As predicted, the weather seems a lot more tolerable. Had to happen sooner or later.
But it will be short-lived. Gonna get hot again by next week.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with mostly sunny skies, temps reaching up to the mid-70s and I think we'll might see a pass in the precipitation department. Toss in some lower humidity, too.
So, let's start this month off in fine style with a refreshing beverage as we take a look at what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the cupboard is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection."
Henri Nouwen (24 January 1932 - 21 September 1996), and he was a Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. Here is his WIKI:
He was born in the Netherlands
I will leave it to you to read up on him in detail, for what I find intriguing about him is that although he was a revered speaker for Christianity, he also suffered from loneliness and a need for interpersonal connection.
((His popularity as a spiritual guide has been linked to his capacity to describe his personal struggles in a relatable manner.))
"I wanted to know how we could integrate the life of Christ in our daily concerns. I was always trying to articulate what I was dealing with. I thought that if it was very deep, it might also be something other people were struggling with. It was based on the idea that what is most personal might be the more universal."
—Henri Nouwen, Catholic New Times
((Although this struggle was known by those close to him, Nouwen never publicly identified himself as a homosexual. There is no evidence that Nouwen ever broke his vow of celibacy))
((Nouwen held appeal to many audiences, including Anglicans and Evangelicals, because his spirituality was Jesus-centered. In 1992 he was invited by Robert H. Schuller to preach on Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. He appeared over three consecutive Sundays and preached on the topic of belovedness.))
A really interesting man who openly wrote and discussed his personal struggles with his walk with our Lord.
A good read and lends insight that yes, none of us are perfect.
*** Next up, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
Well, it IS September, so let's take a peek at what is going on this month:
Baby Safety Month
Better Breakfast Month
Classical Music Month
Fall Hat Month
Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15
Little League Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Chicken Month
National Courtesy Month
National Honey Month
National Mortgage Professional Month
National Mushroom Month
National Papaya Month
National Piano Month
National Potato Month
National Preparedness Month
National Rice Month
National Sewing Month
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
Self Improvement Month
Whole Grains Month
National Suicide Prevention Month
National Payroll Week: 1-5 (First Week)
National Nutrition Week: 1-7 (UNICEF-India)
Self-University Week: 1-7
National Waffle Week: 4-10 (First Week)
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
Suicide Prevention Week: 5-11 (Always has 10th in it)
Play Days: 6-10 (Tues.thru Sat. after Labor Day)
Popcorn Days: 8-10 (First Weekend After Labor Day)
National North West Cider Week: 8-18
National Days of Prayer & Remembrance: 9-11 (Friday thru Sunday Closest to 9/11)
Mushroom Days: 10-11 (Weekend After Labor Day)
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 11-17
National Assisted Living Week: 11-17
National Environmental Services Week: 11-17
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 11-17
Balance Awareness Week: 12-18
Line Dance Week: 12-17 (Starts 2nd Mon. thru Sat.)
National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 14-18
Hummingbird Celebration: 15-18
Constitution Week: 17-23
Farm Animal Awareness Week: 17-24 (Starts on 3rd Saturday)
Build A Better Image Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
Child Passenger Safety Week: 18-24
National Security Officer Appreciation Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
Pollution Prevention Week: 18-24 (Third Week)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: 18-24 (Third Week)
National Clean Hands Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Indoor Plant Week: 18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week:18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Singles Week:18-24 (Third Full Week)
National Dog Week: 18-24 (Always last week) Link Link and Link
National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week: 18-24
National Keep Kids Creative Week: 18-24 (Last Week)
Remember to Register to Vote Week: 18-24(Last Week)
Sea Otter Awareness Week: 18-24 Link (Last Week)
Tolkien Week: 18-24(Third Week that Hobbit Day falls on = 9/22)
World Reflexology Week: 18-24(Last Full Week)
Deaf Dog Awareness Week: 18-25 Link (Last Full Week)
National Love Your Files Week: 19-23 Link (Third Full M-F Week)
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 25-10/1 Link (Last Week Sept.)
Ally Week: 26-30
Banned Books Week: 26-10/1 (Last Week)
Health Information and Technology Week: 26-30
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: 26-30
National Fall Foliage Week: 27-10/3
And finally, we have today:
SEPTEMBER 1 -
---Today is NATIONAL CHICKEN BOY DAY
WEST-COAST thing...feel free to google it up)
---And, it's NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY
*** Next, more proof positive that we have some seriously deranged individuals in our midst.
Here's the story:
Morgan Govan, 37 is our "perp du jour" in the minority community.
Oh, yeah, we've seen THAT look before.
You can't even find people like HIM in Gitmo trying to get intel from the detainees.
This is one sick-ass lunatic.
Granted the women he tortured we not stellar citizens either (drug addicted prostitutes), but STILL, the two women certainly didn't deserve the type of treatment that this perp committed upon them.
And all over a few "stolen" items in some storage facility that were actually sold for heroin (by one of the women).
|Sometimes, you need natural justice.|
Yes sir, takes a helluva MAN to tie up two druggies and then pound them with your fists, foot and a claw hammer, doesn't it?
Must be compensating for a LACK of manhood somewhere.
Be nice to have police use the same tactics he used on the women ON HIM. See how HE likes it?
(but that would make the good guys into bad guys...not a perfect solution there)
Still, sure makes you long for those days of old west justice.
And with his priors, let's try and put him AWAY this time...for a VERY long time, okay?
Now, lets shift gears away from such vermin.
*** Next up, time for another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
I've found out one thing about our little feline friend - he likes to wait for Wifey.
Two days ago, as she pulled out of the garage, she has a "well-wisher" near our gate.
Hobo was sitting there, watching her leave...lol. That was too cute. I said not to worry, she's coming back later today.
He does love to rub against her legs whenever she goes outside (must be the body wash?)
If nothing else, he is a VERY affable cat. There is just so much about him that says "formerly owned by people" it's not funny. I mean of ALL the places to go, he came HERE to us. And he's stayed since that day I first saw him on our garage roof.
At least, he's got good taste when it comes to people (and the food they serve)...heh.
*** Last back to the kitchen cabinets... life has so much to offer to everyone.
WANT to seek what they need, don't desire to have what's attainable, and don't want to work at getting it. Funny, THAT is what much of life is all about.
Again, that's part of the "entitlement trap" they have bought into with gusto.
People need to realize that life is the ultimate "one-shot", and needs to be appreciated.
It's the ONE ride on the Merry-Go-Round we all get...not two, or three, or twenty rides. Everybody gets ONE.
And to try and make the best of it should be pretty high on the old "to-do" list.
There was this saying that we need to "take time to smell the roses". It's true, believe me.
We ALL need to stop jumping about like frogs on hot-plates and tone it all down a bit.
Take solace in the little things in life...the insignificant, the minuscule.
And when that happens, you become a better person. Not that hard to figure out in the long run.
Stay SAFE out there, America.