So it's felt a lot lately like the world's a bit out of control. There's no rhyme, reason or sense to how insane people are acting. Most of what I'm referring to is in the world at large, and some still is far more personal. In any case, it's all insane, and it's getting rather difficult to keep hanging on to any tethers of normalcy.
For a start, there's the shut down of Congress in the US. In essence, there are Americans not being paid, bills not being paid, and not because there isn't money...these aren't austerity measures, these are children, pissed off they haven't been able to run the world into the ground legally, so their going to do it illegally. AND while there has been endless rantings and ravings over the lunacy of it all, there's absolute apathy at delivering, forcing driving a solution. If this were 1786, there'd be far less talking and a whole lot more torches and pitch forks, and a new government would be forming, under a new constitution, and frankly a whole new individual investment in the outcomes would be obvious across the western world. At the very least, every congress person who is responsible for this shut down should be fired, without their ever loving insane pensions, and the jobs should be completed by the people who actually sit there with a brain in their heads focused on doing something for the country - full stop.
Then there's this whole "wag the dog" stuff happening in the middle east - whereby it would be just really fucking nice if one person with some clout had a brain and said the whole fucking thing is corrupt - and it's either time we step up and take over, or leave them fucking to it - no support, no trade, no sides - step out and fix your own shit so the good ones see opportunity for change and ask for fucking help first.
Then there's the personal life which honestly combined with the lunacy of everything else around me, is just not letting me get back on a diet plan. I'm eating. I'm cowering in a corner, and while it's stressing me out, it still seems infinitely wiser than throwing myself out into any sort of fray where the cross fire is sure to kill me.
So my apologies for seemingly unending silences here - I'll pop back in now and again when things seem far less dangerous.