Now is the time for all good men …

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Sometimes the weather can wait.  Today is one such day. If you can’t wait, just scroll to the bottom.

Senators, sitting as jurors in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, may be forced to prioritize “party” and “country”.

It got me thinking about learning to type years ago when I was instructed to incessantly peck away at the keyboard, “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.”  Sometimes the word “party” was replaced with the word “country” and, as a teen, I became confused over which to use and what it all meant.  To this day I can not fathom choosing many things over my country. . . but I know how to party!  And, at the very least, I know how to type.

A little research taught me that the American patriot Patrick Henry was credited with the initial quote before it became a national typing drill.  I found it interesting as well that the first post-Colonial Governor of Virginia was credited with this quote, too.

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

That might be quite timely!  In the meantime, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” may be the best typing drill ever because it uses every letter in the alphabet, but it doesn’t quite hang with Patrick Henry’s quote.   You rock, Pat!

Patrick Henry also is credited with, “I smell a rat!”  Look it up.

Do you smell a rat? If you do, how do you respond? Do you just walk away from it and let someone else deal with it? Do you ignore it? Do you take other measures to ensure that the rat no longer bothers others? Do you ask others if they, too, smell a rat? Maybe you just tell people that you don’t smell anything.

As you ponder those questions you can at least be assured that today’s weather will be cloudy but still rather pleasant for late January, with high temperatures near 50 degrees.

We may see some showers develop overnight into Saturday. While we can expect some rain on Saturday, particularly in the morning, the weekend will in no way be a washout.

Next week again brings no wintry weather as it will feel more like April around here.


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