The Season of new life is upon us. Rejoice and may it spread to all the institutions and peoples of the West!
Here’s to another St. Patrick’s Day, a celebratory tradition here at the old blog going back to our first March. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! And, here’s to the coming of the First Day of Spring, 2019 – I’m more than ready this year – this Wednesday, the 20th.
Saint Patrick was born a Roman citizen in ancient Britain. At age 16 he was kidnapped and enslaved in Ireland. He suffered his bondage for six years before escaping back to his home. Later, as a priest and a bishop, he returned to Ireland as a missionary of the Church. This in itself is a miracle I think.
BTW, the snakes are metaphorical. St. Paddy did not drive actual serpents out of Ireland. He forced out something much worse. Today, we could use his insight in Hollywood, in academia, and in the Vatican.
That’s all I got out of the 30 seconds I listened to Trump’s second State of the Union speech. Economic calamity approaching, civil war pending, and the largest invasion in human history … but … we went to the moon (which NASA admits we couldn’t right now) and we fought a two-front war (which the Pentagram admits we couldn’t do right now)…
TRANSCRIPT HERE (Warning: CNN version – facts/words may be altered)
I understand the speech went over well with many folks. Great rhetoric. Some bright points. Big with the Women of Congress. Much more entertaining than a simple “It’s over.”
So, this morning I was notified that the site domain has auto-renewed for the next year – a small cost. It occurs to me that, even as traffic has dropped significantly, the number of ads has increased just as dramatically. The mobile site, which I rarely view, is almost unusable. I may, next year, address this.
That means I’ll have to come off more money for WP. I could do this and it would be easy – if the traffic holds or increases. This site has been free since 2012. I know better than to solicit help from you cheapskates. My quandary going forward.