My friend Opus the Penguin (from the late, lamented comic strip Bloom County) is a wise bird. He is smart enough to know that sometimes, you just need to take a break.
We're at the point now, I believe.
Every time I turn on the news (TV, radio, online, tea leaves, whatever), the news is bad.
- Swine flu of possibly pandemic porportions
- Skyrocketing unemployment
- Pay cut with furlough
- Unstable towers of ungraded papers
- High pollen count
- Grade deadlines
- Desperate nuts with guns
- Et freakin' cetera
I'm in danger of taking things too seriously. So I'm declaring a dandelion break. I'm searching for a patch of sunshine and some bright yellow flowers that don't know they're supposed to be weeds.
Care to join me? I'll move over a little.