Friday, June 23, 2006
Cloudy, hot, humid
Still have that migraine. Even the Excedrin doesn’t take the edge off.
Frustrating morning yesterday, due to more tangles in The Situation.
The meeting in the City went better than expected, which was good. The meeting was down near Ground Zero – I’m just never going to get over 9/11. I’m learning to live with it, but it can’t be gotten over. The person with whom I was meeting was two doors down from the Towers on that day – it’s something that will always stay with New Yorkers. Yes, it affected everyone in the country; but watching it on television, even with enormous shock and empathy, is different than living it.
The person with whom I met is an admirer of Teddy Roosevelt and his writing; he shared with me something Roosevelt wrote (I had no idea the man wrote newspaper articles on top of everything else). It’s about the patriotic duty of citizens to criticize the President, and how patriotism is shown towards a country, not a person in a job. In this day and age, where Bush claims that anyone who disagrees with him is unpatriotic, I think it’s important to remember that Roosevelt – who was 100 times the President that the current person claiming the job could ever hope to be – believed it was the patriotic duty of citizens to criticize the President.
Did my research for the weekend – it will be a whirlwind.
Now, off to force the characters in Real off Bora Bora. They don’t want to go. Can’t say I blame them.
I also have a stack of correspondence to get through, some more queries to get out, and a few newsletters to complete.