A better day

11 July, 2013
Rat Fink


Here’s what I need to do. I need to stop reading news that makes me mad. Check that. I don’t need to stop reading news that makes me mad, I just need to stop allowing bigots, politicians and profiteers to dictate my mood after reading it.

To the John Kasichs and Rick Perrys and Pearson Corporations and Bill Gateses and Arne Duncans and Rahm Emanuels of the world: I block you. I exorcise you not from my consciousness, but from my conscience. I will no longer take on your idiocy as my personal problem.

I “tested the waters” on my Facebook page with regard to my disgust and rage against the Common Core machine. All of my teacher friends, I think, are afraid to “come out” on the matter. Likely, there are many who are scared of losing their jobs, or causing a backlash against teachers in our small district. I have to regroup and decide another course of action.

But this day, I decide that I will enjoy my work, gain a feeling of accomplishment, and call the day a success. How about you? What are you going to do today to make you feel great by bedtime tonight?

I must admit it helps that the sun is actually out in Ohio this morning, and the view from my front porch is bright and pretty. Yay, God’s not mad at us anymore, and people in my area can start cleaning up the flood and wind damage.

So, as David Hartman used to say on Good Morning, America in the olden tymes: “Get out there and make it a good day.” I’ll do it, Dave!


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11 July, 2013 11:26 am

Way to go Fink!!! My favorite definition of success is that you are successful the moment you take the first step towards a worthwhile goal! I spend each and everyday trying to do five things: – learn something new, – love someone, – serve someone, – fail at something, -listen to things and people that make my heart dance! It’s not that I do not care about the Monsantos, or Keystone, or (pick any kaka for brain politician), I do care but ultimately only I can dictate my happiness. For sure they can impact my comfort or my safety or… Read more »

11 July, 2013 1:59 pm
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My two sons are my facebook police, if I start getting too political I get a call from them reminding me to chill…makes me laugh and appreciate their love all the more. So…now I sometimes post comments just to rile them..it is the little joys in life, like messing with your kids that make it all worthwhile.
To your day … oh yeah, wear short sleeves!


11 July, 2013 1:04 pm

I am the same way when I read about and/or see pictures of all the horrible poaching and animal abuse that is occurring for the sake of money. I have had to delete people from my Facebook “friends” and don’t visit certain websites because of the pictures or videos they post. It’s just too much and I get this sense of being overwhelmed and a “what can I possibly do???” feeling. I do donate some money to some good sites but then I wonder if my money is actually used for what I hope is a good cause and not… Read more »

12 July, 2013 2:44 am
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So sweet! We are still in the talking and hemming and hawwing stages. Mostly haw-hawing over our money sitch. “you want to go where? with that little savings?” HAW. :)


11 July, 2013 6:13 pm

The road in front of your house looks beautiful now! :)