Yes, I still plan to keep blogging daily, but we were in transit out to Colorado to visit Eileen's family the last two days, making it to just west of Lincoln last night and pulling into Loveland this afternoon.
I actually saw what I think was my first real haystack on the north side of I-80 in central Nebraska this morning. Hay is generally baled into 3-foot-or-so circular wheels but one farmer seemed to be putting them in big haystacks rather than those hay baler wheels.
Since I was out of radio contact, we had the replacement for Bud Lite named, their labor lawyer Rob Manfred manns the position going forward; shall I go with a Do Wah Diddy or Mighty Quinn earwig? I'm not sure what the bodes for relations with the players, but league lawyers are often the default selection for commissioners these days. The NFL and NBA bosses (and their predecessors) were league lawyers before getting the top job, with Selig being the only guy coming out of another paradigm, being a team owner promoted by his peers to run the sport.
"That should be First Nations"
"No, a Canadian Indian."
"Why don't you just call him a redskin and cut to the chase"
"He was born in Toronto and his folks are from India, dude."
7'5" 360; that's a load Young Sim Bhullar might well be a bull underneath. Guys that size will always get a long look in the NBA.
I'm still getting my mind around the Ferguson protests. You have a tragic shooting that we still don't have the details of, but folks there and their abetters in the black-activist universe are making this Rodney King and Trayvon Martin rolled into one; Trayvon's folk's lawyer is laying on the "executed in broad daylight" hyperbole thick while working with the victim's parents. The news of the day that the young man, sainted by his backers as a college-bound blameless kid, was a robbery suspect, muddies the waters a bit.
Trashing neighborhood stores and throwing bricks on to I-270 (I think I've been on that stretch a decade ago for my sister-in-laws wedding in nearby St. Charles) isn't going to help bring the dead teenager back, get better treatment for black youth or get jobs for black youth. Trashing your neighborhood will drive jobs away rather than bring them in other than some government make-work program that will be harder to transition into more long-standing work down the line.
I'll finish on a light note; I saw the last couple of innings of this Little League WS game, where a young lady, Mo'ne Davis, pitched a two-hit shutout in leading her Philly team to an opening round win. Eight strikeouts and 70 pitches to dispatch 18 batters in the six-inning LL game; not bad for anyone, really not bad for a girl playing with the boys. Success as a 12 year old (or a 14 year old posing as one) doesn't always translate into making the majors, but it would be interesting if Mo'ne were putting mo'ne in the bank in 2022 or so as the first woman to make a major league roster (or a roster in any major men's sport).