As I was coming down the mountains into Phoenix I saw this rainbow and took it as a sign that life is going to get a lot better now that I'm finally in southern Arizona.
I was thinking back on what I did yesterday, and all I could come up with was "nothing," and I'm very proud of that. But, of course, sitting around with a cup of coffee in my hand and doing absolutely nothing is not something just anybody is capable of doing. But through trial and error and years of practice, I have perfected the ability to do absolutely nothing.
Many people can do nothing, but deep inside, they have a guilty conscience about doing nothing, and feel like something is wrong with them if they're doing nothing. But not me; oh no, I have absolutely no feelings of guilt, self-doubt, regret, or shame, when I'm doing nothing. In fact, It's just the opposite, I wear my ability to do nothing without remorse like a badge of honor and revel in my power to turn around and do the same thing tomorrow, ad infinitum.
I feel nothing but pity for those poor souls that, through no fault of their own, are cursed with the inability to sit and do nothing. It may be genetic, bad upbringing, or even an insatiable desire to accomplish something. But once it starts, it usually continues all the way through retirement when devoid of anything useful to accomplish; folks find themselves putting puzzles together, puttering around in the yard, playing golf, making someone around them miserable, or any other time wasting activity just so they will appear to be "doing something."
I was fortunate enough early in life to get my priorities straight by having a government job. There's nothing known to man that will kill your ambition, destroy your creativity, and lay waste to your imagination than working for the government.
But on the plus side, a government job will fairly quickly teach you how to avoid actual work, shirk any responsibility for your actions, get promoted for just showing up, and, best of all, imbue you with a useful skill that will follow you through your entire life... The ability to spend the day doing absolutely nothing.
My Camping Spot at Homolovi State Park the other day.
Cumulus cloud in the sunset slowly rises over the mountains at Ben Avery's.
Humongous semiconductor chip manufacturing plant being built by a Taiwanese company just down the road from Ben Avery's gun range. The company just announced their going to be building another plant in Arizona, don't know where, and those two plants will be able to produce all the semiconductor chips that the United States needs.
I heard the current President of the United States was in Phoenix the other day strutting around this semiconductor chip plant and apparently taking credit for it being built. There is a president that's responsible for this plant being built but that happened several years before our current president knew what a semi conductor was... Come on man! A semi conductor is a midget working for the railroad !