Tuesday, January 23, 2018

George Orwell's 1984

I read this book for the first time many, many years ago. As I am discovering the benefits of an Amazon Prime account that includes books you can download I came across the title and decided to read 1984 again. I was able to load up books on my tablet to take on our recent cruise. I like the feel of a real book in my hand as much as the next reader but the lighter luggage was nice.

This book has themes that echo fears of where our government could go now more than the when I read it the first time about 30 years ago. The book talks about a layered society with no movement from one level to another. Prols will always be prols and the Party members will always be Party members that is unless they get in trouble and then they are gone. Media in the book is not really an enemy but rather a tightly controlled, constantly adjusted, publisher of a history that fits the plans of The Party. I bet our current White House occupants, the guy at the top and his staff, would love those kinds of privileges.

It is a classic and I am glad I spent the time reading 1984 by George Orwell again.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Weekend Happenings

Good Monday morning to whoever stops by!

At least now I can say it's good. Over the weekend Jim had to travel in Utah, in a snow storm, driving. He did okay but someone behind him did not. His truck was hit from behind by someone who the UHP ticketed. Both vehicles were driveable but damaged and no one was hurt so Jim was able to finish his trip.

Now comes the fun (not) part of dealing with insurance.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Late Start

Been quite some time since I blogged. I missed it so here I am with good intentions.
What a year 2017 was and I am not even talking about politics. Jim was going to retire in the fall and then he didn't. I started creating a retirement nest for us in Arizona. At the beginning of the summer, Memorial Weekend in fact, Jim has a heart attack. He is doing very well these days but we kind of started adjusting timelines.

I am back nesting and he is still working. We started the year by going on a cruise. We were on the Holland America Line Oosterdam on a trip to Mexico. We had a lovely time and were welcomed back to San Diego by a couple of stunning sights. The first was the USS Midway all lit up before the sun rose and the second was a ship heading out of the harbor in the fog.

It was good to go and good to get home. I don't know when I will be here on the blog again. The plan for blogging would include the word soon. Until then take care.
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