Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Paying bills

Paying bills
A friend received my mail from my Americas Mailbox in South Dakota and emailed me a list of my bills which need paying.  When I went to pay these bills using Bank of America's "Bill Pay", I remembered that BofA sends a text message with a verification number!  But my cell phone does not work in Mexico, so I am unable to receive this texted verification number.

The plans of mice and men oft go astray!

1PM - Lessons to be learned
Books in MsTioga's library seem to give me a message.  My logic and intellect tell me that this is not a message for me.  Simply a coincidence.  However, I seem to be encountering books about death, dying and suicide lately.

I wrote to you awhile back about the Elizabeth-Kübler-Ross book, "The Wheel of Life" - A Memoir of Living and Dying.  In this book Kübler-Ross writes about her absolute certainty that life exists after death.

The next book that I took to read from the library was Stephen E. Ambrose's, "Undaunted Courage".  This is the story of Meriweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West.  Did you know that Meriweather Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame committed suicide?  Killed himself with a pistol.

The very next book was Ernest Hemingway's, "For Whom The Bell Tolls".  Did you know that Ernest Hemingway committed suicide?  In 1954, Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.  Only seven years later, in 1961, Ernest Hemingway blew his brains out with a shotgun.

What, if anything, are the lessons for me to learn from the coincidental similarities of these books?  Could there be a lesson here concerning my son, David, who killed himself with a pistol?

4PM - Out on the beach
It is almost impossible to keep reading a book without attention being drawn to the ever changing scene out on the Beach of Matanchen.  So, Little Mavicita and I went outside to walk to the edge of the surf.  The tide is low, and the surf is quite a distance from where MsTioga is camping.

The weather has changed. The sky is now totally cloud filled.
Little Mavicita captures Jorge at low tide

Cloudy sky