I, along with the rest of the country, have been reading about, and in some cases experiencing, this coronavirus that has a firm grip on the world. It’s a scary thing to think about, especially when it’s being compared to such pandemics as the 1918 flu, SARS, Avian Flu, etc. And that doesn’t even take into account the affect all of this is going to have on the economy, not just in the U.S. but around the world, for months, and possibly years, to come.
It all became very real for me today when I went to the grocery store. I usually do my shopping every couple of weeks so I have not experienced what so many others have. Today, though, I saw it all firsthand. Continue reading
Let’s pretend that I’m from Missouri. Any city in that state will do. Frankly, I like Joplin. It has a nice ring to the name. It might be that thing I’ve got for Janis Joplin, but whatever. You know, Jefferson City, St. Louis, or even Springfield will do. It really doesn’t matter. Just so long as it’s not Branson. That city is just too busy for the likes of me. Continue reading
It is so comforting to know that the State of the Union address is finally going to be delivered on February 5th. It’s had me worried ever since the Speaker of The House informed the President of the United States that he was not going to be allowed to stand before Congress and deliver the much ballyhooed information that our nation’s leader is bound, by the Constitution, to deliver from time to time. For many, many years now it has been delivered verbally, and I so look forward to this speech each year that I actually lose sleep in the days leading up to the address.
In all fairness, though, this information is supposed to be delivered to the Legislative branch of the government, not the people. It’s a state of the union address. Our Congressmen have no idea what’s going on in this country, so they rely on the President to tell them. That’s a scary thought. Continue reading