BEGINING THE DAY ON A HAPPY NOTE WITH MARK TWAIN

So much bad news. Demoralizing.

Decided to begin the blog with a few Mark Twain statements. Twain thought by many to be the greatest humorist America has produced. His comments words of wisdom.

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

One of the most exciting occurrences this week has been Damar Hamlin’s steady recovery. A step at a time. God is good. Yesterday, he began breathing on his own.

I’m surprised. Find it hard to believe. Kevin McCarthy is Speaker!

How will it work out? Will he still be in the position in a year? Six months? Three months? How much “good legislation” will be produced during his time as Speaker?

There is a degree of democracy involved. Tainted from my perspective. Significant negotiation and compromise involved to achieve an end. McCarthy’s election as Speaker. Query: Good result? Time will tell.

Another shooting. A 6 year old shot his teacher in the chest. The shooting occurred yesterday at the Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia. The teacher’s condition remains life threatening. She is improving, however.

No other facts are available at the moment.

Cold outside. Bright sunshine. Nevertheless, cool. The cold wave began last night.

There has been a surge in migrants coming in boats to the Florida Keys. Over the New Year weekend, over 400 migrants arrived in the Dry Tortugas. A hop, skip and jump from Key West. Thursday, 45 more.

As much as I dislike DeSantis, I have to give him credit on this one. He didn’t waste time. He called out the National Guard yesterday. In a statement, DeSantis described the situation as an “alarming influx” of migrants.

The Dry Tortugas were closed during the week. It appears the National Guard assistance is expected to be rapid. It has been announced the Dry Tortugas will reopen at 8 sunday morning.

Syracuse/Virginia at 5 today. Syracuse the underdog. Sportscasters see Virginia winning by 2-10 points.

Syracuse has been gradually improving. The team has won 7 of its last 8 games. Hope the improvement results in a Syracuse victory!

Enjoy your day!

 

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