It’s that time again! A new bocce season. Begins tonight.
Everything the same, except I will not be playing. Time to retire. I have played 15 years. Enjoyed every moment. The friends made. However, I am 80 years old. My age and infirmities impose on my team mates.
I do not bend. Have a tendency to get dizzy and fall. Ergo, Keith and Norm in recent years bend over to pick up the ball and hand it to me.
A contributing factor also is how poorly I played the last half of last season. I am quick to point out however that we finished in second place. The first time!
Don is being kind. Twice he telephoned to advise I am still named on the official list of team members. I can play any time I want. I will not want. However, I will stop by occasionally to lend moral support and enjoy a drink.
Watched Louisville destroy Syracuse last night 72-58. Louisville’s defense the reason. They were all over our key players, throwing them off. Especially in the second half.
Dan and I watched the game together at Jack Flat’s. Lisa showed later with their house guests. Dan good company to watch a game with. We yell and moan in unison.
Barbara was with me. We took a Duval walk afterwards. I wanted to stop somewhere for a night cap. The bars were all full. Overflowing. Except 801. Only a handful of customers. We enjoyed our night caps at a premier Key West gay bar.
Huckleberry Finn was Tom Sawyer’s best friend. Remember?
On this day in 1885, Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A surprisingly controversial novel even to present day.
Ernest Hemingway was big on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. He said the book marked the beginning of American literature. “There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”
Scientists have been increasingly concerned about robots. Each more advanced than the previous. The concern is a robot’s increasing artificial intelligence. Might be a threat to humanity. Might turn on the master.
Researchers have come up with a solution. They are having robots reading children’s stories.
A solution to a problem is sometimes strange. The obvious avoided. The extreme welcomed with open arms.
I am talking about the University of Texas’ announcement that concealed handguns are now permitted in classrooms. In fact, all over campus.
Another NRA victory.
When will society realize that packing a gun is not the solution to mass shootings?
Enjoy your day!