Journal Entry – 8.23.2017

It is 4:17 AM on August 23rd, 2017.  My oldest son woke up at 3:00 AM and woke me up at the same time.  Unlike him I cannot go back to sleep so easily so here I am writing a post at a very early hour.  In my previous post I mentioned how I’d like to get back into the routine of getting up early and I guess he helped me do that.

Journal Entry – 8.22.2017 – Night

It is 8:44 PM on August 22nd, 2017.  This is my third post today and perhaps a record for number of posts in a single day by me.  Kai fell asleep early since he played very hard today which means I’ve got a little more free time than usual.  I’m still not back to my old routine, falling asleep early and waking up at 4:00 AM but I’m sure that will come soon enough.

Journal Entry 8.22.2017 – Evening

It is 6:24 PM on August 22nd, 2017.  This is the first time I think I’ve posted twice in one day.  I’m sitting in my shed/clubhouse/office out back.  It is just a normal shed that held the usual gardening materials and contained what most sheds do for five years, then I got an idea.

Journal Entry – 8.22.2017

It is 12:59 PM on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017.

For this post I just plan on free-writing, so it could be a bit of a ramble.

I’m very tired of the news and politics, so much so that I just want to shut it all out.  It makes me feel as though the entire country has gone crazy and we’re no longer in all this together as Americans.  America is a country where you just care about the individual and screw everyone else according to Republicans and the current President.  I really don’t like this type of thinking but since this is something I cannot control the only choice I have is to shut it out, to think differently and look for other places to belong instead of the umbrella “American” identification.

Journal Entry – 8.19.2017

It is Saturday, August 19th at 2:04 PM.  Aside from school we are back in routine and went to karate class yesterday and today.  I actually thought about writing this blog post while doing the exercise/karate portion of our training:  it is absolutely exhausting and I really don’t like karate when I’m completely out of energy but still have another minute to go.