Changing Time

Spring forward, fall back.... Glad this is 'fall back' time. I wonder if anyone actually changes the clocks at 2 AM, the official Daylight Savings Time beginning and I wonder why 2 AM was chosen. Or maybe it wasn't chosen. Maybe there is some scientific, meteorological, astronomical reasoning behind 2 AM. I waited until 7 AM after getting up and the coffee had finished brewing. I then sat in the easy chair, enjoyed the sunrise and the gift of time. I'm sure I won't feel the same way come 10 PM when my body is telling me its really 11.


Well Put

My son-in-law said it best: "So disappointed for my state, whose citizens collectively failed a rudimentary 6th grade civics exam yesterday."


Rambling Afterthoughts

I understand the Supreme Court Justices' news release was a very classy response. I would expect nothing less, though I haven't seen it yet. I can't seem to get over feeling really bad bad for them and I'm trying to decide if it's because I know them (I've played the piano while Justice Streit sang following dinner one evening at The Des Moines Club) or if I feel bad because administratively Q's work could, it appears, become more difficult, or because Iowans are just stupid to vote emotionally, reacting with revenge and ignorance to the real issues ... Then there's Newly Elected For the 5th Time Governor Brandstad -- My daughter says it feels like 1989 again. Actually, that wouldn't be all bad if I could have another 20+ years to live and be given some 'do-overs.'  Guess I'm felling pretty old today. Old and sad...

It Happened

The unofficial results indicate three Supreme Court Justices have been unseated. I don't like how I'm feeling and am ashamed Iowa has chosen to emotionally react. What's the next target? Where will the momentum take the throngs? Why do I feel like this is just the beginning? This feels so disastrous... My Pentecostal upbringing resurfaces with these feelings and, coupled with earthquakes, tsunamis, and economic collapse reported in recent news features, I remember "Revelation" and wonder how close is the end as I know it? OK, now who is reacting with emotions...



I've been reading the DM Register, listening to comments of friends and acquaintances, watching the evening news, viewing web sites and, for the first time in my voting history, I am truly concerned regarding an outcome. This is different than just not liking the results. It's different than the typical philosophical debates surrounding Republican and Democrat ideology. I fear the potential consequences and foresee a very real, negative impact on the horizon - not only for the populace but for the individuals who passionately guard the law. I don't understand Iowans believing the judiciary must uphold the will of the people. I don't understand their disgust.

Life is about to change, I'm afraid. And, if early indications become reality, not for the better...