Your Weekly Diversion, Week 7

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Here we are in week 7 of the Wacky World of American life. Schadenfreude notwithstanding, what a ride! My bet is that you either have a TV or get your news on a computer or mobile device, or even a radio. Maybe you read a real, paper newspaper, but you may be aware of how goofy some of the political machinations and contortions have gotten, and who foments false news and who is merely accused of doing so when they really tell the truth. If you do, I have some questions for you, and some great music.

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Photo courtesy Travels with Amy

Are you hankering to visit Havana? A travel agency in a strip mall near my home in SW Florida boasts a cruise to Cuba for $699 per person. How do you know which Cuba travel opportunity is right for you? Read this before you plan your trip.

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Hungry? Wouldn’t it be great to prep a full hot breakfast on your countertop? Check these out. I’d be happy to give several of them a home.

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Are you looking for love this year? Venus is in retrograde with Aries and Pisces. Not sure why that matters? Me either, but anything with “retrograde” gets my attention. Enough weird stuff has happened in my life when Mercury was in retrograde to make me respect the paths of the planets. The Old Farmers Almanac gIves the dates for Mercury in retrograde in 2017.

Maybe you just want to let the mystery be. Iris Dement’s lyrics tell us she does.

 

Namasté

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Your Weekly Diversion, Week 3

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Photo by Shielagh

 

It’s been another week filled with disturbing news. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. My mother always said, “Consider the source,” when I worried about something mean or false someone had said to me.

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Yes, this post is meant to be a bit of diversion, but we aren’t ostriches, so here’s something relevant that may comfort you. Buddhists are speaking out about the controversial so called Muslim travel ban.

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And today when I opened a favorite app, Bloglovin’, I was greeted with this banner atop the page: “Stand up for civil rights. At Bloglovin’ we aim to give a platform to influencers of every nationality, race or religion, and to make everyone’s voice heard. Please join us in standing up for civil rights. Click here to make a donation to the ACLU.”

And by now you must be aware that the ban has been stayed by a Federal judge through a temporary restraining order. Naturally there have been angry responses from the new administration, including immature, indignant tweets. Look them up if you wish, but I will give them no forum here.

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Poster by Shielagh, also on @sonnische on Instagram

We’ve planned a beach day today here in Florida, a therapeutic bonding with nature as we walk in the sand, slosh in the surf and if it isn’t too cold, swim in the sea. We all need a regular dose of nature, and I urge every reader to go out and make contact with the natural world around you today, be it the sea, the desert, the mountains, the woods, the rivers or lakes, your window garden, or even a vestpocket city park. And remember, illegitimi non carborundum!

Update: Oh, how could I forget the toe tapping! Here’s Fitz and the Tantrums just for you.

Namasté

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