Every day is a learning experience for me but on some things I'm an incredibly slow learner.
I've finally learned I am not a disciplined person. It's probably time I gave up that fantasy. I don't like to diet and I don't like exercising. My head knows all the information that should make me diligent in both but doesn't. It's depressing. Every single day I fight this battle and lose more days than I win.
I never seem to learn I am not a person of moderation. No matter how hard I try, I'm not. This morning I received a text from daughter informing me I needed to settle down, I was texting faster than she could read. I do get a little worked up. I try to avoid that but apparently that trait is here to stay.
I learned staying home for a week is one thing, staying home for a week when you're snowed in is quite another. That one plays with your mind.
I've learned my Texas accent is not going away. Never had that problem when I lived in Texas, but in Oregon, as soon as I open my mouth people know I'm not a native Oregonian. Some things you need to learn to accept.
I seem not to learn I probably only have another 10-15 years to live. I can't seem to limit my thinking to that time frame.
There were lots of things to read this morning.
I've read Paul Krugman's column twice.
This piece by David Frum, An Inaugural Celebration That Rings Hollow is very good. Oddly, David Frum is a Republican or perhaps more accurately his label should be conservative.
I needed this David Axelrod column.