Been reading lately that the least tolerant people are those who keep asking for tolerance by others. I must be missing something… if someone is intolerant who believes claims that they are virtues of tolerance. I accept the fact that not everyone loves typewriters. Some prefer to use computers, I tolerate this odd behavior.
After reflecting over the past 40 years on a 109 year old typewriter. I feel I will be a much better person at 40 years from now (age 100). At 109 I may make the transition to mellow…
It could have been 1967 or 8 when our family took a trip to Washington D.C.; we stopped at the office of a Conservative republican Senator Everest McKinley Dirksen… I was not that interested (I wanted to see the Lincoln Memorial); I could not understand why we needed to travel from Illinois to D.C. in the hopes of seeing someone from Illinois… Now 48 years later I understand!
The words look good to me… not that they say that much. I just like looking at the words on paper placed there by a 108 year old typewriter (even with a cracked frame). Serial #220078
I watched the President and President Elect sit down and speak of unity and doing good. This should have meant that supporters of both would follow that lead and build bridges. Instead one group wants one man to speak out against protesters and another group wants the other to speak out against those who celebrate by negative statements toward minorities. Another objects to picking a Chief of Staff who might get along with congress to well and should pick someone who will be less friendly (and hints of “or else”.
This is not building a bridge toward understand and hope. A star said positive things (think O) and is called a “sell out”. It is hard to see the good in others or to find a common ground when actions that move toward unity are “spit on”.
The experts should stop saying why someone lost and explain how everyone can win if we give “understanding” a chance.
Ignore my thoughts… nothing will happen. I will still believe in this country regardless. Without hate or malice… I just seek understanding and I hope that is okay!
Sometimes I can look over events with a fresh perspective and come to the same conclusion.
In the mood to type… in a nice groove!
Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon… if my reservation is accepted; in 2017 I will do what I had hoped to do at age 50; hike the Grand Canyon to the bottom and stay at the Phantom Ranch. 11 years late… but better late than never. Such actions happen when you decide to type on a 110 year old typewriter.
Another ride done… I look forward to another.
Temps as high as 95 and as low as 65… some rain… tall corn… 19,000 bicycles… just another great bicycle ride across Iowa!