The Return


T-shirts bought: Six.
Books read cover to cover: One apiece.
Panhandlers helped: Two.
Bagels eaten by Madalyn: At least half-dozen.
New favorite perfomers: One.
Debit cards lost: Zero. (WOOT!)
Mixed feelings about our return: Many.

We’ve arrived home safely from Louisville. More later.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

4 responses »

  1. Glad you had a good time.
    On the panhandler topic, my own, personal opinion (which I am, of course, entitled to) is: the worst thing you can do for a panhandler is give them money. It’s entirely possible their “occupation” or mission in life is: to panhandle. Nothing more. Giving them $ is perpetuating a cycle they won’t try to get out of.
    I of course no nothing about such situations, but if you don’t try to change your course, you won’t. Maybe it sounds simplistic and harsh, but how do you go about bettering yourself if you sit against a wall all day and don’t even try?

  2. It’s not up to me to judge. I help out my fellow human beings when I can and hope that, if I need help someday, someone will do the same for me.

  3. I agree with your sentiments about helping those in need. It’s those who are supposedly in need or “professionally” in need I call into question. I donate to charities, not huge amounts, maybe not as often as I should. It just seems to me that offering this type of assistance to those asking may, in some way(s), not be doing the good it should or the good we intend.

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