Even as we are all trying to readjust our internal clocks, pre-season baseball has started and the games are broadcast at all hours. Thank goodness for DVR, TiVo or whatever lets you record the games. My bride is in mourning because one of her favorite players, Hunter Pence, got his arm broken in a game last week. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Baseball is one the great stress relievers in my life. It is soothing to listen to the commentators, watch the games, discuss strategy and injuries, and remember past games and players. With all that is going on in the world (like Boko Haram merging with Isis, the never-ending scandals, etc.) it is good to have something that lets me unwind just for a little while. ~ Michael S. Pauley
To quote David Bowie, "Time may change me, But you can't trace time". This weekend we participate in the infamous 'Spring forward' portion of the Daylight Savings Time bi-annual debacle. Even though many people have explained to me the supposed purpose behind this event, it still does not make sense. How is changing the clock going to help a farmer? As my lovely bride says, farmers work until the work is done no matter what the clock says. Children wait for school buses in the cold and dark, people drive where they need to go, life continues, no matter what the clock says. This is one of those artificial human constructs that has out-lived whatever perceived usefulness it once may have had. Getting rid of Daylight Savings Time would help the common man almost as much as simplifying the tax code. It is a little better now that many devices reset themselves, but I still spend an inordinate amount of time changing clocks, then trying to reset my own internal clock. By the time I feel fully adjusted, it will be time to Fall Back! ~ Michael S. Pauley
Yesterday, we were witness to an historical event. Prime Minister Netanyahu gave his third address before the U.S. Congress. The only other foreign Dignitary to do so was Winston Churchill. Regardless of your politics about the speech itself, it was still a moment in history that I am glad I was able to witness as it took place (The only up side to being sick). Thank goodness for C-Span, where you can watch the event without commentary. Now back to work, where I probably have a small mountain of paperwork filling my chair. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Gotta hate it when you're sick enough to feel like hell, but not sick enough to stay in bed. Whatever this is has drug on for days, just enough that I have drug around for days. The low-grade temperature, the low-level headache, the low-level body aches...I'm just laid low with it. Here's to a new week and to feeling better! And Happy Birthday to a man who has probably influenced more people than most world leaders - Dr. Seuss. How many of us can quote at least part of The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham , no matter how old we are?~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.