I owe an apology to the those who have taken the time to read my blog for not spending as much time in front of the keyboard as I normally do. Quite honestly, I have been a little busy. I now have four home-bound students I am attempting to teaching math and science to and remodeling my wood shop. These two tasks, along with the multitude of other life’s chores, seem to gobble up the days much too quickly. A lot has happened over the last couple of weeks: we have survived another election and, contrary to the beliefs of many, the world has not yet ended ( maybe that will be on December 21). Our nation is watching the Middle-East teeter on the brink of full-scale war. The ice cap is melting faster than anyone thought was possible. The United States is approaching something the news media have dubbed the Fiscal Cliff, what ever that means. If congress does not get off its lazy, over-paid, all too comfortable, life-time appointment arse and do something, we will probably go into another recession!
All that behind me, we are heading into the Christmas season, a time of joy and treating ones fellow man like you give a dam. The stores have begun their sales blitz even earlier than last year so now we even have a new shopping day called BLACK MONDAY when any you can go to any store and get in a fight over some dumb piece of merchandise. No longer are we restricted to BLACK FRIDAY when we too often behave like cave-men and cave-women. Who says society is not evolving? I marvel at the adds on TV. Over the last couple of years I have seen more and more ads suggesting that we run out and buy a new BMW or some other expensive car as a Christmas present! I want to know who can afford to buy a $50,000 to $100,000 car as a Christmas present?! Wow, I remember when Christmas was about making gifts or finding that perfect little item that was inexpensive, but made someone happy! Now we have to buy someone a car to make them think we love them! I keep waiting for someone to tell me to buy a house for a loved one or maybe an island off the coast of Florida. I am pretty sure this ever-increasing need to spend money to show love cannot continue forever. This gives me considerable pain since I asked for a Porsche for Christmas this year.
I just wanted to let you know I am still alive and have several writing pieces that I have started on but have not finished that you will get to read in the near future. I have to get them done before December 21 or they will be lost forever. I also want anybody who feels certain that the world is going to end on 21st to please write me into their will so that their possessions will go to someone who deserves them, me. All money should be sent using direct deposit in case the mail quits running. HO, HO, HO!