Taking a break from the circus

Trump Clown

I need a break. I am going to spend the next week NOT reading Trumps tweets, or Politico. Not watching Rachel Maddow or the evening news. My brain is fried and I need to un-fry it somehow. I am thinking a diet of Left Hand Stouts, Cheeseburgers, The Andy Griffith Show and hiking in the mountains might be just the prescription I need. I will try to answer any comments you might have but please don’t be offended if I simply approve without adding any content.

I am sure confident “our” President will do or say something stupid in the coming week or weeks that will boil inside of me but I am determined not to write about it and just let it go. I may turn into a drunk, fat mess with even higher cholesterol biting my tongue but at least I will be an oblivious, drunk, fat mess. Sounds like the majority Trump supporters doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll buy myself a red hat and have “Lock her up!” tattooed on my forehead so I can blend in.

I need to find some calm, some zen, some Om. This country just seems to be Nucking Futs to me right now with the head orange peanut stirring shit up for the sake of stirring shit up. People without a plan like to stir shit up. People with a spoonful of intelligence like to stir shit up. Insecure, narcissistic, ego maniacs like to stir shit up while the Deplorables wave their red hats in the air and say “My man Donald don’t take no shit off of anyone!” followed by a “Yee-haw”. Yup, that just about sums up how advance America has become under our current leadership. The knuckle draggers are in charge, the Neanderthals have returned. Darwin was wrong, oh wait, Darwin was “fake news” according to the Evangelicals. This truly is the new age of enlightenment.

I am sorry to sound so negative but I am just tired. I am not abandoning the fight to get this buffoon out of office, and I hope you won’t either, I just need an attitude adjustment. I need to see my children and the concern they have about the road this man and his “supporters” are taking us down. I will draw new energy and determination looking into their eyes, the eyes of a future. I will remember that my time here on earth is short, and thankfully so is the time of one particular 70-year-old man. That maybe, just maybe the Trump era will be a good thing for the 20 and 30 year old’s behind us to experience. What better way is there to know what NOT to do than to have an unstable idiot show you first hand?

So to my little WordPress universe, be safe, get some sleep, eat your vegetables, and get a little exercise. Build-up your strength and your resolve. The battle to save America is an everyday fight, an hour-by-hour fight. We need to not only resist but also persist. Hold my spot in line. I will return to join you soon.

“You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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16 Responses to Taking a break from the circus

  1. Suze says:

    Rest well, my friend. Your place is safe.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Relax and recharge, brother. We all get trump fatigue now and then. We’ll be here when you get back, mad as hell. (Not at you, of course.) (At least, I won’t be) (Just shut up, will you?) (Hey, make me…)

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  3. Nan says:

    I simply can’t “like” this post as you will be sorely missed! You write exactly what I’ve been thinking and it’s so satisfying to read it in print.

    Nevertheless, I do understand. I’ve found myself being not quite so glued to CNN lately. I guess the weariness is setting in for me as well.

    Take care, rest well, and we’ll anxiously await your return.

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  4. A well deserved hiatus biking in the mountains. Enjoy. I’m spending a lot of time in the woods and swamps figuring things out. No resolution yet, but I do know that flowers still smell sweet, that wild turkeys are still awesome, that the winds still whisper in the trees. My friend, there are some things that powerful, idiotic, greedy billionaires simply can’t steal because they sadly don’t understand the worth of non-material wealth.. My peace of mind is safely locked up where nobody can touch it. Wishing you safety, peace and happiness.

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  5. JJS says:

    Take care of yourself and be well. Whenever you return, your thoughts will be welcome.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Sending you peace and smooth riding trails :-).

    Liked by 1 person

  7. You said, “That maybe, just maybe the Trump era will be a good thing for the 20 and 30 year old’s behind us to experience. What better way is there to know what NOT to do than to have an unstable idiot show you first hand?”

    Couldn’t agree more — and the whole world is learning (once again) civil rights and decency has to be (and will be) fought for.

    To maintain a Zen day, on January 1st (after months of letting the GOP and Trump get to me), I began to write another book. We have to do our best in whatever it is. It’s what we are fighting for, in our own ways — freedom to thrive and feel safe.

    Have a great, safe holiday and re-charge!

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  8. I don t look at the news everyday especially Trump because I,ll go crazy.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Patty says:

    Ah well deserved break! Till soon my dear Mr. Legend. XxX

    Liked by 1 person

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