Monday, November 24, 2008
We live just west of Minneapolis, Minnesota with Kiko, Bosco, and Milla in a four level split on a quiet suburban street. We have both lived in Minnesota all our lives. Gary served in the navy from 1961 to 1964, the last two years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp where he serviced the electronic systems aboard the S2F, an anti-submarine aircraft. He served in the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was a long time ago, but sometimes things came back with startling clarity. Enjoy Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 17, 2008
It had begun snowing sporadically. The furnace warmed the house as the political powers keep threatening to host a depression. Like the farmers said, "If you complain, don't do it with your mouth full." Or, "The best is none too good, and the worst is none too bad." It was still America and people still climbed aboard leaky boats to share what we already had. Bush and Cheney were on their way out. Must not god be in her heaven?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Rejoining the world. Shunned by the world for indulging an appetite for unilaterally rogue behavior, America was hailed for the good sense to elect Barack Obama just in time to do damage control on the carnage created by two previous administrations. The Republicans had not shoveled out the horse barn for eight years, and now it fell to the Democrats to clean up the mess.