Saturday, August 29, 2009

Break from Blogging

I've been taking an unannounced vacation from blogging this last week or so. I've been busting my butt ramping up for the Fall 2009 semester at IUPUI that has just started this past Wednesday. Most of my emotional energy that drives my blogging has been sucked into that. And blogging was getting to feel like an obligation. I've got enough of those. So let's see as things settle down if my blogging picks up again.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Night Tunes

I like the cover better than the original. And the kids did a good job on the video.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Quote of the Day

“If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard."
-- White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina to Democrat Senators.

Seems right to me. I seem to recall Jesus saying something like this in the Gospels:

"If someone strikes you on the right cheek, punch them back twice as hard." - Matthew 5:39

Yeah, that's right.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August BlogMeet!

Roberta X has the details. What may be a big draw is Frank James is bringing sweet corn. A lot of sweet corn. Much appreciated!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

You've got to have your priorities.

Saw this in the Fabulous Shrinking Colts Fan Sheet:

4 kids found living in squalor; moms held

Tragic! Victims of poverty. Forced to live in squalid conditions trying to stretch every dollar to support those kids. The ladies were probably out either looking for work or working at some ill-paying jobs just to put food on the table. Let's see:
Police today filed preliminary charges of felony neglect of a dependent against the two mothers and placed the children, ages 14, 7, 5 years and 7 months in the custody of child welfare workers, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report.

Police said the apartment in the 700 block of N. Rochester Avenue had little food, a half a can of baby formula and was littered with dog feces. The children, all girls, had lice in their hair and roaches swarmed over their clothes and toys.

Police went to the apartment at 9 p.m. Saturday night because an extension cord ran from its back door across the alley and into an outlet of a vacant garage. The children said their parents had gone Downtown earlier and left them alone.

At 1 a.m. today, Tiffany Johnson, 25, and Jamie Presley, 28, returned to the apartment. They told police that they had left at 8 p.m. to visit friends. Presley said she lived in the apartment and Johnson and her children moved in three day ago when Johnson had domestic problems.

Johnson is the mother of the 7-month old girl, according to the police report.

Both women smelled as if they had been drinking alcohol, according to the report.

Ah, never mind.