The answers to those questions are "yes" and "I think so...maybe".
Our Hoosierland weather brings us partly sunny skies to start, with increasing clouds as the day progresses (uh, oh), and the chance of rain later into this evening and continuing overnights (knew it was too good to last). Highs today will top out around the upper 50s.
If you see the sun today, you're either fortunate OR flying at around 30,000 feet.
With that said, let's get that morning drink poured as we take a look at what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the rain barrel is our WHO SAID THAT? quote fo the week:
"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."
But the gist of the quote is VERY true in so many ways.
And, it's something we all go through in life. I'm still examining our society every day. So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in "Giovanni's Room"....
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 3 -
---It's National Chocolate Custard Day
---it's National Garden Meditation Day
---It's National Lumpy Rug Day.
BIG one with all the "stuff" they sweep under it)
---It's National Paranormal Day
---It's National Raspberry Popover Day
POPover and TURNover)
---It's National SAN Architect Day
---It's National Specially-Abled Pets Day
---It's National Textiles Day
VERY long time)
---It's National Two-Different Colored Shoes Day
TYPES as well)
*** Next, there is a good column in today's J-G opinion page.Here's the link:
He states, in no small way the impact that Ivy Tech would have, should it be permitted to place sports venues within the confines of the park.
Maybe it's about time this city and county put aside all the sports crap and focused on building the minds and souls of people FIRST...for a change. We used to be called The City of Churches once.
Besides, a fit body without a fit mind isn't worth a damn, is it?
*** Next, it looks like one school corporation wants NEW i pads. Here's that story:
EACS has a bunch of i pads they bought 5 years ago...and now they're finding out the battery life isn't all it's cracked up to be...whatta surprise.
They should have known that ANY rechargeable battery can ONLY be recharged a FINITE number of times before it loses the capacity to HOLD the same charge as when it was brand new.
CMOS battery in every computer (runs internal clock) has about a 5-year lifespan...ditto for a regular 12V car battery. Same can be said for battery-powered tools.
And that's why I shun devices like battery operated lawn mowers and vehicles.
Sooner or later, you've GOT to change the batteries or battery pack...and that ain't cheap.
Hell, solar lights that use rechargeable batteries only last so long, before the battery won't run the LED light overnight...(fat lot of good that does when you want someplace lit after the sun goes down).
These folks should be more aware of the limits of the technology, if they're going to chase after it.
*** Next, this story proves that STUPID knows no heights, depths. or boundaries.
|Neither rain, nor snow, nor drugs...|
Not so fast, boy-o. Seems there was a very GOOD reason why the cards (and now letters) were banned.
K2 (a form of spice).
This causes psychotic behavior and leads to more violent prisoners, don'cha know.
Inmates were tearing up the cards/letters, and then smoking them.
I'm surprised they weren't made out of HEMP...lol. Guess they've tried that already.
This is just plain ridiculous.
*** Next up, let's drop by "Kitten Corner" and see what's going on there...
|"I think I needz a rest from my napz".|
The rain doesn't bother them one bit (wait until their bones get to my age...lol).
|"Who's that out on the patio?"|
Midnight came around the usual time in the afternoon, and I fed him (as usual).
This time, I tried something different.
He happily accommodated and ate his fill there.
Thankfully, their attention span is such where the novelty of this other cat wears off soon enough. That's fine by me.
*** Last back the the downspouts...the ingenuity of humanity never ceases to amaze me.
|Ingenuity = "Clockwork" people?|
People are incarcerated for a REASON...like breaking the laws of the land.
They obviously cannot control their own behavior...that's WHY we have laws in the first place - not for those who have learned to control themselves, but for those who cannot (or will not).
CHOICES in life.
Never saw or heard of anyone jailed because of all the GOOD choices they made in life...have you?
And that moral basis has to be founded somewhere in a religious belief...or faith in an almighty being.
Lose that, and you wind up in a very sorry state of affairs.
But, if you embrace that, you can cure a lot of today's societal ills, and that's a fact.
Stay SAFE out there, America.