Suddenly my internet connection is back up to speed. I try hard not to anthropomorphize about machinery but I can't help wondering if it's gremlins in the machine. My son-in-law claims it's the tourists. Many go away when school starts -- but I tend to think a lot come for the Labor Day weekend. Whichever or whatever it is, I'm happy to be back to happy computer use.
Like most of us I really depend on machines: my car, all the electrical appliances, my sewing machine for quilting, telephone and the computer. Now I'm back in business and very happy about it. Once again I can do my rants and my raves about the wonderful movies I see and the books I read.
Small rant to get back in practice: I will say that as local elections near and the national ones go into high gear I almost cannot listen to even the classical music radio station. I will have to turn to my CDs. I despise the political ads of every kind of candidate. There must be a better way although I don't have an answer. Did Churchill say that democracy is a lousy political system but it's the best we've come up with? Well, if he said it, the wording was more elegant. In my lifetime I've lived through more political regimes that I dislike than ones that I liked.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!