What I’m Reading:
I was reading Warren Hammond‘s Kop on the airplane on Tuesday and was about halfway into the novel, (and enjoying it). When we landed, I tucked the book into the seat back pouch while I retrieved my purse from under the seat in front of me. I put my billfold in my purse, took my water bottle from the seat back and put it in my purse…and forgot the book. Some lucky reader now has a signed paperback copy of Kop.
As a result, I’m now going to start the other book I brought along: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
What I’m Thinking About:
Freedom of speech is a right I would give my life to defend. But listeners have rights too. If I don’t want to listen to someone’s speechifying, I have the right to walk away, change the television channel, or switch the radio station. Sometimes, however, we’re members of a captive audience when a speaker, entertainer, or even a shuttle van driver unexpectedly launches into a political rant. The speaker might be loud and persistent, a verbal bully.
I’m serving notice that I will no longer remain quiet when this happens. If I cannot escape the situation (or don’t want to walk out on a seat I paid for) and do not want to fight back, I will stick my fingers in my ears, cross my eyes, and chant softly, “I can’t hear you, la la la la la la la.”
Hopefully I will not be driving a car at the time.
This Week’s Quote:
“For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”
———-Ernest Hemingway (as noted at BrainyQuote).
A Recommended Blog:
One of the coolest continuing post topics is Why I Write Mysteries, written by various guest authors.
The Best Thing I Had to Eat This Week:
I had brunch at a restaurant in the Denver airport Tuesday before my 11:15 flight to Indianapolis. I usually have nothing more than a whole wheat English muffin (sometimes with crunchy peanut butter) with my morning coffee, so scrambled eggs, bacon, herbed potatoes, and a big fluffy biscuit was a treat.