Editor’s Notebook: 1/3/11


Jeff Genung

• Happy New Year! Here’s looking forward to another year of sturm und drang in the hills of Chenango County …

• Frank got some great shots of the rally held Friday up at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne – and I published them all in our Facebook gallery. The shots of the protesters lying in the road stirred a lot of flak there and on ‘30 Seconds.’ Clearly, they did it for the benefit of the media that was there (TV mostly, but Frank too, I’m sure). While some were stopping cars to ask for a four cent donation, the prostrating themselves in the road thing didn’t last too long, and didn’t block traffic. Much like that poor girl who had herself tied to the Rogers sign – it was a symbolic gesture. The state’s closing Rogers, not bulldozing it!

• On a completely unrelated note and because I seem devoid of bullet-point topics this afternoon, I saw “Inception” over the weekend. Dare I call it brilliant? I love movies that hurt your head just a little bit. Makes me want to go fashion myself a talisman in case I’m dreaming all of this …