I had an early dinner last night at Roostica. The evening was a bit cool. The inside of the restaurant was warm from the ovens. As soon as I walked in, I could smell it. That distinct aroma of Italian cooking.
The smell at Roostica was comforting. Nostalgic. It took me back
When I was young, wednesday and sunday were pasta days. Except back then, we called pasta macaroni. On those two days, the smell from the cooking permeated every room. The sauce did it. No question, an Italian home.
I recalled the first time I entered my Key West home. It was for sale and I went to look at it. As soon as I entered the front door, I could smell it. I told the broker…..This is an Italian home. I was correct. The wife had made sauce the night before.
At Peter’s party sunday, Peter said I looked pale. I am. I spend less and less time out in the sun and more time inside writing. When I go out evenings, the moon is of no assistance in keeping me tanned. I sat on the deck for an hour yesterday afternoon in an attempt to remedy my appearance.
I watched the first half of th Syracuse/Michigan game last night. I was doing my blog talk radio show during the second half. Syracuse was winning by two at the end of the half. Syracuse lost by three 68-65.
The newspaper comments told the story. Syracuse made 19 turn overs. I am surprised the game was that close under the circumstances. Joseph, the freshman point guard, needs seasoning. He does not have it. I hope he gets it.
Did my blog talk radio show last night. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. If you are not a listener, join me sometime. I think you will enjoy the show.
I pontificated a bit. My main topic had to do with the loss of the American dream. It no longer exists. The lack of present day social mobility is an American reality.
I bolstered my position by pointing out that if the economy had improved and was so good, why were there 2.5 million homeless children. The highest number ever in the United States.
The 30 turtles flown from Cape Cod to the Marathon Turtle Hospital are doing well. They have been warmed up by swimming in a 30,000 gallon water tank. Much warmer water than on the Cape. Some will soon be released into the ocean.
Here is a white on white police story. I share it with you as further evidence that many policemen are not functioning normally.
The incident occurred a few days ago in Houston. A woman was driving around a loop during rush hour. An off duty deputy sheriff thought she had cut him off. He pulled up to her car and took out his gun. She happened to look to her left. Saw the gun aimed at her. Pulled her head back. The bullet grazed her head. Had she not pulled back, the bullet would have penetrated her skull. The deputy sheriff took off. He was later arrested.
The NRA argues too many nuts have guns. What was this guy? And a police officer to boot!
Enjoy your day!
No matter what, there are good and bad. A Sheriff deputy that fired at a woman over a traffic incident ! That about road rage. Taken at face value, it seems that deputy shouldn’t be a deputy and probably should have been weeded out long ago. This incident certainly doesn’t mean all LEOs are bad. I’ll reserve decision until all the facts come out though.
“The incident occurred a few days ago in Houston. A woman was driving around a loop during rush hour. An off duty deputy sheriff thought she had cut him off. He pulled up to her car and took out his gun. She happened to look to her left. Saw the gun aimed at her. Pulled her head back. The bullet grazed her head. Had she not pulled back, the bullet would have penetrated her skull. The deputy sheriff took off. He was later arrested.”
My understanding is the idiot was some sort of “reserve” deputy which they use a lot in Texas I think to save money. Good opportunity to allow wanna be cops and little egos to become big and have a big gun.
This nation needs to watch it as all the truly professional law enforcement folks I know want out or are out now thanks to the crazy nation we inhabit; full of thugs with endless guns, lawyers that sue anything that moves and a department or jurisdictions that will happily throw any individual under the bus to save their arses.
Left behind will be the “second and third” string wanna be cops who now have all the power will cause nothing but further issues. The day is coming when calling 911 will be useless, perhaps even dangerous, as the true professional cops will be long gone from this circus of a nation we are creating.
The NRA will finally get the nation they covet, where everyone is armed to the teeth and the fastest draw wins or survives. Put in the move “Mad Max” to get a taste of our future.
“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein
“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The NRA, and the Founding Fathers aka Dead Old White Guys, know that “We the People” have an inherent RIGHT to self-defense.
When the Gooferment takes away guns from the people, GENOCIDE is the result.
At 97 my mother lives alone and still is a great cook. I know when she is gone I will miss the smell of her cooking just as much as her.
You want me to send you some Italian cookies for Xmas
I would love to receive some Italian cookies from you for Xmas!
““An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein”
May want to look at this article, I sort of disagree with Heinlein on this one. An armed society is a crazy one IF anybody, loony or otherwise, can buy an armory as the NRA advocates.
Now, if the sane were armed and used weapons only in self-defense and to balance governmental overreach then I’m on board. That, after-all, was the Founder’s intent, not bedlam and anarchy. Not happening though. We have signed-up for the
Mad Max ride to mayhem. Heck, the NRA would give three year old some firepower to ensure a polite sandbox.
Maybe the guy thought the woman was ‘resisting arrest’, and apparently that calls for deadly force in today’s society. Even if it’s just moving your hands a little, it’s grounds to be killed. At least we’re learning there is no reasoning with cops, that they are judge and jury while on the street. I realize that’s totally acceptable to some who think it perfectly fine to kill citizens for just about any reason. Such is the American mindset in 2014.
There are nuts on both sides clearly.
Even though I’m a member, I disagree with the NRA in some instances.
I have no problems with background checks, but, some of these checks are either not done or are faulty.
I think we all know some LEOs that shouldn’t be in that position. Yet, 99.9999% of all interactions turn out satisfactorily. This may be something we tend to forget.