Monday, August 7, 2017

FOR NOW I AM COMFORTABLE

concluding my blog and taking a temporary respite.

I have said all I can about optimism, hope, determination, and just about everything I can think of related to emotionality and the world.

I clearly don't want to turn this otherwise "happy" blog into a political firestorm and that of course is my temptation.

So let's pray for peace in our world and in our selves, and for now leave it at that.

Make no mistake about it, America is the greatest country in the world and will find its way once again, having fallen down the rabbit hole of charasmatic promises and relatively empty results.

WE SHALL OVERCO0ME as we always do.

Bye for now,

Bill

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I AM SORRY

for my lack of posts of late—actually for a while now.

I am fine and in reasonably good spirits these days so I'm not really sure what the issue is. Perhaps I have said all I need to or perhaps the state of the world—particularly our great country— and its lack of leadership has diminished my optimistic enthusiasm, or perhaps it is both plus other unknown issues.

In any event I will be away for a month and will think about what I would like to blog about going forward. My first thought is to focus on retirement and down sizing one's life as we age, approaching it from a humorous point of view.

I might even start in a couple of weeks when I get to my friends house in England and have unlimited access to the internet once again.

Meanwhile have a happy Easter/Passover.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ouch!

I posted last week that we went to a luncheon honoring and inducting our son David into the Florida Wrestling Legends for his work as a ring announcer. It is not common for a ring announcer to be so honored, but David was not your run of the mill announcer.

Thanks to all of you for your warm congratulatory wishes—far more than I get for my "profound" political punditry.
What I failed to share was that David was hooked on professional wrestling at a young age watching it on TV whenever he could. In his speech, he acknowledged my taking him to matches in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and even Wreslemania twice in Atlantic City. He was quick to mention that I read Time Magazine, while he took in the show.

Now, being the announcer in a tux in the center of the ring may seem like a cushy job, until you factor in being on the road 25 out of 30 days a month with 2 young sons back home in Georgia.
Then again, as can be seen in the following video, there were some pretty rough times too. Kurt Angle went a little berserk and a lot off script as he pummeled David. Andre the giant lifted him like a barbell and twirled him around on his shoulders before hurling him to the mat. And Chris Jericho ripped off David's tux in the ring for no reason I know.

The pic post Angle's angle shows the damage done, and obviously this is not "fake news."


But I think if you asked David he would say, "It hurt like heck for a long time, BUT I was in the biz and that mattered a great deal. My teen idols became my adult friends and I was in the ring and on TV every Monday and Thursday. I was very lucky to be able to live my dream and I would do it again in a rapid heartbeat, though I think I would skip the beatings! Then again maybe not."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our son David was honored...

Our son David, was honored as a legend by the Florida professional wrestling group. He wasn't a wrestler but was the ring announcer for many years for WCW and TNA.
David fought for the opportunity to follow his dream of being in the biz and achieved that to a high degree of success. We are quite proud of him and happy to be at today's luncheon in Tampa.

David receiving his award from Brian Blair and a picture with one of his many idols and buddies Bugsy McGraw



Monday, December 5, 2016

Update on America

I want to get this out there before some pundit does. What we are about to see, if not already seeing, is Deals on Wheels Diplomacy. Who was it who wrote The Art of the Deal? Well Mr. PE is already showing us the potential complex conflicts of interests that he and his children sitting on both sides of a high fence or perhaps wall will have and will skirt. Sorry, not the best choice of words for a P grabber!
When one has poor boundaries the rules just don't apply and clearly he has shown himself to have hardly any boundaries at all. At any given moment, especially in the wee hours, he is a twisted tweeter. My mom used to say, "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure!" He has and will continue to do that.Frankly, he lied his way into office making up stuff on the spot. And so far his cabinet seems like the goofy dwarfs,. I guess I can use that term as PC no longer applies, though Ben's space ship is due to land on Earth any day now. Chris, if you haven't noticed, has disappeared relegated to chief toll collector on the GWB. And the Secretary of State will be appointed and anointed with a red rose reality TV motif.
The good news is that all those "horrible" media people will be up DJT's butt every step of the way. The bad news is if he is impeached, which is more than likely, we get Pence who will set us back 75 years as he against just about anything that doesn't fit his limited, conservative, anti-humanistic mindset.
It should be an interesting four years. Just ask India, China, and Europe and a majority of Americans. Those who elected this self-serving buffoon need tighten their seat belt. It is going to be a turbulent and wild ride. I hope I am here to witness the debacle of America. Perhaps I should start making baseball caps that say that.

 Bye for Now,

Bill

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ACCORDING TO THE Economist


There are more  marijuana dispensaries in Colorado than there are Starbucks coffee shops.

What would you suggest as a headline?

Mine would be "Pot Overtakes the Coffee Pot!"

Bye for Now,

Bill

Monday, November 21, 2016

I HOPE EVERYONE

has a pleasant T weekend according to their needs.

Not everyone needs to eat Turkey, but everyone needs to be thankful for all the positives that have entered their lives, no matter how strong the negatives.

Bye for Now,

bill