And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)


Shawn Magrath

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the only one who’ll decide where to go…”

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday and I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate it than to begin a blog from my favorite Dr. Seuss book. But as much a Dr. Seuss fan that I am, I’m still torn about my opinions of the movie rendition of “The Lorax.” I admit, though the film looks bad, it makes me giggle a little that color is the only characteristic deciphering the differences between the Lorax and Danny DeVito.

At the risk of sounding a little redundant to those who regularly read blogs and tweets on The Evening Sun website, we are in the midst of familiarizing ourselves with a new software upgrade here at the paper. I suppose it’s called for; our previous software was old enough to legally vote this year. While things are transpiring much more smoothly that they were at this time Thursday, I still can’t help but cry a little when I save stories and don’t know what happens to them afterward. Anyhow, now that I got the computer to stop smoking and angry (and at times, verbally abusive) computer warning boxes have stopped appearing on my screen, I think I’m on the right track. I have new respect for ghosts of reporters past who made the transition from type writers to computers. I don’t think I would have made it.

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out the United Way’s mini golf course at the American Legion on Saturday. Money raised from attendees helps out the United Way’s 2012 campaign. Country club style golf apparel (polo shirt and vest, baggy plaid pants, goofy hat and colored knee high socks with white golfing shoes) are optional… No, I don’t stereotype.