Friday, August 11, 2006

As the World Turns

The Big World continues to go crazy this week. Hideous killings in Lebanon and Israel. The ongoing abomination in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now the purported terrorist threat foiled in England.

But those stories do not top the news in my little Missouri town [population ca. 40,000]. Oh, no! The big story here? Police busted a huge moonshine operation! They proudly characterize it as the “largest moonshine bust in 30 years.” And the law-enforcement folks are obviously very, very proud.

This is the kind of story that makes me love this little Midwestern town where I have landed. The rest of the world may be obsessed with war and genocide and terrorism. But we’re focused on this major bust of a moonshine operation. I really love this stuff!

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