I’m a little worn out this week. The elevator in my office building keeps breaking down, and it’s happened so often in the past month I’ve resorted to avoiding it completely and using the stairs. Which wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t need to move between the third and fourth floor of our building so often during the day.
On top of that, I’m also fielding all of the complaints about our malfunctioning elevator, and in charge of pressing the property manager for updates on the repairs. All of which has left me feeling pretty drained by the end of the day.
It’s weeks like this that I enjoy creating the Strange Happenings section for every Wednesday. Sometimes little things like a new movie to watch or something to look for in the night sky are all I need to shake off a bad day.
Strange Happenings This Week:
Beading Divas to the Rescue chooses a new animal charity to champion each month with the funds raised by the sales of their hand made bracelets. Based in Tucson, the Diva’s sell their bracelets at three local retailers and online with Etsy. Along with buying a bracelet, you can also support them by donating beads by mail. The Diva’s accept beads found from craft stores, yard sales, old jewelry that can be pulled apart, and craft stashes. I myself am putting together a package of supplies from my own overflowing craft supplies.
If you’re looking for some quick winter reads, check out the below short stories, all by renowned authors and free to read online.
The Hunter’s Wife, Anthory Doerr
To Build a Fire, Jack London
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway
The end of winter and early spring is the best time of the year to view the zodiacal light. A moonless night and low light pollution is required to see its faint glow after sunset. The next two weeks will provide ideal conditions while the waning moon is absent from the sky.
I am a huge history buff, especially when it comes to World War II, so I am very interesting in watching the upcoming documentary Prosecuting Evil. The film’s subject is Ben Ferencz, the only surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, and follows his continued fight on behalf of victims of atrocity crimes.