I took this picture this morning from my front porch. The sky looks like April. It’s an early spring for sure. See the Bradford pear tree in full bloom on the left. If this is early spring can late winter be far behind? Suffice to say that our heaviest, deepest snows have fallen in March in this part of the country. Beautiful, hard-to-navigate snows. Time will tell.
I don’t like American football for a number of reasons, the biggest one being the damage it does to the bodies of the players. But sometimes a football story catches my eye and my heart. The Colts have dumped Peyton Manning after years of dedication to the team and the extended team family in Indianapolis. He cried as he met the press. Bless you Peyton. I know exactly how you feel.
Andy Borowitz is an American political satirist. I love this quote about the Republican primary: “The only thing that is scarier than Mitt Romney not believing anything he says is Rick Santorum believing everything he says.” All I can say is “amen,” Andy, and is this the best they can do?
Chely Wright is the first openly gay country music star. I saw a clip of her appearance on the Ellen show. She’s a charming young woman. She has written a book called Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer. She also has a recording entitled “Like Me” which is a love song to another woman, her partner I think. You can listen to it here. The decidedly not silly question, then, is: Won’t it be nice when gays can be who they are and will no longer have to feel different and ashamed and think there’s something wrong with them?
Somewhere in the New Testament it says we must forgive someone seven times seventy. (Forgive me if this is not correct. 🙂 I’m relying on memory.) I’m wondering what that means. Do we have to forgive one incident that many times? Or do we have to forgive that many incidents? Do you forgive easily or is it like pulling teeth?
One last question–What does the Jane Fonda quote at the top of this piece mean?