Saturday, June 21, 2008

Flood of 2008

After 10 days of keeping family and friends updated on the flood and the sure to be long cleanup and recovery process, I am spent. I have worked only one day since that fateful night of 6/12 through the day of 6/13/08. Although fiances are a worry, I know several people who lost everything. Homes, pets, cars, jobs: all are gone. I am one of the fortunate ones. My home is high and dry. For the time being, that is more than enough. If you can afford it, I encourage you to donate to the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or any charity your church, synagogue, or mosque might recommend. All have been doing a superb job of helping in my city, and all will need more resources as this disaster flows downstream along the Mississippi River.

I promise a more complete entry once I'm finally able to process all this. For now, good night.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I had vowed never to write anything about politics here, but as the long Democratic nominating process is drawing to a close I have to write this. I am a lifelong Democrat and have never voted for a Republican for President, not out of blind loyalty but because I believe the Democratic party has charted the best way forward for our country. Thus I will be voting for Obama or Clinton, whoever is the nominee, in November.

On the other hand, should McCain be elected, I think I will at least be freed from the eternal campaigning which shoved crap in my mouth and tried to convince me I should not only swallow it but like it or be declared an enemy of my country. To hell with that. McCain will at least be honest with us.

Still, I urge you to vote Democratic in November.

For now, good night.

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I work in health care, love books, love music, enjoy the internet, my friends, and my routine. 8-)