For good conduct
Monday October 07th 2013, 10:51 pm
Filed under: History,Life,Politics

Being sick is boring, so I’m going to mention other stuff.

Congress is trying to sell off parts of Yosemite for logging and mineral rights, along with a fair number of other public lands. Firefighting the Rim fire, that was expensive, you know. You can’t go in there, because they’re not funding the parks, but if the bill passes, the corporations can (and you never will again where they will be).

The studies and facts for anyone worried about whether or not to vaccinate their kid or how to answer someone who won’t.

Okay, and for something far more fun, this article says a Carnegie Hall orchestra was plunked on a random street corner in New York City with a sign: “Conduct us.” The first person to step up on the conductor’s podium (with encouragement from her mommy) was a little girl who had to have stood way high on her tippy tippy toes to reach the music stand, where she opened her coloring book to just the right page and started waving that baton for her daddy and his friends to start the music.

No line was formed, there were no rules anywhere, and yet everybody noticed who had been waiting longer than themselves and waited their turn, strangers looking out for strangers and laughing together while appreciating the magic of the moment. Move the baton slow or fast, point at this player or that and the musicians watched and honored their efforts and played along for the sheer joy of it.

Can we send them all to the halls of Congress?

Clearly Washington needs more musicians. They would bring out the best in the people who need it the most.

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Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story with us!

I pray you all feel better really soon. Sending prayers of health your way.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 10.08.13 @ 6:36 am

Or children. Maybe Congress just needs a bring a kid to WORK day… tomorrow isn’t too soon, is it?

Comment by Channon 10.08.13 @ 7:17 am

Oh, I LOVED the improv! Everyone had fun; even the cop. I think Congress should be required to participate.
You’re right. Being sick is boring.

Comment by Donald Meyer 10.08.13 @ 8:57 am

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