BACK TO SCHOOL: It has been a long time, hasn't it.
No, I have not abandoned this tottering geriatric blog. Let's just say that it has been an interesting summer in the Chinese sense of the word. First there was the summer-long decline and eventual death of my widowed 92-year-old, WWII aviator father. That necessitated two 2000-mile round trips to New Jersey. And when I wasn't traveling to or from New Jersey, I was up in the Lake Superior regions of Wisconsin delivering school buses. As my faithful reader(s) know, I've had this gig for quite a few years and generally speaking we have as many deliveries here in southern Wisconsin as we do up north. Not this year. I was in Shell Lake, Superior, Ashland, Phillips and many other destinations in the great North Woods. By the time school started up on September 1, it seemed as if I hadn't been home all summer long.
Blogging fell to the wayside. Most times I wasn't even remotely aware of the goings-on in my home state (although when I'd have time to gulp down a few news bites, it always showed the WiGOP brewing up new and shockingly misguided ways to screw an electorate that had never requested any of these "Big Bold Conservative Reforms"). And in national news, we had what just might be the most loathsome male and female politician in the United States of America squaring off for the Presidency. Gee, nothing depressing about that.
So now that school's back in session, I can return to semi-regular blogging. I'll have a few words to say about "microaggression," a term that reconnected me with what made me a conservative years and years ago. I'll have some remembrances of my dear departed father. I may have some commentary on the Presidential race (although I won't have any suggestions or enlightenment, since both candidates are idiots). And I intend to shine a spotlight on a little-recognized group that has as much to do with Wisconsin's downfall as Scott Walker or the Koch brothers: the group I call the "funsters."
Stay tuned. I will try to make it worth your while. Honest.
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