If I can just hang on until 2022 I’ll have fifty years of field work in. I’ve winched my hours down, and I’m feeling good. The odds are still crappy but I’ve managed to get this far. Being fearlessly optimistic has helped. I wasn’t born this way; I have to work at it. I practice fearless optimism.

        I don’t teach fearless optimism, or preach fearless optimism. I work at being fearlessly optimistic. I’m not consuming as programmed. I don’t buy myths, legends or the loads of crap that I’m being pitched constantly. I buy breakfast at the diner...I tip well. That’s pretty much the extent of my outlandish consumption. The red rocket is aging, but I’m thinking Uber might be cheaper than eventual replacement of that gas guzzling tank, which should go in a museum, but won’t. 

         I’m going to argue that we were not born to have a crappy time. I’m going to argue that suffering is a learned behavior. I’m going to argue that fear and suffering drive consumption, but not now. 

          The cheapest thing on the market is the miracle. You can’t buy one. Nothing is supernatural, and neither are miracles. If it’s for sale, then it’s not a miracle. That’s what it’s not...for sale. 

           In a consumption driven culture miracles have no value. They can’t be marked up, distributed, or shelved. Consciousness is a miracle. Think about it. I’m not going to dwell on that either, believe me.

           I don’t have all day. I have to get to the diner. Counter intelligence...working the shut down, happier than just about ever. Four more years. I’m feeling optimistic. 

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Comment by Ron Powell on January 20, 2019 at 9:39am

"... If it’s for sale, then it’s not a miracle.."

A kernel of truth, if there ever was one...

Comment by J.P. Hart on January 20, 2019 at 10:23am

c____-_2 and I have more than our fingers crossed fifty miles south of Canada or such at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. Waitin' on Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019! Visibility Maps for the Total Lunar Eclipse.
Good place as any to set your soul free.
Snow's catalytic-converter deep and the center line's just another word. Throwback soundtrack. Spinning Robin Williams' Good Morning Vietnam without sound.
Play Roy Orbison for me please she whispers. . .

Comment by J.P. Hart on January 20, 2019 at 2:11pm

That I should take and insist on a clear ice lion sculpture for the champagne fountain here at Circus-Circus?!

Comment by Robert B. James on January 20, 2019 at 3:02pm

I’m sorry I had to rush this bit, but the Sunday am diner crowd waiteith for no man. Did not quite get it out as I imagined it at 3, 4, 5 am. Now I need a nap.

RP: I’m leaking like Snowden...only cheaper.

Dr.Hart: I’m freezin just thinking bout it.  We ain’t gonna have no moon here tonight so lucky frozen you. 

When you got ice, carve it.


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