Grandson Robert is 15 today. Congratulations, Robert! Love you dearly!

We are doing Happy Birthday! Tonight at 6 at Lisa’s.

I mentioned the other day that Robert was born with a serious problem. Cancer of the liver. Two major operations in the first 8 days of his life.

When we were going though those excruciating days, none of us conceived or thought what Robert might become. Survival was all that was in our minds.

Today, a young man. Charming. Personable. Respectful. Excellent student. And all of a sudden, an outstanding tennis player.

God is good.

A visitor from Cuba is in town. Cuban Ambassador Jose Cabanas is visiting for a week. His wife Edilia joining him.

A business trip. To celebrate the long standing strong relationship between Cuba and Key West. Perhaps more importantly, to learn from and about the Keys’ tourism industry.

The last significant. The answer simple. Spend a ton of money advertising all over the world! The tourists will come. Traffic will be horrendous. Hotel and real estate prices off the wall. All indications of a successful tourism program.

Simonton Street in Key West. A significant thoroughfare.

On this day in 1854, the first owner of the island of Key West died. His name, John Simonton.

Announced late yesterday. Reported by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Federal representatives revealed to him that 2 Florida counties had been hacked by the Russians. In order to get the information, DeSantis had to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

A non-disclosure agreement?

What is the government hiding? What happened to transparency? Is this Trump continuing to not publicly acknowledge the hacking during the 2016 Presidential campaign?

The public has a right to know.

The U.S./China tariff war will have repercussions in every area. One is the money that China invests in the U.S. every month by the purchase of U.S. Treasury Bonds.

China is the U.S.’ bank. The U.S. gets “loans” via the purchases.

As a result, China is the second largest creditor of the U.S. The first is Social Security that the federal government has been raping for yeas with no intent of ever paying back.

The U.S. presently owes China $1.1 trillion.

If China wants to hurt the U.S. economy, all it has to do is stop buying the bonds. The U.S. will similarly suffer should China begin selling the bonds.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is having his problems. With the black community. Every poll has him at the bottom with an “O” re black support.

It appears gaiety is the problem. Black comments include “He’s white, male and gay…..he kissed his husband on TV.”

To each his own.

However, I find it amusing that those who were and still are discriminated against because of color, discriminate against a person because of sex.

A personal thought. Mideast problems will result in gas prices hitting $4 a gallon again. Could exceed $5. Saudi Arabia and other Mideast countries are big oil suppliers. A war would diminish significantly the ability of these countries to provide oil.

Be concerned.

Have to hustle. Two heart tests at 10.

Enjoy your day!


  1. ” I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy.” Trump vs. Lincoln.

  2. When gas prices went this high with Obama, the right crazies went batsh*t. Now that it’s happening under Trump, not a peep out of them.

  3. God is good.

    …and yet we have/had, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Pedophiles Priests………………,Trump.

    What is God when that happens……

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