September 12, 2019

Did a lot of walking today

Whew, busy day today, although I did not get as much posted as what I would have liked.

First of all, I covered the meeting of Project Hope. Mike Donahue provided an extensive report – which was actually a plea – about the group’s progress; urging members to keep up the good work.

Because I had to get up early (for me) I was not in the best of shape. Oh I was able to record the event. But someone I was sitting next to urged me not to look as bad as he feels! These are the hazards of the job, unfortunately.

I also had to travel to my bank in Wysox to deposit money. Long story, and I won’t bore you with the details. But that took a couple of hours.

When I returned I got caught up on my sleep. Then I attended a Historical Walking Tour which are held on a regular basis by the Dietrich Theater. Interesting information was presented during the tour, but things were spoiled a bit, because it was continuously threatening to rain. When it started to sprinkle, it was decided to cut things short. I wasn’t going to argue, because I definitely did not want the camera to get wet.

When I got back home I was aching all over and also exhausted, so I lay down again. Recharged my batteries, but by the time I got finished it was pretty late. I did not want to work until the wee hours of the morning, so I decided that the two major projects would wait until tomorrow.

However, I still needed something to post, so I put together that astronomy lecture on Saturday I recorded yesterday. It’s not the best, but it is satisfactory – if you like astronomy.

Also, I noticed I got another subscriber on my youtube channel. That makes seven total. It may not be much, but they are my seven subscribers, and from such seeds can spring mighty oaks.

I hope.

It also cheered me up a bit, because I’ve again been experiencing frustration. I keep being plagued by those self-doubts that hit when anyone engages in such a project.

But, as Betty Davis was fond of saying “No guts, no glory.” If I take the safe route I’ll probably be able to make a living, but I’ll go to my grave bitter that I did not make the attempt at this.

While on the walking tour, I spotted my old boss at my previous place of employment. He must have seen me as I passed by with the others, and I couldn’t help thinking to myself “Let him see me. Let him know what I’m up to. I have nothing to hide.”

All right, I know you’ve all been eagerly awaiting today’s bad joke, so who am I to deny you that pleasure.

A devote Orthodox Jewish man died and went to heaven. The man had been so good and pious in life that he was immediately invited to sit at the right hand of God.

During the festivities, God could not help but notice that the man appeared to be very sad.

What is wrong, my son,” asked the Lord. “You have proved your worth and now sit at my right side. Why do you not rejoice?”

Oh Almighty One,” the man said. “I know I should be happy, but I hide one secret shame. Despite everything I did on earth, I could not control my son. He did the unthinkable and became a gentile!”

Do not trouble yourself,” God replied. “I know exactly how you feel. My Son did exactly the same thing.”

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