Some good reading for your Monday!
If you’ve never read about the Hudson’s Department Store in Detroit during its heyday, you are missing out on some really interesting history. At the very least, skim the list of bulleted facts. Unbelievable. Most of us are too young to really grasp the fact that at one time Detroit was a world-class city. Not just a big city in the USA, but truly world-class.
Karen at thatmom.com has a great post full of suggestions if you will be hosting company over the next week. Don’t miss Christmas sanity check!
Lindsey sent me this link: The Meteorology of Little House on the Prairie. A meteorologist looked at data to understand the massive winter of The Long Winter. If you’ve never read The Long Winter, you really need to do so.
This is perhaps the best treatment of the recent tragic situation I’ve read. Wade Burleson looks at the really big picture of the gun control debate in Gun Control and the Tragedy at Sandy Hook. No matter which side of the debate you are on, I hope you will read it and consider his words. Maybe it is because I’m a big picture person, but I think he is right on. People are too caught up in the details and emotions to think clearly. Unfortunately I think unless our country learns to quickly reclaim what we were given at our founding, the continued steady demise of the United States as an exceptional country is most certainly inevitable. Too many people in this country have been reduced to the ability to passively hear and repeat sound bites, not think through big picture concepts.
And enjoy this little sweetie!