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Community Comment

End of a Long Day…

Good evening, Netizens...

As softly as the sound of the door to the Virtual Ballroom at Community Comment softly closing to ward off the evening chill, we held a semi-Gathering this afternoon, consisting of a few friends and I, and it was wonderful. There will be another Gathering, and this time everyone will be invited. Please watch for the announcement coming soon.

Of course, the local news media crews are warbling like a band of jaybirds who have gotten their tail feathers trapped in an electric fence over the number of people arriving for Bloomsday. At five o'clock this evening the traffic downtown on Division Southbound was all but impossible, and thus if you didn't have business with Bloomsday, you were better off circumnavigating downtown entirely. Of course, it was refreshing to see the motorhomes and RV's rolling into town once again, for this might be the harbinger that Spring has truly arrived, and be damned the fuel costs!

In the national news, a series of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes once again whipped the South and Mid-West regions. Although the actual number of tornadoes thus far this Spring are not accurate, stor forecasters are calling this one of the most active seasons they have seen for severe weather in years.

Of course, not to be outdone by tornadoes, most of South Dakota highways are closed tonight due to extreme blowing snow and blizzard conditions. The Governor of that state has issued a snow emergency notification and, unlike the miscommunication here in Spokane last winter, this evening even the Interstate Highways in the state are closed due to 60 MPH winds and hard snow.

So, on that somewhat somber note, I am once more reclining toward the recliner, just shortly before reclining altogether.


Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.