Random coincidence and miscellaneous information:
Once in a while I attend Clearlake City Council meetings, to keep an eye on the rascals. Last night they had a presentation by a suicide prevention organization from nearby Marin County. They are expanding into Lake County with an emergency telephone hot line and such.
The lady told us that Lake County has an annual suicide rate of something like 30 per 100,000, which is much higher than the national average of something like 10 /100,000. Well, that made sense to me, since Lake County is one of the poorest counties in the whole country.
Then came the shocker: Marin County is just as bad a Lake -- and Marin is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods on the planet.
Which reminded me of a lame joke my mother liked to tell:
"I know a man who has 100 Million Dollars -- not happy. I know an other man who has 10 Million Dollars -- happy. See -- money cannot buy happiness."
My biggest worry now is whether to apply for my own Theme Camp, apply for Early Arrival Placement (new this year), join Sideshow, or wing it. Nice worry to have.