Thursday, September 13, 2007

Staying informed on the war

Three years ago when I started this blog, I made the decision to keep my posts informative and upbeat. Realistically, however, our world is not always upbeat and positive. For example, the past three days I listened to reports by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, the top two American officials in Iraq followed by politicians, reporters and commentators going back over their statements with their own spin.

Today, Fresh Air on NPR, 89.3 FM approached the Petraeus and Crocker report realistically and honestly. If you have an hour to listen, I highly recommend this program. Go here to download a pod cast or click this link to listen on line to Thomas Ricks, senior Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post visit with Terry Gross about his views on the hearing and the future of our presence in Iraq. With few exceptions, I felt Ricks avoided political jabs and frankly looked at the report with insights from his own time spent there as a reporter.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kansas State Fair 2007

I only had time to make up this slideshow. It tells about our day.

Click on the picture and then "slideshow"

Kansas State Fair 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Tailgating vs mail delivery

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Tailgating wins by a shutout!

We attended the KSU game, spent the night in the Roadtrek right there on the KSU stadium parking lot. We drove around this morning to see the other RVs parked overnight. They were huge beautiful buses. Then we spotted the Catabago. The best of them all.

After the parking lot tour, we headed to Hutchinson for the Kansas State Fair. I am posting this and dropping into bed. Check for more pictures later.