And that means SNOW - enough to make driving less than pleasurable, so take the proper precautions.
(damn global warming)
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us (you guessed it) snow, which will continue lightly until the afternoon (expected accumulation between 1-3 inches).
Could be a bit more. Not feeling much of a wind out there, though.
|Are you cold enough NOW?|
*** First off of the igloo is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 15 -
---It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day
---It's National Hat Day
---It's National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
THAT cold today)
*** Next, FWPD SE quadrant chief Derrick Westfield will not be facing ANY charges for his "road rage" incident. Here's the travesty...I mean story:
This link shows the reaction of the family of the teen set upon by Westfield.
*** Next up, and speaking of travesties, we have our SECOND homicide for Allen County (and the FIRST homicide for Ft. Wayne this year.
This took place at the (new) My Market Sunoco station located at Hanna and McKinnie Sts on the (where else?) SE side of the city (about 6 blocks from our "Fortress" in fact), around 0130 hrs Sunday morning.
This station hasn't been up and running all that long, and now we can agree that it has been officially "christened", as it were.
Funny how we just happen to have more gas stations/convenient stores per square mile than ANY other quadrant of the city. And we obviously have the crime that accompanies such venues down here.
Keep your deadpool tally handy...you're gonna need it with these mooks.
*** Next, we had another problem with our Sunday paper delivery yesterday.
TWICE to get a paper (which finally arrived around 1030 hrs (it should be hear by 0600 hrs. and at the latest by 0800 hrs. No reason given for the carrier not showing up either. The J-G got another "nastygram" from me as well...hell, they EARNED it.
|He's a GOOD (and never late) boy!|
Anyone think of trying to use DRONES to deliver the paper?
THERE is a great idea, except in OUR part of town, someone would most likely take to shooting the damn thing down!
*** Next up, time to drop on by "Kitten Corner"...
|All tuckered out now|
*** Next, let's take a minute to check in with "Midnight and Company"...
ALL weekend, and with good reason: we FEED them both very well. (if that's not impetus enough, I dunno what is)
And since yesterday was "soggy food Sunday", you KNOW they were ready for a "hot" meal.
AGAIN (with liquid rather than frozen water in the dish). Lord knows they do seem to appreciate it, and that works for us (and them).
*** Last back to the glacial plain...today is MLK day, and there is this interesting article in today's paper:
NO problem at all with anyone who IS indeed TRYING to "live the dream".
I know I've been trying since before 1968...with mixed success.
Hey, everyone has an off day now and then, right?
((In his welcome, the Rev. John Gardner, Plymouth Congregational Church's senior pastor, said the program is particularly compelling because its beauty and eloquence are lacking today.
“I hope you find yourself inspired,” Gardner said.
Although this year marks the 50th anniversary of King's assassination, Furtner said his message is no less relevant today.
“His words are such an incredible wealth,” she said.
They're also universal, she said as an explanation why multiple people, not one person, read King's words throughout the program. The messages addressed such topics as love, hate, injustice and prejudice.
“There's something about love that builds up and is creative,” one reader said. “There's something about hate that tears down and is destructive.”))
There is a treasure trove of TRUTH in those words...AND in Dr. King's
But, when you read or hear about something like the shooting at the SE side gas station, you just HAVE to wonder about a lot fo things, not the least of which is why Dr. King's relevance seemed to be missing from the life of the shooter.
We have a serious problem in this country (in general) and on the SE side of Ft. Wayne (in particular), and the solution is as readily available as reading a speech from Dr. king, and not just perusing the words, but actively HEARING them; taking them to heart and knowing that what was spoken all those years ago applies to ALL people of ALL ages...for all time.
Boondocks episode where Dr. King wasn't killed and came back decades later to find his people in such disarray and inhuman behavior toward themselves and everyone else, that he couldn't stand it and called them what they had become (hint: it was the forbidden "N" word).
MANY of his people have chosen to lose their way, and the result is all the societal issues that face us all daily.
All that was required of us (back then) was to try to be a better person than we ere the day before.
And today, the same rings true, but it all starts with a CHOICE, and some people can't seem to do that.
Every choice has it's consequence, and I'd rather take those that come with good choices instead of bad ones.
I think Dr. King would have to agree on that.
Stay SAFE out there, America.