Last evening I was listening to an audio book when I received a text from Susan saying there was an active shooter at the peaceful protest march in Dallas, TX. It's amazing how your ears perk up when the location is somewhere you're familiar with. Having lived in that area of Texas most of my life I was keenly interested in what was going on. We texted back and forth into the night and picked up texting again this morning.
Susan was born in 1969 so she has no memory of the turbulent 60s and 70s. She asked me if guns were the weapons used then. Funny but I don't think of guns when I think about the turbulence then. Beatings; high pressure hoses; attack dogs; car bombs; lynchings; fire bombing homes and churches; KKK; cross burnings; come to mind but not guns. No doubt guns were used but not like they're used today. We didn't have the deadly high powered guns so available today.
It also seems to me the lines were clear then, it was all about race and war. The lines aren't as clear now because we've added drugs; dysfunctional homes; hostile politics; abortion; same sex marriage, and who knows what else, to the mix these days. People seem to be looking for a fight.
I have no desire to relive the 60s and 70s but looks like we're headed for more of those times. Perhaps every generation has to learn for themselves. It doesn't appear we've learned much from history.
I'm no longer fighting it, I've joined the world of sneakers. I don't think of athletic shoes as sneakers but when I looked up the definition all sorts of shoes now come under the sneakers label.
I have always tried to match my shoes to my outfit but that's just not going to happen with sneakers. I've never seen so many wild color combinations. The ones in the picture are actually indigo blue with the hot pink and some white. I'm throwing caution to the wind, who said matching was a good idea anyway?
I'm a firm believer it's healthier not to wear the same pair of shoes everyday. This is pair two and I'd really like a pair three to rotate but sneakers aren't cheap so I'll stick with the two for now.
To make matters worse I'm a sock knitter and like to knit bold colors in stripes so I'm a show stopper in my loud socks and sneakers.
I need to figure out a source for news that's not all politics. I'm thinking about radio or podcasts I think. I've seen Donald Trumps face about as many times as I can stand it. I'm thinking I need to stay away from visual images. Do you listen to radio or podcasts?