Waited an eternity in road repair traffic this afternoon. (Mostly forgivable in Vermont, since the construction season is about 10 days long.) Then I realized what they were doing. Building a lengthy guardrail where none had been. Which screws up a glorious view. And: IS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. Sure, there's a bitty embankment nearby. But I am bloody well tired of being covered in swaddling clothes at Taxpayer expense—where no fix is needed/no problem exists. While there are numerous things that government must do (protect us from terrorists), there is a lot of help I don't need. Leave me—and my view and my wallet—alone, damn it!
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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