Saturday, 15 December 2012

sundry

My attention span seems to be getting shorter. Maybe it's just that I have to cram a whole week's worth of thought into one quick post.

I found my dream house. Can't really put my finger on why, but I just LOVE this house. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-36023545.html

Also, the shooting in CT. It is so sad, and if I stopped to think about the individuals involved I would be overcome with grief. But I don't want to do that, so... Everybody has a "solution" to the situation. Get rid of guns. Arm the teachers. Pay the teachers more. Have all schools on 100% lockdown at all times.  Yep, people are making impassioned pleas that our schools become even more like prisons. (google "schools like prisons" and see what comes up - an article I read not long ago is interesting if not concise: http://americanvision.org/6523/the-story-of-two-buses/ ) And my favorite, "hug your children."  Taken all together, it reminds me a lot of this song that we recently discovered and are learning to sing.



Because everybody is upset and wants "somebody" to fix it, but in the meantime they're going to go right on teaching in government schools, and sending their children to government schools, and "supporting" government schools (whatever that means). They can't be bothered to keep their own children safe, but continue to say "they" ought to do SOMEthing to make it better.

Anyway, today is baking day and I'd better get back in the kitchen.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that house is nice! The first time I looked at it, I didn't realize that there were floor plans as well as the photos.

In no way do I want to minimize the suffering of the families in Newtown, Conn., but I just read a couple of news articles about mass killings: "...mass shootings have not increased in number or in overall body count, at least not over the past several decades." Mass killings actually peaked in 1929.

I think it is the non-stop, instant news coverage that makes us think that mass killings are more frequent.

Oh, baking day! I keep telling myself that I need to have a baking day. :)

mums

MamaOlive said...

Thanks, Mom. Tomorrow is church lunch, and Bob picked the menu but agreed to stay home today so we could get it done. I made mini Spicy Picnic Pasties and pies: both of Granny's pecan, choc chip, and apple.

Ganeidaz Knot said...

I think I am going to post about this too because I see knee~jerk reactions instead of thoughtful, critical analysis & problem solving. Not helpful. And one idea slogans. Also not helpful.

I love the house.

Wil said...

Dream house: It had BETTER be a dream house for that much money. :-)