Life can be measured in milestones. Births, deaths, new jobs, graduations. Our daughter graduated Friday night from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After a celebratory dinner, it began to snow as we returned to our hotel. By the time we got there, it was snowing heavily. It snowed all night and much of Saturday, leaving 6 to 8 inches on the ground. To some of you, that may not sound like much. To a transplaned Iowan, living now in Arkansas, it’s a lot. Especially when you’re trying to move a daughter out of an apartment, piling her possessions into three cars. We got much of it done Saturday, in the snow. By Sunday morning, the final work was done in 15 degree temperatures, with a brisk NorthWest wind to speed us up. Then, broken windshield wipers had to be replaced before we could begin the treck over relatively clear roads to return home. Kudos to the highway folks in Missouri – they did really quick work to keep the roads passable. Now, it wasn’t quite as bad as this old photo from “Keep The Coffee Coming” would indicate. It just FELT that bad!
So, today, she’s gainfully employed and managed to find something back at home. That, my friends, is a milestone.
All that being said, with the holidays rapidly approaching, the massive staff at this little blog is “fixin'” to become busy. Keep checking back, but if you don’t see anything fresh for a day or two, don’t worry. I’m still around. It’s just that (this is embarassing to say) we don’t have many Christmas decorations up, yet! Somehow that graduation thing occupied a lot of December hours.
Blog-wise, I’m playing catchup tonight. Big Time. Lots of stuff to wade through and it looks like folks were busy over the weekend. Dig in.
Bush backs off Bali agreement hours after signing
No surprises here except to the rest of the world that actually thought Bush was being sincere when he agreed to nothing and pushed this out for the next president. Same old, same old. Even a signed document with this administration isn’t worth the paper it is written on and Congress is too afraid to ever call him out. Between the [...]
Carl explains it this way:
Bush Got What He Wanted Out Of Bali
He delayed, ran down the clock, deferred, distracted and otherwise pushed off the tough decisions on global warming to the next shnook to sit in his [...]