The Morning Dawdler, 1/10/22

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The Morning Dawdler is Season 2 of Questions Over Coffee with Rory.

There is something about the word dawdler that I find attractive. Anyway, that’s what I’m doing over here before I head out to work.

Can you find the mistake in this lineup A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z?

Oh, aren’t you tricky? The double the in the question is the mistake. But, I will admit, I examined the alphabet for far too long.

What old-fashioned way of doing things is better than how they are currently done?

Having Sunday family dinners. Not just with our immediate families, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. This connection provided an opportunity to connect, converse and sometimes solve world problems. Today, you’re doomed if your older relatives are not on FaceBook.

Are we consuming too much information and data, and is the modern world bad for us?

Yes! I, for one, have stopped doomscrolling and don’t watch the news. Removing these two things from my life has helped me tremendously. Negativity has a way of creeping in on its own; I don’t need to hand it the keys.

If global warming continues, what will happen in the future?

I have faith in the fact that some brilliant climate-conscious folks are working hard behind the scenes to ensure this does not happen. In the meantime, our small efforts add significant changes, and we should continue implementing them daily.

3 responses

  1. Lisa, fun post. The title and first paragraph reminded me of John Sebastian and the Lovin Spoonful song “Darling be home soon” which has a stanza that goes:

    “Oh, my darling be home soon (darling be home soon)
    I couldn’t bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled
    My darling be home soon (darling be home soon)
    It’s not just these few hours but I’ve been waiting since I toddled
    For the great relief of having you to talk to (talk to, talk to)”

    To my knowledge, this is the only song that match dawdled and toddled as rhymes. Keith


  2. Well spotted Lisa who would have thunk the little ol double the was the issue 🙂

    I have done the same, l am lucky in so far as not having a Smart phone so l am not attached the same way as many are to media scrolls, plus on my desktop l don’t have the news stories instantly light up when l open a new page. I visit the news twice a day only and am not active on social media where the real tripe hits the fans daily.

    Totally, as l wrote today – we can all make a difference 🙂

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  3. You also added that all important SPACE after each letter. You can’t read it otherwise.

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