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Tuesday, May 28 2002

Lost Weekend

Though the classic 1945 movie, Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland as an alcoholic in the most pointed and poignant treatment on that topic in the American mass media to that time, is about a weekend lost to booze and dissipation, my three-day Memorial Day Holiday weekend seems to have vanished without a trace and without explanation. Booze was not involved.

Probably, my expectations were too elevated. Last year, when Silicon Valley's industries were making news primarily by announcing massive layoffs and company closings, my company's Memorial Day weekend was a whole week long. The same scenario was repeated for the Fourth of July and Christmas weeks. But, though some companies still struggle with the recession, our campany has had several quarters of growth and this year the holiday was just a day. Though I planned to get as much in this year's day as last year's week, it didn't happen. In fact, perhaps because of overblown expectations, almost nothing happened. I'm writing this at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, the latest I've ever been working on a Jonal entry, and I have no idea what I'm going to write about. Oh, yeah...something about a Lost Weekend.

I keep topic ideas in a notebook, and there are at least a dozen of them, none of which makes the least bit of sense now. Or if they sound intriguing, I have to wonder who's qualified to write on those topics. Certainly not your's truly.

Probably the biggest unexpected development of this three-day weekend was the creation of a substantial page on the site about Monday's Memorial Day ceremonies in Nanty Glo, with three photos by our ace reporter, Brenda Starr, aka Judy Rose. It's always a source of marvel to see this happen...photos created digitally after 11 a.m. in Nanty Glo, being emailed from Revloc to me in San Jose, Calif., formatted into a web page, mounting the page on our server some 400-500 miles south of San Jose in Los Angeles County, and sending an email to our subscribers announcing its availability, in the 5 p.m. hour, Nanty Glo time. I never worked for a newspaper that put out special editions to announce breaking news (and hardly anyone of our generation has done that, though it was common before the dominance of broadcast news), but this is probably as close to that journalistic excitement as I'll ever get.

Other than that, I have nothing for Tuesday's entry.

—Webmaster Jon Kennedy

Burma Shavers (continued)

***Burma Shave***

  —Sent by Bob Kennedy

Thought for the day

When the Scripture says, "Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God," it is telling us that He loves us so much that when we insult Him, He is grieved; when we ignore Him, He is grieved; when we resist Him, He is grieved; and when we doubt Him, He is grieved.

A.W. Tozer
Sent by Judy Matin

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