Thoughts On A Sunday

The leaf peepers are here in New Hampshire in abundance.

The fall colors are magnificent this year, better than I have seen over the past couple of years.

Deb and I had a chance to converse with family up from Texas while we were partaking of our breakfast at the Paugus Diner this morning. They really enjoyed both the foliage and the lakes and mountains during their vacation trip. I gave them a few tips on some routes they should take that would keep them off the main roads but still give them plenty of nice views.


The Patriots pulled off a win against the Miami Dolphins, 20-10.

Th Pat's have a bye week next week.


The fallout from the Kelo vs. New London eminent domain case continues to be felt.

On November 7th New Hampshire voters will have have the opportunity to vote on amending the state constitution in order to prevent such an abuse of eminent domain from occurring here.

Let's hope that the required 66 percent of the voters approve the amendment.


It appears that colleges are now competing for home-schooled students.

Home-schooled students — whose numbers in this country range from an estimated 1.1 million to as high as 2 million — often come to college equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in higher education, said Regina Morin, admissions director of Columbia College.

Such assets include intellectual curiosity, independent study habits and critical thinking skills, she said.

"It's one of the fastest-growing college pools in the nation," she said. "And they tend to be some of the best prepared."

Under those circumstances I can understand why institutions of higher learning want such students.


It's getting to be that time again – updating the blogroll. Look for changes sometime in the next wee or ten days. (I still have to change the banner pics!)

I've been looking over a number of New Hampshire based blogs and I'll be adding quite a few of them. It may be time to break down the New England Bloggers links into individual states.

Then again, maybe not.


Bruce at mAss Backwards posts about Mayors Thomas Menino (Boston) and Michael Bloomberg (New York) trying to entice the mayors of a number of New Hampshire cities to enact draconian gun control ordinances much like those in Boston and New York.

I guess they figure we don't have enough crime in our state, so they want to make it easier for scumbag criminals to commit crimes in New Hampshire by disarming law abiding citizens.

New Hampshire has some of the most unrestrictive gun laws in the US. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. Could there be a connection?

As I commented to Bruce's post, if any mayor in New Hampshire wanted to enact such legislation they'd first have to amend the state constitution, specifically Article 2A.

[Art.] 2-a. [The Bearing of Arms.] All persons have the right to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, their property and the state.

December 1, 1982

There are only two chances of such an amendment happening – slim and none.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the leaf peepers are checking out the foliage, folks are starting to pull their boats out of the water, and where most of us still carry guns.

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