Another brain fart yesterday! Ronda was chatting about a recent Netflix show she watched on the US's justice (or lack thereof) system. Oh yes --- I know the story -- I just read the book. Then I proceeded to mix up TWO stories that I had recently read! Good grief! At least I remembered both stories! Oh well - we all have days like that. It doesn't change the fact that there are horrific stories about injustice and not just in one geographic location and not just against one cultural group. It's quite sad that someone's position or political view takes precedence over justice! Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
In case you want to read or watch the documentaries, the first is about Steven Avery, who is still alive and in jail. The Netflix documentary is called "Making a Murderer," and the book is called, Illusion of Justice by Jerome F. Buting. The other story is about Ron Williamson, who was exonerated and died five years after being released from prison. The book is called The Innocent Man by John Grisham (his first non-fiction), and there's a Netflix documentary by the same name.
Now that I've written it down, I might be able to remember that. I also read them very close together, so that didn't help matters!
Well, off to do something a bit different yesterday. I went for a HIKE - a real hike in the woods, not the gentle forest behind the house. I think for most of it, we were on the Bruce Trail. You would know those white markers on the trees anywhere - well, I would - I've hiked parts of the trail in other areas near my house. It was a glorious morning - the sun was out, the temperature was just right - the perfect day to get out. And I'm happy to report that my boots worked like a charm. I do find them a bit clunky compared to running shoes, but they didn't hurt!
|White markers of the Bruce Trail|
|Moss on the rocks|
|A gorgeous waterfall|
|The second waterfall|
|A cross-section of a felled tree|
|Set up and ready to sew|
|Murphy at the reflecting pool|
|Mom -- it's me, LEXI and I'm FIRST!!!|
|The colorful overflowing scrap box|
|Two more Snail's Trail blocks - DONE|