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Why is that contractors don’t show up? My tree guy said he would be here Saturday. He wasn’t. My sprinkler guy said he would be here today. He didn’t show. The guys re-doing our bathroom called a plumber. They waited. And waited. And waited. The guy did eventually arrive, but it was a loooooooonnng time. I wanted to say, “Now you know how we regular folk feel,” but it’s still my job that had to wait. It’s frustrating . . . Playing fetch with Jacoby is pure joy on both ends . . . It is well established around here that the federal government has no role in education. To see how out of control government becomes, I learned today that ED has an Office of Civil Rights. Not that civil rights aren’t important, but why does ED have its own department. No biggy? Well, 600 employees in 12 regional offices seems excessive . . . It’s been a year since I signed up for Darren LaCroix’s Get Paid to Speak tips. Today I received the 52nd tip. I’m done now . . . I just looked up tuition for Muhlenberg College, my alma mater. $56,000+ annually and that doesn’t include books. Ha! . . . Toastmasters is replete with contest complainers. Understand that the results aren’t always correct and learn what you can from the experience . . .

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wanee 2010

This band is the only current band that has my attention. I find what they do on stage to be captivating. I am a longtime Derek Trucks fan.

I decided to go back and listen to their shows from the beginning to hear the changes from the beginning. For instance, their first show was 1 April 2010. The horns were not added until the 29 December show. Nigel left then. Oteil was still rocking the bass.

The band started off hot. Enjoy!

What Do You Call Your Mother’s Mother?

Fritz and I were out at Friendly’s for a father-son dinner. He was engrossed in a game on my cellphone when I took notice of the table across from us. There was a mother with her young one and two other little ones. She asked one of the others, “Am I taking you to your grandmother’s?”

There was a puzzlement from the children. She tried again. “Your mother’s mother.”

More bewilderment. She asked them, “What do you call your mother’s mom?” Then she offered several options: grandmother, Nana, Grams, etc.

Nada.

Finally, the one child said, “Jennifer.”

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . .

Smoking=Banned; Abortion=Okay

I don’t understand what is going on in America.

In Oregon, it is now illegal to smoke in a car with a child. Somewhere around here I wrote about a proposed ban of smoking in cars in New Jersey a few years ago. Fortunately, it never made it to a vote. It’s asinine.

But for argument’s sake, let’s accept that this is a good thing. Presumably, it’s a good thing because it protects children. From the article linked to above,

If the health of the next generation is in mind, passing such a law is an intelligent act.

It seems like that is the foundation of support for this law: smoking is dangerous to the health of children.

But these same do-gooders find no harm to children when abortion is done. I do not find the logic in that. Abortion is defended on the rights of women. It’s “healthcare”, it is argued.

So, what about women’s rights to smoke in their own car? Doesn’t that trump the children? It does when the child is in the womb?

Identity politics are pathrtic.

Learning as I go . . .