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.
Remember this New York Times Magazine cover from a couple of weeks ago? Hillary's face inserted into planet earth. Well, SBNationGIF won Twitter last night with this edit during the opening ceremonies.
St Louis local news and weather people are good at using Twitter to quickly give out information on traffic, weather, breaking news and sports scores. Actually we're fortunate to have many from each of the 3 stations regularly tweeting. But this morning in her hurry to get an accident tweet out, KSDK's Jeanie Smith added an on the scene photo which she could have done without.
There was a accident at westbound I-70 at 170, a particularly busy spot at the convergence to two interstates. Here's the photo.
Not much to see here. But as you can see by her Twitter feed, most of her pictures are good ones.
Each year this comes up as our culture trys to be all things to all people. Stores egging us on to buy more and more stuff have ironically often stopped using Christmas in their ads in favor of holiday sales. Happy Holidays not Merry Christmas. I've been taken to task on this blog in past years for expressing my frustration over people who make profits on Christmas or do seasonal stories on Christmas but who will not actually use the word, Christmas.
So this Tweet from Frank Fleming at the long running website, IMAO, rang true for me last night:
"You can make fun of the "War on Christmas," just don't pretend there isn't a lot of idiocy associated with avoiding saying Christmas."
"Morning! Anyone seeing anything falling out the sky? Let scottontvKSDK and me, chester_lampkin know."
My first reaction to this was to consider the possiblity of bits of tree branches or meteors or planes coming down on us. And, as I had just read a story of a man who broke the fall of a woman who jumped from the third level upper deck at the Oakland football game, the image of people falling from the sky was on my mind.
Sometimes a news update by a reporter and the reaction to the information by readers makes me laugh. What did we ever do before comments were a part of stories? Last night CBS White House correspondent, Mark Knoller tweeted this:
"Pres Obama also holds talks tomorrow with King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The 50-year old monarch has been on the throne since July 1999."
"Good news. We need to solve the festering problems we've been having in Monaco."
Mark Knoller tweets all day long and into the night with matter of fact statements on the daily White House press releases.