Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Here’s What I’m Thinking! What Have You Missed?
Actually nothing. You have not missed a thing. Since the first of the year ushering in the new decade, I continued to have many thoughts but did not want to share any of them with anyone. Let us see if I can catch us up on all of the items of interest. Let us begin a stream of consciousness.
LSU won the National Championship.
I turned 71 years old.
Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl.
I did not watch the Super Bowl half-time performances, but I understand many folks are upset regarding the costumes, or lack of costumes to be more precise.
The President of the United States was impeached.
The country is divided more than ever.
The Oregon women’s basketball team is playing at a new level of women’s basketball. March Madness is going to be awesome. Projected National Champion will be wearing shades of green and yellow.
I worked a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. I was missing three pieces. I have not checked the litter box. Even if I do, I doubt I will retrieve them.
And I read a 400-page book called The Crusades. (History nerd alarm) I shall summarize for you.
In 1100 the Holy Land – aka Middle East – was claimed by both Christians and Muslims. So, the Church, as in Christian, decided to do a Crusade and everybody would walk miles through tough terrain and weather and take back the Holy Land. So, for the next 200 to 300 years, the Christians fought the Infidels. The Infidels fought the Christians. The Infidels fought the other Infidels. A Muslim named Saladin fought Christians and others that He considered Infidels. The Christians fought the Christians. And somewhere in the middle of all of this Genghis Kahn fought them all. This lasted until approximately 1492 when the New World was discovered and there were more people to fight. The End. Except fast forward to the Middle East and today and they are still fighting over this area on the globe. Now you are brought up to current history of the region.
It is Texas. I must be ready to take off my shorts and T-shirt and find a heavy coat and layers of clothes sometime this evening when the temperature plunges into the 30’s.
And that is what I am thinking.