Liked on YouTube: Jason And The Argonauts [1963 ]

Plot # Pelias usurps the throne of Thessaly, killing King Aristo, but knows that a prophecy states that one of Aristo’s children will avenge him. The god Hermes, disguised as Pelias’s soothsayer, watches as the infant Jason, Aristo’s son, is spirited away by one of Aristo’s soldiers. Pelias slays one of Aristo’s daughters after she seeks sanctuary in the temple of the goddess Hera. Because the murder has profaned her temple, Hera becomes Jason’s protector. She warns Pelias to beware of “a one-sandaled man”.

Twenty years later, Jason saves Pelias from drowning in a river, an “accident” orchestrated by Hera, but loses his sandal in the process, so Pelias recognizes his enemy. Learning that Jason intends to seek the legendary Golden Fleece to rally support against him, he encourages Jason in the attempt, hoping that Jason will be killed.

August 22, 2022 at 04:01PM

Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury.

Three quotes from my favorite book of his:

Dandelion Wine –

‘Young man,’ she said to Bill Forrester, ‘you are a person of taste and imagination. Also, you have the will power of ten men; otherwise you would not dare veer away from the common flavors listed on the menu and order, straight out, without quibble or reservation, such an unheard-of things as lime-vanilla ice. ‘He bowed his head solemnly to her. ‘Come sit with me, both of you,’ she said. ‘We’ll talk of strange ice creams and such things as we seem to have a bent for.’

A good night sleep, or a ten minute bawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine.

Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I’m one of them.

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August 22, 2022 at 12:24PM

Social isolation day 892 (aug 22,2022)

There’s a new neighborhood kitty in town, a brown tabby, sort of like pearl, but the white goes up the face more, sort of like a white bandana covering everything below the eyes, cheeks and bridge of the nose. Wearing a blue collar, lounging in a yard a couple of doors down from the photo I have of the bio-suit guys in photo 7.

#swampwalk info: got a cool breeze off the bay, but once in a wind block region, it was muggy and hot. Said it was 79⁰F, probably feels ten degrees warmer. Trees are very green and lush, water has lots of activity, at least bug ripple-wise. May trees have seed pods, to boot.

#bogsafari creatures aside from new kitty – cicadas screams, Saw a few squirrels, a cardinal, and a large bird, probably a vulture very high up. Saw three humans total, 2 in bio suits and one driving a car to a meeting with a whiteboard hanging out the back.

The biosuited were masked sufficiently, but the car driver was not (though they were in a sealed system and alone, so were fine.) Addendum: spotted neighborhood kid on the roof of the house next door smoking atop the eave of the entryway. (Just outside the bedroom, probably?)

Still no capture of raccoons, orioles or eagles on our outdoor cameras. We are rapidly approaching the one year mark on our backyard cameras and I am pretty happy with the results we have gotten this far.

In other journal news, got my hair and beard trimmed to convict length for comfort during the remaining summer months. I will no doubt return to shaggy mountain man / santa status as cooler months prevail.

#streamofthought #walkabout #august222022 #sisto #sistobrak #glyos

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