I am sitting in a spacious courtyard, half in the sun and half in shadows. I was waiting for the restaurant to open, and thought I'd jot down a few lines. Well, first getting Windows on my MacBook Air to wake from sleep is worse than getting a teenager up for school after a late night.
Then, the local WiFi network wouldn't work. And then it's 8 o'clock and the restaurant is open and I could be having my coffee right now. But, hey wouldn't you rather blog than drink coffee first thing in the morning? I know I would :)
Nah, I think I'll go for the coffee. Maybe more later on. <BREAK> OK, now I have coffee in hand. Whew! Very good coffee. Not great, but I'll settle for very good at this point.
OK, weird thing. When I posted this the first time, it cut off part of the last sentence. I will have to keep an eye out for this in the future.
Anyway, came up here yesterday for a wedding. Maybe 150 or 200 people. Wine, food (so-so) and dancing. Great fun watching the kids and teenagers dancing. Also got out on the floor just a bit.
Memorial Day. Honestly, generally just a long weekend off from work, usually with some type of family obligation. I don't have any dead soldiers in my family to honor, and am against war and soldiering on principle, though I did serve honorably in the U.S.M.C, and I realize that the arguments for the necessity of war and patriotism are complex and passionate. Certainly enlightened pacifists, activists, patriots and militarists can use this day to reflect on the ways that we can promote peace in our own lives, those around us and as far as we can possibly reach. Which today is pretty far.