Not going to Canada and other stuff...

1. I wound up e-mailing my formal decline as to the job I was offered in Canada. Why? I would come out way behind financially. I had trouble trying to make it all work out right and that is after racking my brain to figure out how to pull such off. I am not happy I had to do that. I wanted the job...I just couldn't afford it...2. Ashtabula County government is looking to up our sales tax by .5%. I was at the hearing Tuesday night on the matter. Most of my former media colleagues from the papers here in-county all had looks of shock that I was at the hearing and going to speak. Most of them thought I was still engaged in ministry sorts of work far far away. Sadly none of them understood the radical reform idea I floated at the hearing although one of my county's three commissioners came up to me afterwards and said she would support me making a "county home rule" reform attempt.3. I still have to finish touching up my sermon and my whole service outline for January 30th. The text I am preaching from is Acts 17:16-34. I merely note that the Areopagus discussed in the passage was considered a "marketplace of ideas" when Paul walked the earth. Now, bringing such to today, can all of us LIS folks name at least a couple "marketplaces of ideas"? :-) I intend to have fun with my sermon.4. Next job that opens up in Hawaii that I am qualified to go after I am going to have to pursue ruthlessly. I am getting tired of being in the same snow zone as Blake that stretches from Buffalo along the Lake Erie shoreline down past me here in Ashtabula!


So big deal, you have little ol' Lake Erie down there, we have 2 lakes up here! If Erie doesn't get us, Ontario will. Seems like no matter which way the wind blows this week we get lake snows, I get it from one lake at work, and the other when I get home.Let me know when you spot that Hawaii job, you'll have some competition!

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