Today, and now every day, I am more limited to the amount of time that I have to write blogs. It is good and bad. Increased security at work means little or no access to the web which means I have to fire up a laptop when I have a chance - three floors away. On the other hand, social-not-working at work was probably a bad idea anyway.
This week has me thinking about lots of things. Health care, church, music, work, kids and retirement. So here is the run down.
Kids should make a lot more money so their parents don't have to kick in so much, so often. I feel bad for one of mine that is up to her eyeballs in student loans, and another that is weeks away from being able to pay for her car repairs. My 6-year-old is pretty good with the dough, she spends what she has so that she doesn't have t0 "keep it clean," or put it away. She is mad at the bank because they stole her money she wanted to get a doll with.
It is an interesting season for church - personally I feel like something is happening for me in the spirit. I can't quite describe it, but some pieces are coming together. More on that when I get a little clarity and few minutes to put my thoughts together.
Rehearsal last night was smoking. I like playing loud!
I am on a new learning path at work. I am enjoying the fact that I have time to learn some new technology for a short season. The good news is this might be the last major knowledge overhaul before I retire. Yippee. I do like learning, but I can think of a lot of other things that I would rather learn about.
And finally health care. I am disappointed as an independent voter that we got such a bad deal - which includes some things that I was hoping we would get. I think we went too far, and the process of getting there was very slimy. Top that off with less then half of all Americans even wanting this thing, and you can see why there is so much anger.
There are 2,500 pages of law, and it's going to take some time to see what is really in there. 10% tax in tanning salons. Way to go. And I am not buying the CBO quote regardless of how non-partisan they are. Garbage in = Garbage Out. In 20 years this thing is going to to be so far out of control, that is will be costing nearly 40% or more of our income.
I think the biggest disappointment is this whole thing is Bart Stupak and the spineless pro-lifers. But that's just me.
Here are a couple of blogs about it - Tony C Today, Southern Illinois Catholic, and The Church of No People.
How about you, what have you been thinking about this week?