Farewell To Tango

Farewell To Tabgo

The Courageous Brittany died on
November 9, 2021 – He was 16


MaskUp – The life you save may be your mom!

When I was a young whippersnapper I would flaunt the fasten seat belt rulings. Even though I had an open-top sports car. My girlfriends would get upset to ride with me.

So maybe this one will work for the current situation …
MaskUp - The life you save may be your mom!

A Haircut and A Bowl!

I'm getting on a Greyhound Bus so I can get to Georgia by Friday to get a Haircut in my favorite bowling alley. 

Haircut and a Bowl

"So Long, David. A Mystery Bookstore Closes Its Doors", Jon Katz

Jon Katz, The writer, and blogger (Bedlam Farm Journal) wrote this today in his blog – So Long, David. A Mystery Bookstore Closes Its DoorsPhoto of Ray Jessel

Do you know the lyrics to the late Ray Jessel's "Whatever Happened To Melody?" – Google the lyrics(That's Ray on the right)

Whereas Ray ponders the past in song, Jon Katz, in his article, writes another perspective: It's about the nice nuances of the physical world being slowly ground down. Here it is the bookstore – the place to escape for an hour or more.

To paraphrase Ray Jessel’s lyrics:

… Whatever happened to Mystery? 
… Sweet, old-fashioned Mystery. 
… Whodunits and whydoits and romance and rhyme, 
… Tomes about two guns, in detective time, … 

Challenge Of The Year

Let's see if Donald can change this

Divided States of America back into the

United States of America.

He has 2 years to prove it.

And Now Let's Move On . . .

DemocracyLiberty and freedom are ingrained within each American citizen through our birthright.  It means we can have awful family feuds including the kicking and punching but we will always come back to the family dinner, ready to kiss and make up -- and then go at it again.

Regardless of who wins, tomorrow will occur.  Life will go on.  The same currents will flow.  But the emphasis will change.  

As with Jon Katz of Bedlam Farm (one of my favorite writers), I think it is unfortunate that Donald Trump became the spokesman for those who think they have been left behind as it "makes it so easy to dismiss his followers as bigoted and ignorant because he is so flawed. It also makes it easy for his followers to dismiss everybody else as corrupt elites.”

To their ears, he spoke like it is.

At least it is all out in the open so that this post-election focus should on being aware of everyone’s needs. For some, political correctness is not correct, so be it.  At least we should pay attention.

And American freedom, liberty and democracy will go on!


Democracy -- How Delicate It Is

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no bettor than we deserve."Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no bettor than we deserve", George Bernard Shaw

We deserve better than what we've been dished ... but do we?

The Key to Success

The best future for those who think they are left behind is to step into the shoes and think like an immigrant. Chances are the immigrant came to this country under political or economic duress. But they didn't give up. They toiled and sacrificed not for themselves but to assure their children would have a better and financially stable life, even if they had to take demeaning jobs that no one else would do. They usually succeed which most of us can attest to as we are here because of our successful, dedicated immigrant ancestors.

So let's put hatred, bigotry and racism behind us. We can all succeed in life if we think like those who know that life can, indeed, be better -- but only if we work hard at it and think of the future that opens up.

This New York Times piece is a sad example of how bigotry and ignorance manifests itself.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Told My Family to Go Back to China




Should You Feel Sorry for Samsung?

Samsung's burned out Note 7 smartphone

Samsung permanently discontinued production of their new Note 7 smartphone.  This is a grand example of how greed can throw you completely off course.  The following is a piece Bloomberg published in mid-September and is a reminder the company brought this on themselves:

NY Times Op-ed on Candidate Tax Returns

I believe everyone knows the New York Times’ opinion on the presidential campaign.  Aside from that bias, however, this op-ed piece from a credible writer that the Times published is more of a “let’s all be on the same page for presidential worthiness comparison” message.  It’s a message to Mr. Trump on how to easily get onto that same page and remove (or add) one of the reasons to oppose his election.


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