We put an issue of The Torch in the mail today so if you are on our Torch mailing list you should get it in the mail in about 10 days. We actually was going to mail it last Thursday, but we had a snow storm and were snowed in. This does happen occasionally. Also we are on the south side of a creek and when we get a lot of rain the creek swell and we are "trapped" until the creek goes down. After the rain stops it usually takes about 6 or 7 hours then we are able to cross the creek. There is a back way out but it takes about a hour and a half to make what is usually about a 20 minute drive. Rachel Pendergraft lives between two creeks and when the heavy rains come she literally can’t go anywhere until the creeks go down. Her husband has a big truck and if the creeks are too high he can usually still get across and get to work. But for a car to cross the creek would be too dangerous.
I had expected Christopher Garland Monday morning for an interview for the New Zealand Herald. However, he called about 10 AM and to tell me he was sink in bed with the flu, I guess the same thing that everyone else has been getting and took me down for about two weeks. However, I did do a phone interview with him for a little over an hour. He said he still would like to get up here for a personal interview, but it will have to wait until after he is feeling better.
Political Correctness is certainly out of control. At Indiana University - Perdue, an employee/student, Keith Sampson was reading an anti-Ku Klux Klan book. It was about an historical event during the 1920‘s and Sampson, who is himself against the Klan was reading the book at the university in the break room during his lunch hour. Suddenly he was the center of a controversy, the university’s Affirmative Action Office charged him for misconduct and insensitivity to co-workers. It appears that the words Ku Klux Klan which appeared on the cover of this anti-Klan book could possibly be read by minority students and this would make them feel uncomfortable.
We are looking forward to a great conference on April 4-6. I hope you are making plans. We are starting to see more people registering. I urge everyone within a 10 to 12 hour drive to make every effort possible to be here. And bring the kids!
God bless you all!