Mid-Morning Reads for Festival of Life in the Cracks Day (March 10)

It’s Festival of Life in the Cracks Day. Y’all know I had to look that one up as soon as I saw it. What it is is the celebration of the first signs of spring weather, like grass sprouting up through the cracks in the sidewalk. As a gardener, I can get on board with this, as I am so looking forward to weather warm enough to put plant starts in the ground. So, happy Festival of Life in the Cracks Day to all of you! May your world turn greener by the day.

On a different note, U2’s “With or Without You” was released as a single 34 years ago this week. Patrick Dexter, who has a YouTube Channel all about playing his cello in his gorgeous yard in Western Ireland, celebrated by playing the song on his cello, of course. I’m posting it here, because it’s beautifully done and needs a wider audience.

And now let’s get on to the news.

Pat Conroy

  • Former President Jimmy Carter has spoken out against the Georgia voting restriction bills, saying they “turn back the clock.” (Alternate link.)
  • In 2014, Georgia voters approved P3s by constitutional amendment. In light of the university system’s ongoing horror story with Corvias, we might want look at ending them ASAP.
  • Jury trials can resume in Georgia with appropriate precautions.
  • Lowndes County is reopening the investigation into Kendrick Johnson’s death. Eight years ago, his body was discovered rolled up in a gym mat at Lowndes County High School.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration will be delayed in releasing their environmental impact study on Spaceport Camden, which was originally expected this month.
  • Angela Moore won the runoff yesterday to represent District 90 in the state House. (Alternate link.)

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

  • A couple who had a meteorite land in their driveway in the Cotswolds were told it may contain “the ingredients for life” by the scientists who retrieved it.


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