27 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 9-5-19

  1. Yes, but what is the weather like, Chas?
    Tomorrow is a teacher meeting and prep day. So no teaching, yeah. The boys were interesting today. I kept my cool, but am ready for a break. Seth gave me two spontaneous hugs, can’t get better pay than that.

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  2. Good morning from the other side of nowhere. Good to hear, Kim! A beautiful day here. We are off to get fingerprinted, again. I always tell them my fingerprints don’t work well, they always tell me they have good technology and it won’t be a problem. They always have to try again.

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  3. I’m waiting for the harbor commission meeting to start (watching it via live stream from home). I was awake for 1-2 hours in the middle of the morning, I hate that (but it did give me time to pray for several of you). I had to get up to let Cowboy out at around 1:30 or so and after that i just couldn’t get back to sleep — or maybe I slept a while after that but woke up again, I remember noticing it was 3:30 and then 4:30 a.m. at some point so maybe the sleeplessness came in 2 waves. 😦 Anyway, I feel tired now.

    Kim, glad the ice receptionist is coming around 🙂

    Mumsee has fingers every would-be criminal would want. I was fingerprinted for press passes a couple times.

    Another hot day for us today but *they* — the weather experts on the nightly news — keep saying it’ll start to “feel like fall” by next week.

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  4. On a Facebook post about Mary Shelley, someone commented that some people insist that her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, actually wrote “Frankenstein”, not her. Someone else said that they’ve seen that assertion far too often, usually from men (obvious sexists to her).

    Have any of you heard that assertion? I had not.

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  5. Kizzie,

    Her husband penned the introduction to what was then an anonymously written book, so many thought he wrote it. She’s the real author. Some professor in Delaware says otherwise, and that he proofread and changed her original, but that’s not a commonly held theory.

    But man what a train wreck they were…..


    “In 1814, Mary began a relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Percy Shelley was a devoted student of her father, but he soon focused his attentions on Mary. He was still married to his first wife when he and the teenaged Mary fled England together that same year. The couple was accompanied by Mary’s stepsister Jane. Mary’s actions alienated her from her father who did not speak to her for some time.

    Mary and Percy Shelley traveled about Europe for a time. They struggled financially and faced the loss of their first child in 1815. Mary delivered a baby girl who only lived for a few days. The following summer, the Shelleys were in Switzerland with Jane Clairmont, Lord Byron and John Polidori. The group entertained themselves one rainy day by reading a book of ghost stories. Lord Byron suggested that they all should try their hand at writing their own horror story. It was at this time that Mary Shelley began work on what would become her most famous novel, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.

    Later that year, Mary suffered the loss of her half-sister Fanny who committed suicide. Another suicide, this time by Percy’s wife, occurred a short time later. Mary and Percy Shelley were finally able to wed in December 1816. She published a travelogue of their escape to Europe, History of a Six Weeks’ Tour (1817), while continuing to work on her soon-to-famous monster tale. In 1818, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus debuted as a new novel from an anonymous author. Many thought that Percy Bysshe Shelley had written it since he penned its introduction. The book proved to be a huge success. That same year, the Shelleys moved to Italy.

    While Mary seemed devoted to her husband, she did not have the easiest marriage. Their union was riddled with adultery and heartache, including the death of two more of their children. Born in 1819, their son, Percy Florence, was the only child to live to adulthood. Mary’s life was rocked by another tragedy in 1822 when her husband drowned. He had been out sailing with a friend in the Gulf of Spezia.”

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  6. Ooh, I just lost my long post. Aggravating when that hsppens.

    I was at church most of the day yesterday. We had about 40 people at our first Wed. night dinner. It was a good day with the ladies WMU meeting and luncheon.


  7. We watched the movie Dunkirk this past weekend. It is a great movie, but a difficult one for me because it is about war. We also watched the movie Coretta and Betty about the wives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. It was an excellent movie.

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  8. AJ – Thanks. I didn’t agree with the idea that he wrote it, but wondered how widespread that view is. The person who insists that she has run into many men who doubt Mary Shelley’s authorship is a staunch progressive feminist, so believing that fits her view of men being reflexively sexist.

    But that has me thinking: How many people go around discussing Mary Shelley and her husband? I suspect that commenter is exaggerating the matter.

    I’d read some on Mary Shelley, Percy Shellley, and Mary’s mother Mary Wollstonecraft in the past, and have a couple articles bookmarked to read when I get around to them.

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  9. “But that has me thinking: How many people go around discussing Mary Shelley and her husband?”

    haha good point.

    I read Frankenstein in college when it was popular to specifically see the moral of the story as relating to the creation of the nuclear bomb. It works, but so do a lot of other ‘creations’ we have come up with that seem to come back to bite us (because we, being human, always find evil ways to use even good things)

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  10. Janice, war movies are tough. And just watching scenes of the Normandie invasion with all those young boys charging toward the beaches …

    Then there was Vietnam.

    Ugh. I realize war is necessary at times to defeat even worse evils in the world, but it surely is horrific in and of itself.

    Will robots fight our wars in the future?

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  11. It has been a busy day. I am home now and exhausted. Mr. P told me that Little Miss has been a Booger Butt today. She wore him out. I wonder how much longer he will be able to keep her. Will he suffer separation anxiety?
    I am putting two prayer requests on the other thread.

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  12. “Will robots fight our wars in the future?”


    Everything will be fine, as long as Skynet doesn’t become self aware…….

    If that happens……


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