Moving Out, Fasting and Journeying - #writedaily

June 18, 2021 - Daily writing, unfiltered post practice. Typos, misspellings and opinions are all my own. 

Fasting, Eating, Journeying, and the Prairie

There is no accident that fasting came up for me even though I’m “busy”.  It's the only thing that keeps my edge outside as well as in. When I don't eat, I don’t need a nap, I’m super focused, less ADHD. I’ve always thought that eating was sometimes an annoyance. 

It also just occurred to me that people used to fast before they would go on a j…

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Beyond Oz: Crystal Ball Predictions for Post-Pandemic Travel, Cities, the ‘Burbs and Beyond

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The last year felt like the part in The Wizard of Oz, as our heroic misfits obediently follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard with all the answers.

You know what happens next - they get to Oz and have trouble getting in. When they finally gain entrance and pull back the curtain, they see that the Wizard is just like them - he doesn’t know what the hey is going on, either. 

One of the best parts of the last year, though, has been to observe the resilience of some people forging ahead …

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Drive-thru Vaccines, check. You're Still Here. What's Next?

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Houston has almost 7 million people to vaccinate. 

While that sounds like a big job - and it certainly is - Harris County has some hurricane-hardened experience serving large numbers of people, and not just during floods and fire.

Take schools, for example. The Houston area is home to 10 of the largest public high schools in the country, with my alma mater Alief Hastings clocking in at 3rd largest in Texas, 26th in the USA. Go Bears!  

Texans like their football, which leads to sprawling hig…

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Ice Ice Baby - Life Lessons from the Winter Storm in Texas

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Just as Texans were getting our footing in 2021 after a challenging 2020, the authorities gave notice of the coming winter storm.

I ordered groceries on time, made some adjustments so I could continue to work without power for a day or so, filled up water bottles, and then patted myself on the back that I was ready.

Wrong.

As the official news was dribbling out updates, I realized that state leadership either had not known or did not want to admit how bad it was going to get. I knew the pr…

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