Several months ago, I was working on a project, and the publisher objected to a single phrase in a fully written manuscript. The exact phrase doesn’t matter as much as the sentiment. He objected to us mentioning terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and gun violence. He said a single mention of trying to find faith and harmony in a world that includes these things would automatically date the book, that this was a uniquely current situation.
If you are telling people to relax, perhaps you need to realize this isn’t just another election, just another president, for women, PoC, non-Christians, LGTBQ, or anyone deemed different.
I waited to share this story until I was sure no one was reading…so two weeks ago, I went out for an easy Monday afternoon run. I believe I was running four miles at a 1/2 mile run, 1/4 mile walk intervals. I was about a mile in, about half way though my second 1/2 mile interval when a bee attacked.
Not one to be thwarted by waking up at 2 am or running 13.1 (plus another 6.2) miles, I will not let a little thing like runDisney moving my favorite race to the morning (making it no longer my favorite race) ruin my Food & Wine plans. We made it through two rounds of booking and have a schedule fit for a very fat lush runner! Here we go…
So what’s happened in the last million days? I’ve been to Disney for Star Wars races, Coachella Music Festival, Maui, San Diego, Disneyland for Tink, Walla Walla, Disney World for my birthday, Miami, Puerto Rico, Vancouver,Portland, Leavenworth, and some places I’m certainly forgetting and not in that order. Now I’m home with my pugs and will be catching up on some oversharing.
We finally made it over to Culture Club Cheese Bar in Capitol Hill to enjoy our Kickstarter awards. Two pairings. I chose white and Ricky chose red.
I’m in the middle (really just the start) of crazy work, race, wedding, birthday, work, travel, race, travel, work something or other, but wanted to chime in on today’s Tuesday’s on the Run hosted by Erika, Marcia and Patty. As Patty so delicately said, “Race shirts: wear TO the race or is this aheeeeelllll no in your book.” read more…
I deviated from usual Coachella exploration today, as every musician I hit with my finger was a DJ (or a DJ group, why do we need so many of those?), and I just wasn’t in the mood for any type of overly produced and mixed computer music with guest singers crooning, no matter what genre (and I found several). I wanted a guitar. So I decided to explore Melody’s Echo Chamber, who is playing on Sunday, instead.