It’s that time of year …


Brian Golden

Well folks, our annual Progress Chenango deadline is right around the corner and while I feel I should be worried about making said deadline, for some reason, I’m not. I suppose my previous Progress experience is part of that, as I’m feeling fairly confident about my … err … progress, to date. Granted, I’ll be spending some extra time at the office over the next eight days, but that’s nothing new when we’re talking about The Evening Sun’s biggest offering of the year. Will I be happy when it’s all said and done? Probably, yet I’m decidedly not excited for our very own Melissa DeCordova’s forthcoming retirement. We’re going to miss you, MDC.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another, as usual, even as the gun debate continues to garner national attention. I must say I enjoyed Governor Cuomo’s impassioned speech last night, although there was an awful lot of things-need-to-change-but-I’m-offering-no-real-solutions, if you ask me. And suffice it to say, I’m tired of the whole “government coming to take our guns” nonsense. No one is trying to take your guns away, people. Simmer down.

Let’s see … how about a “Most Ridiculous ‘30 Seconds’ Post of the Week,” just for the heck of it, brought to us by … Woman from Smyrna.
“MFSNB: It doesn’t do any good to report the unlicensed drivers to the cops! these drivers are friends of the cops! It just isn’t fair!!!”
Holy exclamation points, Batman, Woman from Smyrna seems worked up about this one. Sorry to say, but I sincerely doubt reporting unlicensed drivers doesn’t do any good. And I’m absolutely positive the cops are not refusing to ticket said drivers because they are their “friends.” As for the fairness of it all … well, no comment. The fact of the matter is this: it’s apparent you haven’t been keeping up with the Police Blotter, as a week doesn’t go by where I don’t type up an entry which includes a charge of second or third degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Plenty of people are being caught driving without a license, trust me.

And now, alas, I am headed home. Not much going on tonight, I suppose, except more Progress. Chances are I’ll take an hour or so to wind down and read my new book (Robert Jordan’s and Brandon Sanderson’s ‘A Memory of Light’) before delving once again into my ever-expanding set of Progress notes; another quick break for a bite to eat; maybe another sit-down with my book; and then … how about some more Progress? Not that I’m complaining, considering Saturday is my birthday and it seemed wise to get as much done as possible prior to the festivities. Feliz cumpleaños to me, indeed!