Now I Know What A Submarine Feels Like

I finally went to watch a headline act at the Decatur Celebration on Friday, and hopefully I'll go again tonight to see Kool & the Gang.  It was an interesting experience trying to watch Lonestar on stage.  I kinda had to go by faith and believe they were on stage because I sure couldn't see them!  And this is the reason why I've never gone down to watch a show:  I'm short. This was my view... And this... Next year, I'm operating the spotlights!  No better view of the stage than there. And if it...

My Thoughts on a New Mayor and that Library Deal

Yesterday evening, while traveling back home from St. Louis, I checked Twitter fully expecting to find out who the city council had selected to be our next mayor.  I thought, and I still believe it will be Julie Moore but I believed that Pat McDaniel would want to be considered as well.  After all, he did run against the late Mayor Mike McElroy just a few months ago.  I wasn't quite expecting the antics that unfolded, however.  I watched the meeting late last night and it was an awkward meeting. First of all, I do...

2015 Decatur Celebration Looks To Be Awesome

I am looking forward to this year's Decatur Celebration.  It is the 30th, yes 30th anniversary of the street festival that has had its ups and downs throughout the years but has been getting better and better and this year looks to blow the doors off. The weather is supposed to be in the 70s, yes 70s!  We've had Celebrations in the triple digits, so anything below 90 seems absolutely wonderful.  Nobody feels like eating much when they're having a heat stroke.  Shouldn't have that problem this year.  The only problems I'll probably have is...

Computer Backup Rewinds Time

This summer has been not without its panicked moments.  I have to laugh when I think about how I thought I'd be taking a light load of classes this summer to relax.  Ha!  I've been going nuts trying to get stuff done, with just two classes.   My field sampling class is a chore and a half but at least it gets me outdoors and away from the computer. And speaking of computers....The hard drive in my MacBook died on Monday.  I didn't freak out until I remembered I had my field data stored on...

Watching Them Fly

It's usually this part of summer where I'm ready for fall.  And even though this summer has been much cooler and tolerable than most, the thought of a changing season is also refreshing.  I don't know how people who live without all four seasons can stand it.  Well, if it was sunny, 72 degrees all the time and within walking distance to a beach, I guess I could give up seasons but here in the Midwest, it's the seasons that give us hope.  It's kinda like tick marks on the wall of a jail cell. ...