Black Friday

Pictures in the newspaper this morning of people trampling each other before dawn yesterday scrambling for bargains. Festive! Oh, a lottery winner was found dead in her home after laying there for days. The story, as always, is one of people ruined by sudden, enearned wealth. The whole notion of getting something for nothing turns people ugly.

Other news: Many people falling through the ice. Believe me, I am not going out there yet, although it was on December 1 of last year that I went through with the skid steer loader. I have no desire to repeat the performance.