Captain’s Log 5,515
Gads! I turned on the news to watch some pope stuff and there was a report of a gang fight here in San Diego where one kid ended up with this!
Yes, that is a KNIFE sticking out of his head!
Apparently, it was racially motivated and went from one community to another. The kid seemed fine (other than the whole knife thing). He was talking calmly to police officers and paramedics.
So there is a new pope. This is the 7th pope in my life. In 752, Pope Stephen was elected. He died three days later and never made it to the pope throne. That kind of sucks – when you consider all the fuss they make about electing someone.
There is a lot of hope floating around that the church is going to be different now. I don’t think so. Yes, Pope Francis took the bus to work in Argentina and he visited poor people, but those are issues that are not going change the path of the church’s future. They need to address sexual assault by clergy, birth control, same sex marriage, abortion, etc. These are far more compelling needs than thinking someone is cool because he wants to help the poor. Helping the poor is NOT going to get you into hot political waters because everybody wants to help poor people. Endorsing and supporting the other issues is the crux of the matter. Crux. Neener.
Looking a bit terrified in this photo. The guy right behind him with the scowl looks ready to push him off the balcony!
The wing-ding in Lincoln is going to be a bit dressier than normal for me. Dress slacks and a nice sweater combo are usually fine for what I do here (unless I need to wear some sort of nice jacket thing). So I decided to treat myself to some nice clothes yesterday. Since I detest shopping, I was pleased with three pair of slacks and two blouses in just under 15 minutes. Not bad. I’m all set for Lincoln. Bring it on!
Yellow. I can wear yellow and not look jaundiced for some reason.
Interviewing a gardener this morning. My “Eden” has become quite an overgrown mess. I want to see if he can get it under control and maintain it for me for a reasonable price.