, planning a budget we can live with and determining what we have to do to make it work. I'm excited and so looking forward to this new chapter.
*a new/old ghost story has completely absorbed my curiosity. I'm digging in to research the how, why and history of the people involved. A story that only details people seeing things and hearing strange sounds is not enough--I want to know who the people were, where they lived and anything else I can discover. I need now to find the grave, the house site, the records. It's not a great story, but it is a story with a history and that's enough for me.
From the global perspective to the home front to the strangeness of the past, there is much to think about this evening. So please forgive me if I have not posted much lately. My mind is so full that some evenings I cannot isolate one thought long enough to write about it. Tomorrow? I think I'll be back to normal again--whatever that is!