NEW YEAR, NEW (FILL IN THE BLANK)

NEW YEAR, NEW (FILL IN THE BLANK)

“THE RETROSPECTIVE GLANCE IS A RELATIVELY EASY¬†

GESTURE FOR US TO MAKE.”

George Crumb

 

I have been forced to sit back and do a lot of quiet contemplation. Don’t we all need to have some quiet time now and then? When you have any quiet moments do you take advantage of them to keep yourself on a productive and useful place in life? 2022 was a turbulent year for me and I have found that a bit of quiet with no distractions can be beneficial but absolutely necessary.

Politics and the non stop news on TV are probably our worst offenders of peace, quiet, and well being. I could go on a rant about slow Joe and the collective madness of the Demoncrats, and often do. My readers have come to expect my observations and opinions and I am thankful for that. But I prefer to be positive and see good things. I am just a little more than disturbed that when I watch the television that I pay to have a variety of programming and yet have to watch sophomoric and often vulgar commercials. I have been especially disturbed to watch personal care product commercials where an actor is sniffing the private body parts to sell a deodorant that is designed to stop such odors. Then the near pornographic salesmanship of other things that would have gotten a network fined and shut down 50 years ago.

Sometime I think that advertisers just push to see what they can get away with. Then there are the commercials that are trying to sell things that I don’t even know what they are. Am I getting dumber in my old age or just fed up?

I find more and more that I can just leave the boring and insulting programing behind and watch You Tube and pick things that interest me, and I have a lot of interests. My delivery people are kept busy bringing all the new books that I have been ordering. I spend a lot of time reading. I believe that if you would throw away your kids devices and limit TV time to only a few minutes of the day, and buy them books, you would do them, you, and the world a service.

I am going to end this here. Do yourself, your family, and your soul a favor and enjoy some quiet time. You know that there is a reason that the old timers spent time smoking a pipe.

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