HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!

Today is my baby’s birthday. Lisa the youngest of our four children.

I still consider her my baby. She is an adult with her own family. I will never get out of my mind her younger days. Especially those mornings she would come running into my bedroom, jump on the bed, throw her arms around my neck, and exclaim…..I love you Daddy!

Happy birthday darling child!

Today is Sunday. God’s day. A day of rest. Which means no politics today. I need a break and I am sure you do also.

A big sports day yesterday. Watched golf and football.

The Ryder Cup continues to be a disaster for the U.S. Generally so over the years. Why? I cannot figure out how the Europeans rise to the occasion and the U.S. cannot.

Syracuse/Clemson yesterday. Clemson a national great for many years. Syracuse has not known greatness for 20 years. This year’s team different, however.

Both teams 4-0 going into yesterday’s game. Syracuse a 25.5 point underdog. The game a test for Syracuse.

Syracuse lost by 4 points 27-23. Clemson scored its winning touchdown with 41 seconds left on the clock.

The first half belonged to Syracuse. In the second, Syracuse faltered. Offensively and defensively.

It was a hell of a battle. Clemson’s coach said it was one for the books…..a great game…..both teams played well.

Syracuse will continue its winning ways. The season will turn out to be the best in 20 years.

Blue Macaw last night. Love the place! Glad I discovered it! Primarily locals. Everyone chit chatting. Prices reasonable.

A strange experience. A fellow next to me was buying “diamond” earrings from someone. He put them on. The stones a bit large. Looked good, however.

He asked me how they looked. I said….Good! He asked if I were gay. I said no. He asked then how could he trust my judgment and walked away.

Montana and Ina bartending. Two lovelies. Great personalities. Ina from Bulgaria. I was interested in her life there. We chatted a bit. She reminded me of Flora that I met and wrote about on one of my Greek trips.

Paul and Ron at the bar with guests. Donna and Terri arrived. Both sad and wet eyed. A close theatrical friend in North Carolina had died.

Mary came in after work. Sat next to me. A charming lady.

We hear often these days that words count. Actions, too.

Jehovah’s Witnesses just got hit for $35 million. Many years ago, two young girls were sexually abused. The male perpetrator was expelled from the congregation till he repented.

The event occurred in Montana. The national Jehovah Witnesses organization ordered its Montana members not to report the incident to authorities.

Today, a $35 million penalty.

The message clear. Churches/religious groups are duty bound to report child abuse to outside agencies. Children more important than self.

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

13 comments on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!

  1. American troubles at the Ryder Cup this year is a surprise. The Paris golf course where they are playing looks just like the typical US championship course and the weather has been very good. Maybe the Euros are fired up against Trump?

  2. The Europeans know the course. i think the difference is the rough, its DEEP.

    The football game was a good one, ‘Cuse did better than expected. Too bad they lost. I thought they had it won.

  3. One of the basic objectives in golf is to keep the ball in the fairway. Tiger Woods is playing much better since he remembered that.

  4. Yes, I believe that is true and is in line with what real Political Scientists say is what motivates a significant number of Republicans, nowadays. It also seems that way about those right wingers who post on this site.

  5. Smart is not the correct word. It is obvious the NY Post article of 2016 about this subject hasn’t been read by anyone here.

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