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Sense Or Ship?

Dear Members and Constituents,This morning, as I turned my radio on, I was horrified to hear of a global network of censors being used in conjunction with the Japan nuclear disaster fall-out. Censorship… why? I could understand a totalitarian regime like the ones crumbling in the middle east using a network of censors, but… and then it hit me. Sensors. That made a lot more sense. I felt silly. Like the closed captioning typist who was fired from her job for transcribing a story of Gorillas in Colombia. The folks putting the English language together must have a dark sense of humor. Why else would words with diametrically opposed meanings sound identical? Sensors inform you while censors hide things. Gorillas lead peaceful lives, secluded from the chaos of modern life while guerrillas are literally “little wars”. You raise a building and, when its useful life is done you raze it.Along the same lines we have donut vs. do-not. This morning, I encourage you to grab a donut, so do-not be c…

March Deliciousness

Dear Members and Constituents, With March Madness in full swing, I have a confession to make: I don’t follow college basketball but do participate in the occasional office pool. My bracket completion method is rather straightforward: teams with lower numbers in front of their name advance to the next round, with the exception of eight seeds. As for the final four, I figure alphabetic order or a coin toss are as reliable as Google (and a lot less effort). I might find myself a bit more engaged if instead of institutions of higher learning, the tournament involved institutions of sweeter leavening. Replace baskets for donuts and basketballs for donut holes and you’re onto something. With 50 members, our donut club could support 10 teams (not enough for a sweet sixteen, but we do get a play-in). The good news is everyone on the donut club gets to play (no arbitrary CU-like controversy). Today, on her final day as donut girl, Shiri Bahar sets-up an alley-oop for you to complete the slam du…

8.9

Dear members and constituents,
Let us stop to ponder the turmoil facing the island of Japan this morning. Six months to the day from 9/11, on 3/11 a great tragedy strikes. The fifth-largest earthquake on record has shut down five nuclear reactors and has released enough energy to have us expecting five foot waves on the other side of the globe. The expectation is building as the Tsunami slowly crosses the Pacific to reach American shores and the ripple effects are sure to be felt for years to come. As our thoughts and prayers go out for the millions impacted, let us not forget to take a moment and be grateful for what we have. Amongst these things, Kripy Kreme donuts -here today courtesy of Jeff King (donut boy).

Imagine

Dear Members and Constituents, With both the NFL and the Federal Government extending their negotiation deadlines in order to avoid disruption, I got to thinking… what if these institutions were to permanently shut down. I know, it’s unthinkable, but indulge me as I butcher a John Lennon song:

Imagine there’s no football,
concussions out the door,
no leagues competing,
your Sunday is now yours
Imagine all the people
going to church that day

Imagine no more taxes,
I wonder if we could,
take home all your paycheck,
Bureaucracy adieus!
Imagine all the people
Who are no longer fleeced
You might say I’ve gone crazy,
and perhaps you would be right
I hope you’re here for a donut
and the world will see the light

Imagine there’s no donuts,
I know it sounds grotesque,
nothing to brighten Fridays,
and bagels at my desk.
Imagine all the people
dreading all their work
You might say I’ve gone crazy,
and perhaps you would be right
I hope you’re here for a donut
and the world will see the light
I realize that may have Yoko Ono …