Thursday, July 03, 2014


Stop, don't go there, or stop, don't do that anymore.  I was riding to work the other morning and decided to take a picture of the fireworks set up for A Capital Fourth, and came up against a fence. down along the reflecting pond between the World War II memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, they have set up the fireworks, and the path is fenced off with a STOP.  

A comment on Facebook this morning brought me to one of my other favorite Stops, stop doing that.  Five and half years ago I accidentally left my alarm clock off one morning.  I woke up in a panic and then realized that I would make it to the office on time without being shaken from my slumber.  Over the next few days, I started leaving my clock off, and to my great surprise I was making it to the office on time.  And I was sleeping better and feeling better about waking up.  Last year I set my clock three or four times, when I had an especially early meeting or flight..  So, STOP alarming yourself awake each morning.  The world won't come to an end.  


  1. Why is the walkway so quiet?

  2. my cats wake me up for breakfast; it is a pleasant way to start the day.

  3. Anonymous7/03/2014

    I wish I could wake up without the alarm. No matter what time I go to bed, I will sleep until at least 10AM without an alarm. Good or bad for me, it's been this way since I gave up the morning paper route back in 1978 or 1979.

    Peace <3