Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A New Day's Dawned

...and I feel much better!

The colonoscopy showed everything was fine. I could have told them that, without all the poking and prodding...

Other Items from the "What's Going On" Department:

*Four books donated to an Oxfam charity shop in England turned out to be Cricketer's Atlases from the 1860s...and sold at auction for about $12,000. Gives you incentive to keep looking at thrift shops and garage sales, huh?


*The official report's been released about the Henry Gates Jr. incident last year. (If you'll remember, Gates was stopped by an officer while trying to get into his own home, spoke rudely to him, and was promptly arrested. The charges were later dropped, after President Obama called a "beer summit" meeting between the two.) According to the article:
          
"The situation at Gates' home quickly escalated when it shouldn't have, according to the review put together by a 12-member panel assembled in September. The panel was made up of law enforcement personnel, academics, and experts on race relations and conflict resolution, none of whom had direct ties to the Cambridge Police Department.
The report suggests that [officer] Crowley could have more clearly explained what he was doing and why he was doing it, especially after being shown Gates' license and university ID. For his part, Gates could have used a more respectful tone to address the officer.
        Neither man, in interviews with the panel, said he would have acted differently."
Great.

A dog cuckoo clock. (Wish they did it in Weimaraner.)



 Donald Duck's been arrested for drunken driving. Again.

Oh, and we're all responsible for BP's oil spill. (I love it when someone says that, and mid-post adds, 'of course, I don't have much information about all this...')

It's a beautiful, really windy day in this neighborhood. I just got a new gig: I'll be teaching on the Princess Cruise's Golden Princess -- a cruise to Hawaii and Mexico! Ship leaves Sept. 29 from Los Angeles, and returns Oct. 13. There are a few spots left...but not many. Are you interested? Check here -- would love to have you along.

No comments: