Welcome to my lifestyle column, “From the desk of The Codger”. I am glad you are here. I just came inside from watching my bird feeder and having a cup of coffee (high test, none of that decaffeinated swill for me, thank you very much). I believe I spotted an evening grosbeak, but by the time I ran to get my Minolta, it was gone.
If you happen to follow the mainstream media, you may have noticed an over-abundance of marital and pre-marital relationships taking center stage: programs like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Levi Johnston, the news at noon, Bristol Palin. The stories are everywhere. Why does anybody care about these people? I don’t even know who half of them are! Here’s some advice: Why doesn’t The Bachelor just marry The Bachelorette and have that be the end of it? They both seem intent on tying the knot, which would make them the perfect match. That would cut out all the middle men bogging down those programs. And a celebrity of Levi Johnston’s caliber shouldn’t have any trouble landing himself any beautiful starlet he wants. As for Bristol Palin, she really should get back together with her baby’s father.
For your information, I have asked my grandniece Tricia to “guest Blog” for this lifestyle column tomorrow. I suspect she’ll write about her latest summer school assignment, which is a report on the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire. As common sense dictates, I would not want to hinder her creativeness, so I have given her the option of writing about an alternate topic of her choice if she is so inclined. I always find that you get the best results when you take a firm but hands-off approach to classroom management. You have to give them enough rope, as the experts like to say.
Until next time!