I don’t really have anything to add on the federal shutdown.  I’m the son of a (now retired) federal employee.  Even though he made a career in one of those jobs that would never, ever be subject to a furlough, I still know plenty of people who are affected by this.  My mind is turned on by studying politics and figuring out why people make the moves they make, but in this case when the collateral damage is innocent people missing rent payments and food not being put on the table…well, I have a problem with both sides.

In happier news, looks like my first gig of 2014 is lined up.  So let’s start the week with something upbeat.  Go out there and get it!