Daily Archives: January 27, 2011
Jay Carney, who is currently Vice President Biden’s Communications Director, has just been appointed to the White House Press Secretary Position, replacing Robert Gibbs.
Why, eliminating its State Arts Commission in his proposed budget… and, at the same time, eliminating countless jobs and over a million dollars in matching grants from outside of his state.
This article on “Artless Sam” from HuffPo:
In my opinion, a state that can produce…and elect… a Sam Brownback desperately needs the intelligence and educational merits of more arts funding. What a terrible thing to bequeath to Kansas’ children. And this from a state that gave America Frederick Remington, Gordon Parks and Bruce Connor among many other well-known artists, photographers, writers and musicians.
- Kan. Gov. Brownback Calls For Abortion Restrictions (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Kan. Democratic Party Questions Brownbacks Character (blogs.wsj.com)
- Sarah Smarsh: Under Brownback, Kansas Will Be Only State Without Arts Commission (huffingtonpost.com)
- Kansas Gov. Brownback Wants Government Access to Women’s Private Medical Records (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Kan. Gov. Brownback promises to focus on ‘basics’ (sfgate.com)
This from HuffPo:
Looking out the window, I’m dreading walking the dogs. Yesterday, I slipped and fell on an icy patch in the road in front of our townhouse and, remarkably, I didn’t let go of the dogs’ leashes, but I also couldn’t get up given my useless knees… my first devastating sign of old age.
Fortunately, someone was out shoveling their walk and came to my assistance with a large football player (a Shepherd student of course) who helped me tom my feet… but it left me worried about getting around all day. Now Elly is taking my car (I have All Wheel Drive) and heading off to work (HCC is starting 2 hours late this morning) and I am contemplating the terror of walking the dogs in this mess.
We have a rehearsal for “Claudie Hukill” tonite at Full Circle Theater, and I hope the streets in town get plowed out so there is parking. As I recall this time last year when I was directing “The Hunting of the Snark“, the opera for kids that I wrote in the seventies with composer Edwin Roberts, we had this kind of a snowfall which was followed by even more snow and we had to delay the production by two weeks. This could easily happen again.
We don’t get a lot of snow around here (the weather bureau says we get 20.9″ annually, but that is just a tiny percentage of what we got when we lived in Connecticut… they’ve had over seven feet already this year… and most of it comes in February. Just have to grit my teeth and get through this.
- Snow Piles Up On Snow-Weary Northeast (npr.org)
- Snow Storm Hits Northeast Hard As Schools, Flights Cancelled (huffingtonpost.com)
- Snow Piles up on Snow-Weary Northeast (abcnews.go.com)
- Off the Leash and in the Snow (fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com)