OK. I’ll admit it. I really don’t have much to opine about — or complain — about today. The Prez finally has a date to talk about jobs with Congress. Mad Dog is camped out in the sewer system somewhere in Libya. And we’ll have to keep an eye on the storm heading toward the Gulf, but Katia has been downgraded to a tropical storm so with luck no repeat of Irene’s visit to the East Coast last week.
So I’m ready to enjoy the long holiday weekend.
Last year on Labor Day I was in Budapest, starting an incredible extended visit and vacation. And I know I’ve mentioned this previously, but if you have the opportunity to visit Hungary — and Budapest and other cities — by all means do it. Here’s a recent feature about Budapest in the NYT.
And I recognize that Labor Day is now a day of work for many — given that our economy has tilted toward service industry jobs and that public service employees and health care providers may be on the job as usual.
Still, Labor Day signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall. And call me an optimist. Even though any big jobs proposal Obama advances Thursday night it will be DOA in the House, I’m still expecting a miracle in September — with the Cleveland Indians making it to the playoffs if not the World Series.
Enjoy the holiday weekend.