Summer Storms

I am sitting in the book barn with two very wet cats.  Thunder storms have been rolling thorugh one after another.  Sherman is high on a book shelf with his ears back hissing at the Bad Kitty.  I have had to jump up and stop the Bad Kitty from trying to unseat Sherman a couple of times.

Right now I am trying to figure out the direction of this blog.  I think it is rather like a journal but I would like to make it more of a collection of essays.  The question would be, of course, how much of it should be my impressions and how much of it should be my opinion.  Opinion is a very strong thing and I personally think there is way too much of that out there.   For the record, I am of the opinion that far too many people rely on television news “contributors” to tell them how to think. 

The only thing I want to hear about the upcoming presidential election is when someone makes a huge gaffe and there is something to laugh about.  Otherwise, as long as congress keeps dragging their feet nothing is going to get done.  I won’t go as far as to say I am disappointed with Obama, because I am convinced that still waters run deep, but I will say that the Democrats sure haven’t been the best partners.  I think that loosing Ted Kennedy was a real blow to the administration.

More thunder but we are still a couple of hours away from the fireworks display so I have hope that everything will be cool and dry this evening.  Boone fireworks are not the most extravagant but the traffic is nothing like the traffic on the National Mall either.   Folks have been shooting off their own fireworks since Friday night and it doesn’t seem to bother either one of the cats.  Guess that it because we have yahoos shooting off guns around here all the time anyway.

Well, happy Independence Day to you.  As Jon Stewart leaves his audience with a “moment of zen,” I shall leave you with this small piece of mountain beauty.

Mountain Laurel

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