December 13-14, 2018, Prescott-
I’ve been back at work, these past two days, getting easily into the routine again. As my crewmates read my posts here and on Facebook, there was a brief welcome back, with little conversation about the journey. We focus on the matters at hand, which are certainly enough on any given day.
It must have been quite a contrast in those schools which have endured the twin demons of school shootings and their accompanying choruses of denials/attacks on survivors and victims’ families. The fourteenth of December, a full week after the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, has its own, equally horrific commemoration- the massacre at Sandy Hook. There will never be a time when the survivors of this insanity do not shed tears. There will hopefully be a time, and soon, when those of us who truly love children can forgive those who threatened the families of the shooting victims. That time, at least for me, has not arrived, and I’m still vigilant.
Fridays are also days when investors take to selling off their stocks, perhaps more than on any other day of the week. I know the sales have to originate on Wednesdays, with the cashout being completed at week’s end, but it seems to me that this is an ersatz payday. The stock market is no place for a fire sale.
I have now fully recovered from a couple of setbacks, earlier in the year. Finances are sound, and will have to sustain me for the rest of my life, so I will continue to maintain a measure of frugality. I again have a passport, so prudent overseas travel can happen, to Korea, next Spring, and certain other places, two years hence. Travel and frugality are not mutually exclusive.