One more week
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. -- Bill Vaughan (author)
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.-- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952
What worries you masters you. -- Haddon W. Robinson
Next Tuesday, we will either have a new president, or the same old one, or will be in limbo, as in 2000. On Thursday, I will turn 49. I am not sure which event shall seem more cataclysmic.
In case 1955 seems like ancient history, which it does even to me, go here:
and discover what was in the news that year.
There's even more detail on this site:
Stunningly beautiful weather once again--warm and sunny. Some weird kind of inversion going on last night--everyone seemed to be burning leaves, but the smoke just hung in layers everywhere, reminiscent of the way the fog looked in the morning.
Baseball back again tonight. Can't wait to see if home field and home crowd helps the Cardinals score some runs and win against a team making 8 errors in two games. Even though I can't help but be for the Red Sox.