Gonna need a sweater or jacket, so ditch the satin shorts (sorry, was talking to the "locals" down here...heh)
Our Hoosierland weather has us seeing mostly clear skies, and temps ONLY getting up to around the 63-degree mark.
Now THIS is a fall month.
And I'm sure the leaves will start their journey to the ground soon enough.
I just hope we get some nice foliage colors in the interim (around the 17-18 would be real nice).
Now, let's all get our cup or glass of morning bliss poured and see what is going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the cider press is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day.
Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character."
This is attributed to that pre-Socratic and still quite deceased Greek philosopher, Heraclitus (525 -475 BCE).
Don't you like it when you die in a year numbered EARLIER than when you were born?
And here is his WIKI:
He regarding himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom.
(Hey, aren't MOST of us?)
Heraclitus was most noted for his insistence on ever-present change in the universe (thank God it wasn't "hope and change").
This was stated in his famous saying: "No man steps into the same river twice".
(Sounds kinda profound when you think about it)
Interesting that he was born at Ephesus, a site of one of the Pauline epistles (also a letter to the church in the book of Revelation) in the New Testament.
That was a pretty large city in the area, and boasts a lot of beautiful ruins from that era. Think of it as an Aegean "seaside" venue in what we now call Turkey.
Anyway, the WIKI is pretty long on the philosophical aspects of the life and writings of Heraclitus, so that's YOUR assignment - to bone up on him, and see how his contributions to the human condition have continued to this very day.
*** It's now time to see what this MONTH has in store for us:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Eczema Awareness Month
(Ir's not as bad as it looks and is NOT contagious)
National Arts & Humanities Month (United States)
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (in United States)
(Hell, I'm constantly aware of such things.)
International Walk to School Day (International)
(we did, and all the time...and survived)
National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month (United States)
(no tossing bowling balls at your girlfriend, got it?)
National Pizza Month
( I say we make EVERY month run with this one)
(As long as a decent movie is on to enjoy it with)
National Pork Month (United States)
(Kinda goes with pork month nicely)
(I'm thinking grilled cheese sandwiches here)
National Walk Your Dog Week: 1-7
(We need to be more aware of the loons in our MIDST)
National Carry A Tune Week: 4-10
(Some still carry them in bags...heh)
Customer Service Week: 5-9
National School Bus Safety Week: 14-23
(yeah, no swatting spiders and jumping from your car)
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 18-24
(this is becoming fairly obsolete these days)
International Magic Week: 25-31
( I know some people I'd LOVE to make disappear...lol)
And now for our daily dose of "What the hell happens today, Bob?":
October 1 -
---Today is NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY
---It's also NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY
---It was on THIS day WAY back in 1949 when my parents got married in the Arch St. Methodist Church in Philly.
|A LONG aisle to walk (to change your mind), too.|
And that covers that for today.
*** Next up, the PILOT of that crashed plane has been ID'ed, but there's still some "mystery" attached to this crash. Here's the story link:
WTH? Is this an Area 51 cover-up or something?
Someone has some "splainin" to do and would seem has something they don't want know (other than the fact that the registration for the aircraft expired prior to the fateful flight.
|When it was airworthy.|
*** Next up., the government show more of it's true colors - it allows the government to "stay open" AND also keeps funding Planned parenthood.
|Just step down, you rino!|
Here's this story:
It would seem that one political party is not THAT much different than the other (except for wearing different color neckties).
|Sure LOOKS that way.|
*** Next up, if there is ONE THING that is consistent when it comes to City Hall here in Fort Wayne, it's the INCONSISTENCY.
This forced traffic from a MUCH busier street a block away to roll THROUGH our neighborhood.
PAVING work being done, for I did see an asphalt machine roll over the side street, with a FWPD cruise close behind as an "escort".
TRAA and the FWPD had to use our street, running with lights and sirens...and that tends to shake up the day a bit.
FWCS) this IS a "no-transportation zone", and cars that have their stereos BLASTING.
See, when they're a block away, we tend NOT to hear them AS MUCH.
I never saw ANY traffic report concerning ANY detours, road closings, water main breaks, sewer work, or the like.
That's kinda disturbing...like we're NOT worth being advised of traffic pattern changes.
The city is never at a loss to create new ways to be IGNORANT, right?
|THIS looks about right.|
I mean, we ALMOST had ONE really good accident, and more than a few other "close calls" at our intersection.
There needs to be some signage, or temporarily have people park OFF-STREET.
The street is narrow ENOUGH now. It's funny to see two vehicles PASS each other when there's barely enough room for two lanes.
Add parked cars and people have to WAIT until traffic passes to proceed...talk about a bottle-neck.
But, that's why we always get the shit end of every stick in this town .
(and why I wear gloves a lot)
*** Last back to the apple orchards...there are many things that contribute to a stable environment in any neighborhood.
|We SURE as hell don't have THIS.|
We call it the ghettohood for a reason (and they can be found infesting most of the houses around here).
|Well, it's NOT the Avengers Initiative, is it?|
Who wants work crews in THEIR area because the streets are falling apart due to all the traffic?
That's what happens when something called "proper planning" is not in place...the "anything goes" mentality.
Then you have the level of crime...(sighs)
|Now THAT'S more like it.|
Just allow windows to become broken, and soon, it will gravitate to much larger and more deadly scenarios.
|You tell 'em, Karl!|
Seems to be some sort of misplaced attention somewhere.
We (down here) are almost always given the "cold shoulder", and it definitely shows.
There is this sense of the "wild west" taking place with all the shootings, burglaries, rapes, assaults, fights. homicides, and so on.
All this COULD be alleviated...IF the city leaders got off their good old boy asses and did something.
Still, it's hard to worry about closing the tent flaps when the whole damn camel is already inside, hmm?
It leaves things to a very few people who still give a damn about the area, and honestly want to see things become better.
And those few people won't be around forever.
Then, what happens to our part of town...or other parts that are starting to see the beginnings of similar situations evolve?
That's one scary premise, is it not?
Stay SAFE out there, America.