Saturday, August 29, 2015

All of these things

I ended up taking  Charvez to one of the “Cleveland night Markets” in an area that when I was a kid, used to be called Chinatown.  This was a markedly un-Cleveland event, in that it had some of the basics, food trucks, DJ, craft beer, and  other libations, and one requisite booth with Pierogies, but, for the most part, it was eastern Asian and south Asian food, wares and music.  I’ve eaten and not eaten  a lot of diverse menu items, and this one brought out some of the most interesting I’ve seen.
Had we not been all over tarnation and back, this event would have probably been a summer highlight, as it was, we both got lovely henna done, that immediately faded away, and we had some time sans family, which is rare,
 I think it qualifies as one of those more exciting in retrospect then when actually occurring sequences.  Either way, for the second time this summer, I’ve experienced the city from an outsider’s perspective, and it really wasn’t that bad.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

12th of Never

A perfect storm of growth and development happened over a two week period for me.
I’ll list.
Decided always expecting the worst was not an optimal approach to living.
I cannot control experiences outside of my own.
Anticipating the future, is always the wrong way to go.
There are certainly some AA or Al-anon variables in the list, but these things came together outside and or alongside of that context.
When Gus was stuck in an extremely remote area of Mexico, I, and others came up with only worst case scenarios.  That, is nuts.
I’m often harping on people about changing their behavior to have a different outcome, yet I anticipate something, it doesn’t happen, and I just move on, not noticing that the expectation was completely wrong, yet, I go and do it again.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

I can see the reality

It happens, that I will be going downtown for a few days next week for a conference .   With that, there will also to be another event taking place at the same time, and that would be the first Republican debate.
This will all be going on in a small radius and I can imagine, there will be quite a commotion due to some of the participants that are expected to attend.
Subsequently, based on previous experience with the Secret Service and events of this nature, it’s most likely going to be , how can I put this delicately,  a fracas.