New Feature: Twittering Tales #150

Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019

Photo by Felipe 

I’ve a new Tuesday feature to start this week from a fellow blogger at https://katmyrman.com

She does a 280 character challenge weekly where she posts a prompt pic and encourages creativity. I let her explain.

“About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.”

Please do let her know and if you could also drop a line here too for us to follow, that would be fantastic. As for my entry… Here goes.

“It’s been twelve days, fourteen hours, eight minutes and twenty two cycles of grief, acceptance and grief since the pods escaped and I was stranded. Here. In what’s left of this shell of a planet, I alone… I alone. I’ll have to get used to those words, that feeling. I alone. I.”

Thoreauvian Thursday: On Government and Personal Responsibility

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.

Henry David Thoreau

Currently Reading: Samuel Adams- A Life. Update 1

No… not the Beer Company in Boston.

I’m currently in the second chapter called “zealous for the cause”. So far the book describes the less famous Adams (to us) as the more critical and active (to the beginnings of the cry for Liberty) than his more historically famous (again, to us in our era) cousin, the second President of the United States, John Adams.

I have on my shelf, and have read David McCullough’s large biography on the latter, but this is the first time thru the biography of Samuel. Intelligent, hard working, common man but not a “common” man by any stretch.
His actions and words fill the very Genesis of our Revolutionary history. It’s confusing and unfathomable that his story isn’t more widely known or told.

Back to reading now.