and escape into the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. THANKS TO YOU of the mystery world!!
Someone also sent me Lee Child's newest Jack Reacher novel Make Me. Many thanx! Surprise gifts from the unknown...how can it get any better? Another coincidence in my corner...I watched Charlie Rose interview Lee Child a few weeks ago. Appearently in this story, the always-manly Jack Reacher shows some vulnerability ... and he falls in love! What is the world coming to?
I am grateful every day for the Wall Street Journal subscription, you Darling Duo! Saying thank you hardly seems adequate, but it's the best I can do for now. The articles are smart and thought provoking. The Sunday New York Times will start arriving soon so I'll get a "balanced slant" (mmmm, is that possible?) on the news - Ha!
Not sure if I told you that I've moved to a Theraputic Community called Crossroads. There are only 20 men in the dorm, down from 40. WE are respectful to each other and there's no noise, no talking between 10:00 pm and 10:00 am. There is no swearing, no vulgarity and I think I can safely say, WE are determined to never return to prison. Lack of education has held some back from success so I help with writing letters and answering questions about "the real world out there." There are lots of questions about interview skills and how the Social Security system works. Mostly they are looking for legal ways to support themselves and to find meaning in honest work when they leave Crossroads...appropriate, eh?
I have chosen not to rent or buy a TV because I like to read and write. However when the Seahawks play, my roommate invites me to the game. I buy microwave popcorn at the store and save it for game day. Of course we share...he's a funny man with a long beard...a thick accent...Ukrainian...and a good sense of humor.
This quarter I'm enrolled in a creative writing class. And I'm still enjoying yoga and Toastmasters ... trying to keep mind, body & spirit healthy.
I recently had a complete physical with good results. All body parts are working as designed, except maybe my eyes. Gonna visit the optometrist next for new glasses. The doctor, a kind and caring Asian woman, wants me to put on some weight. I'm 146 - YIKES! She wants me to add 20 pounds. The store, from which I can buy supplies mostly sells candy and chips, but if one looks around there are some healthy choices. This week I bought some rolled oates, granola, flour tortillas, refried beans, some bagels & cream cheese...with the help of my Ukrainian friend and the microwave, I have some great snack potentials! That should add a little weight. The vegan meals I am served here are tasty but the meal size is small so I'm thinking I don't get enough calories....hence my 146!!
Well, that's all the news that's fit to type for today. Hope y'all are alright. The world keeps spinning...and I watch with interest...thanx to all of you who write or email or share information!! AGAIN....GRATITUDE from my corner to yours!