To say this week was a shitty week, that really doesn’t do it justice. And I’m one of the lucky ones – I wasn’t innocently attending a concert and shot at by some deranged asshole with an arsenal of weapons. I didn’t lose someone that I loved. I have my house, electricity, and healthy family members. I prefer action to “thoughts and prayers” but have little hope that anything is going to happen with the current climate in our country.
^^ I wrote this because it feels twee to post a bunch of random Internet articles and not acknowledge the chaos that’s happening all around us. I don’t have answers and I have some vague ideas that go beyond trying to beam kindness at everyone I encounter. Suggestions are welcome. Leave me a comment. And seriously – let’s do our best to not be assholes to each other. Again, not an answer – but maybe that’s the smallest, minimal step that we can take towards making our corner of the universe a place that’s more peaceful.
Why does losing Tom Petty feel like losing a piece of ourselves? The LA Times takes a crack at that riddle. Incidentally, this video of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame featuring Petty, Prince, Steve Winwood, and Jeff Lynne still is one of the best vids of all time.
Reading: I’m in a bit of a reading rut and I’ll admit that. However, I was trying to reserve a book at my local library when I came across an autobiography written by President Bartlet, erm – Martin Sheen and his eldest son Emilio Estevez. Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son is wonderfully written and I’m really enjoying it.
GOING: I have a partially solo weekend coming up this weekend. If I hit my writing goals on Friday, I’m treating myself to a movie and this one looks ridiculously cliche, but features Idris Elba (hot!) and Kate Winslet (hotter!). I’m not even going to read the reviews, I’m just going and enjoying.
I have a date on Saturday with my momma. My dad’s usually my concert buddy, but my mom has a soft spot for Chris Stapleton, so we’re going.
Writing: Editing. Have run into a bit of a snag, but I’ve ID’d what I need to do to get out of it, so … time for some backtracking.