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Happy Monday News Viewers, welcome to our open forum for the beginning of the week. I could probably predict what the week will bring, talk about plans and ideas for work, play and travel, but why would I? I already know that old truth, ”if you want to make the gods laugh, tell them your plans. … ”

I PLAN to help with more packing and cleaning and errand running while I’m with the kids here in Florida; I PLAN to treat them to something I want for dinner 😎, I PLAN to hit the road back to Kentucky in the morning . … I PLAN .… . to amuse the gods apparently since what we plan is often wishful thinking.

The other saying that comes to mind is ”when the gods want to punish you, they answer your prayers.” We can plan without knowing what might get in the way, we can plan while knowing our plans may not be the best of our ideas. So I make a plan, revise that plan, trash that plan, go full on Plan B, and then I adapt.

As I head back to my old Kentucky home, I know people who woke up last week to a flood in the yard, the living room. A few months ago, tornadoes and entire neighborhoods gone. And years ago, a plan was made to dig tunnels to mine for coal, and before that, plans were made to over plant corn, deplete the top soil, create conditions ripe for vicious winds. Plans. The gods aren’t laughing any more….

On this Monday, August 8, 2022, we remember yet another truth, ”Relax, nothing is under control.”

Let’s talk about our plans, our ideas, our thoughts, our control, our need to focus less on the future plan and more on present action (to insure we have a future to plan…) All the topics fit to print, News Views Free Chats are places to gather and figure it out…. what plans do you have for the day and what happens when they fall through?😄😄

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