@Readers- I won't lie to you. There's really nothing here you need to see or read today. There was nothing wildly compelling in the news, I'm still missing my dog terribly, and I was distracted all day Sunday by the bad weather sweeping across the Midwest.
You see, Mrs. Jarlsberg and I used to live in a trailer in Indiana, and one dark and stormy night we had to say goodbye to each other over the sounds of roaring wind and thunder while hiding UNDER the trailer with the dirt, spiders, and our terrified cat in a box.
Fortunately, the funnel missed us by a couple of miles - but when the tornado warnings go off in Indiana (where I still have friends and family) I just can't focus on much else. Here's hoping that by the time you read this, the danger will have passed.
But since you've taken the trouble to show up and read this far, I'm at least sharing this YouTube video which may not be the most inspiring version of "Stout-Hearted Men" I've ever heard, but is certainly the most hilarious (even though the scat-singing "artist" was entirely sincere when he made this recording). Caution: it is an earworm and it will live in your noggin forever.
Sing along, everybody!