Confessing

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101914_1729_Somedays1.jpgMy name is Rusty, and I am a political junkie. It has been one day since my last slip.”

I dunno. Maybe my calling is stirring up strife. About the time I think I have settled into the comfortable habit of chronicling mornings in what I call coffee posts, some new outrage sets me off in a flurry of snarky posts.

I like the morning posts, though I quickly run out of ways to say the same thing every day. There is only so many ways to describe a golden sunrise, the cottony softness of a rural morning, my wife’s comforting morning routine and antics of a parakeet.

I have read the book, and I know how this drama called life eventually ends. I am fairly confident that I don’t want to hang around for that. We have been tested in peace, we have been tested in war. We have been tested in misery, we have been tested in joy. We have been tested in poverty, and we have been tested with great wealth.

Today’s poor live like kings compared to the poverty of other times. I was watching a few video clips of the great migrant parade in Mexico. Everyone had cellphones! Paper plates of half eaten food littered the sidewalks. I saw no babies with distended bellies from hunger.

Then I watch a bunch of politicians piously call for peace with liberal doublespeak when they were the very ones spreading rancor, and seethe at the chutzpah. Such gall cannot go unchallenged and I rise to the baiting. But then, writers far more eloquent than I have risen up throughout history to decry the sins of the opposition. Life goes on with or without me, and I shan’t be the last decrier of their sins. An ancient instruction comes to mind: If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

I repent. Again.

Good morning!

14 thoughts on “Confessing

    Catherine said:
    October 28, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Hi, Rusty. I’m a political junkie, too. I was going to stop after I voted a couple of weeks ago, but I can’t go 24 hours without reading something that makes me want to drink (and I don’t drink). As for the caravan, I pray we have our military up and down the border to keep those people from crashing into our country. I do not mind immigrants coming to America … the right way. After November 6, all hell is going to break loose. That’s what scares me.

    Otherwise … things are beautiful today. The weather could not be more perfect. Peace!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      October 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Yeah, it is hard to turn the other cheek … I would rather turn their cheek …

    Lia Storm said:
    October 28, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I used to be a political junkie, but I have learned not to let all this get to me (at least not on an everyday basis). I’m much happier and peaceful now. I read that book too and I learned that politicians are not going to save the world 😉

      Rusty Armor responded:
      October 30, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      … save the world? Hardly … they are the author of the worlds woes!

    Lia Storm said:
    October 28, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Well I left a comment here but it didn’t “take” so not gonna repeat it LOL, Now I will see if this one works

      Rusty Armor responded:
      October 30, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      Askimet went in the ash can …

    Lia Storm said:
    October 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    So, I am going to try this one more time LOL

    Boo said:
    October 29, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Good morning luv…..*holds out cuppa and wisely stays out of the political shitstorm that has been hitting the fan of late.*

      Rusty Armor responded:
      October 29, 2018 at 9:43 am

      A little poo slinging now and then is soul satisfying. But then one needs a shower.

        Boo said:
        October 29, 2018 at 9:45 am

        …….and I don’t like to shower alone.

        Rusty Armor responded:
        October 29, 2018 at 9:57 am

        Tony Perkins gift to all men … women don’t like showering alone … 😛

        Boo said:
        October 29, 2018 at 11:11 am

        aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhahahah!!!

    Lia Storm said:
    October 29, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Hmmph, let’s see if my comment will post today…

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