There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.
I wish I could agree with Jazz Shaw that Jeffrey Neely being sentenced to prison for three months will have a salutatory effect on wasteful government employees, but this is one of the few instances in which a federal employee has actually been locked up. Who at the VA has paid a price for failure? Who at the IRS has been charged with anything?
Still, it does my heart good to think of the arrogant smirk being wiped off Neely’s face for a while, even though I regard this punishment as a slap on the wrist in the grand scheme of things.
Is Facebook running psychological tests again? If so, the 26 million people who overlaid their profile photos with a rainbow filter participated.
I was not one of them. I visit Facebook only to keep up with my far-flung friends and family and see all the adorable pictures of their children.
Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland has turned 99 years old. In case you don’t remember, she played the part of Melanie, a character Miss de Havilland’s stellar performance made me feel sorry for, despite considering her a complete wimp.
Sir Nicholas Winton saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, but kept quiet about his efforts for half a century. Those he saved still refer to themselves as “Nicky’s children” in tribute to his efforts. One determined man really can make a difference.
I knew about his work, but not that he was a lifelong socialist.
The Sabbath-observing chain beat all the other fast food outlets in a customer satisfaction survey. Having been so vilified in the press, I’m sure the owners and employees feel at least a bit of vindication.