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Archive for August 21st, 2018

The end of day twenty-five and the start of day twenty-six…
Morning weight:  332lbs.
I am now down “41/48”.  As in, 41lbs down from my fasting start weight: 373lbs, and 48lbs down from my highest weight ever (two days before I started the fast): 380lbs.  Today’s loss is a 2lbs loss, down from 334lbs yesterday.
The difference between humans and machines is our singular (for now) ability to interpret data and decide to believe / accept it or not.  This morning, my scale is bouncing between 329 and 330lbs.  This is four or five pounds less than the the previous day’s weight.  I simply do not believe that this far into a fast it is possible to lose 4 to 5lbs in a single day without most of it being water weight.  As such, I’m recording the loss for today as only 2lbs.  I will make an extra effort to ensure I stay hydrated today / tonight, and see what the scale says tomorrow.  IF it still says I’m down that much weight, then fair enough, otherwise I’ll feel vindicated in “suspecting” something was just funny with today’s weight.
Other news:  Not a lot.  The day has been grey, overcast, cool and windy.  Not conducive to an outdoor swim, but I went anyway.  I have to admit I am enjoying swimming a little more each day.  Oh, yeah…  My oldest is running for an elective office in November.  Today I went an ordered a few t-shirts for the family (and a couple of friends).  Hopefully, everyone will get a kick out of them when we host our house party for her campaign.  LOL!!
Tomorrow I take Hil for her surgery on her skin cancer.  They’ve said it’s very minor and there is nothing to worry about, but I’ll be the judge of that after it’s done and dusted.  It will be at least a half day affair and starts at 6:00am.  Meanwhile, I will be sleeping uncomfortably in the waiting room…   Any and all prayers are gratefully accepted.
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It is no secret in my country, in the USA, democracy and freedom upon freedom is under attack.  It is dizzying and maddening to say the very least.  These are radical — sometimes, often even, inexplicably complicated and complex times — and one of the things that pains and concerns me the most is the attack on the truth.  The eroding of our ability to engage in intelligent, respectful and respectable discourse as a humane society.
As a nation, as a world, as a global network of artists, writers, creatives, connected ever faster and with more and more urgency, we are losing touch with the essentials for growth, nourishment, deep thought, deep commitment to our soul’s purpose of truth-telling, no matter how painful or uncomfortable that may be.
I call myself a writer.  Maybe you do, too, or maybe you don’t.  But either way, we are all contributors to language, we are all users and shapers of words and ideas, how we use them to build up or destroy, to honor our common dignity or to pick away at it.
  —  Allison Marie Conway
[This quote was found at: https://allisonmarieconway.com/
The specific link is: https://allisonmarieconway.com/2018/08/13/on-art-democracy-dangerous-play/
Please visit the original site if you have a spare minute (or two).  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2017 Cowardly Defamation
2016 With No Allowance For Chance?
2015 Details
2014 Here’s One…
2013 Non-Fungible Commodities
2012 Hope And Tears
2011 Just Long Enough
Meaningful Thoughts

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