Each morning I pray ( Memorare & Novena of St. Theresa) and reflect on the day to come. After that, things are way beyond the grasp of this aspiring control freak - still working that.Tell me this, did you press my Sunday trousers?- I forgot, I said.What?- I forgot, I shouted. Flann o'Brien (1911-1966)
It is very good to wake with the intention of actually do some good in this world. I need to edit a mailing for Leo HS that we hope to send out out before August 1, 2013, after which better eyes than mine will scan and critique what I have written and no doubt replace what I have purged. After which, I will greet the custodial staff and banter with Mr. Reynolds (Chief of Maintenance Leo HS) concerning the hapless White Sox and born-again Blackhawks.
Then, I will go to my mail box and not find a substantial check from anonymous donor and re-craft grant inquiry.
Raheem ( Leo Junior: GPA 3.2) will arrive two hours before his Math and weight room work-out and will update me on the weekends doings and how to apply Euclidean geometry to the principles of leading a decent life. I will wow him with Parmenides - the Way of Truth and the Way of Opinion. Raheem is a math vacuum and singularly large man*. He gets it. Math/Science/Art/Litereature/Music all work from and return to The Author of Nature. The confounding issue of living is working through the unity of Nature with Nature's varieties, or some such BS like that.
Later, at about 7:30AM, I'll duck out onto 79th Street in order to greet in-coming Leo Freshmen as they begin the two-weeks of summer school.
Phone calls to donors will follow, " Hi, Bill! Do you have time in the next couple of days to . . . No. Just an update on the school yea . . .Well, yeah . . .we can always use a substantial check . . .& etc."
I'll get together with the Leadership Team and they say, " Jump!"
Already know the answer.
With all his faults and by God he has plenty, the Irishman can jump. By God he can jump. - Flann O'Brien