The Button

Happy Birthday USA!

flag buttonAs usual, we all went to the local Independence Day Parade yesterday.  And, as usual, the marchers in the parade were handling out candy, business advertisements and the proverbial “vote for me” political trivia.  One group, sponsored by a local business whose name shall remain anonymous, was giving out buttons with Old Glory imprinted on them.  Nice patriotic gesture you think.

But then you notice the not so fine print at the bottom of the button.  And once again you are reminded why here in the Good Old USA regions like the Rust Belt exist.  Many basic industries that had the need for folks to do manufacturing jobs are going the way of the dinosaurs here in the USA.  And with them, a chance at the American Dream is slowly becoming “Mission Impossible” for many. 

2191 Days

It just occurred to me that my bionic left hip was 6 years old on 23 March 2015.  It lets me know every once in a while that it needs some down time, but all in all it soldiers on without complaint.

April 2015

The First of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. (Mark Twain)