YUICHIRO MUIRA

 

Last summer I was on the Greek island of Santorini. You will recall the volcano. I could not make it to the top.

I was 77 at the time. Obviously out of shape.

Today’s Japan Times reported regarding Yuichiro Muira. He is 80 years old. He reached the top of Mount Everest yesterday, the tallest peak in the world. Not his first time. He did it 3 previous occasions, also.

Muira once skied down Mount Everest. A helicopter dropped him somewhere high up. He needed a parachute to help him stop at the bottom.

To make even more of a hero out of Muira, he had heart surgery in January. His fourth heart surgery.

I have been shamed.

Another beautiful Key West morning. A slight breeze.

I worry. The past year has been one of the best. I cannot recall one better weatherwise. We experienced no winter. Two weeks of cold. Meant long pants and a sweater. Otherwise, it has been summer all year.

The hurricane season is around the corner. I walk with a black cloud over my head regarding a hurricane this year. The weather has been so perfect that only one thing can spoil it. A hurricane.

I hope not.

This crocodile thing is out of control. The 19 foot female crocodile that someone shot in the head.

Last Sunday, a memorial service was held for the croc on the beach at Lower Matecumbe Key. The Vice-Mayor spoke. Thirty people in attendance. The Vice-Mayor eulogized the crocodile. Someone commented the crocodile had been assassinated while sleeping. There is a $6,000 reward for the capture and conviction of the vermin who did it.

Another comment was that the land belonged to the crocodiles. Man had displaced them.

A crock!

The Keys have never been a crocodile habitat till recent years. They have been moving south into the Keys in limited numbers in recent years. Man and crocodile cannot live together in peace. Crocodiles are dangerous beasts. They contribute nothing to the natural habit. They only have the capacity to take away.

I was up early yesterday morning. Why, I do not know. Did my blog right away. Then shopped a bit at Publix and Walgreen. Amazing! I who never shopped anywhere in my previous life. It was all done for me.

The evening was fun. I was out with good people. Keith and Jen. Friends and bocce teammates.

We ate at Roostica. A first for all of us.

Roostica is a pizza and Italian food place. Hogfish owner Bobby opened it on Stock Island. The food is basic Italian. All good. Huge portions. I went for the lasagna. Half of it is sitting in my refrigerator. Too large to finish last night.

Word is Bobby spent 10 days in Italy researching pizzas. Put on 10 pounds. He came up with what he describes as a Neapolitan pizza. Good!

The restaurant itself is deceiving. Looks small from the outside. Huge once inside. A big bar. Many tables. Nooks and crannies. Liked it. It is a locals’ hangout in the making.

Tonight, bocce! We play Larry’s team. A blood match. For first place in the 4 team side bet we have every season.

Tomorrow morning at 10 my time the Key West Lou Legal Hour. Available on television and the internet. Comcast Channel 87, U-Verse Channel 19, and www.weyw19.com.

Normally, I spell out topics to be discussed. This morning I am not. Many things have happened and are happening world wide. Many issues to pick from. My program will not be finalized till tomorrow morning.

Join me for the show. You will not be disappointed.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 comments on “YUICHIRO MUIRA

  1. Your description of a crocodile can apply to another species..Homo Sapiens: “They contribute nothing to the natural habit. They only have the capacity to take away.”

    Man has displaced many a wild beast from their habitat, a good example if the eastern Timber Wolf. Whether this is good or bad there is a historic tendency of man to take from the environment at will then wonder what happened when there is nothing left to take. Sort of like the rabbits on the island that breed themselves to starvation and oblivion. Often are big brains don’t seem to work well.

    The crocodiles should be located and relocated…to a very non-populated area in the Everglades. Ii concur the Keys is a bad fit for man and croc.

    • ces compteurs ne pourraient ils pas servir également à ERDF pour commander/contrôler la production d&Ãu©so;r©lÃqctricité des panneaux solaires individuels dont la production non maitrisée peux provoquer des dysfonctionnement du réseau. Cela résoudrait la problématique soulevée par la DG d’ERDF ?

  2. How many species of animals and plants are forced into extinction each year, and, some wish more of that ?!

    • Have to agree. We never know when we will need one of those rain forest bugs or plants for a new cure for cancer or whatever. Once they go extinct it is too late.

  3. Alligators are crocodiles but not all crocodiles are alligators. Crocs have more tolerance for salt than gators and croc numbers have been growing in south Florida. Managing the numbers of both is good and needed, but, eliminating them ? Naa, JMHO

  4. I love the page. It is such a creative way to showcase a holiday tradition. Wha7t#821&;s not to love about Maya Road products? I can’t seem to get enough of them. They are so great for layering. I seem to be reaching for the chipboard, kraft, and trims a lot right now.

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