Maybe it's the scorcher of a summer. Maybe it's post-finals syndrome. Maybe it's the Keystone State. (I'm thinking of buying a property in Lancaster County.) But I'm just not ready to resume regular blogging. Any of you old-timers ever hit that wall? I need to have a heart-to-heart chat with my inner blogger, and see what's up. Maybe I.B. will agree to irregular blogging for the month of August.
Meanwhile, here's a few items:
*Bruce Shortt, has written a powerful piece for Classis called "Confessions of a Resolution Recidivist." It's published in the July 2006 issue.
*Giorgio Armani's (the Italian fashion designer) comments about the burqa appeared last fall, but they remain newsworthy.
*Sally Kern, who ran for the Oklahoma legislature as a "Kernservative," issued a press release, early last month, that was silly. Methinks Religious Right Sally needs to read the Shortt piece, and reflect on why she's so keen to continue championing the expensive entanglement of school and state.
*Albert the cat likes this paper craft. Rep. Aron favors the "Buildings of the World."
*In keeping with the union theme (see Kern link), Judge Daniel Owens dismissed the Oklahoma Education Association's frivolous lawsuit. Go Judge Owens!
*Our friend Jason Murphey, homeschool dad and homeschool grad, almost beat the incumbent in a Sooner State primary last week. He now advances to the next stage (in his quest for a house seat) - the run-off - which will occur in late August. Word on the street is that Jason's chances of winning the whole enchilada are excellent.
*Our vehicles all have names (we're that kind of family), so the Ironman's Big Rig has been christened El Don which is the Spanish version of "The Godfather." Origin of the name: A nice trucker from Kansas - Eldon - sold us the truck.
Update: Retta Dunlap, homeschool mom from the bodacious state of Vermont, is also running for the lege. Go here.