4. November, 2004 - moving on

Sign in Andrew Riverside Park
Sign in Andrew Riverside Park

The election is past, and I’ve been hearing a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth for the past couple days from folks who are convinced that a second term for GWB is going to be the end of the world. I don’t think that’s the case, but hey, go ahead and rend your garments if it makes you feel better. But I don’t think the world is going to end. The differences between GWB and Kerry weren’t all that large, and we’ll survive. I’m much more worried about the House, Senate and Presidency being controlled by the same party than I am over the specifics of which party it is. My biggest fear for the next two years is that government is going to Get Things Done, and that’s pretty spooky.

Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church International Peace Park
Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church
International Peace Park

On a more local note, I took a walk through the old neighborhood yesterday. They needed some help over at the new MHNA office and I used that as an excuse to take a walk on a nice sun-shiney day. A couple things of note. The first is that the triangle of land down by the Stone Arch Bridge has been razed and looks like it’s going to be turned into a parking lot. In spite of a stop-work order from the city, there was a worker out there packing down the gravel. It’s probably too late to do much about it, though. The second is that I finally stopped by to look at the Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church International Peace Park and took a couple pictures. The wide one is hand-stitched together, but I think I did an okay job of it. It’s nice to see something where that church that fell down used to be, even if it’s a short-term park.

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