October 13th, 2016

abstract butterfly

cautionary silliness

This morning went along useful but unoriginal paths. I ran a load of laundry. I ate some Kix cereal and skim milk. I finished an on-line legal seminar about ethics and modern technology. The presentation was less high-tech than common sense. The presenter told cautionary tales of unwise attorneys who weblogged about their clients in public posts.

During the commute to work, I learned that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature.I found myself without a strong opinion about this idiosyncratic choice.

I spent a practical day at work doing practical things. At lunch I walked in Heritage Park in Sachse. I saw stalks of Maximilian Sunflowers amid the browned grasses. I saw the resident Loggerhead Shrike standing atop a yellow tower on the ballfield.

I went to CiCi's Pizza for lunch. They made me a custom sausage, a bit tardily, and I ate it as well as broccoli, carrots and dill pickles as I read the Economist.

After work, I stopped by Timber Narrows Park in Murphy. There I saw a flock of House Sparrows, a Carolina Wren, an American Kestrel some Eastern Bluebirds, a Northern Cardinal, a Cooper's Hawk and the first Winter Sparrow I have seen this Autumn. I think the sparrow was a White-Throated, but my view of it was imperfect--the other candidate was a Chipping Sparrow.

We dined in roast beef sandwiches and talked about our weekend to come. We watched the television show "The Blacklist", which is now a bit too dark for my tastes. I do like "The Good Place" with Kristen Bell.