Daily Bread for 12.21.22: “You are what you do. A man is defined by his actions, not his memory.”

Good morning.

Winter in Whitewater begins with mostly cloudy skies with a high of 25. This desert-like season lasts until March 20, 2023. No season demands more; no demands more welcome. Sunrise is 7:22 AM and sunset 4:24 PM for 9h 01m 41s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 5.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

Decades from now on Mars, Douglas Quaid will tell Kuato, a psychic mutant from that planet, that he wants to remember who he is. This will be their conversation:

Kuato: What do you want, Mr. Quaid?

Douglas Quaid: The same as you; to remember.

Kuato: But why?

Douglas Quaid: To be myself again.

Kuato: You are what you do. A man is defined by his actions, not his memory.

So it will be with Quaid, as it is now with us, including even candidates and officeholders. It’s what one does that defines a person. 

Some run for office, and a smaller number hold will office, but it’s what they do in office that matters.

Monkeys jump into river during turf war at Florida state park:

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