Monday, March 8


✽ Arizona is an interesting place in that the people here seem to gravitate to the extreme ends of the poles -- and very few work the middle. Today's case in point, City of Chandler officials are trying to decide the future of the traffic photo-enforcement program. They're either going to double its size or scrap it altogether. There are vocal advocates for both. ~ link

✽ Someone shared a link to a Lori Sealy song on Twitter, which led me to her website. She's writes music for worship. And it's definitely worth passing the links along. ~ website | YouTube Channel

✽ Those in the know are saying that El Niño will continue to bless Arizona with another month of wet weather. This is so weird. It may be a jungle April. And it will certainly be a lively fire season once all this new vegetation dries out in July. ~ link

✽ In related news, the two baby Pakistan Mulberry trees that I'm tending for the Arizona Rare Fruit Growers, are starting to bud. They were rootless sticks when I stuck them in pots a few months ago.

Hans Küng: "Compulsory celibacy is the principal reason for today’s catastrophic shortage of priests, for the fatal neglect of eucharistic celebration, and for the tragic breakdown of personal pastoral ministry in many places." (i.e. clerical child abuse) ~ link

✽ "A small but growing number of school districts across the country are moving to a four-day week, in a shift they hope will help close gaping budget holes and stave off teacher layoffs..." ~ link

"How a Secretary Made and Gave Away $7 Million" ~ link

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