July 20, 2019

It's not the heat - no it really is the heat

Well today was eventful, although not quite as eventful as I hoped.

I spent about two-and-a-half hours working on a video for J.P. Williams at the River Day event. It was so hot that when I finished I had to go home to rest and cool off.

While resting at home, a thunderstorm occurred. When I returned to River Day around 5 p.m., I discovered that most of the participants had packed up and gone home, even though there was still about two hours to go. My guess is, they used the thunderstorm as an excuse to leave, because of the heat.

So, my contribute to River Day is two bands, plus an animal demonstration. Sad, when you consider how much more there was at the beginning.

Oh well, you have to expect these things sometimes. I couldn’t risk heat exhaustion, which would have been much worse than getting all of River Day.

I wrote a Significa column, commemorating the 50 anniversary of the moon landing. I won’t go into too much detail, other than to say its good and available, if you want to read it.

So, it was a busy day, but not as productive as I would have liked.

Still one, thing I can give is what everyone looks forward to. Here is today’s bad joke:

One time, an old Indian chief called his two sons – Running Bear and Falling Rock – to his teepee.

“My sons,” the chief said. “You have both proved yourselves brave and loyal. I know you will each make a fine chief. But I cannot choose, so I will set for you a task. The one that brings back the most furs and food I will name chief.”

So it went. Both braves left their village. The next day, Running Bear returned with many furs and much food. But no Falling Rock.

The following day, Running Bear again arrived with furs and food. But again, no Falling Rock.

So it went. Day after day, Running Bear returned to the village with furs and food, but Falling Rock had disappeared. His father sent out many warriors, but again, no Falling Rock.

And that’s why, even to this day, you see signs along the road that urge: “Look out for Falling Rock.”

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