Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time's Fun When You're Having Flies

It has been 3 weeks since I last updated this blog.  Retirement is busier than I thought!

While I might not have time to update this much, I will continue to predict snow days next winter.

In the meantime, if you want a steadier supply of my sarcastic comments, I'm on Facebook.  Look me up or comment on this if you want a direct link sent to you.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Could we deal with the real problem, please?

Could we deal with the real problem, please?

Handguns kill.

So do

long guns
steak knives
sharp pointy sticks
sharp pointy #2 pencils
shoe laces
pocket knives
brass knuckles
throwing stars
saran gas
failure to vaccinate children
baseball bats
monkey wrenches

And mean comments on social media.

So can we stop wasting all of our energy trying to ban just one deadly weapon (especially since prohibition never works) and deal with the real problem?  Why do some people feel the need to lash out with deadly force?  I know that solving real problems is always more difficult than picking something to blame, but how about we try?

Hello Again

I haven't been updating this blog for a while, because I was enjoying a 2-week trip to Ireland.

Lovely place.  The people are laid back, friendly, and not feeling entitled.  People there have responsibilities as well as rights, and they know it.  If there are problems that can be solved, they solve them.  Otherwise, they just share a few pints and move on.

And the beer there has flavor!  They drink for pleasure, not to get drunk like Americans.  In fact, they have very little respect for someone who can't handle his beer.

Every bus has free wi-fi, as does every pub. 

The air is clean!  Windmills, solar, and fresh air off the Atlantic.

As for their education system, they have us beat.  Kids are encouraged to follow their strengths, not all pass a standardized test.  If they are academically inclined, they go to university - free.  If they want to pursue a trade, they go to a trade college - free.