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December 21, 2021: Solstice

And so finally, it arrives, the first day of winter. Hmm, if what we’ve been experiencing is fall, then we are in for a really tough winter. I do think that, weather-wise, things are going to get more harsh because we as a world are unable to deal with climate change. You’d think that making the requisite changes would be a no-brainer, but maybe it isn’t. We are dealing (at least nationally) with a predominately no brain population.

Well, it was the best solstice ever. A good day at the Meeting House – Lois and her mother, Lois, cleaned and categorized the bulk of the children’s books. I thought that I might have to do this. I instead dealt with the influx of adult books and got them categorized and ready to move out.

From the Goats in Trees calendar

There was a 5.1 earthquake at 1:42 p.m. It was just a slight rumble, but the thought crossed my mind that if there was a quake that I’d be screwed because all the books would come off the shelves. I am, I guess, playing with fire on the home- and meeting house bookshelf front.

A woman named Nadia came and took two boxes of books for her soon to be private school. She’s Russian orthodox. She left happy.

At 4 p.m. Logan, who is the creative director of Nomad Cinematics, appeared with his wife Lynsey, and we talked for two hours about a book project video. He was wearing a star trek winter hat, and a black mask. We were soon joined by Pete, who after the book tour, sat down with us and talked business.

We all seemed to (no pun intended) be on the same page about the project. We talked a lot about who Logan and his crew might interview. My sense was that this is going to be quite interesting because so many bright and articulate people are involved with this project. I made a list as we were all talking.

Of course, it’s going to be up to me to come up with the funding. I threw out a ballpark figure of $5,000 for the project – now I just have to come up with the money.

There was a time when I would have said “no way,” meaning that I would not, under any circumstances, make funding request calls. However, I am going to do this because I foresee that if I am able to get funding, that Logan will make a really wonderful video. And this video will further promote this project. It will also further promote what Logan is doing. This will definitely be a win/win proposition.

Fate is going to have to step in, though, and give us a guiding hand.

Tough this evening, cleaning up after the horses because the snowfall is so deep. But hey, its warmer.

Pete and I exchanged solstice gifts this evening. I now have bunny boots, something that I have needed for some time. And our friend Bill gave us books and a Goats in Trees calendar.

It’s looking like it’s going to be a really good year. And the days are again going to be getting longer.

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