Rabbit Trails (7/27/13)

This week’s WWRT comes to you from the sunny state of Florida. By the time you read this, I hope to be about 25 miles out to sea catching some fish. Of course, I’m a lousy fisherman.

President George H. W. Bush shaved his head in support of the child of one of his Secret Service guards who is undergoing leukemia treatments. I’ve always thought Bush 41 was a genuine and kind man.

Turns out that of the ten cities where people are most likely to have a heart attack, two are in my home state of West Virginia. One is my home town. I guess there’s an upside to moving away almost 20 years ago. I’m less likely to have a heart attack. Continue reading

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Discerning Fires And Storms

It’s been a tough week, and we are once again reminded just how small we are. Colorado Springs has burned. My wife and I have friends and family in that city, and some evacuated, and some lost their homes. I’m from West Virginia, and most of my family lives there, and has been without electricity in the middle of this crazy heat wave. A friend who drove through West Virginia the day after the storm said it was like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. People lined up at gas stations that had no gas, and if you were really lucky, your Wal-Mart still had power. Things are not good, and it doesn’t look like it is going to get any better for at least a week. Continue reading