Dave McChesney (vespican) wrote,
Dave McChesney
vespican

Yes, I'm Still Here

It's been a while since I've posted, so maybe you are wondering... but, yes, I'm still here.  I seem to be in one of those very human conditions such that the more time I seem to have, the less I tend to get done.  That certainly holds true with this Live Journal stuff.  And honestly, it also seems to be true in other areas of my day to day existence.  Over this past weekend I decided that has to stop, and so during the week I'm going to try and tackle one thing everyday that I've been putting off.  And yeah, I tell myself that sort of thing all the time and never seem to get to it.  So we'll see how it goes this time.

I still think some of it has to do with the current health situation: the idea of staying home as much as possible, not being able to go out and be around people as we used to be able to do.  True, I was pretty much a stay at home body anyway, but that was my choice and not the result of a world wide pandemic.  I still get out and about, but it isn't the same as before, and like everyone else I'm waiting, sometimes somewhat impatiently for it to all be overwith. 

As much as I want to get back to normal, or as close to normal as I can, I think some people, some places are rushing it a bit.  And I don't understand those who won't wear masks, or claim it violates their freedom or that the ban (where in effect) on large crowds, violate the right to assemble, etc.  Someone once described freedom as having the right to swing your fist anytime and anywhere you wanted, but that that right ended at the point your fist touches someone elses nose.  Your right to not wear a mask, your right to be part of a large crowd ends when there is the possiblility of your exhalations carrying the Corona Virus and possibly making someone else sick.  And even if we can't meet in groups, our right to assemble is still there.  We can still communicate via written letter, e-mail, text, social media, and old fashioned phone calls.  We can have on-line meetings, and so on.  If "they" as conspiracy theorists imply were truly trying to stop communications between people, it would be more than just a ban on large group gatherings.  Honestly wish more would comply so we'd get over this sooner.

Have been fairly diligent in entering edits into the computer version of Darnahsian Pirates: Stone Island Sea Story 3.  So far I've got the first seventeen chapters updated, leaving ten more to go.  Hopefully I'll make a good dent in those remaining ten this week.  Who knows, might even get a little done later this evening.

As I mentioned last post, I did start reading Master and Commander again.  It's been long enough since I read it last, and it's complex enough that it's almost like reading it for the first time.  As I found the second time I read it, and indeed all the stories in the series, I can now look for more than the basic story.  O'Brian writes a complex tale so I figure it might take several readings to get everything out of it that there is to get.

That should be it for now.  Hopefully I'll get my next entry up here a bit sooner than I did this one.
Dave
Tags: editing progress, life in america, misc, what i'm reading
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