I look out on stillness. The hoped for rain is not pounding down. The sky lightens with lavender.
My book group is meeting in the city today, dining at the famed Slanted Door in the ferry building. We agreed that the food is good enough that we will tolerate the noise. Three of us will take the ferry over from Marin, and three will arrive on Bart from the East Bay. What a way to travel!!
A vulture just does a lovely circle in the sky, then, four flaps and another spiral.
He looks for something on which to dine. I love watching the thermal lift him or her higher and higher and up over the hill.
Maybe that is what I will do with my heart, thermal it upward trusting that we can begin to see more clearly from a higher height that we are all in this economic mess together. It is not you against me, or state against state. Unity of bird and sky.
Gail Collins writes well today on the subject of kindness and common sense.
The Dreaded Fairness Doctrine
Researchers recently announced the results of a study about dogs and fairness that sheds new light on the auto industry bailout debate.
Trust me. There's going to be a connection. But first the scientific news: Folks at the University of Vienna conducted a test in which dogs were asked to shake hands over and over and over again. If you have any experience with dogs, you will not be surprised to hear that they were absolutely delighted. And they didn’t care about being paid! The opportunity to perform the same trick endlessly with a stranger in a white coat was reward enough.
Then the researchers brought in new dogs that were given a piece of bread as a reward for every handshake. The uncompensated dogs watched, lost their innate love of mindless repetition and grew sullen.
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