Laying aside stressful concerns
Puttering away at mindless but relaxing chores outside in brisk wintery weather is good for me.
Mindless chores do take the tiniest bit of attention. Big issue thoughts are constantly interrupted to pay attention to what I’m doing. Big issues get lost.
The past election. Stressful. There’s not much hope for significant change for the better. Not until overriding problems of idiocy and complacency of the general population are remedied. Until that happens the best we can hope for is that things do not get worse. Set aside.
Corruption in government. If there is no truth in accusations, embrace investigation and be done with it instead of hiding behind constant denial. Calling someone else a liar doesn’t guarantee you are not yourself a liar, either. Remove the need for denial. Show your accusers as the idiots you declare them to be. Set aside.
American businesses’ willingness to give executives outlandish salaries, bonuses, and perks, then putting-up with immoral and unethical methods and results without imposing penalties. What’s that all about? How’d that happen? The man sells horsemeat burgers: go down the street to another vendor. Unless you like horsemeat. Set aside.
Racial and gender prejudice and entitlement lunacy. Set aside.
Lawlessness. Set aside.
You hit me, that’s okay. I hit you, that’s assault. Huh? Set aside.
Cancer. Diabetes. Athlete’s foot. Set aside.
Set aside. Not forgotten. Just set aside to focus on raking leaves, trimming brush, straightening garage workspace.
Focus on new “important” things
Puttering away at mindless but relaxing chores outside in brisk wintery weather is bad for me.
My mind freewheels on insane wonderings. Finding nothing amusing in an old guy way, it examines simple things until it discovers they are in fact not simple.
Why is it I can travel west from Kansas City, Mississippi and assuming superpowers allowing me to cross mountains, oceans, and countries hostile to outsiders, travel west forever? Yet travelling north from Chicago, Arkansas, once reaching the North Pole (magnetic or otherwise) any direction I head is “south”? Up for review.
If it is summer here and winter in the southern hemisphere, why aren’t their month names six months out from northern hemisphere months? Snow in July? Or is it the northern hemisphere is wrong? Is there a wrong? Up for review.
Why hasn’t congress (I refuse to give it a capital “c”) awarded millions of dollars to fund scientific research to settle the over-the-top/from-behind toilet-paper mounting dispute? Democrats, now with an ironclad grip on legislative power will quickly run out of important issues to legislate. Seems a moral obligation. Better get with it. Don’t, congress will legislate taxes on air. They can’t address air quality, but they sure as shooting can tax tax you for using it, which regulates the amount of air you can economically use. See where California, that national trendsetter, has already done that. Way to go, lefties. Set aside.
What the hell is wrong with old people? How can they bemoan the manner of dress of youth when they themselves consider dirty, ill-fitting sweatpants, dirty torn tees, and house slippers appropriate Wal-Mart attire? Set aside.
Whyizit chicken wings and ribeye steak that used to be cheap food, now cost, pardon the near pun, an arm and a leg? Can’t blame it all on the yuppies. Oh, in large part maybe. Like why tennis shoes cost over a hundred dollars because they aren’t tennis shoes anymore, but cross-trainers, running shoes, and deck shoes. Set aside.
How come, Momma, you insist your child be encouraged to question what gender s/he wants to be, but declare Tom Sawyer unsuitable for little eyes and minds? Set aside.
Set aside. You see what I saw? Went from inane to suddenly serious again. Gonna go inside and get a cup of coffee. Warm my nose. Call Jim Bob down to the mental health center. See can’t he run me up on the rack and see where my mental governor is broke.
Well, coffee sounds good. Let’s start there.