This has been such a gorgeously peaceful day. My contentment level is at about 99%.
I had nothing “to do” except to pray, to enjoy life, and to pamper my pets.
Well, in the “to do” department there was a quick trip to the market to get some Fava beans, zucchini and butter. But buying “Fava (Broad) Beans” and the anticipation of eating them is for me more of a spiritual experience than a shopping task!
That being understood I relaxed.
I finished reading some “New Yorker” magazine articles.
I immersed myself in a library book entitled: “Finding Moosewood Finding God” by Jack Perkins (Zondervan 2013) .
The book jacket blurb added (What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life On An Island”)
I comment: (It’s a lovely tale).
THEN I turned my attention to the T.V. channels C-Span 1 and C-Span2
C-Span is one of the finest (and underrated) T.V. organisations.
Today C-Span featured wonderful programmes about books.
1. I was enthralled as the Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy talked about their new book (which I will certainly purchase) “Whitey Bulger –America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice”.
2. I was intrigued to listen to Marvin Kalb as he chatted about his important book “The Road to War: Presidential Commitments, Honored and Betrayed”.
3. I was fascinated as ex-CIA operative Lou Mehrer talked about a little known Cold War operation in Berlin: “Operation Gold- the Berlin Tunnel” . See
A. C Span is a national treasure – a shining star in T.V’s trivial wasteland.
B. I am so blessed to be “busy doing nothing” on a lovely day in my 8th year of retirement. AMDG.
C. In the midst of this I treasure my "friendship" with my gorgeous Penne