There has been a dearth of me posting lately (not that anyone appears to have noticed :-) mainly because I'm not a negative person by nature, and it seems that everything I have to comment on lately has been negative, or things that would get me in trouble, or both.
I've been thinking a lot about what you do when you seem to be in an untenable situation. Where there just doesn't seem to be a way out of the rut you're in. I've been just trying to get through my week: grad class, teaching, grading, planning to get to the weekend. I've tried to channel my energy towards playing in the dirt and with Nehi. I've managed to get the front bed put in, the border mulch finished, the rain garden finished, trees planted. It looks great, and as soon as I replace my camera, I'll take pictures and post them. Now, we move onto the list of smaller things, but still things to keep me busy.
But that just seems to cover two days out of five. I still don't have an answer for how I get through everything else.
I partly blame my hippie mother. I think it would be easier if I could look at things, see that they aren't right and just shrug and let it go. But I wasn't raised that way. I was raised to raise my voice, point out what was wrong and scream at the top of my lungs if necessary that there are better ways to do it. Not something endearing me to anyone these days. All of this is probably why I don't do well with politics, that seems to be arena where you are expected to do the former and shove the people who do the latter into deep, dark holes where they are never heard from again.
So, what to do, what to do?