December 17, 2010
The winter of 2010-2011 hasn't even officially arrived yet and there are already ample signs that it is taking itself entirely too seriously. I think I've already had enough, although the Spousal Unit has not.
Somewhere in one of Gore Vidal's historical novels, someone observes that southerners always experience winter as an unpleasant surprise. I think that applies to many Appalachians as well.
There is, however, at least one creature at Goat Rope Farm who loves winter best of all.
DONE DEAL. After a late night vote in the House, the tax cut/unemployment bill passed and is headed towards President Obama's desk. Half empty or half full?
THE NEXT BIG FIGHT? President Obama's deal with congressional Republicans and pressure from ideologues and deficit hawks could put Social Security back in the crosshairs.
REWRITING THE NARRATIVE. So much for the financial crisis' "teachable moment."
THIS EXPLAINS MY PROBLEM. People look more attractive when they've had enough sleep.
HOWEVER, if you get up early enough to exercise before breakfast, you might avoid putting on holiday pounds.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED