"This is a tough ol' deal," Dad said.
In a culture that prizes stoicism and reserve, this one phrase speaks worlds. When your dad's a cowboy these words go straight to a daughter's heart.
Ten days have passed since the worst blizzard on record in South Dakota ripped through the state, leaving an estimated 65,000 dead cattle and shattered lives in its wake.
The worst blizzard in recorded history of South Dakota just swept through the state. Tens of thousands of cattle are predicted dead and the much of the state is still without power. The Rapid City Journal reports, "Tens of thousands of cattle lie dead across South Dakota on Monday following a blizzard that could become one of the most costly in the history of the state’s agriculture industry."
Last night, at the dinner table, I presented the boys with a scenario. What if the government wrote a law that made all forms of entertainment free for everyone? No one would have to pay for movies, to go bowling, skating, watch a ballgame, etc.
Earlier in the day I'd been reading comments on the Right Wing Obamacare Myths Debunked…
Government shutdown? Where? What government shutdown? I keep hearing about this today; people are panicked, hysterical, extremely upset because the "government" has "shutdown." Have I inadvertently trespassed into some alternate universe? I'm so confused. In my universe, a partial and temporary work stoppage among some employees in only the federal government, doesn't qualify as an "AHHH THE GOVERNMENT IS SHUTTING DOWN GOD HELP US THIS IS WHAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION FORETOLD" situation.