Terri just called. Donna has been admitted to the hospital this morning. Pneumonia.

Donna and Terri have been physically badgered in recent years. Hit with a number of serious illnesses.

Tough ladies!

Donna being sick bad in itself. Worst because last week Terri’s cancer doctors told her she was in remission.

Sometimes you just can’t win.

Speaking of illnesses, I remained home again last night. Energy a problem. Did go out around noon to Publix. Needed food. I am encouraged I did not get tired while shopping.

I spent a good portion of last year dieting. A low carb diet. Lost 62 pounds. High fat/low carb. Doctor now tells me to go on a low fat/high carb diet.

I can’t win.

This morning’s Key West Citizen has a right on cartoon on the editorial page. A woman speaking on the telephone. The woman is saying, “Yeah…..same guy who said we could get a border wall and Mexico would pay for it.” The person on the other end of the line responds, “And my trade war won’t cost you anything! China will pay for it.”

Three years ago, California was having serious drought problems. Water scarce. Fruit, vegetable and nut crops suffering. I wrote at the time that China was buying up acres of California farmland.

China and other countries have continued to buy American farmland. A significant portion of American farmland today is foreign owned. Nearly 30 million acres is held by foreign investors.

The median age of farmers is 55. Many face retirement. There is no prospect of their children taking over. Most are neither interested nor impressed with their parents farming lives. Which means that in years to come, more and more U.S. farmland will be owned by foreigners.

Not a healthy scenario.

Memorial Day is behind us. The reminder to honor our war dead remains.

I read something last night that hit home: “The best way to honor fallen soldiers is to stop sending troops to war.”

Unfortunately, though true, the thought idealistic. Man loves war. Otherwise man would not have been and be engaged in so many. War is intrinsic to man’s nature.

Examine the U.S. for a moment. Engaged in 17 wars at the present time. If  Trump continues trumping as he has, we may be in more.

Recall U.S. history. One war after another. And more looming.

Julianna Margulies is one of America’s finest actresses.

She recommends not forgetting a friend’s birthday: “The reason I met my husband was because I remembered my friend’s birthday. The moral of the story is: Remember people’s birthdays.”

Tonight my podcast show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. My health not affecting the show being done. Probably because I love doing it.

Join me tonight at 9. Louis ranting and raving about whatever is of concern to him at the moment. Guaranteed you will enjoy!

Enjoy your day!




  1. 17 wars? Iraq, Afghanistan (Pakistan), Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Libya. I agree wars are unfortunate.
    Lou, which ones am I missing?

  2. I agree. The United States should never go to war. We should live our own lives in this country and let other countries destroy each other until a more powerful country rises to the top. That country will never bother us because they know we won’t fight back. Evil always respects weakness.

  3. The comment below mine was extremely sarcastic about the US doing nothing and in the end
    “Evil always respects weakness”! It was in response to believing my comment about war being “unfortunate” somehow meaning it wasn’t sometimes required. And thank you so much for asking what’s my game. I kinda prefer baseball!

    • Terribly sorry, not that I believe one word of your response. First of all, the response you are referring to does not seem to be directed to your comments at all (not indented) and not referencing your specific comment in any way nor directly correcting you. And your reply is not directed to that comment (also not reply indented) or specifically referencing it in any way any of us would recognize. Yes, that comment was sarcastic and you have asked that we label sarcastic comments for you, but that comment wasn’t addressed to you, but rather to Lou’s blog in general where the general readership doesn’t have your reading comprehension problems. Get ahold of yourself dude.

      BTW , your baseball comment is neither relevant, nor clever.

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