I spent yesterday afternoon researching this week’s KONK Life column that will publish wednesday. Mommy, I’m Hungry…..
Bad stuff! Starvation in Venezuela. Food supplies down 80-90 percent.
I have mentioned the problem in this blog and on my podcast show several times in recent years. The column is a more in depth study of the problem.
Last night was Tavern ‘n Town. Ran into a ton of people.
Before the friends, there was a disappointment. No Bobby Nesbitt. He is in Rochester with his elderly mother for two weeks.
First came my internest/primary care doctor Jackie Lefferts.
With her charming husband, Michael. Jackie looked terrific. Sexy. Told her so as she hugged and kissed me. We have become friends over the years.
Then a lovely young lady. At first, I did not recognize her. Sarah from Duffy’s. Sometimes a bartender. She was with lady friends. A girl’s night out.
Sarah said it was her first time at Tavern ‘n Town. She said she was there because I mention it so much in this blog.
Then a heart breaker. Dan Reynen stopped by to say hello. Owner/trainer at WeBeFit. I worked out with his staff a couple of years ago. Stopped when I popped two ribs.
He said…..You’ve gained some weight. I have. About 30 pounds since I last saw him. I like to think it doesn’t show. He reminded me it does. He left me feeling guilty.
Finally, Dan Talpasz. Had not seen him in two years.
Dan is a Key Marriott employee. At the top. He was Marriott’s 2014 Restaurateur of the Americas.
At the time, he was general manager of Tavern ‘n Town. A big job in itself.
The Spottswood family own Tavern ‘n Town and several other hotels and restaurants. Dan was promoted to Food and Beverage Director of the Spottswood Companies.
He was in Key West for the day. He has been spending a lot of time in Marathon. The Spottswoods have opened a Marriott there. He is working on the restaurant.
Dan is talented. He will someday be CEO of a major hotel chain.
Zika in a small trendy Miami neighborhood. An area one square mile. Sixteen cases so far. Panic setting in.
The CDC says Miami’s small case cluster is not considered a widespread transmission.
Genetically modified mosquitoes are a problem for me and my neighbors on the tiny island Key Haven we live on. Our local mosquito control board wants to test GM mosquitoes to kill off the mosquito causing Zika.
The GM mosquito is being touted as the end all cure all.
There was another once. DDT. An insecticidal discovered in 1939. By Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Muller. Muller received the Nobel prize for the discovery in 1948.
The United States banned DDT in 1972, except for some extremely limited uses.
Beware. All that glitters is not gold!
On this day in 1942, the United States invaded Guadalcanal. The Japanese were building an airfield. Eleven thousand Marines were landed the first day.
Guadalcanal was a long and bloody battle. The Japanese refused to surrender. Many lives lost on both sides.
Enjoy your Sunday!