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A Good Bet

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the possibility of new gambling opportunities being afforded those who seek to wager on sporting events. These would be legal bets and not the kind that have apparently always been available from guys in the backrooms of nondescript storefronts who have collectively been known as “bookies.” Las Vegas, [...]

By |2022-07-01T15:27:58+00:00July 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And So It Goes.

Time once again to eavesdrop on a luncheon tete-a-tete with two furtive political operatives. A high-ranking representative from the Republican party is meeting a high-ranking representative from the Democratic party. From time to time, they like to get together and kind of compare notes while gently jabbing each other with the ups and downs of [...]

By |2022-06-24T17:19:03+00:00June 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After the Headlines . . .

One of the things I’ve always liked about reading newspapers (and now, of course, also trolling the Internet) is that in addition to the major headlines, there are always tidbits of interesting stories found on the inner pages. Sometimes it’s just a blurb about an unusual event or people doing out-of-the-ordinary things. But there are [...]

By |2022-06-17T11:40:20+00:00June 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

That Coach has left the Castle

Big doin’s in the UK this past week. No doubt many of you saw some, or even all, of the festivities surrounding the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. If for no other reason, this is a big deal since no other English monarch has managed to stay affixed to the throne for 70 years. Although [...]

By |2022-06-10T14:04:40+00:00June 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Simple Stress-Free Summer?

While the calendar says it’s not officially summer until June 21st, most of us in the Land of the Free recognize Memorial Day weekend as the kick-off to fun in the sun on boats, in pools, at lakes, near oceans. Or even just sitting in backyards enjoying food, family, friends, and festivities in the great [...]

By |2022-06-03T11:46:18+00:00June 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple, Searchlight, Linseed Oil

Edith Wilson’s name has never officially been listed as the First Woman President of the United States. However, by many accounts, she assumed the duties associated with that office for about 18 months. From October 2,, 1919, through March 4, 1921, at the end of his second term,  the elected President and Edith’s husband, Woodrow [...]

By |2022-05-20T01:39:02+00:00May 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Watch Your Back, Vlad.

Are you familiar with any of these names? Sergei Shoigu, Nikolai Patrushev, Alexander Bortnikov, Yuri Kovalchuk, Vladimir Medinsky, or Anton Vaino? Hint: They are NOT characters in a book written by Leo Tolstoy. Instead of fictitious, these individuals are reportedly Vladimir Putin’s BFFs. At least, they are today. Supposedly, there was another guy on that [...]

By |2022-05-13T22:01:50+00:00May 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can I Get My Money Back?

During the presidential race in 2020, several candidates talked about the possibility of forgiving millions, if not billions, of dollars of student loans. That rhetoric morphed into the current possibility that somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000 (or even more) per student might be wiped off the books. All of which probably prompted the following conversation [...]

By |2022-05-06T14:09:39+00:00May 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Salute to my Favorite Immigrant

In the long-ago year of 1910, my 20-year-old grandfather left the coal mines around Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, boarded a large ship, and headed to the land of opportunity – the U.S. of A. I’m reasonably certain he did not purchase a First Class ticket to do so. Remember those folks who were with Leo DiCaprio’s [...]

By |2022-04-29T02:11:26+00:00April 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments