Good Morning and Happy National Coffee Day!
I need some this morning. We had some Gremlins working on the newsroom printer this morning so I was late getting ready. No worries…Jeriann and Brooke succeeded in making me laugh A LOT today. i felt better after the show.
As a new parent I think a lot about how I would react if my kid alleged bullying in school. Answering our newsline, you hear a lot of stories from people. They’re being taken advantage of, they’re being abused, someone is breaking the law. No matter who it is or how heartfelt their story is, I always ask one question: “What are the people you’re accusing going to tell me that you aren’t”. People almost always allow a few details that make their outrageous story sound a lot less outrageous. It also usually speaks to their role in the situation. I wanted to know more about the alleged bullying in Perry schools. It sounds bad. But as a Parent I would hope I ask my kids…what are you doing here that might make the situation worse? I wouldn’t hesitate making every effort on behalf of my child…but there are two sides to every story.
Memo to Florida and all other states that don’t think Iowa should be at the head of the Primary voting line: You are never going to win this fight. Matt Strawn is right. All of the jostling for the first spot will only serve to make the early states MORE important. Good luck with your plan to move your Primary. You didn’t need all those delegates anyway.
He said: Yesterday I was singing along with some of the boys songs as we listened at snack time. JT came up to me and said, “Daddy don’t sing.” I said, “Why Buddy?” JT: “It makes me sad”.
She said: We were talking about e-books vs traditional books today and Brooke blurted out to Jerianne, “Do you read Jerianne?” the tone of the question didn’t come out right…but it was pretty funny for anyone watching and we sure had a good laugh.
Speaking of Books
What’s your opinion of the e-reader trend? Are we going to ever lose traditional books? Will there always be a page to turn or will we be scrolling through books in twenty years not even remembering the days when we used to carry a best seller with us on the plane for vacation?
I like actual books but I see the wave coming and wonder if I will just have to give in and get an iPad.
Comment on any or all of this. If I’ve left something out, please bring it up as a topic of discussion here. I’m always happy to hear what you have to say!
I hope you all have a good day!