Another month in isolation. It’s raining (it’s always raining). I’m reading books and watching Criterion. T***p is well along the way to self destruction (there are still predictions out there insisting T***p will not make it to November). I’m living on cauliflower and smoked salmon dreaming of meatloaf in mushroom gravy. Sometimes I am envious of T***p’s Big Macs and KFC.
I don’t know if there is any connection with this pandemic isolation but I am feeling older and older. I rely on my rolling walker to make even the shortest trip across the bedroom (especially at night). I have to ask my son-in-law to open jars for me. My eyes water constantly and I find myself making the computer font larger almost weekly. I still have a sense of humor and a trickle of a sex drive (ha! that’s useful) but two things I have often heard of as diminishing with old age seem to have missed me: I now sleep more than ever and I love to eat.
Continue reading “Is It November 3rd Yet?”
Looking back at January: a new year of reading and oft overlooked reading suggestions. I actually read a few of the works on this list while they were still in the news. I notice that a couple of the titles were of that genre often considered non-fiction (wink wink) and it’s good that I have read them before they turned dated and uninteresting.
Although I enjoyed these very contemporary views on the current corruption in both government and in the oil fields, I must admit that for the most part they at best provided me with a clear depiction of things I already knew, albeit in one compact volume with a lot of extra detail.
Continue reading “Books Endure. News … Not So Much”
I would expect that Trump properties are prominently on the list of targets in response to this idiot move by the ersatz-president. Since I’m not hearing about this (these are not the properties you’re looking for) I am even more concerned that anything called a Trump Tower might be extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
It could prove life-saving to post large cautionary signs at all Trump properties: Towers, Gold Clubs, Tenement Buildings.
Of course the question is whether the Iranian blowback will be directed at the United States (military targets) or Trump himself (symbolic targets). Since Trump criminally has threatened targeting non-military sites, I wonder. Add to that the current news out of Washington making it quite clear that one man overruled the advice of many more qualified individuals and ordered the assassination.
I’d hate to be that one man now.
Continue reading “Does the Marriott Have a Pool?”
I see in the news that they have arrested a woman for paying $400,000 to get her non-soccer playing son into UCLA on a soccer scholarship. I guess someone has to pay for those multi-level carparks and all that avocado toast at the CO-OP.
When I was planning for college they offered me $140 a semester and I didn’t even play soccer. How could I refuse? Of course in terms of today’s dollars this seems a paltry sum but back then it was more than enough to sway my decision.
Continue reading “Before Ronald Reagan”