Left work 2 hours early today. Wanted to get a start on another round of snow shoveling. Also just wanted to be away from work. After almost 33 years in the same job, I have a level of comfort but am also a bit weary. Sometimes I think that working in local government is a sign of my commitment. Sometimes I think it is a sign that I should be committed (to, you know, a mental institution).
There's so much anti-government sentiment out there right now. Sentiments rational and not. It is not tyrannical for government to insist on environmental health standards and food safety. It's not tyrannical to say: hey, think about your neighbors and those fellow citizens you don't know.
Read Don Delillo's latest the other day. Now I want to see 24 Hour Psycho.