***My son Brendan has been home for the last month. It has been wonderful to have him back in town. Alas, he must leave to go back to Annapolis again tomorrow. He's getting ready to go on a Navy surface cruise next week before his classes resume in the fall. I will miss him. I'm hoping that he might get to return to Indiana very briefly to attend the Navy-Ball State football game in Muncie on September 5th. A limited number of midshipmen will be allowed to attend. Otherwise, he will not be home again until Thanksgiving.
***The Globe Players have completed their run of Twelfth Night in Louisville's Central Park. I was blown away by the performances. (I attended every one.) The shows were truly outstanding. Bravo!
***I'm starting to get excited about this year's Louisville-Kentucky football game. I was entirely frustrated and disappointed by the Cards in football last year, but I sense that they may be on the upswing--despite the departure of a whole lot of players. Eric Wood (starting center) was talking on the radio this morning about how hungry and driven the returning players are to prove themselves. Meanwhile, I'm starting to sense vast overconfidence on the part of the Blue Bellies. This will be a hot topic until the game is played in Louisville on August 31st.
***I'm really into bird watching these days. I've been getting up and walking before work every morning, and the birds have been very active. I love to see them, and to hear their vibrant morning chorus. This morning I saw a bright red cardinal, which means that it was a VERY GOOD DAY. I actually recognized him by his song before I saw him.
***I'm tired of hearing about Brett Favre. In March he held a tearful press conference in which he declared that his heart was no longer in the game. Now he wants to return, and can't understand why he is being so "mistreated" by the Packers because they are not welcoming him with open arms. My biggest concern is that, after Favre had announced his retirement, the Packers drafted Brian Brohm of Louisville to begin the season as their backup (and potentially future) quarterback. I don't want Favre's shenanigans to mess up the situation for Brohm. That would not be cool at all.