Change is inevitable. Especially when a property such as the Pier House changes hands.
Something new last night. As I entered the parking area, the attendant stopped me. A new one. The old ones were not rehired.
I told him where I was going. He told me they were in the process of beginning a valet parking system. He gave me something to put on my visor. He also gave me a printed stub. I was instructed to have it stamped by whoever was working in the Chart Room.
Friends Sheila, Sean, Katherine and Peter were at the bar. Tourists came in and out.
I wanted light fare for dinner. Stopped into the Hot Tin Roof. Greeted by Joseph, the manager. A charming personality. Warm.
My meal was light. One dozen oysters and a tomato salad. Outstanding!
I spent a couple of hours mid day continuing to work on my blog talk radio hook up. I will be traveling soon. I want to be able to broadcast from where ever I am. As close as Washington, DC, as far as Armogos, Greece. On my laptop via Skype. Think I have it worked out. I will be trying it when I do tomorrow night’s show.
Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou will be broadcast at 9 tomorrow night. One half hour. Topics to be discussed are always in the developing stage. I chat about most recent happenings. I suspect I will also be discussing Mc Cain’s recent Syria visit, Catholic Church hypocrisy, and Father Andrew Greeley.
Join me for a fast moving interesting half hour. You will enjoy. I guarantee it. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Father Andrew Greeley died. A Catholic priest. He was 85.
From the 1960s forward, he was a voice for change in the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, his words fell on deaf ears. The Church turned its back on him. The Bishops gave him a hard time.
He was in the forefront of two important issues. Pedophilia and birth control. The Catholic Church shunned his advice. He was considered a maverick.
As a result, Father Greeley was never more than a parish priest. No elevation to Bishop or Cardinal for him.
Eventually, he started writing. About everything. Even some interesting fiction. He published over 100 books. Ten of his novels were on the New York Times Best Seller List.
If I recall correctly, any book of his published had a guaranteed 250,000 first printing.
Father Greeley made some money. He donated most of it to charitable causes. He once wanted to donate $1 million to a particular Chicago charity. Cardinal Cody was in charge of the Chicago Archdiocese. He refused Greeley’s gift.
A good man sits with his God today. A receptive ear, I am sure.
The weather continues to suck. Rain, rain, and more rain. It is going to rain today. The weather report advises heavy rain through wednesday. If it continues as it has, I will soon be able to kayak into Key West!
Enjoy your day!