Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that last week I attended two Zoom book club discussions. The first was a Great Books discussion and we talked about Jung’s Archetypes . I admit I have more questions about Jung’s thinking than I did before the discussion, but that’s fine.
The second book club read Harlem Renaissance’s Nella Larsen‘s two novella’s: Quicksand and Passing. I preferred Passing, but both provide perceptive insights into African American culture.
I went to church downtown at St. John Cantius on Tuesday for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Usually, few attend the December 8th holiday as it isn’t a major feast day. I was surprised to see that least 100 people attended. (We were safely distanced.)
Otherwise the week was uneventful, which is common in the era of lockdowns.
We are getting our Christmas decorations up. We’re almost finished. Today I got 70% of the ornaments on the tree. Our tree is quite crooked, i.e. its trunk curves. With all the lights and ornaments, the imperfection is minimal.
I finished watching Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black. The plot pulled me in, but this isn’t one of the auteur’s better films.
I’ve got another problem with the Illinois Dept. of Employment. For months local news stations have reported that the department has many cases of identity theft. I got a letter Friday saying that my claim was denied due to identity fraud. How long will this take to clear up? It’s taken months for some. I immediately wrote to the department and included some copies of id documents. I’ve called the department and am awaiting a call to find out what more I should do and what I should expect. The department still doesn’t have the Census as my most recent employer.