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.
If you're on Twitter, you should be following KSDK weather guy, Chester Lampkin. He is up to the minute with weather information as well as local sports, news and other things. He is a consistent tweeter and one who keeps in touch with his readers. If you send him something, he'll retweet it. He'll reply. All around good guy doing Twitter right. Anyway, this morning someone in St. Louis tweeted him this question:
"Will it be an uncomfortable 61 degrees today or just awkward with the rain?" I think the person meant 'comfortable' not uncomfortable, but Chester answered:
"Uncomfortable is subjective."
Oh, and he later noted, today is the warmest we've been in 11 days.
Here is part of reporter Sharyl Attiisson's Twitter feed on the quarantine of a nurse now in the US who may or may not have been exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Africa. The nurse is uphappy, other officials are not in favor of quarantines. So here is Attkisson's take on all this:
"I keep hearing people on TV argue that a quarantine is against "science". That doesn't seem to make sense. A properly administered quarantine provides scientific protection against the disease."
"I would probably find being quarantined inconvenient too, but I don't think it's too much to ask considering the alternative possibilities."
"Is it any rougher being quarantined in a safe US environment than working in the terrible, risky, hot, tragic conditions in West Africa?"
"When I volunteered at my kid's school, I wasn't allowed until I went to my doctor and paid for and took a TB test and waited for results."
"Not the same thing in terms of quarantine, but the point is: you agree to measures to protect others you might expose. It's not uncommon."
Here is a link to Attkisson's Twitter feed. A brave voice and a voice of common sense. As with all Twitter feeds, the newest tweet is at the top.
More specifically, raking leaves can be hard work, but dangerous may be too strong a word. Leaves are dangerous when they're wet and lying on pavement waiting for someone to come along and slip on them. But raking is mainly hard work which leads to sore muscles.
My suggestion is to mow the leaves to mulch them rather than get out and rake when possible.
As I've said many times, following local/national news, weather, and sports people on Twitter will give you the news almost as it happens which is helpful if there are things you need to know before you go. Such as highway backups or bad weather coming.
Early this morning Fox2 News put up a quick tweet about 2 semis which collided. "Rollover accident involving two semi's WB I-70."
A local man reading this responded correctly: "It would also be helpful if you indicated where on WB I-70."
Getting out the news but leaving out the most important part for rush hour drivers was a no no. Turns out the accident involved 3 semis (one of which rolled over) and a car between Warrenton and Wright City and is a total mess.
There appear to be crashes all over the St. Louis area this morning.
There are people who Tweet all day long and into the night. One tweet after another, several each hour. I just don't get it. How do they find time to do their work or live their lives? In some cases Tweeting may be part of their job description but in most cases I'd find this hard to believe.
The best part of Twitter comes when people live Tweet news as it's happened. Last night was a good example of this. St Louis alderman, Antonio French was at the St. Louis County Council meeting when protesters from Ferguson filled the chamber and became fairly raucus. He, as well as several local newspersons kept as up to the minute with their tweets.
But tweeting every thought that comes into your head all day long seems, I don't know, weird.
Kind of a funny Twitter feed from Sean Davis last night as he asked how much do you love science or math on a sliding scale. The back end of the scale was always something silly. Here's one that speaks to me.
On a scale of 1 to "I stopped doing math once they started putting letters into it", how much would you say you love science?
That's exactly when my ability to comprehend math ended, when they put letters into it.