The amalgamated angst of middle age.
Sunday, September 21, 2003
A Miss as Good as Her Smile (washingtonpost.com)The Good News: "The Miss Black America Pageant" is probably obsolete.
Monday, May 19, 2003
Carpet Bagging is Back and Evidently Lucrative
I don't mean to over dramatize, and everybody has to make a buck somehow but it seems a bit overdone. Goes with the times I guess. Right up there with my favorite - Modern Journalism: "Madame your son was just burned to a crisp in a horrific fire. How does that make you feel?" Anything to keep that engine of commerce going I guess....
"Eager contractors have called Jackson-Madison County School Board members at home, work and "everywhere else," Superintendent Roy Weaver said. The storm destroyed Denmark Elementary School and Jackson Middle School.
Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Tornado path thru Madison County - jacksonsun.composted by Barry | 6:49 PM
Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Tornado Rips Through the Home Front
I heard about it on the news yesterday but pressing concerns kept me from checking until today. Ma's in the hospital - dizzy spell, four stitches in her head - so I've been a bit distracted. Convinced she's okay for the moment I turn my attention to the web and find my hometown in headlines on Google News.
It's a mess. I talked to a friend of Ma's who says that parts of Cerro Gordo road are unrecognizeable. Landmarks just gone. Mary Martin's house is on Cerro Gordo. I spent many a day at Mary Martin's house. Ate my share of meals there. Miss Mary was always the calm in the storm of a houseful of kids. She was unflappable. Makes sense then that when every tree in her yard fell (and there were plenty) not one hit the house. The house was moved six feet off its moorings though.
So far no reports of loved ones harmed, though Niki is unaacounted for. But then Niki always runs under the radar.posted by Barry | 7:47 PM
Friday, April 25, 2003
Boston School Plan Isn't Biased Against Whites, Judge Rules As Boston's 30-year battle over desegregation continues, a federal judge ruled that the city's school assignment plan did not discriminate against white students." - Sara Rimer;
..."30-year battle..." Wowposted by Barry | 5:39 PM
Thursday, May 02, 2002
I tell anyone considering marriage to consider again. Not that I caution against matrimony. It just ain't for the weak.
At some point you make up your mind that you've found someone that you want to raise a family, build a home, travel, attempt to build wealth, explore hobbies, etc, etc, with...or you don't and move on.
But I made a promise to my wife in front of God and a couple hundred witnesses that I'd "cleave unto her...." and so forth.
It's one promise I've been able to keep so far. And consequently I can sleep nights.
As much bliss as I need.posted by Barry | 3:46 PM
Monday, April 08, 2002
We're in our third day of "Grandma Withdrawal."
My mother returned home Saturday following a 2 week stay.
Last week her first cousin - a resident of neighboring Pontiac - came by. They hadn't seen each other in 20 years. Consequently they raised a goodly number of the dead.
As a child I was always amazed that the adults around me actually had a history before I was born. A normal conceit I guess.
I'm now envious of all I missed. posted by Barry | 9:34 PM