The view from Row 14

The Friday Photo
July 31, 2015

We celebrated benchmark birthdays for my daughter and sister with tickets to see James Taylor tonight. Sometimes the best gifts aren’t things that can be wrapped. 

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Bobby Jindal doesn’t have much of an imagination

The Friday Photo
July 24, 2015

Gringos, Milledgeville, GA

Gringos, Milledgeville, GA

I posted this photo as a Friday Photo on August 29, 2014, almost two months after Georgia’s Open Carry (Guns Everywhere) law, passed by the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal, went into effect.

Last night nine innocent people out for a night at the movies in Lafayette, Louisiana, became the victims of a shooting. Two victims died, seven are wounded.

Republican Presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has signed over 12 bills increasing access to guns and where they can be carried in his state, told the media, “We never imagined this would happen in Louisiana.” Brushing off a reporter’s question about gun control after last night’s shooting rampage and murders, Jindal said the thing to do to do now is pray.

Governor Jindal doesn’t have much of an imagination.

As for prayers? How about praying for reduced access to guns, thorough background checks, removing banning the sale of assault weapons, and serious limits on where guns can be carried?

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My family believes in paddling

The Friday Photo
July 17, 2015 
My extended family agrees that the best kind of vacation includes plenty of time outside. Our challenge isn’t what to pack to wear to dinner, but instead, how to get as many boats as possible to our destination. 

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