A Slow Start

I won’t say I’ve wasted my morning, but I’m trying to limit my time at the computer and so far I’ve spent a whole morning answering comments and visiting the blogs of people who have visited mine. Although It’s not a waste as such, because I’ve had some interesting reading, it’s not the creative time I had planned.

So, 12.54 and a leisurely morning  has been had. We had porridge with fruit and home made bread (Julia fired up the bread maker yesterday) with marmalade. I have visited London, Maine, New York, East Yorkshire and various indeterminate locations where I have read posts on current events, crime, American politics (which neatly connects the first two) , writing, being happy, and digging for old ruins (which reminds me, I haven’t checked in on Tootlepedal and Derrick yet). They are both so prolific that it is difficult keeping up with them.

Based on yesterday, when I watched TV, read and lost three lots on eBay, I want to write a post now before making soup from last night’s stew and settling down to finish Out of Time. Click the link and support laurie Graves, your local author. Well, maybe not geographically local, but she’s local on WP – just a button press away.

Not quite sure what to say next as I’m all out of creativity. I do have some material on American politics, but it’s probably not fair to find humour in a situation that saw five people killed in an argument about something that doesn’t really matter. It’s politics, to a large extent nothing done by politicians affects us much at home. We might pay a bit more tax, or have a bit less money to spend but we aren’t going to wake up in the morning living in a tent, unlike a lot of people in the Middle East. Even if an election was rigged, is it worth five lives? George W Bush managed to get in on a disputed election and nobody got killed then.

He went on, I see, to win both the highest and one of the lowest Presidential approval ratings ever recorded. That’s proof that you can’t please all the people all of the time.



17 thoughts on “A Slow Start

  1. Helen

    Good points about politics. When I bought my car back in 2010, whilst waiting for it at the dealers, I got talking to a driver. It was just after the general election and he was saying the same thing. He seemed every so pleased that I’d given him the time of day – must be a lonely job!

  2. tootlepedal

    You put your finger on the problem in politics today. They know that they only have to appeal to about 35% of the people to get elected so they concentrate on them and abuse the rest. Notice the appearance of ‘the will of the people’ signifying what only a modest minority of possible voters wants. Trying to please all the people all the time might not be possible but in theory that is what you are elected to do.

    Sorry to be so prolific. I can’t help it.

  3. Lavinia Ross

    Your breakfast sounds good, Quercus!

    Many people over here are living in tents due to politics, and they have a lot less money to spend as well, which is why they are living in tents. Those of us with house and land are very fortunate, and not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate what we have. 🙂


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