Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Stuff

Today has been delightful. Jilda put on sweatpants and a light jacket when we got ready to walk.

Soon well bring our citrus trees inside along with other tender plants. The inside of our house shrinks, but it's pleasant sitting among the foliage.

I finished the training on podcasting and began taking inventory of the things I'll need to produce them. I think I have most of the hardware. But content and branding will require thought and planning.

Yesterday when I took my mail to the mailroom at work, I walked by the college library. They have a table outside where they place old books they no longer need. They are free to a good home. Often they are textbooks or other books that are of no interest to me. But yesterday, they had several books that I scarfed up.

The first one that caught my eye was Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I read that book 40 years ago. It's a classic. A copy still rests on our bookshelf of old and cherished books. But I got this copy for my great nephew Jordan.

His nanna had surgery yesterday and she called to ask if I could pick him up today. Not a problem, I said. 

I put the book on my front seat so that it was the first thing he saw when he climbed into the cab of my truck.

He'd read chapter one by the time we pulled into the drive at home. It might be a little advanced for him but there's also a chance he might be able to wrap his young mind around it. I could kick myself for not getting a picture of him reading it. But I didn't

So tonight is a picture I shot in October of 2010. I call it Spider Moon.


  1. Save that one for Halloween.

  2. I love it when a kid WILL read. Many will not. i regret that I did not read anything other than work or school related until I was in my late 50's.
    neat moon shot! I like the name!

  3. Love that spider moon.
    I remember Jonathon Livingston Seagull. I wonder whether I still have my copy - will have to check. Thanks for the reminder. I hope Jordan loves it. Books are the best gift.

  4. I love to see children reading. They an live in many worlds, times, and bodies.

  5. What a great gift to give Jordan. It's good that he loves to read and he can pick up some wisdom that will help him throughout his life. It's never too early to sow seeds of wisdom.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Our nights and our morning have been cool but afternoons amazingly warm here. I love that book and your picture with the spider. For a moment I thought it was drawing across my computer screen! Ha !

  7. Congrats on finding the book for Jordan it is a great feeling to help build a childs interest in reading.

    The spider moon is a great shot.

  8. Anonymous12:06 PM

    I LOVED Jonathon Livingston Seagull. It's wonderful that Jordan is a reader. Books can open up fantastic new worlds to him!!

  9. My dad loved that book. You remind me of him.


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