Folks, I'm heartbroken. My favorite band, the John Butler Trio, is disbanding its current lineup. JB has consistently rotated musicians through the band, but it is Michael Barker and Shannon Birchall that I first saw live and loved. I was a huge fan even before the current members, but this is the group that I love most. It's sad to see it disappearing.
I hope the next phase is as good as this one was!
In other news, I was the guest speaker for the third grade at Kaley's school this past friday, and it went much better than I anticipated. After hearing some of her stories about the completely insane behavior of the kids, I was ready for a wild day. It ended up being pretty tame. I got a lot of questions about why smoking is so bad for you, what's actually in cigarettes, what a hospital is like, and so forth. The questions were par for a third grade level, until one kid raised his hand. I called on him, and in perfect enunciation he asks this question: "Is it true that asbestos really causes mesothelioma?"
Needless to say, I was shocked the kid could even pronounce that. I had to check the spelling on that word before I posted this. Perhaps the future of America isn't so bleak after all!