Captain’s Log 5,236
I now believe that Trump is actually trying to start a civil war in this country. With his statements becoming more and more absurd, I can’t imagine he is actually serious. Today, he stated that Russian espionage is good for our country. Isn’t that a statement embroidered with treason?
I think he’s getting white people so riled up over being “discriminated against” that he will step aside and let the warring factions destroy each other. I fully expect to see military presence in our cities very soon. This is not going to be easy.
On a happier note, the high schools in Washington D.C. are, in effect, boycotting the inauguration festivities. Not one has agreed to march in the historic parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
This was Obama’s parade – full of marching bands. Imagine it empty. I can. And I hope he gets the message loud and clear.
My guess is he will start some sort of Twitter tirade against the schools – and probably the kids too. Nobody is safe from his idiocy.
I keep thinking this is all a bad dream. But it’s been too many days for that. It is now a living nightmare. So many people tell me to be patient and wait out the storm. That’s like saying it’s okay to just let your ship crash against the rocks and hope you all survive. Doing nothing and saying nothing is the worst we can do.
I have a full weekend of activities that ends Monday night with our staff dinner. There are a few exceptions, but for the most part, I don’t have a staff that demonstrates or comprehends gratitude very well. Even when I wasn’t the boss, I would go all out and make everybody soap, decorate bottles of sparking cider, hand out chocolates, etc. I know these holidays are about GIVING rather than receiving, but I got absolutely nothing in return. For years. And then, one day, I got a small gift from the most economically challenged person on the staff. I got a giant pink clip to keep my potato chips fresh. She announced that they came as a 2-pack and she only needed one, so I got the other one. At the time, it was the nicest thing anyone on staff had ever done for me.
If you don’t have expectations, you aren’t disappointed. I am working on that. I am not expecting a gift. What I would really like is some team sincerity about how we all care for each other. But that’s not going to happen. I can lead people to the well but I cannot make them drink that waters of caring and understanding for one another. It makes me sad. I need to just get over it. I need to stop feeling like a failure. I am beginning to think that compassion is like rhythm. You either have it or you don’t.