My Own Personal Sabbath #24

Almost every Sunday since mid-May 2020 with a few exceptions, I have been taking my own personal Sabbath, where I tune out of the news and social media and turn off my ringer and all notifications on my phone.

I am starting today by reading and commenting on blogs and listening to Sleepy Hollow on XPN, a public radio station out of Philadelphia. Right now they’re just finishing up is “My Favorite Things” by John Coltrane, which I like when it starts, but then he gets a little “reedy” for me which is not one of my favorite things. Later, I plan on dipping into the second Ruth Galloway mystery, The Janus Stone, by Elly Griffith.

I’ll check in later to let you know how things are going. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the Coltrane song, which you might enjoy, even though I don’t toward the end of the song:

I don’t think I realized Coltrane was playing a soprano saxophone here (I Googled). No wonder it’s too “reedy” for me. Ugh.

It is now about 2 p.m. and I’ve been reading The Janus Stone. I almost abandoned it after I learned Ruth is pregnant by the detective from the first book and also italicized asides in the first person from the killer, which Griffiths did in the first one too. I don’t know why, but I’ve never liked italics. Flashbacks are even worse, I usually want to flash out. Ha. However, I am continuing on because the story is still interesting (enough). In the background I’ve been listening to a musician new to me, Theo Parrish, whose music I’m really enjoying. Here’s a song from his latest album Wuddaji:

I got about halfway through The Janus Stone earlier today and then decided that I couldn’t read any more. Mostly, it was for the reasons I mentioned above. I then took a nap. When I got up, I had dinner with Kim before she left for work and I’m now watching binge-watching CSI, Season 11, to end the night.

7 thoughts on “My Own Personal Sabbath #24

  1. I had planned to spend time visiting blogs Sunday, but my daughter’s room turned into a much bigger project than I anticipated. Cleaning, culling, organizing, and re-arranging. She’s generally in charge of keeping her room clean on her own, but this was a bit more involved and so we all pitched in.

    I am sorry the Janus Stone didn’t work for you in the end. I don’t like it when italics are overused. It tends to pull me out of a story.

    I never really got into CSI. Perhaps someday I will watch it.

    I hope you have had a good week and enjoy the weekend ahead, Bryan!

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  2. I used to watch CSI all the time with my daughter, it’s such a good show. I’m glad to hear I am not the only one who walks away from books that aren’t working for me.

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  3. Bryan, Hope your Sunday is going well, I love catching up on blog posts on Sundays. Looking to start a new mystery series in 2021 so perhaps I may check Ruth Galloway series. I know EG is quite popular. Stay well

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