What Shall I Do With My Day?—Houston Ship Channel Leads Out To A Wide Sea
I’ve got the day to myself and there are things I plan to accomplish.
1. I’m going to make a blog post. The blog is a daily demand and I sometimes assess if it is worth the effort. I feel it is worth the effort for the moment because it allows me to have a voice in the world. Even when I am out doing other things, the blog is getting traffic. I view it sometimes like that record playing on the Voyager space probes that transmits facts about the Earth as the Voyagers fly off into space. My message is out there.
(Below–Voyager. Here is the Voyager web home at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.)
2. I’m going to have lunch at Brady’s Landing which is located on the Houston Ship Channel.
I enjoy driving down historic Harrisburg Blvd. in Houston. That is how I will get to the Ship Channel. I think about things that once were and how these things are connected to the present day. All things are connected.
The Ship Channel is both organic and man-made. It is the widening and deepening of an existing body of water. You and I are both organic and man-made. We are who we are and we are the creation of the world around us.
Also, the Ship Channel is a narrow body of water that leads out to a wide sea. I find that hopeful. You never know what something will lead if you make an effort.
On my ride, I’ll take my camera and my Flip video camera in case inspiration hits. You never know when you will have a good thought.
(Below–The Houston Ship Channel)
3. I’m going to take a walk in Memorial Park here in Houston. There is a jogging/walking trail in this park. Jogging is not civilized. While I’ve never done any jogging, it looks jarring. All that wear and tear. On the other hand, a nice thoughtful walk will make me a better husband, friend and citizen.
4. I have a bunch of other stuff to do as well. Boring stuff like laundry.
If I sit here all morning with the blog, I will never get to any of those things—So now I’m hitting the road.
Thanks for reading the blog and please have a hopeful, creative, and liberal day.