Storm Moving In

The building that we are staying in in Connecticut has a roof deck on the 23rd floor. On a clear day we can see very far. We saw the NYC skyline emerge from the haze. But we also see the rain storms start moving in from a long way off.

The sky gets dark. The wind picks up. And the ribbons of rains connect the sky to the ground. We watched it move in until it was nearly on top of us. We went inside after the first few big drops of rain fell.

Sci-Fi Prompt

I’ve been asked to submit a story idea about Earth colonizing a planet in the future. Here’s what I sent:

A quarantined group of Earth’s colonists on Planet B discover that all of humanity’s knowledge has been forcibly stored in their brains and their sudden awareness of and access to that information leads them to make their own plans for retrieval. This could threaten the very survival of the growing colony and the human race.

Pink!

Deborah is going to paint my mom’s nails and she asked mom what color she wanted. Her nails are bright blue now. When Deborah suggested pink, mom’s eye lit up, she grinned and excitedly said pink!

Outdoor Dining

Several streets in downtown Stamford as rows of outdoor dining as people are enjoying going out to eat again. Every table at every restaurant is full.

Furnished Stay

Rather than staying in a hotel for an extended time, we are staying in a furnished corporate apartment. It’s so much nicer to have more space for working, a full kitchen and a washer dryer.

Driving

I’ve made so many long drives in the past year that an 9-10 hour seems like no big deal.

More Masks

People are starting to wear masks again in the grocery stores. Since that’s really the only place I go, that’s really the only place that I see people.

Return Address

Why does every non-profit believe that providing me a pre-printed sheet of return address labels will encourage me to make a donation? I mail, on average, zero letters per year. I’m not even sure where I keep my stamps since I use them so infrequently.

Dog Yoga

I just saw a dog get up from the couch and stretch into the downward dog position. It looked like a perfect stretching position.

More Than Tuesday

“As the Director of Taco Relations, you will be [the brand’s] resident consulting taco expert. You will be our official eyes and ears for all things tacos. You’ll have the opportunity to work with the [brand] Kitchens team to develop innovative and delish taco recipes, travel across the country in search of the latest taco trends, dialogue with other like-minded taco connoisseurs across social media, and be in on the latest Street Taco seasoning mixes developed by the [brand] innovation lab.”