Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Strike up the band

Ours was an excused hiatus. The semi-annual migration between Texas and Minnesota consumes more energy than you might think. Usually takes us about a week or so to adjust to the new humidity. Did you know you can see Mexico from Mount Bonnell?

This season, the trip had unintended consequences. We had to quit watching political news for four days straight. That’s cold turkey.

We are still on the wagon. But we wander the house looking for something that isn’t there. When we do turn on the news, our old familiar friends are still there talking too loud, but it’s just not the same.

I think I’ll take up the guitar. Poetry, maybe.

Soon enough, we'll learn whether Obama is as good at governing as he is at campaigning. For the sake of our nation, I hope so. And that's what the polls are showing. There is more hope afoot in the nation since the election.

Thus far, Obama has taken the high road. But the wingnuts still campaign with angry, racially charged emails. Sinister stuff. Give it a rest. Daunting problems ahead. Daunting.

Maybe I'll take up the drums, too.


Lillah Cruce said...

Glad you made it safe and sound George. Hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Glad you made it safe and sound. I shoveled snow this morning. Not much but still more than you've got down there. Phil

Ken Martin said...

Welcome home, George, your *real* home, not that far-flung Minnesota.

I'm truly hopeful and optimistic about the Obama administration. I lucked out and got a firsthand account last Saturday about the way Obama's transition team is handling the technology sector and it sounds truly inspiring. I'm just hoping other sectors are handled as well. I plan to blog about the info as soon as my blog goes up again.

Anonymous said...

I'll try to let Obama rest a few more days? to see if he is still talking about the things he thinks we want to hear.Redistribution of wealth ain't going to cut it nor is virtual cancellation of the 2nd Amendment.---Goose

Anonymous said...

Don't know which part of Texas you are spending the Winter in. We head out on December 31, from Missouri to Corpus Christi.. (Got to stay close to the grands for Christmas, you know.)...

Still, one thing I know about Texas, I DO NOT talk politics down there. Have gotten several rabid E-mails from one Texas friend regarding our new President elect... I clearly remember going to brunch with them during the first Bush Inaugural - our friend was singing... Great Day for America...

Still, there are some wonderful people in Texas, and the weather in January is way nicer.


sph said...

Yeppers we're all glad you're safely back in Texas.

Van-lag recovery not withstanding, it’s time to feed your readers, Oh Great Aged One. (You named the BLOG, I didn’t)

Post something, please.

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