Here I am sitting on the Greek isle of Amorgos and I will be writing about Germany and Hemingway Days today. Neither has anything to do with each other nor with Amorogos.
The reason the topics are what they are is that I did nothing yesterday. I spent several hours writing next week’s KONK Life column. Then laid around. In the sun, in bed. Period.
The next KONK Life column will be published thursday. The title: Germany…..Biggest Whore House In Europe. It is. Germany has become the sex discount capital of the world.
The thrust of the column has nothing to do with sex per se. It has to do with Germany’s pattern of failing those it initially claimed would be helped. The euro union is an example. All the countries going down the drain economically and socially. Germany pushed the euro union. Promised a new world. Easy money. An end to economic concerns. Fifteen or so years later, Germany is raking in the dollars while other countries are suffering big time.
Prostitution is another example. Germany legalized prostitution in 2002. It was a new day for the ladies of the night. Social acceptance, pensions, medical, etc. Eleven years later, the prostitutes are in dramatically worse shape. Germany on the other hand is thriving from their pain. Big time tax dollars are being collected on prostitution earnings. Germany has become the biggest pimp of all.
The bottom line is Germany is not to be trusted. They sell great up front, but do not produce for anyone but themselves in the end.
Hemingway Days. A big weekend the past few days in Key West. An annual event. Sorry I missed it.
Hemingway lived in Key West 10 years. Wrote some of his best novels there. Key West is proud to have been a part of his life.
Two events I especially enjoy. The Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest and the Bull Run.
Roughly 125 Hemingway look alikes compete to see who looks closest to the original. All white bearded, of course. All wandering around over the weekend in white shirt and pants, with a fire engine red beret on their heads and scarf belt around their waists.
The Bull Run is exciting. Replicated from The Sun Also Rises. The Key West bulls are cardboard machete.
Perhaps, I will be more active today. I do not know.
Enjoy your day!