Enter a new era. One where I discover all I lost with the addition of FB to my life. The real impact will be seen next week back at work when I see how my routines change.
So far this morning I haven’t noticed much difference – I still made my coffee and my Holy Crap just like every day. I put out the bird feed and added a few peanuts to the ledge since the Blue Jay had been by earlier and woke me up with is adolescent complaints of nothing to eat.
I wondered how the birds find out the food is back in place. I don’t have it there everyday, but every time I put it out they do return to find it and eat it all within a day or two. The pigeons flew over while I was putting it out. Within minutes a magpie had dropped by to see what was on the table. She flew off with a peanut and returned with friends who quickly eliminated all the peanuts I left for the Jay. Do little birds listen to the nattering of the Magpies?
Then I sat down to the computer. With no FB to check into my computer routine is altered. I usually check the google doodle, then the selected cartoons, then FB, email and the news, then back to FB to see if anyone has added anything else, then news again to read a story or two in-depth, then FB again – just checking you know.
This morning I checked the doodle, which is Sesame Street, read the cartoons and answered an email from favourite son. Then to the news.
An interesting report of Abbas and Netanyahu’s addresses to the UN. The US should beware of the consequences of what they sow. Israel/US dyad has created a world culture where it is not permissible to say anything in opposition of Israel policies without the immediate cry upward to the heavens of antisemitism. After decades of repression, anti-palistinism, retaliation and counter action, the majority of the world has tired of being censured and of the ridiculousness of the ‘surrounded by enemies’ argument. Israel has shown themselves quite effective at protecting their state and their instrests. How would the state of Palistine change this? Would this state be a tipping point where suddenly Israel would be overwhelmed by the numbers of arab states? Or would Israel be forced to grow-the-fuck-up and recognize their own role in the problems they face? Like every adolescent, there comes a time when you can continue to blame everyone else for the problems, or you can effect a change in how you relate to those around you and improve relationships.
I particularly like the part where Netanyahu, in a adolescent tantrum of “it’s not MY fault!” ranted and railed against the very organization that was heavily involved in the creation of the state of Israel. So I wondered what was the stage like back then. Did the arab states condemn the creation of Israel citing security concerns? perhaps, if the location of Israel is such a concern for both Israel and the US the state should be moved to say, some desert corner of the US that is not being used.
Amazing, without FB I can solve the Problem of the Middle East!
Next I tackle world hunger. And the laundry.