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.
The House should pass the final version of the stimulus bill today, leaving some lawmakers worried about implementation of some of the provisions that will trigger sweeping changes to the tax code. (Alternate link.)
Holly is an archivist at one of Georgia's institutions of higher learning. In a past life, she was a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill. She cares a lot about records management, open records laws, and privacy laws. Political persuasion? It's complicated. What's not complicated is that she's proudly equal parts Bulldog and Tar Heel.