Beautiful Morning

These are pretty much not good times around my house. Everyone is stressed and busy and exhausted, and it’s a time of the year that is the anniversary of very bad times not counting the brand new bad times being minted every day lately. Despite all that, I just had a moment.

I’ve been up and coding and testing for many hours, and on the way to the bathroom I stopped and looked out at the patio. The sun was shining just so that everything was bright and golden, birds were singing their hearts out all over the feeder and trees and bush, my dog is lying on the couch snoring and all is right in this tiny corner of the world. It’s good to be alive, and I’m glad I’m here.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

5 thoughts on “Beautiful Morning”

  1. MissM says:

    The sky is Mother Nature’s canvas. And I look for the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the magnificent art, all the time.

  2. Ken Nelson says:

    After I read this post, I looked all over for the sunrise photo, a’la Doc Searls.

    Better days will arrive. Whether it’s the crack of the bat, or the roar of engines from Daytona, we all have something to look forward to. In the meantime, enjoy the sunrises.


  3. Righto-it’s important to remember to sniff the roses. Some of the most beautiful sunsets on God’s green earth are here in Arizona-sorry I didn’t bring my camera. Glad you’re here too.

  4. Danny says:

    Dave, you are a man of conscience in an unconscionable time. I, for one, like what you do and I like the way in which you do it. And I am very glad you are here. This world, and my world, are a better place because of it. I raise my glass to you in toast – to better days ahead my friend, better days! Rock on Dave!

  5. Bill Riski says:

    One year ago today…and then I wrote on 13 Feb 2005:


    Here’s my response to your EGC Audio Essay of 31 Jan 05 “Why I Don’t
    Believe in God”.

    I love to write, but have had a block for weeks over where to begin on
    this one.

    First, it was moving. Second, only in podcasting. Third, I can’t take
    this kind of stuff too often.

    Not many people I know would be brave enough to share such a personal
    opinion on a topic as sensitive as atheism. I’m Catholic; at least I
    was raised that way. In adulthood my devotion to the church has waxed
    and waned quite a bit. But I still consider myself Catholic in
    behavior and beliefs. I found your logic both compelling and
    fascinating. Never thought of religion or God that way. And for
    that, I’m most grateful to you.

    I’ve been a faithful podcast listener since the beginning รขโ‚ฌโ€œ starting
    with Adam Curry’s first one back in August 2004; Friday the 13th, can
    you believe it! I find the medium most entertaining, liberating,
    interesting, etc. Just love listening to numerous shows. Glad to say
    there is now so much out there that I can even identify some I don’t
    like; isn’t choice great? You are fortunate in that your personality
    is engaging in an audio forum. Not everyone has that ‘luxury’. And
    where else could you possibly present a message like this? It’s not
    only that podcasting is unconstrained from a regulatory perspective,
    but also from an environment perspective. Some streams of
    consciousness just need to flow, unencumbered by the presence, and
    likely interruptions, of others.

    I’ve been quietly compiling a ‘history of podcasting’ that I hope to
    publish someday. One section is entitled, ‘Great Moments in
    Podcasting History’. Your audio essay is in that category. But
    please don’t do this too often. I can’t stand the emotional stress of
    listening, thinking about what you’ve said, arguing both sides in my
    head, loosing sleep over the questions it raises, and on and on.

    So stop it! At least till I recuperate. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Bill Riski

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