The News From Lake Woebegone

Day’s Verse:
Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.

Isaiah 12:2

I’ve been having Internet problems the last few days and the aggravation of attempting to get online is simply not worth the meager benefits. Fortunately, that seems to have gotten sorted out — for now — so here we are, back again. Since I posted last, I came down with a nice little cold. It followed the usual pattern: Sore throat, where the germies landed, progressing up towards the nasal passages, followed by several days of runny nose and then another few days of hacking up phlegm. Mmm. Delightful that Day 1 of the actual cold (not the pre-cold sore throat) hit right on Thanksgiving. Even so, I valiantly went and infected two separate households, one (the Alfords, long-time family friends; their daughter Kallie is my parents’ god-daughter) for dinner in the afternoon and one (the Slovers; Ian’s aunt and uncle’s family) for dessert in the evening. By the time I dragged in at like 9:20 I was totally wiped. Continue Reading >>