WHORE HOUSE PIANO PLAYER OR POLITICIAN

I enjoy writing about Harry Truman. Not only because of his connection with and love for Key West. His life in general. Truman was a no bullshit person. Straightforward and honest. He called them as he saw them.

I received an e-mail yesterday containing a Truman quote. I was familiar with the quote. It merits comment here.

“My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there is hardly any difference.”

The quote first came to my attention when I read David McCullough’s Truman. The biography was published in 1998. I did not get to read it till ten years ago.

The book another War and Peace. Long. One thousand plus pages. Took forever to read. Especially the way I read it.

Borders had a Key West book store location ten years ago. On Northern Boulevard. Where today sits a PET store. I used Borders as a library. The Key West library was adequate. However, parking terrible. Borders had a large parking lot.

Borders also had small comfortable black leather chairs. I sat and read Truman in one of those chairs. A couple of hours a day. It took forever to complete.

Spent yesterday afternoon fine tuning last night’s blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Did the show at 9. A bit of everything. Sports, politics, life in general. Covered a multitude of sins.

One being a New York City problem. Taxi drivers and hired car drivers are making sexual comments to female passengers. And, ejaculating on them. The comments and ejaculations increased big time last year.

New York is working on a new local law to ban the sexual comments and ejaculations. Punishment, a $1,000 fine. I would throw them in jail!

Watched Wisconsin political dribble off and on during the day. It’s the political junkie in me.

I was pleased to see Trump and Hillary take a beating. Hopefully the losses will shape them up. Trump has to learn honesty. Hillary that truth is not to be twisted.

Dinner at Roostica.

Three weeks ago, forget getting a table. Not even get a seat at the bar. The season is over. The place was deserted last night. Pleasant!

I appreciate the small crowd does nothing for Bobby and his staff. However, it is nice once again to enjoy one of my favorite dining places.

Difficult sleeping last night. I turned on Turner Classics. A great two hour show. Not an old movie. The life of Gregory Peck. Gregory Peck casually moderating the show. A great man, a great show. An interesting life. Not typical Hollywood. A family man first. Then an actor who took his work seriously.

Enjoy your day!

6 comments on “WHORE HOUSE PIANO PLAYER OR POLITICIAN

  1. Ah, so you’re the reason there is a pet store there today ! You didn’t buy the book ! [ smiley face] as I type this kiddingly.

    • You are not the first to make a some what similar comment. At the time, Larry smith used to berate me for sitting and reading and not buying. He felt I was cheating Borders and the authors.

  2. 92% of NYC cabbies are foreign born immigrants and the most common name is Mohammad.

    Not that that means anything, I just found it interesting, and, telling.

    It’ll be interesting to see what mayor Warren Wilhelm does about this problem.

  3. Louis, I’d like to have the govt move the Fleming St library out of Old Town for various reasons not only car parking. New Town or Mid Town would do just fine with proper location found.

  4. I enjoy the curret library location !!
    While I usually ride a bike there- when I do drive car, there are usually a spot i n lot behind liibrary or close by using residental parking sticker.
    It s a beautiful setting and would NOT like to have it replaced with houses or business !!

  5. Louis & Steve & others – Old Town in our times appears to be for tourists, bar/restaurant biz, guest houses & hotels. The 4+ lots that the library & grounds sit on would do well for property tax going to govt with Conch (2 stories) and Cuban (narrow, long) vacay homes.

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