I’m here, but other things have taken over my time in the past couple of weeks. The Perry indictment (Yay!) and the Ferguson, Missouri situation (@##*!!**!) and the Border situation (#**@!!!) and of course various international FUBARs, all of which make me wonder if the entire world has gone insane at once.
Should you want my opinion on either or both of these, the posts are up at my LiveJournal. There are better versions of the Perry indictment’s background (all the way back to how Perry got a statewide office in the first place and his connection to Karl Rove) in an article by James Moore on Huffington Post. The Ferguson article was written on this past Sunday afternoon and already could use some updating (as in, the convenience store did not call the police–a customer did. The police did not even come by to subpoena the video until the following week. So apparently the original story, that the two teenagers were accosted for jaywalking, and not in suspicion of a crime, was right.)
Meanwhile choir practice is back in session, and tonight we start rehearsals on both music for the coming weeks and large chunks of the Mozart Requiem, which may keep me sane as this mess goes on. Next week I leave for DragonCon and will be absent for days (not taking electronics with me–they’re paying my travel so I’m flying.) You’ve all been very good about playing nicely in the sandbox while I’ve been distracted–please keep it up. You’re a wonderful bunch.