It’s Monday and this is your blank canvas (or soap box) – for those who want to discuss anything under the Sun.
There are fourteen shopping days left before Christmas. The temples of greed (shopping malls) depend on you spending your hard-earned money to buy stuff that will end up in landfills. This might be a good time to post your Christmas list in the comments section below.
Or maybe you’re waiting for Kwanza in the hopes of getting what you want (or possibly deserve)?
Go ahead, max out that credit card. It’s good for corporate America, which pins its hopes on you doing that at this time of year. You can pay it back eventually at 25% interest.
What are your plans for the day after Christmas? It’s the worst possible day of the year to have a birthday… If your birthday is on December 26, you’re upstaged by Jesus every single birthday of your life. Everyone lays around the house, exhausted, and explains that your Christmas present IS also your birthday present. Of course. Have a plate of leftovers. Warm them yourself. We’re going back to sleep.
What do you make of this?
h/t Claudio – We emailed about the situation and this article. Without sharing my opinion directly, I’d like to hear yours in this open forum environment if you want to share it.
Note: Claudio and his family have scheduled a get-together with me over the break between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It should be a fun luncheon at one of the prettier places on the planet, with a lot of free-flowing conversation. We have been planning the summit meeting for a few months now. I’m very much looking forward to it.
Books & Entertainment
I have my favorites, of course, but you can also make suggestions for holiday reading for your fellow travelers through life who visit this blog.
In a few days, Jack Reacher Season 2 will arrive on Netflix (eagerly anticipated). Rebel Moon will be released on the same day for your viewing pleasure (also on Netflix) — When the ruthless forces of the Motherworld threaten a quiet farming village on a distant moon, a mysterious outsider becomes its best hope for survival. I can’t even guess whether or not it will suck.
The list of holiday blockbusters is very short – as in, I can’t think of anything coming to a theater that I’d want to spend my money to watch. Maybe you have an opinion on the matter that you’d like to share? Does Disney have a blackwashed remake of a classic coming out for the kids?
The pale blue dot…
Earth and Moon were seen on October 2, 2017, by OSIRIS-REx, when the probe was “only” 5 million km away from us. © NASA/OSIRIS-REx team and the University of Arizona