Liz Moody. A spectacular woman. Accomplished. Recognized before her time.
Liz is 84 today. Happy birthday, Liz!
Unfortunate we met only two years ago. I enjoy her company. Our backgrounds similar.
Liz and I are members of the legal profession. Liz smarter than me, however. She was Dean of two law schools. Ended her career as CEO of the Law School Admission Test Corporation. A big deal!
We knew many of the same people in the profession. Judges, practitioners, and educators. Our conversations went on and on.
Age has not diminished Liz’s beauty. Nor her mind. Her body taking a bit of a beating, however. The past few years involving several hip operations. To no avail. She has difficulty walking. Sugar a problem. She was discharged yesterday from the hospital after two weeks and one day where they worked on stabilizing her sugar.
Liz originally from Cleveland. She and her husband purchased a lovely home on Southard in the early 1980’s. Her husband was a prominent Cleveland attorney. He passed away many years ago.
I shall enjoy celebrating Liz’s birthday with her this evening, as will her many Key West friends who will be celebrating with her. A catered event.
Less I forget, dinner with Liz a joy. Dinners she prepared. A gourmet cook. Her choice of wines equal to her culinary talent.
My podcast show last night. Tuesday talk with Key West Lou. As always, loved doing it!
I was happy to share Trip Advisor’s recent ratings re Key West. Number one in three categories.
Discussed China and North Korea a bit. Trump screwing up big time in our relations with the two countries. Already obvious the Kim meeting a failure. Trump was taken advantage of. The tariff war with China begins as a disaster. Chinese, Asian and European markets falling this morning. The U.S. markets will at some point.
If the tariff war continues, I predict a world wide depression a year from now. Hoover became President when the market was at an all time high. Everyone making money. He thought tariffs were warranted. Did not make sense. However, he went ahead anyway. One year later, the Great Depression.
History repeats itself. Trump not aware since he does not read nor is he a student of history.
Hemingway Days are coming! In one week. Begin July 17 and run through July 22. A fun time. A family event.
As usual, there will be a Hemingway Look a Like contest. One hundred twenty five men from all over the world participating. All a bit chunky, all with white hair and beards, all dressed in white with a red waist band and a red cap.
The Running of the Bulls another event. My favorite.
Additionally, a street fair, arm wrestling contest, 5K run/walk, and a paddle board race.
The most interesting thing from my perspective is that where ever you go that week, Look a Likes will be there. Restaurants, bars.
The Key West Citizen weather reporter continues to be a humorist. Today’s report: A t-storm in spots; tell spot to go home. Tonight: Partly cloudy, as t-shower; birds happy.
Trump as President sets the tone for the country. As have all previous Presidents. If something is ok for a President to do, it is all right for the citizenry.
Trump engages in prejudice and bigotry.
Trump is down on Mexico for a number of reasons. Speaks badly of them all the time. The inevitable had to occur.
Rodolfo Rodriguez is a 91 year old Mexican citizen. He legally visits family in Willowbrook, California twice a year. A few days ago while visiting, he took his daily walk after lunch.
A woman and four men came up to him. The woman shouted: “Go back to Mexico!” The woman then hit him with a concrete block. The four men followed up kicking and beating him.
Rodriguez ended up with a broken jaw, broken cheek bone, 2 fractured ribs, and bruises all over.
The story bad enough so far. Another startling fact, however. The woman was black. She who has probably been subject to prejudice and bigotry her whole life subjected another to that treatment.
Another “Go back to Mexico” situation. A store. Mother and small children shopping. A 40ish man did not like the way the children were behaving. He told the mother, “Go back to Mexico.” A young man came to the woman’s defense.
Then there is the Cook County woman at a public park with her family. Enjoying a cook-out. She was wearing a T-shirt of the Puerto Rican flag.
A man came up to her and began berating her because she was wearing the T-shirt: “You should not be wearing that in the United States.” The woman retorted I am an American citizen. He responded she should then wear a T-shirt of the American flag.
The tirade went on 35 minutes. A park police officer was nearby watching. She told him she was becoming “uncomfortable.” He did nothing. Finally other police officers appeared and broke up the confrontation.
Mexico…..Puerto Rico…..Who began dumping on them thereby encouraging others to do so?
Enjoy your day!