Satur-deja Vu

It’s gettin’ to be that time. Let me clarify my position on fall. I’m not just an old grouch that complains about everything and I do not hate fall. There are things I like about fall when it actually gets here but if you start talking about hoodies and pumpkin spice in the middle of July I will grouch a little because summer is my favorite. Maybe spring, then summer then fall in that order. Spring and fall are transition seasons. During the springtime the days get longer, the grass and trees come back to life, we start getting ready for baseball, grilling out and opening the pool. In the fall I enjoy hot cocoa, smores, bonfires, sunsets and colorful leaves as much as the next guy. Many of the most popular fall activities are centered around keeping warm. I don’t love hoodies as much as I don’t like being cold. Fall is the transition season from summer, which is the best, into winter. That season doesn’t make my list of top 3 favorites. I would rather mow grass than shovel snow, and wear shorts and sandals than sweaters and parkas. I do all of the autumn things and enjoy it while it lasts; big sucker for a hayride, seriously. But it saddens me to know what’s coming, which is basically an end of all things. At least until April.

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Seasons Change

fall colors drive Autumn officially began Monday evening at 10:34 p.m. It has already gotten a little cooler in the deep South and falling leaves are just around the corner. Summer may be over but that’s the beauty of seasons – they change. That’s actually a promise made in scripture:

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” -Genesis 8:22 ESV

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Happy Monday

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 

The second presidential debate was much livelier than the first, causing many viewers to think it would actually come to blows.  The SNL parody did a great job capturing the “mood” of the event.  The final debate is tonight was Monday.

A woman in Texas gets 99 years in prison for super-gluing her child’s hands to a wall.  The 2-year-old was in a coma for 2 days but is recovering.  Meanwhile in Colorado a 19-year-father gets 90 days – that’s a sentence of 90 days – after pleading guilty to manslaughter following the death of his 6-month-old daughter. Continue reading