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"Our job is to find a voice for our own age." - Nikki Giovanni

Music of the Day:
-- Jim Brickman - destiny

Drinking: Water; Trader Joe's Green Protein Juice

I watched the news. I don't know what to make of the headlines that caught my eye:

1. Joe Paterno of Penn State being sacked because he didn't go above the call of duty with the knowledge of the sexual abuse done by Assistant Coach Sandusky. Granted Paterno did inform his superior but went no further. The President of Penn State has also been sacked. I saw a poll on the NBC Nightly News that favors the sacking of Paterno. Paterno had wanted to retire after the close of this year's football season but the Trustees decided it was in the best interest of the University to let Paterno go.

I don't know what to think about all of this. Sandusky is gone. Why not let Paterno finish out the season.

What happened was not okay and yes, the officials should have followed through on the notifications of what Sandusky was doing. You can't take back what happened. You have to take care of today. We as a society need to help these young people to grow from what happened, heal from what happened and how to get on with their life.

Will firing the people involved help? Will bringing charges against them help? These are actions but what impact will it ultimately have on the people involved?

I just don't know.

2. Governor Rick Perry. Need I say more? I did not see the debate. What I know is what the news is giving me. Is this guy serious? Can he really be this dumb about our government of which he wants to be the president of? I am certainly not going to vote for him.

3. Herman Cain. I can tell you now that I am not going to vote for him either. I guess there could be a conspiracy out there to discredit him with these allegations of sexual harassment. It is possible. However, since there is more than one woman alleging harassment what is one suppose to think. If these women are telling the truth, would you want a man in our top position with a history like this? No woman on Capitol Hill is safe. Unless, of course, what has happened scares the daylights out of Cain and he will keep his hands to himself and his mouth shut around women.

I woke up this morning to Bailey wanting attention. He gave me kitty kisses and then when I was sleeping on my side, he would take his paw and attempt to turn my head to where I would be facing him. When this didn't work, he quit. Only to begin with the kitty kisses. There is nothing like a small rough tongue on my nose to begin my day.

Michael had gotten up to go to the food bank today. I can't thank him enough for going by himself and letting me sleep. When he returned home, he had all kinds of goodies for us. I have some fresh raspberries which I will freeze. There were two types of sushi. Lots of fresh veggies and a pastrami wrap; which we are sharing for lunch.

I meditated this morning. I had a hard time getting comfortable. I was able to focus on my breathing but I couldn't quite reach that space of inner calmness. I am glad I took the time to sit anyway.

Michael took care of the AT&T bill and we paid less than what I had come up with. We did learn that to pay over the phone with a debit card they will charge us $5. Only this time they waived the fee. Whew!

I swear these companies now days are trying to slip in hidden fees. Unless we check the bill carefully we end up paying more than we actually need to. Verizon is the worst of the lot. I wonder now whether I will have to keep an eye on the AT&T bill. Although Sandra said that our next bill is only for $19.95. Plus there will be a late fee because I won't have the money to pay it until December.

Bills paid, Bailey and I took a nap. I wasn't sure I could sleep but I did. When I woke up, I felt fussy. I stayed in my chair and went through my stack of reading material. I even wrote some in my journal.

I seem to have a little more energy. I took care of the raspberries. A lot of them were spoiled. I am amazed at how fragile they are. I cleaned the good ones and they are now in the freezer.

I think I will call it a day.

mz. em

P.S. I did update my Reading List. I can't believe I have read just one book in October and I am not even done with it yet. This has all happened since the Internet came into our household. Ye gads!

Days Meditating: 9
Currently reading:
-- "Taltos" - Anne Rice
-- "The Daily Book of Art/356 readings that teach, inspire & entertain" - day 46

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