Preserving Our History

In the construction of a new little league sports complex, the town of Plainfield will be preserving several historic buildings once part of the Indiana Boys’ School.  The Boys’ School was located to Plainfield by the State in the 1860s. Many of the structures on the campus – such as the Apple house and Orchard house – were built by the students, who even cast and fired the bricks on site. I suppose such was normal back then, but now it sounds cool. Anyway, glad to see the Town Council take steps to preserve these structures and incorporate them into the newest addition to Plainfield’s vast park system.

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Chickens Coming Home to Roost….

Though it happens far too infrequently, it’s always a happy day when members of Congress are indicted. Such is especially the case when said member of Congress is a spoiled, entitled, spendthrift like Ted Stevens.

Several years ago, the Senate was debating a particular pet project – something like ‘should Congress hand-deliver millions of dollars of federal funds to Alaskans or simply use the USPS?’ – when some senator, whose name escapes me, raised the issue of wasteful spending by the government in Alaska. It is no exaggeration to say that Ted Stevens threw a tantrum on the Senate floor, demanding that the remarks be stricken from the record or else he would resign.

I was greatly disappointed that not one Senator took the oppurtunity to say, “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Ted.”

I’m Back

Apologies for the long absence. It seems that with work, a nice vacation in the mountains of Tennessee, and something else….what was it?….oh yes!, my engagement to Alison, I’ve kinda lost track of this blog.

But I shall try to resume semi-normal postings from now on.