The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, November 01, 2019

This And That (Variety)

I am going to attempt a speed post today, because of a variety of work circumstances.  I have given myself 10 minutes to type "free-flow" style my thoughts and ideas, and then I am back at work.   So here goes:

Running... last night we had our first appreciable snowfall (~2 inches (~5 cm)).  Because of the harsh wind and also prior rain, this meant that the trail would be too damn icy for me to run outside because I am a klutz and would probably have broken a bone or two.  So, I had to make my first trip of the season to the indoor track this morning.   Luckily, they do open their doors at 5:45am, so I was there and ready to go.  I did my 5 miles (50 laps).  On the good side, I was able to run in shorts and a t-shirt which is more "free feeling" to run compared to the sweat pants and sweat shirt and stocking hat I use outside at this time of the year.  On the less than good side, it is much more enjoyable to be OUTSIDE.  But, I am very fortunate to have this indoor track option when the weather is dangerous due to my klutzy nature. 

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It may be the weather or the season.... but it may just be my psyche.... but I am in a frame of mind the last week or two where the beautiful call of my pipes seems especially strong and delightful.   Whenever I let my mind wander during the last couple of weeks, it is almost inevitable, that I find my mind replaying and reliving the delight of that wonderful, pleasant hobby.   I do miss the friendly, indulgent joys of pipe tobacco and pipe smoking.   

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Even though I will vote for whichever Democrat is nominated for President in 2020, I am so hopeful that Elizabeth Warren and/or Bernie Sanders are the nominees (and that they win the election).  It is, IMO, so important that we move into a national health care system.  I think what we currently have is one of the most discriminatory, biased, and problematic aspects of US societal structure. 

Ok... my time is up.... I have to get back to work.



Blogger jenny_o said...

Yes, I too hope that either Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders get to be the nominee and win the election - I'm really impressed with Warren. The national health care system has been a blessing for us folks in Canada. I remember when it was introduced. I was just a child. I do hope the USA adopts it as well. I can't imagine the heartache of trying to decide whether I could pay to have my sick child seen by a doctor, or have my financial future derailed by an accident or illness.

Friday, 01 November, 2019  
Blogger Peter parker said...

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Saturday, 02 November, 2019  
Blogger GaP said...

If we don't want more of the same reality television migraine, Democrat is the only way to go....

Sunday, 03 November, 2019  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I'll vote for who even wins..but please all the gods and goddesses please don't let it be bernie..

Sunday, 03 November, 2019  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

JackieSue... why not Bernie? His National Health Care would be IMO wonderful.

Sunday, 03 November, 2019  

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