Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
I like the way everyone has been dropping the word 'dithering' into the political world lately. Sometimes dithering is a good thing, sometimes it's an insult.
Today Nancy Pelosi is all excited about the new House health care bill she unveiled today. I'm not overly worked up over this news, after all, between the House and Senate there are quite a few of these bills languishing unread or having quietly disappeared into the ether.
So, Dither away, Congress. Take your time, read the entire 1900 page new edition of a health care bill.
Exactly two years ago I wrote a couple posts on our search for a new coffee maker to replace one which just did not get coffee hot.
The one we decided on worked well, made good hot coffee...until today. This morning it wouldn't turn on. Nothing. I tried plugging it into a different socket. Nothing.
Here we go again. I've been reading reviews on coffee makers and that just makes things harder. Just when I think I've found what we want, someone writes that their heating tray melted or they need to microwave the coffee just to get it hotter.
We liked the one we got two years ago, the Cuisinart DDC 1200, and it looks like there isn't much new out there. I may just go get the same model, but I hesitate because two years seems like a short life time for something used once a day.
But it is a decision which has to be made before tomorrow morning. Two days in a row without coffee in the kitchen wouldn't be good.
The East West Gateway Council of Governments has awarded Collinsville the "Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award" recognizing the
extraordinary work of government organizations that have provided the
highest level of leadership for projects that raise the bar and that
provide a level of excellence, expertise and service.
The award recognizes the city's unique effort in the implementation of "Lean Thinking" and its
continuous improvement effort with its Process Improvement Events.
The city will receive its award at the annual meeting of the East-West Gateway Council on November 13 at the Millennium Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
"We're trying to do too much at once," Mr. Lieberman said. "To put this
government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just
asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for
the national debt. I don't think we need it now."