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Political Fasting

If I were Catholic I might call this time a late started lent or If I were bulimic, I might call this a purge; but I am neither so I’ll just call this time a time of Political Fasting.  A time to let my mind and body heal from the negative effects of politics. 

I’d love to wonder about why there isn’t any follow up to the NY Recruitment Center bombing; I’d love to wonder why another Muslim was elected to Congress; I’d love to wonder what Sen. Obama sees in his pastors message; I’d love to keep speculating about the McCain/Romney vs. Obama/Clinton (or Obama/Hillary?); I’d love to wonder and hope about the same sentiment that fails school bonds also failing the $100,000,000 Bellingham Library;  I’d love to wonder those things and more, but I’m going to honor my self imposed Political Fast and not wonder a bit until after Easter.

Instead I’ll wonder about the good Book; I’ll wonder about a good book; I’ll wonder about pruning and other fun yard work; I’ll wonder about coding sidebars and tabs; I’ll wonder how I can get a better picture on the TV; I’ll wonder what others are wondering; but I won’t wonder about politics. 

There is a new coffee place in Ferndale.

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Updated: March 14, 2008 — 9:35 am

7 Comments

  1. I’m assuming you will have to break that Fast for tomorrows Whatcom Country Republican Party convention. It’s going to be hard to get through tomorrow without thinking or talking about politics.

    P.S. You made some bold changes on the layout of your site. I loved the old layout and this new one definitely has some potential.

  2. I’m not working today, so I am just playing with how the codes for the sidebar works. The site may be back to the old look later.

    Nope, no politics. I’ve had my input, and I wasn’t available this weekend, so I didn’t volunteer for anything. I’m sure it will be fun though.

  3. Hodge Podge coffee on Main Street across from RiteAid. I’m taking my boys for hot chocolate while I try out their coffee. We’ll be there about 9:00 am tomorrow.

  4. Mark,
    Hodge Podge had a nice living room atmosphere and was furnished with a couple of bar tables, a couple of diner tables, a few real living room style chairs and a couple of fire places. Oddly there was also a foosball table.

    Coffee was good and it was served in glass rather than paper. Even the boy’s hot chocolates were in tall glass cups, topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. My wife called from out of town, so I didn’t get a chance to get any scoop on the place. It’ll take a few more visits to get a good read on the coffee. I’ll give you more notice next time.

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