You can fly.

You can fly.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

I don’t know why on this night this thought popped into my head.
Talking to my collegiate daughter yesterday.
From my deep memory flashed a class in Anthropology I took in college, specifically the work of Margaret Mead.

You remember her.
She famously researched among peoples of Southeast Asia and returned to America to share her findings, along the way, providing material for those pushing the envelope of our restraints on sexuality in the sixties and seventies.

I loved reading about the Samoans ad Papuans and many other peoples; and despite my study of law, Anthropology and Ruth Benedict, M Mead and others stayed as some of the most delightful moments of my college career.

I don’t know why on this night this thought popped into my head.
Perhaps listening to details of Kat’s happy college life was engendering my own happy thoughts.
Talking to collegiate daughters may do that to you.

Kerepunu women at the marketplace of Kalo, British New Guinea, 1885  John William Lindt  -  File:Picturesque New Guinea.djvu   I found the unspoiled lifestyles of different cultures fascinating.

Kerepunu women at the marketplace of Kalo, British New Guinea, 1885
John William Lindt - File:Picturesque New Guinea.djvu

I found the unspoiled lifestyles of different cultures fascinating.

While rain is still predicted for the Boston Marathon, the projected temperature has ticked up to 68*.  We hope Kali and all the other runners will thrive.   Remember that according to our own calendar, spring began on April 7 and extends to June 15.  Tick Tock. In clock language:   Enjoy today. Enjoy the week.

While rain is still predicted for the Boston Marathon, the projected temperature has ticked up to 68*.
We hope Kali and all the other runners will thrive.

Remember that according to our own calendar, spring began on April 7 and extends to June 15.

Tick Tock.
In clock language:

Enjoy today.
Enjoy the week.

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Postings Count, Weather Brief, and Dinner

Monday, April 15, 2019

My 374th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
After 374 posts we’re at the 7.48% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

Time is 12.01am.

On Monday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 68* with a feels-like of 73*.

Since I’ll be on the road back to Boston from Philadelphia, dinner is Spatchcock Slow-Roast Chicken.

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Question of the Day:
Who was Margaret Mead?

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Chuckle of the Day
:
Never criticize someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, they won’t be able to hear you.

Plus, you’ll have their shoes.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Love your notes.
Contact me at domcapossela@hotmail.com

This from Colleen G, of Room to Write, in response to the posting that began, So, using the baloney-slicing technique, thin slice by thin slice, nature shuts us down until the quality of life so diminishes that you wonder if it is worth living.

She writes:

Hey Dom,

It's hard to offer anything up not being in your exact shoes. My instinct tells me to tell you to follow the carpenters advice: measure twice, cut once. It may apply here--but I'm not the one who will be worshiping the porcelain god if your second measure matches your first--but it seems that coincidences do happen and one-offs also happen, perhaps it's worth a second try on your favorite cut before you cut it out completely. Maybe ask for it "to go" and bring it home, so if you get dizzy and sick, you're home.

As for life being worth living--just think, it could be worse, you could be running the Boston Marathon on Monday;)

Cheers,

Colleen 

Web Meister Responds:You always make me smile, at least. Good thoughts.
Thank you.
True about the marathon, though I do love love love to walk.

And Colleen responds:
:)

Glad you got a chuckle:) I love to walk too--but I am not a runner:)

Web Meister responds: Colleen has the last word. What a surprise.

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Answer to the Question of the Day:
 
Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s.

She earned her bachelor's degree at Barnard College in New York City and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.
Mead served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1975.

Mead was a communicator of anthropology in modern American and Western culture and was often controversial as an academic.
Her reports detailing the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures influenced the 1960s sexual revolution.
She was a proponent of broadening sexual conventions within a context of traditional Western religious life.

I carry all the courses I’ve taken along with a copy of my grades. Straight ‘A’s is nothing to sneeze at.

I carry all the courses I’ve taken along with a copy of my grades.
Straight ‘A’s is nothing to sneeze at.

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Good Morning on this Monday, the Fifteenth Day of April.

Today’s homily concerned a memorable college course dredged up unsolicited from one’s distant past, the weather, the marathon, and dinner.
We posted a new chuckle, a comment from Colleen G, and a thumbnail bio of Margaret Mead.
 
And now? Gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

Your Love