They don’t really have anything to do with one another, but it’s Monday and that means I need a new post since I said I would try to have a new one on Mondays. Since I can’t seem to settle on one subject, I guess I’ll do a stream of consciousness thing.
The most recent thing that impressed me was the performance of the Atlanta 17 at the Columbus Jazz Society gathering at St. Thomas Episcopal Church yesterday. Wonderful big-band jazz played by Atlanta area businessmen and professionals. The drummer is a retired chiropractor, for instance, The crowd, including me, loved it. The crowd, however should have been larger. I guess the Jazz Society needs better publicity.
The other thing rising to my cognitive surface is what Congress and the president are going to do about cutting spending and raising taxes. Like the guy says, “I don’t want the federal government messing with my Medicare.” I understand somebody really said that. While we’re at it, I don’t want it messing with my Social Security, either.
I don’t want my taxes going up, either; however, I do want a few things like improved roads, bridges, rapid transit, and schools, and a balanced budget!