Roscoe's Notebook


Happy to be hunkered down

23 March – 20:00

My goodness! There's a lot of violent and weird behavior going on around town.

Ordinarily I'd be listening to talk-radio at this time of evening. But the “talk” these days is neither edifying nor entertaining so I'm listening to local law enforcement via the scanner app on my tablet. I expect to hear a lot of activity on Friday and Saturday nights, but early on a Monday night? Geeze, Louise!

In just the few minutes I've been listening this evening I've heard call traffic about: a domestic violence call, two assaults in progress, a fight between a group of 4 or 5 homeless guys, suspicious person sighted with a gun, a welfare check from a guy on self-isolation who would only talk to the cops through his screen door, a wreck involving 3 vehicles, a call about a diagnosed schizophrenic who was drinking and off his meds, another possible suicide threat, a complaint about loud music, investigation of a break-in and robbery, and on, and on.

I'm glad I'm hunkered down in my house and not out there with the crazies!

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Eight hours before Noon on St. Joseph's Day

19 March – 12:30

Last night was a particularly bad one for sleep in the Roscoe-verse. There was far too much insomnia in it. One long spell ended about 03:45 when I prayed The Apostles Creed and entered it into my HabitShare app.

Prayers before Noon

Later in the morning, after Sylvia had left for work, I prayed what has become a common combination for me: 1 Our Father, followed by 3 Hail Marys, and 1 Glory Be.

Even later in the morning I did 5 Decades of the Rosary, the Joyful Mysteries, and ended with the Salve Regina.

Though it took me eight hours to do, I was able to pray a full decade of the Rosary, from the Creed to the Salve, on St. Joseph's Day.

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