Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Back again and bob

Wednesday morning I ate a plain bagel in a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop. My business occupied much of the day. I walked a bit after my meeting. I ate egg whites, wheat toast, fruit and turkey bacon for lunch. I walked for a bit in Chace Park and in an little nature trail called the Oxford Basin Loop, where I saw a Snowy Egret and a Great Blue Heron.

On the late flight home, I sat in front of a toddler with active feet and a gift for crying. I felt a bit for his parents, who worried about it.The flight attendant offered me a chance to switch to other window seats, but I elected to stay put. I originally intended to watch TV on Southwest's internet service on the flight. Then I realized that the service did not include the ABC programs I favor on Wednesday night. So I created graphic images using the Logo programming language. I was not as good at visualizing the formulae as I want to be. My evening meal consisted of a ThinkThin bar and a crunchy granola bar.

During this trip, I finished the fantasy novel "Only the Stones Survive" by Morgan Llewellyn. This novel, an origin myth about Ireland, posed that familiar problem--a well-written novel that did not grip me until I was half-way done. It took me forever to finish this one, but I liked it nonetheless. In general, I am less fond of sword and sorcery and in particular less fond of sword and sorcery set in Ireland or Irish-like alternative woclds. On the other hand, science fiction, even overwrought space opera, holds my interest. In general, the fictional future, like the real present, should have more justice, more compassion, and less violence.

Today I was tired, having not arrived at my house until 11:30 pm. the night before. I had multi-grain Cheerios and skim milk for breakfast. cat lunched on a TKY and chips. After work, I walked on the Chisholm Trail. I got a good luck at a Bobcat a ways off. I got a fleeting glimpse of another, a half-grown Bobcat kit.
I watched television that was good but too violent, and thought about tomorrow.

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