I have resisted commenting on silliness of those members of theÂ Canadian media who believe the most important story out of theÂ Virginia Tech shootingÂ is that a Canadian professor was one of the victims, but none of the 16 Canadian students were harmed. 33 people were killed on Monday in a tragic event; their nationality or ethnicity doesn’t matter.
I haven’t gotten around to talking about the Harry Connick Jr. concert on Sunday. I didn’t end up going, which seems silly after the lengthy internal debate I described awhile back (http://scatterthought.com/?p=269). Instead, I created an alternative solution, in which I gave my tickets to two close friends who went and had a wonderful evening. I would have been annoyed if I had sold the tickets, and I would have felt rushed and unsettled if I had tried to fit the concert into my schedule. By giving the tickets away to friends, I managed to stick with my commitments and brought joy to two people I love. So it’s a much better outcome, in my opinion.
I’m motoring along with the KWLT radio plays, Waterloo Schools Challenge, Robin in the Hood, and my office work. Life goes on.
And for the past few days, I’ve felt like singing. I suppose there’s not much music in my life at the moment, so it’s no big surprise. It’s just too bad that I don’t have any spare time at the moment to remedy the situation. Next week, in particular, will be difficult, but I’m confident that I’ll get through it. Actually, the next ten days (beginning tonight) will be difficult–every single evening is booked up. Yeesh.
And oh yeah, I’ve been invited to join another committee. If I’m smart, I’ll decline the offer.
But I really, really want to get involved in it.
And yes, I am a glutton for punishment.
What else is new?