Quarantine, Kings, Free Parking and Discount Cuts Courtesy of Campfire

Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!

It had been a long time and I am now off of quarantine. I will be returning to work on Wednesday. My lung capacity will need to improve and being able to walk up and down the street will help me.

There is a lot of catching up to do and first thing this morning I took my car to have a nail removed. Sitting in the lobby was nifty. There were people there!

Something that disturbed me while I waited was the Television network MTV that was playing.


While we have copious technologies in our home, We do not have a television or cable. This will not change here at Willow Manor.

Anyway, I saw the host making fun of a obviously sick woman vomiting in the toilet. On the young ladies back, a scripture was tatooed. They zoomed in on the tatoo and read a scripture of peace, mocking her in front of who knows how many viewers.

Nope. Not my children.

Perhaps I am old and set in my ways. Out of touch. I am cool with that.

I am glad that the repair was under warranty and went on my way.

I am in process of refinancing my home and needed to get a legal documents. I was surprised that the parking in downtown Colorado Springs was free.

Downtown was remarkably empty.

I saw very few people in the usually busy streets.

I saw statues of our local population of handpicked and possibly cherry picked heroes, but few people.

Then I remembered… It is Martin Luther King Day. If you haven’t heard his most well known speech, I left a link here.


He was a nonviolent activist, an example for today’s day and age.

Now, I have read many of your blogs and seen many ranges of beliefs.

Here are mine.

Right or Left, I do not advocate for violence. I am totally cool with lawful assembly and peaceful protest. Martin Luther King was an outstanding example.

Well, that’s my take. We walked around the big city for a bit and purchased a new set of hair clippers. These will pay for themselves with 2 cuts. I expected quite a few more before they burn out.

It was pretty cold out, so besides the foray into the big city, we mostly stayed inside. I spent a lot of time chatting with folks on Linked In about job openings and opportunities. Hateful as it is, I have blocked a few folks for wasting my time or attempting to with Multi Level Marketing. Web searches of company reviews can be a great resource.

Pyramids, beautiful works of art…or rather… exquisite tombstones

Dinner was hearty.

A baked potato, steamed broccoli, and baked chicken was a great finish to the day.

Well, that is all for now.

Thank you all for your support while we have been ill. It means a lot to me. You all are the best!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

19 thoughts on “Quarantine, Kings, Free Parking and Discount Cuts Courtesy of Campfire”

  1. Glad to hear you are out of quarantine! Your dinner looks delicious. We also had a very blessed chicken dinner with potatoes tonight. 😊 So good! God bless!

  2. Well that’s awesome bro. Glad to hear all that.

    That was funny. And I’m glad you’re out of quarantine too Uncle Ben. Have a good night. -Gia

  3. If anyone needs to experiment with those clippers I think we are all off quarantine for now. Yes, a non-violent activist would be a good example. I’m so glad you don’t have my grandkids hooked on the garbage that hollyweird spews out. That guy in the statue, Lt Zebulon Pike, is likely your shirt-tail relation.

  4. Glad you are out of quarantine and hope work goes well. As to the continual public shaming by the media and those in power, I am never sure why people think it makes them look better if they shame someone in difficulty. Stay well. Allan

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