Feb 03 2013
Last week was a busy one-as I had to return to Shopping Mall to work on a project that will continue over the next few months. It was our idea-but my former place of employ had all the material needed to turn it into two 18000 word documents. ( I started the week with only 2000 written). By the time I got back to the hotel room-I didn't have the energy or the time to blog.
Being back in Shopping Mall is always an interesting, somewhat surreal experience. Compared to the daily challenges of life in Germany, it feels more comfortable, more relaxed, and quite familiar. As I have noted before its like slipping on a suit that fits-but is not longer fashionable. The pants are comfortable-but you don't want to be seen in them or admit they feel comfortable. More on that in subsequent days.
So, the week's work complete, I flew to NC to see my father. Will be here for a few days and will visit with him, and do the Shopping the S.O. inevitably requests of me. The S.O. has been back in Deutschland with a bad cold. She's been sick-and cranky. And not happy I am here and she is there.
As I am typing this-half the lights just went out in the Superdome. Is God a 49'ers fan? Does He not like 109 yard kickoff returns?
I like most of the folks in the US are watching the game tonight. When the game starts back up I will have to put this post to bed. So let me give you something to watch and think about. Especially when Zealots like Paul Ryan scold us about their screwed up view of the world. I want to write more on this subject tomorrow.
"America is not the greatest nation in the world." It could be-but it chooses not to be. How to get back to being the #1 country in the world, or is it even worth thinking in those terms anymore.