Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Feather Duster


~ Old Proverb

Of Note: This line is one of Secretary of State Robert Gates favorites. Having worked under the last 4 or 5 Presidents, he knows that change is inevitable, and it is how we roll with change that counts. That's how he has survived and flourished. A change worth noting was published recently in the prestigious journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Research has shown that abstinence only sex-education programs have proven more effective than those providing information on safe sex and contraceptive options. The Obama administration has taken note and is considering increasing funding for abstinence only sex-education. As it turned out, maybe the previous administration was on to something--even if old-fashioned.

Today's Weather Report: What a beautiful sunny day with fluffy clouds superimposed over blue sky. It's a perfect winter day in the 20's Fahrenheit. Yesterday a light sprinkling of snow fell--it was the edge of the storm slamming Chicago with 12 inches. I cannot imagine, however, how the east coast is coping with first 2 to 3 feet of snow and now another foot or two! We had a dump like that in the early 1990's, and it took a week for hearty northerners to come up for air. Jim saw a mosquito the other day while running. I cannot imagine that but he swears by his story. By the way, I know this duck is not a peacock but this photo was the best we could do in the bird line at the moment!

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