Chasing the Wild Goose Dept.
I was told I had two parishioners undergoing surgery today, so I interrupted my vacation to drop by the hospital. One was totally unknown to the hospital -- so, if he's having
surgery today, I don't know where it is. The other wasn't there, either -- but checking around, they found that he's due to have his procedure tomorrow.
Same ol', same ol'. Why do I bother?Good-bye, President King.
Gerald Ford died yesterday. (His surname at birth was "King.") He was a class act. I am proud to have voted for him in 1976. I imagine a lot of people who voted for the execrable Jimmy Carter now misremember their behavior in the voting booth -- not unusual, since painful memories tend to get edited by the brain.
I went to the church shortly after noon to deliver the mail. While there, I dropped our flag to half-staff.LJ to Mozilla: DROP DEAD
The new update page is crashing my browser again. Damn. Eye in the Sky Dept.
The new Google-earth is really something. I can see my cabin in the woods, and even the stone fence lines that run down the sides of the holler. Spooky -- especially when you realize that this is just what's available to civilians. The military has cameras in space that'll read manhole covers.
I tried zooming in on some places I've been overseas in Tanzania and the UK. They're there, but the resolution you can get with googling the US isn't there. I don't know whether that's to avoid an international incident, or whether it's just not economically feasible to add a lot of shots to a dbase that few customers in America will want to view.