The news? OMG, the news. Yesterday, we blew up two houses in the Kansas City area, one in the southland, in the 7000 block of 105th Street and one in Independence. The one in Independence, sorry to say, took a life, and may have been related to illegal explosives. Levees breached near the Missouri-Iowa border threaten whole towns with inundation--it's so odd to talk about flooding when the rain persists in missing us here in Kansas City. Meantime, the controversy about the law office building on the Plaza continues, with "Save the Plaza" folks gathering signatures for a ballot item and the city council considering ordinances that might make such an effort irrelevant. I am kicking around thoughts about preservation and development and keeping a balance between the two--to grow a city while preserving what is unique, historical and interesting in the environment.
Nationally, there has been discussion about the various "flash mobs" of young people with bad intent. The Chicago media got into it about naming the race of suspects in various mob crimes that had occurred in that city. Very interesting discussion, some of which we have covered locally with regard to the incidents in the Plaza area. Weinergate continues. So does the crappy economic news--the current government is admitting the recovery has stalled/slowed. Perhaps never started?
So that's all the musings fit to muse for now. Thanks for reading along.