I think we've had enough rain for a couple days.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us enjoying a nice break from last week's heat and humidity. Overnight temps were down in the 50s. Our sunny skies will give us a high reaching around the mid to upper 70s, and no rain forecast.
That's a damn fine way to start any week.
(even if IS another Monday)
So, what say we get ourselves a cup or glass of coffee, tea or whatever else happens to wet our whistle as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the fridge is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
(I made a F$CK UP...let's try this again with the CORRECT DAY...)
SEPTEMBER 12 -
---Today is NATIONAL VIDEO GAMES DAY
(just don't make a lifetime out of it)
---It's also NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY
(you had me at chocolate)
---And, it's NATIONAL DAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
(thanks to Wifey telling me about the mistake here)
---It's NATIONAL BOSS/EMPLOYEE EXCHANGE DAY
(oh, to be a fly on the wall at Chris's shop...heh)
Cripes, that adjustment was painful. Sorry about the screw-up, folks.
*** Next up, once again, Fort Wayne's indigenous population of human refuse has managed to start this past weekend off with a BANG (and that can't be good).
|And, a one...|
|And a two...|
The final total was three vehicles on the FIRST police run.
|And a three...|
As soon as he went by, I told Wifey "He's coming back ...you watch." No sooner were the words out of my mouth, when he backed up to OUR yard. I asked if there was something I could help him with.
|We also got a flyover from a "Herc".|
This is one of many stories we NEVER read or hear about.
---Later, the news said they caught TWO (black) perps involved with the shooting-homicides of three OTHER black males on Lewis St (February this year).
Black lives don't seem to matter, that's for damn sure. Here's that story:
--- And to top things off, we had another triple homicide at a house on the (where else?) SE side.
|Times THREE. That's 30 so far this year.|
Police responded to calls of a "problem unknown" and when on scene at the house, found 3 people dead (2 females, 1 male) and one in critical condition (female).
|All the things to do in Fort Wayne and these mooks watch the "PO-lease"|
|He be BUSTED, too!|
Marcus Dansby, 20, of Fort Wayne is the latest to "don the orange" downtown.
Young black males with nothing better to do...helluva state of affairs in many neighborhoods
Do black lives (really) matter?
Not one damn bit in the ghettohood, but you'll never hear about that.
You see what can be accomplished when people come forward to assist police in investigations...perps get arrested.
Now, if only we could find a way to pursue natural justice with such vermin.
*** Next, I read where Hillary Clinton took ill at a 9-1-1 memorial service and apparently has some form of pneumonia.
Couldn't happen to a "nicer" person...(imho).
*** Next up, and getting AWAY from all the crime, it was a pretty good weekend around the "Fortress".
Star Trek episodes (lots of great quotes) containing some very good writing for it's time. And the new CGI "exterior" shots of the ships and planets were fantastic.
Made the series look even better.
*** Next...yesterday, Wifey and I hopped in the "Silver-Streak" and drove out to Eagle Marsh for the Monarch Festival. It's our THIRD year there.
|Nice new signage, too.|
|We are off to the left of the structure.|
|No, the picture is NOT upside-down.|
I love chatting up folks with a level of normalcy that is strangely VACANT in our part of the city.
|Always have to add our names to the tree.|
(sorry, didn't get a picture of either...was a little too awestruck).
|Saw-tooth sunflowers...all OVER the place.|
|You can also LEARN stuff.|
|There it is - dead center.|
|That distant treeline was where we WERE walking.|
And, the food isn't bad, either, if a tad pricey. Pizza-Bomba is now on our list of "lunch-trucks" to frequent.
|And they got Dr Pepper, too!|
Still, a good time was had by both of us, and allows one time to take in God's splendor.
*** Next, another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"I found me a new hiding spot".|
|"This is actually EASIER than it looks."|
You just gotta love it.
*** Last back to the kitchen counter...man has been and always will be a social creature.
|I sure didn't say it first.|
Many of us relish contact with others of our kind, and just from a Biblical perspective, that's a good thing.
Whatever reasons are given for such acts cannot begin to enter the arena of being "reasonable", but are usually predicated upon the ancillary facets of humanity...in other words, it's all about "STUFF".
It can be drugs, relationships, money...whatever, but when things such as THOSE rule your life, you are just asking for trouble. And you will usually get it, and always at the most inopportune time.
That's why maybe, after all these years, I find it more peaceful to my soul to spend time in God's creation, rather than among those people who live "for the moment" and never see the long-term big picture of life itself.
|Sometimes, the path is obvious.|
I just am a lot more "selective" with whom I choose to spend my time with, for time is the most fleeting of things, and once gone, can never be recaptured.
(unless you happen to be from Gallifrey...or can slingshot a starship around the sun).
Stay SAFE out there, America.