Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Christmas song of the day...
I still believe in Christmas, too. We need it now. A lot.

 Blog 365...
18 . What are three things you need to do tomorrow?
1. Mail Nana's Christmas present.
2. Go to work.
3. Finish wrapping and shipping the other gifts.

In my life...
A couple of months ago, Providence was named the #1 Favorite City by Travel & Leisure magazine. This was a big deal for us, and one of the local monthlies put together a party at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. I got tickets for me, Mommy and the kids to go. There were vendors, food trucks, crafts and fashion. Miss Rhode Island was there. I ran into a few people I know, tried some locally-made pickles and a new food truck. It was a good time, but not enough for the kids to want to stay very long.

I'm still considering my goals and ambitions for 2015, but I've decided to make non-violence and gender equality e a key focus in my contributions. The two are tightly linked.

I watched Philadelphia for the first time today. It's part of the 101 Things in 1001 Days (100 years, 100 cheers list). It was very well-acted, if a bit dated. Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks together in one movie is impressive. And the two men have taken such divergent career paths since.

I finished an interesting book on pendulum dowsing. I'll have to look into it further in the New Year.

In the world...
A school bus driver stole the cane from a blind student and replaced it with a pool noodle.
Sony is canceling distribution of "The Interview."
Thieves stole gifts from a five-year-old boy with brain cancer.
Boko Haram has struck again in Nigeria, kidnapping 100 women and children.
AMC and MoviePass are teaming up to launch an in-theater movie pass program.
Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, the surviving Boston Marathon bomber, appeared in court for the first time today, to ask to delay his trial even further. The bombings took place more than 18 months ago.
Stephen Colbert, DFA, will broadcast his last The Colbert Report tonight. It's the end of an era.

Something beautiful...
Sunset at Colt State Park, Bristol, RI, by K Elizabeth

1 comment:

  1. A very good question, Erika. My three things for tomorrow are wrapping gifts, replanting two plants, and going to Mass. I think it is going to be a very good day. Merry Christmas.