Summer’s Swan Song

September 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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With the economy in a roller-coaster meltdown/frenzy, I am enjoying the last vestiges of summer-like weather here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Woke up this morning and took some interesting shots with the D80 of the sunflowers on our patio (see left) and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee as well as one of the last times this year that I’ll be able to walk out on the grass barefoot before 7:00 am in the morning.

At this point, the market has rebounded 485 points after losing 777.86 points on Monday. Right now, it looks as if Congress has called Paulson’s and Bush’s bluff and didn’t succumb to the tremendous pressure to pass the $700B bailout and the markets realized that they better start making some of that $1.25 trillion they lost yesterday back. It was almost like when the baby trips and falls and kinda scrapes their knee and cries out, but they look to see if anybody was looking and if the parents don’t immediately react with a pathetic “Oh my precious little schmoopsie, did you hurt yourself?”, they just turn around and go back to their normal playing. But if they get the attention, they go into immediate meltdown. We’ll see if Wednesday continues the normal playing or the little scrape turns out to actually be a major contusion with a compound fracture and ligament tear that will require arthroscopic surgery on our little schmoopsie.

As for this blog, I’m still in the process of ironing out how I’m going to divvy up my blogging between personal and business topics. Obviously, this blog will be more personal, but I think I will deal with business issues that don’t obviously tangent with my design business, Whitestone Design Werks. I will probably post some tech reviews, but I’m not quite as much on the bleeding edge as I used to be so I won’t be looking for any products to get handed into my lap any time soon. But I’ll post anything that seems halfway interesting.

So, while the weather is warm for the next couple of days, I’ll try to soak it up as much as I can (which isn’t enough), because while Fall has technically already begun, the real change is coming, and with it is a growing awareness that more than just the foliage is changing too and not necessarily for the best.

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