September 22, 2011

Keeping the Country Safe

Dear TSA employee who left the cheery note that my suitcase was searched in order to keep the country safe: Did you have help holding it in the air as you dumped everything or did you just toss everything in the air? If there was a pickup game of basketball throwing everything back in, who won?

September 20, 2011

Full suitcase again.

Heading to Baltimore via Iowa. Meeting a crew in Mt. Pleasant Iowa. After a few hours drive back to Milwaukee and catch a flight to Baltimore. (with a hop in Atlanta) No one can accuse us of efficient travel plans!

September 12, 2011

Remembering 911

After watching some shows on 9/11with my daughter, I have some strong feelings on some of this. Whem it happened, I was working in Prairie du Chien. Every government agency from local to government went on high alert. There had never been an attack like this and who knew how far it would go? The main concern out there was if a few locks were destroyed, what havoc would that cause? What I remember most, was how we were all Americans. There was no left, no right, no discrimination, at least at first. Sadly it wasn't long at all before it was politicized and remains that way. Try flying in a plane now, or even some public buildings. It has gone overboard.

I asked my daughter (6 years old, then) if she knew what happened and how she was told. Her school had never mentioned it, but she knew from mom some planes had flown into buildings and some people were killed. I asked her how they review it now. They don't, not at all. Zip, zero nada. It was brought up in homeroom as an informal conversation. Most of the students (again 6 years old when it happened) feel it was so long ago, people should just get over it. The teacher expressed his disbelief of their apathy. Sept 11 will fade to just another printed note on calenders like Dec 7 and June 6, two other dates that have sadly lost significance.

I probably would have watched some memorial service coverage, but was at work. I would have thought that it would also have been politicized. Apparently those thoughts were unfounded.

September 10, 2011

Technical Support

Just finished helping a friend of my wife with his computer. I nearly had to rip the room apart to hook his unit up. Now its time to clean up the mess. Tomorrow up early for paperwork and finish an online class.

September 6, 2011

Music to Shop By

School supply shopping with Cat. Listened to music by Dio, Ozzy, Judas Priest and The Archies. It seems odd that a high school kid can enjoy music I listened to in high school.(Or just after)

September 4, 2011

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