“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” ~ Atticus Finch
This winter just keeps on shedding my heroes.
“Reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” ~ Annie Proulx
Sunny today and cold. Currently 35˚F. A chilly morning that I was actually out and about in. It's rare I'm up and dressed and out of doors before noon, but there was the business of our P.O. Box being moved to the post office on Thayer Street to attend to, and so there you go.
No work to speak of yesterday. Germination. On Facebook I posted, "Trying to make a story come together in my head. A 21st Century murder mystery involving a Neanderthal woman and Hollow Earth conspiracy theories?" I haven't moved much beyond that. Also, I've decided to set the McKean story aside and write something for Sirenia Digest #121 first, so I don't wind up getting behind again. I also need to get the text file for the forthcoming reissue of Tales of Pain and Wonder cleaned up and off to PS Publishing.
Re: Jerry Falwell's defense of Trump against the Pope (what a surreal sentence). I did a double take at Falwell's assertion that “Jesus never intended to give instructions to political leaders on how to run a country.” And this is the same Jerry Falwell who's spent the past four decades trying to legislate morality and inject Fundamentalist Christian morality into the American government? I just want to be sure I'm actually reading that right.
"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country." ~ Jerry Falwell (Sermon, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1976-07-04, quoted in William R. Goodman Jr.; James J. H. Price (1981). Jerry Falwell: An Unauthorized Profile. Lynchburg, VA: Paris & Associates. p. 91.).
Jesus, the American politics have never been weirder...and that's a bold fucking claim.