Future News: Hurricane Trump Bears Down on Washington; Forces Inauguration Indoors

Hurricane Trump Bears Down on Washington; Forces Inauguration Indoors
Jan. 19th, 2089

A rare, landfalling hurricane is expected to hit the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area tomorrow. Heavy rains have already blanketed the area, delivering up to 1.75” in several locations. The rains have interrupted plans of many presidential well-wishers from attending the inauguration and many of the balls that traditionally accompany such events.

Earlier in the week, officials at the National Weather Service announced that the Hurricane would not be named “Abigail,” the first planned name for Atlantic hurricanes for 2089. Instead, it would be dubbed “Hurricane Trump.” Weather Service Director Zhoaria Kohme explained, “This hurricane is occurring prior to the official March 1 start of the Hurricane season, for which ‘Abigail’ has been reserved.”

Regarding the name of the Hurricane, Director Kohme noted, “Considering […] the 45th President’s denial of environmental change and the maelstrom accompanying his first year in office, ‘Hurricane Trump’ seemed like the perfect name.” Continue reading “Future News: Hurricane Trump Bears Down on Washington; Forces Inauguration Indoors”

Along the Trail

Blooming along the Erie Canalway Bike and Walking trail in Fultonville, NY on June 9 are Clematis and some sort of wild rose.  When the bike trail was put in several years ago, some thoughtful person took it upon themselves to plant clematis along the fenced part of the trail, heading west from the Route 30A – Route 5s junction.  Both the purple clematis (jackmanii?) and a very attractive pink clematis can be found along this section.Photographs of unidentified shrub rose and purple clematis

At the very corner referenced above (Routes 30A & 5s), can be found a huge, very pleasant-smelling bush of small white rose-like flowers.  Both the rosebush and purple clematis are pictured above.  As you may be able to see, the rosebush is overgrowing a crabapple (bloomed earlier this year) and is competing with several weedy box elders.

A Morning Prayer

Dear God:

I thank You for enabling me to have this relationship with You.

It brings me great comfort and joy to be able to pray to You and ask for Your help, Your blessings, and Your guidance.

I thank You for the gifts and characteristics that You have given me that help me to be more like Jesus and to better manage my life: Continue reading “A Morning Prayer”