is Monday, too.

This semester was ‘beyond words.’ I gave my last final last night, need to calculate grades, and feel I want to re-invent part of my life, as I’m too exhausted for words.
I’m very excited to be able to go to Europe soon, even with the terrorist threat. I drive the 405, and ‘almost get killed’ about once a month, sometimes once a week, by someone swerving in front of me: you have to be ‘street smart.’ When I travel, the real me emerges, without home & work burdens, just walking about 50-80(?) miles a trip. I like exploring, and the world is beautiful and interesting.
My son got married, so it’s bittersweet, happy they did it, but sad she doesn’t like me, age-old story of Biblical echoes.


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“Pope Francis also gave the President some homework, or summer reading, if you will: Copies of his three major writings as Pope.
The first, an apostolic exhortation called “The Joy of the Gospel,” may take Trump by surprise. The 50,000-word work, in addition to exhorting the Catholic Church to wake from a spiritual slumber, launches a fierce attack on modern capitalism, blasting the “idolatry of money” and calling trickle-down economics “crude and naive.”

“The culture of prosperity deadens us,” Francis writes in a signature passage. “We are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase; and in the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us.”…

The Pope’s second written gift to Trump is no easy read, either. In “Laudato Si,” Francis calls for a revolution to halt climate change (which the President has called a Chinese hoax) before the Earth devolves into an “immense pile of filth.”

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” Francis asks.

…The Pope “urges people to put down their smart phones, turn off their televisions and cultivate real relationships.”

“When media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously,” Francis wrote, sounding very much like a foil to the Tweeter in Chief.”

e.g., This is a cool wave cloud coming in Kentucky.

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