happy August first?

Hard to believe, that we are beginning the 8th month of this year.  It's not where did the time go, it's why was it so prolonged and messy? For all that it was a roller coaster of irritating events, my life, and yours too, I suspect, has been nothing to what's been going on in the world.  There are some days when you read/hear/see the news when you want to invoke that imperative: "Wake me when it's over."  

I have always been a glass half-full kind of person, even when my life was at its lowest ebb, or so I thought.  I have no claim to low ebbs. But I do wish things were better now.   You know what I mean by things.  All the news analysts and pundits seem to know what our leaders should be doing and certainly their advice sounds good.  Why don't they run for office and make good on their pronouncements?  The question is, would anyone vote for them?  

When TV reporters go out with their cameras and do what they call "streeters", asking the person on the street what they think of current events, most people, even the ones who pass through their newsworthy filters, most people are a-political.  They admit they don't pay much attention to the news and they seldom bother to vote.  I always vote, not that it does me much good.  I have a friend who says I am a-political because I don't go out of my way to buy organic produce, meat or wine, though I do buy free-run eggs, and I do try to avoid Wal-Mart, except I buy long underwear there for my son who works outdoors all year long.  Oh, dear.  All our decisions boil down to personal reasons. Where was I?

At the beginning of August.  Have a good one.