Monday, March 12, 2018


Typical headline: XYZ network reporter, ............., has exclusive interview with Putin on trade policy              "exclusive" means what?   No other reporters there?   Putin won't give any other interviews"  Putin won't talk to anyone else about trade policy?

Friday, March 09, 2018

EI Marathon

The March Island Review has 2 separate pages providing notice of this year's Emerald Isle marathon. One sets the date as March 10th, the other says it's March 25th. Hope this gets sorted out since I certainly would not want to miss participation this year.

Thursday, March 08, 2018


"Officials said Canada would be temporarily exempted from new steel and aluminum tariffs"
   Good thing. Those Canadians are notoriously irritable and dangerous.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Trump Bravery

"Trump: I Would Have Run Into the School Unarmed

President Trump believes he would have run into the deadly Florida high-school shooting unarmed."

Unless his bone spurs were bothering him.

Monday, February 19, 2018

up to

"up to", a word marketing and advertisers love.  "Use our product and you will lose up to 10
 pounds in the first month" (that could be 1 pound or 9 pounds). Or, "Become our franchisee and you will soon be earning up  to $6000 every month" ($500 or $5800)  Doesn't work well in real life, "I can swim up to the distance to the life raft"


"Russian Curling Athlete Suspected Of Doping Leaves Winter Olympics"

  Guess that he needed to bulk up and juice up for the grueling sport of Curling.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Winter Olympics

 I like to watch many events in these Olympics. Figure skating is beautiful and athletic; skiing and snowboarding are exciting and sometimes terrifying. But whenever I turn on TV to watch, I seem to get curling.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018


"Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade"

 Wants parade in Washington later this year. Hope that this gives the military enough time to perfect the goose step.