Tonight we decided that writing things down is valuable.
Today I woke up and felt the general malaise and fatigue I have been feeling since the incident 2/22/2017. Of course it was to a lesser extent then it had been originally.
I awoke to relieve myself and then began a kettle for coffee. I then rinsed the previous day's coffee and went to add the day's scoop. I use a sturdy 1/3 cup measuring cup from an unmatched set for which I own no other accompaniment. I found that my countertop canister was near empty and circumvented the scoop altogether. I instead poured the remaining coffee grounds into the French press. While I waited for the kettle to whistle I sought relief of the solid variety. Whilst on the pot I found a new show on Netflix to watch called the mars generation. I hardly paid much attention but recall envy for those youngsters documented having their first, second, and even third stay at space camp. I wanted to be that young again and nearly as bright as even the dumbest of the bunch.
As I reached the close of my relief the kettle began to whistle so I paused the show. I fixed a mug of coffee in my last remaining salmon colored mug of an original set of 4. I felt a certain pleasure from having landed on this mug amongst the rotation. Without a flared ridge it (they) is (were) my favorites of the total of 8 mugs I own. I retreated to my smoking room to find that the wind was pushing in the smoke from my first cigarette into the rest of the house. I did not want to but i forced myself to obtain the small retro fan that is usually in the window seal of this room from it's temporary place in my bedroom to ensure that the smoke or at least a large quantity of it would leave the room through the window. I returned the fan to its rightful place on the window seal and snuggly closed the window atop its crest.
I resumed the show I had been quite actively ignoring however I felt a sudden urge to tune into current events. I have been avoiding the news for nearly three months in most part due to my ultra sensitivity to events of late even those with less significance than those with the denotation of 'world issues '.
I started Cbsn live to discover that today and the three days preceding have marked a historical event: the dismissal of the director of the FBI. Today marked a public forum on national security. As it turns out the president has fired the director of the FBI days after he requested more funding for an investigation into the president's and the presidential candidate's campaign's involvement in the cyber interference in the 2016 us presidential election.
Since so much was divulged and concealed in the very same forum , it is difficult to recount all of the key points but a few things linger in my memory. The 7 entities that protect and obtain our countries intelligence may act to consolidate the 198 government entities under one computerized system rather than retaining the fragmented status quo. The same entities were also asked if they would be comfortable with the same security protection software being installed on their own computers and they all said they would be ok with that.
This made me think of a few things. First I thought of the 1990's sandy bullock movie 'the net' where the government and the private sector are nearly duped by a security software company into installing the software across the board as a result of fear tactics secretly perpetrated by the same company. It also made me think of a sinking ship.
If a nautical engineer was asked to present the best way to prevent a ship from sinking would he reply with a design for a single strong hull or a design that implements a series of bulkheads that can be closed strategically to protect the integrity of the entire vessel ?
Finally I thought , if the government is compromised by the Russians would an 'all eggs in one basket' approach help them? If all the eggs became under the oversight of one single compromised individual would that be advantageous to them?
Later in the day around 11 am mountain time an executive order was signed signaling the beginning of such an approach. This would ensure that all these agencys' security and vulnerabilities would come under White House jurisdiction.
One other thing that lingered from this forum was the fact that the intelligence agencies admitted to having a surprisingly large amount of face time with the president. Wouldn't the intelligence about intelligence be advantageous to those benefitting from a potentially compromised White House?
I continued watching the news until it began to repeat during which time I cleaned my dishes and continued an experiment involving papaya remnants and beard softening.
I prepared for a hike to clear my mind. I had received an email regarding the re-fi on this house asking a question that should have been known by the person that posed it. 'Are we still going forward with the re-fi'. I directed the question to to many people involved in the re-fi since the progress currently hinges on their decisions to say the least.
I prepared for a hike because I felt that I might stay in bed all day. Needless to say I went on a hike with Lola and then felt like a beer.
I texted a current love interest while headed home, scarcely providing time for his reply before I left his side of town.
I then texted my brother in law and invited home for a beer. He accepted I dropped of Lola at home changed and met him. We talked about his career and mine and then I came home. I am home now watching the prestige or rather ignoring it while I write..