Isn’t it funny how we often lament not having enough time to do what we want? Well, at least that has been a running excuse in my life. I can’t (read, sew, write, listen to music) because I have to (go to a meeting, make dinner, go shopping, meet a friend for lunch). Yet in these days of directed or self-imposed quarantine, I have lots of time yet find myself daydreaming the days away.
It is Friday again. I had made a commitment to blog on Thursdays. I was under the impression that I had written and scheduled my blog for April 2, but today when I went to make sure it had launched properly, there was nothing there! Why? I had forgotten to write it. So here I am, a day late but with the same enthusiasm and hopefully next Thursday I will be on top of things.
How has it been going for you these Covid-19 filled days? It is my hope that all who enter here are doing okay both physically and mentally. There is no doubt that the uncertainty of our future is reason to despair, to throw in the towel and perhaps hibernate in unhealthy ways but the truth of the matter is that we have been challenged before and will come out of this victorious and wiser.
The recent firing of US Navy Captain Brett Crozier has really interested me. After learning the alleged reason (not following the chain of command with regards to the letter that was leaked to the press), I have been compelled to investigate more about it. I have become equally fascinated with aircraft carriers, but that is a story for another time.
I have been known to remove myself from situations and groups where I felt my personal ethics were in direct conflict with majority feelings. With the “facts” the way I see them right now, Captain Crozier has my support. I am pretty sure this is not the last we will hear on the subject and I hope he has a good memory or good notes. It seems to me the warmth of the send-off is something to ponder. And who knows how many lives he has saved while sacrificing his position?
I didn’t intend on writing about this today but there and here we are.