Good morning! It's been a bit busy. I was surprised to learn we got a dusting of snow overnight. I was finishing up yesterday's writing when I heard the sound of Michelle outside pushing the snow off of the driveway. The kids are all sleeping in because today is a scheduled delayed start due to a teacher meeting.
I went with Michelle to 7:30am Mass and we stayed a bit afterwards for coffee. After dropping Michelle off at the house, I head down to work offering up a set of the Glorious Mysteries for her continuing good health. So far her medicine is well tolerated, but we won't know for a few more weeks how effective it is. I then listened to chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter the rest of the commute in.
Supposedly USPS is going to unilaterally stop most Saturday mail delivery effective August 1st.
There are a bunch of lesser known companies jumping into this space, but it's interesting to see a major computer manufacturer trying it: Dude, you're getting a $50 computer: The reinvention of Dell. I would love to see schools drop their computer budgets with these. The schools could supply the monitor, keyboard, and mouse and let the students bring the core of the system with them just like they now might carry Flash drives with their homework.
Via DrItaly: “Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.”
Saw this on the interwebs criticizing a certain group of liberals: The pro-drone, anti-waterboarding left has a new motto — “Death before discomfort.”
Went with the driver guys for lunch at the British Beer Company. Not to be confused with another BBC. «grin» While we were there we saw that the snow forecasts for New England have been beefed up for Friday. Looks like we'll get a foot of snow or more.
Decided to look for Dean Kamen's estate in Bedford. Found it here on Google Maps. Turns out it's not far from where I go for Opus Dei Circles.
It's been an afternoon of cranking through test coverage scenarios. Time to head north, get some exercise, and then RCIA...
I listened to chapters 13 and 14 of The Scarlet Letter on my way north. I took tonight's Step Interval class. Then I head over to St. Patricks for tonight's RCIA class. We discussed the theology of sin and the Sacrament of Confession. But now... I'm free for the rest of the week. The kids are wrapping up their homework and already starting to anticipate having Friday off as a snow day. It's looking like we're really going to clobbered with snow on Friday into Saturday. Finally our monster snowblower can be put to some serious use!
“At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain,
yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness
to those who are trained by it.” — Hebrews 12