White Picket Fences

As of this Memorial Day Weekend, "White Picket Fences" has become a fledgling literary journal. Still with the rough edges, but not just one man's effort any more.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

White Picket Fences is still struggling to become a happening place, although it's had its troubles, just as have Meeting Place by an Old Live Oak, Plaza Comunal, and --today I noticed one of my favorite blogs is having the same problem. However, we'll be working on it as much and as fast as time allows, hopefully getting everything squared away by Memorial Day weekend. Just joking. Hopefully sooner. In the mean while, like they say at the Meetings, keep coming back, it works!

Friday, April 15, 2005

After a little over five years of living in this here little hope, surrounded by swamps, pine plantations, and fields, I'm re-discovering Savannah. And one great way to learn what's going on in Savannah is to read Connect Savannah, which you can find in many news stands in that lovely city, and also on the web.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Be aware of the monsters in your midst

____We just did a preliminary search on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation sexual offender files for our county and two neighboring counties. I strongly suggest those with children or interest in protecting children, that you review these files at least once a month.

You may have an unpleasant surprise. But I think it's better to know than not. Another thing to remember is that these are only the ones who are caught and been entered into this system. Don't get complacent.
Andy Cayton of Black Creek, Bryan County, finishes solo trip in hot air balloon!

Mr. Cayton has accomplished two world record trips, after piloting his hot air balloon on a trip of 1,058 miles, starting from Minot, North Dakota, and arriving in Weiner, Arkansas. He had begun on the 28th February at 4:45 "local time," and landed 17 hours later.

Jim Currier had an article published 31 march in the Bryan County News, with accompanying photos of the balloons. Mr. Cayton is quoted as saying that his goal is to break five records by flying 1,500 miles from Alaska to the Continental USA (Lower 48).
The flags were at half mast again yesterday in Savannah. Later in the day, as I drove about Savannah's East side on errands, I heard that President Bush had told the nation's governors to lower the flags out of respect for the Pope.

This morning, I learn from The Washington Post that the U.S. didn't have diplomatic ties with the Holy See in Rome till 1984.

Monday, April 04, 2005

There is a Tattnall County Board of Commissioners Meeting going on now. Tattnall Journal says they've got a reporter there. We'll be checking the newspaper and trying to get a copy of the minutes as soon as they've been printed and approved for release.

Friday, April 01, 2005

The weather is raining again. I suppose the weather or the sky is what we refer to when we say,"It's raining again." From here, though, the vista is actually a pleasant mixing of brown and grey lines and other polygonal shapes with various shades of green, grey, white, and blue. Over all of this, the grey, white, and silver of the prismatic drops of falling water.

This afternoon wraps up a week of job searching. I've registered with a state of Georgia job site, the Kelly agency job site, and revised my Yahoo Hot Jobs CV. I sent a further edited CV to an employer Monday, after I found I'd had some formatting errors on a resume' I faxed to them Thursday. This one was a referral from Manpower in Vidalia.

We had a monkey wrench thrown in the works Tuesday through Thursday afternoon, no thanks at all, or thanks, depending on your point of view or disposition, to Alltel, Siemen's Speedstream 5200, and our thinking that AVG Professional Edition combined with either of two firewalls we had, one of which was supposedly built into the 5200. Oh, and the Windows XP. But I'll leave the topic alone now. My only admonition or advice is to use Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, get yourselves weaned off of Windows XP and Outlook. I cannot recommend Mozilla enough. And if you've any degree of patience, and don't rely on your computer for a living, don't rush into DSL. We might have done better to have our computer man, who has become greatly elevated in our regard, install our DSL for us. Ah, but the price of wisdom, so dearly bought!
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