August 16, 2014, Prescott- I will continue with my posts on Europe tomorrow. They are sparsely read, anyway, so this is a good time to switch gears.
As always happens when there are events that hit close to home, I’ve done a lot of reflecting this week. Tonight, I watched a film about the human brain. That’s all I’ll say about the film, for now. I have also done a lot of thinking about which direction my life should take. That’s still up in the air. These things are clear:
Prescott, and my current residence, are good places, and will suffice for now. I have a lease that’s good until April, and my term as American Legion Post Chaplain runs until June.
Work has dried up, with the public schools, but I give it until December, to see which way the wind is blowing. Small minds tend to call the shots, in many places, oddly enough, especially when it comes to forgiving small slights.
I have two commitments out of state, this Fall: A business convention in Salt Lake City, in September and meeting my son in Honolulu, and possibly following him back to San Diego, in October. Once those are finished, I will look to the area’s charter schools, for a fresh start with substituting or helping out in a classroom.
The other night, I had a vision of what I might do next. With the world the way it is, I’m not going to get too specific, but it involves a slogan, for which I could get a trademark. I could use this to do some good, and follow my heart.
These things have been running through my mind, the past couple of days. I have a lot of good friends, of all ages and both genders, and I know the true ones will be on my side. I’m not concerned about a relationship. At my age, and income level, it is secondary, anyway. I want, most of all, though, to do more good, on a wider level, than attending meetings and being on someone’s “IGNORE” list. It’ll get done, because I was not left here to stagnate.
Thanks for reading this.
This week has been a good one for reflection, on many levels! Hopefully the lack of work is simply because it’s summer, and because the teachers are rested for the beginning of the school year — I imagine it might pick up later in the school year. I still think that trip back from Honolulu sounds like a really neat opportunity, and hope you’ll be able to do that. Do let me know if you get out to San Diego or to Orange County!
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Thanks, Janet. I will stay in touch.
Very incisive and things I didn’t know about you.
Glad you’re reading these things, Dan. A post on Bastogne may be of interest to you.