Thursday, November 1, 2012

Natural Disasters and Other Depressing Happenings

When I look around at what's happening in the world, I could dig a hole and crawl inside, pull the dirt in on me. So easy to get discouraged when I fill my head with election lies, natural disasters, needless deaths, the Benghazi scandal, man-made disasters, thoughts of hurting people and of course, what I consider stupid laws.

Oklahoma's open-carry law went into effect today. I don't understand it. We buy the local newspapers. We know what's going on around here. Honestly, I can't imagine going into a restaurant and sharing lunch with a bunch of gun-toting citizens that don't have the same values, up-bringing, life concerns that I have. How do I know they won't get angry at their waiter and start shooting? I don't! And frankly, I don't have that much hope and faith in my fellow man. No offense.

The world is certainly changing. Since I have a tendency to hole up within the safety of my own four walls with laptop in hand, most of what I see on TV and read in the papers reinforces my hermit-like behavior. Unfortunately ... my computer crashed. I've borrowed hubby's laptop for the time being. Mine won't go to its computer doctor until next week when I head back to Louisiana for a conference. (In case you're wondering, I did find a repair shop here in Yukon but the guy said he'd have to mail it off if he couldn't fix it. Not an option. Do it all or do none.)

Yesterday, I pecked out the beginnings of a new story on my cell phone. Tedious typing! I had such high hopes for NaNoWrMo this year. {{sigh}} Do I dare attempt it?

I know some of you must have good news to share--nothing like this downer of a post, so let me hear from you. Have you sold a book? A short story? Learned something at a conference worth sharing? Let's hear it!


Charles Gramlich said...

I doubt most will take advantage of that open carry law, but I too wonder about the type of person who feels the need to carry a gun with them everywhere. Politics too has really sapped me and I will be so glad when the election is over.

Sylvia Ney said...

Congratulations again - I can't wait to read it!