Coffee like his

After dinner I wash the dishes, then make a bowl of coffee, I should drink decaffe as its   so late in the evening,  but  its drinking from the bowl that I enjoy more than what is in it, coffee does not effect m ability to sleep and I always forget when Ido to the store.


I bough  two blue striped bowls at Jindiji, I saw them in the pottery store  and knew I wanted them, but I was concerned about  my pre- trip  promise concerning carrying pottery back—I already own too much Japanese pottery and  once buying Japanese pottery  was unleashed  I would not be able to stop myself—so the first day visiting my sister , Saturday, we walked over to Jindaiji, ate some soba . . .


I denied my urge, but it kept tugging at me all day and night and  the next  morning  my sister drove  me back there to make the purchase of  two blue striped  bowls.

After dinner, I wash the dishes, drip some coffee in the bowl —coffee at other times, such as the morning, after lunch, maybe a work break if I am working on the house, I drink from a Berkeley potter cup with a handle made for coffee— and as the bowl gets very hot I have taken to carrying the bowl not quite full to the office, returning, getting the creamer,  carrying it the office, pouring it in the bowl,  returning  the creamer to the frig and finally sitting down at the computer.  Drinking from the bowl the coffee tastes special..

If I drip the coffee into  the bowl, pour in the creamer, pick up the bowl, start to carry it into the office, the bowl gets hot, my hand shakes and its a spill. I could just drip in less coffee and/or pour in less  creamer but I am too greedy, I want  to drink the maximum so in order not  spill  so I make two trips. 


Tonight while I was carrying the bowl  coffee  I started wondering when James Comey  is at home does he  do something as  banal  as  carrying  a cup of coffee over to his computer and  worry about spelling coffee on the floor?

I imagine FBI Director James Comey,  summer of 2016, seeing the information passing before him, Russian hacking, Russian election manipulation, emails, candidates,  Moscow and trump tower meetings, Russian funding, Steele dossier? and when assessing the information, thinking. if true, it’s  a major security concern to the United States and while credible and believable, Comey is not concluding  it meets 100%  of the rigid standards of the FBI, or perhaps the 110% standard of himself, or both.


Its hard not to think Comey does not comprehend he is between a rock and hard place, there is no good choice, no matter what he chooses  he will be villified by one of the parties and he is probably going to lose his job. If he remains quiet its still part of the FBI records and for Comey destroying offical records is professionally  and ethically unacceptable, yet the strength of the information tugs at his conscience of integrity, if this is true it is a threat to the United States of America.  Yet making the information  public will be attacked as partisan and one candidate will be compared to the other by the quantity and quality of the information  and not the issues though as it turned out issues were not important.


Still Comey  weighed out his  options, and obviously it was a difficult choice,  but he  did not choose an easy way out, he did what he thought and believed was best for the country, let the chips fall where they may, and when called on by Congress to defend himself, he stood up and answered their questions  honestly,  to the best of his ability and as a stand up man, because Comey has both personal and professional integrity. 


Of course, how can you not compare him to trump, who lies, who takes credit for the accomplishments of others,  blames others for his failures, when asked a question he lies or runs away to tweet something  disgustingly  self aggrandizing  or some vile and cruel  lie  the enthusiatically waiting  trump cult, behaves like a 12 year old bully and coward and has no personal or professional ethics or principles.

Then again maybe there are more important matters on which to focus my concern,  Would this be a  “cultural appropriation” offense against the United States? The right to “express yourself AT others in public  ”no matter how disgusting. The cultural influence of the United States on the world.


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