I just completed reading Dorothy Downs’ most recent novel. Her Soldier of the Queen.
Dot and I have been friends for years. She has written before. About Indians, their art, crafts and activities. Her Soldier of the Queen her first venture into life. Its joys and sorrows.
War time. Two lovers. One married to another. The pain of the romance. The pain of separating from a husband. The pain of a lover’s death.
The story of a woman who never became the woman she was meant to be till she met her lover. The novel’s closing line: “I did know happiness for a brief moment in time.”
I enjoyed reading the book for a number of reasons. The primary that it had the Hemingway touch. Inadvertent, I am sure. Never the less, it was there. Dot wrote certain passages and phrases in Hemingway style.
I recommend Her Soldier and the Queen. The novel will touch you. It is available at Books & Books and through Amazon.com.
Trump is aware he is on a downward trend. 2020 has not been a good year for him. Coronavirus and how he has handled it behind his downfall.
Instead of letting the scientists and doctors rule the roost, Trump gets his nose into the situation every day. For whatever reason, he does not understand that the illness that confronts us must be approached step by step. Total resolution will take time.
Trump seeks the “immediate cure.” One discovered by him, of course.
First it was hydroxcloroquine. The malaria cure that he said would be the the cure all. He knew. He knew because he understood these things, because he had a feeling.
He did not know and his feeling failed him.
Yesterday came the best. Two new and different approaches. Untried. In their infancy stages of examination at best.
One the injection of disinfectant into the body to beat the coronavirus and clean the lungs. The other UV radiation or some sort of light made to enter the body, also.
The disinfectant some thing like Lysol or Clorox. The UV light’s precise source, I am not sure.
Prospective suicides can kill themselves by drinking even a small portion of a disinfectant.
We were told yesterday that the disinfectant bleach approach could kill the virus in 5 minutes. An isopropyl alcohol even quicker.
Trump was aware that the day before, his hydroxcloroquine cure had gone down the drain. A report came out indicating more deaths where the drug was used in comparison to survivals.
He needed a new winner! Immediately! He found it in the disinfectant injection and /or ultra violet light.
The information re the 2 possible “cures” came from a mid level employee in the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. Neither scientist nor doctor.
Trump proudly showed him off at the podium. His new find! The man responsible for the 2 possible new cures.
Some physician comments in the news this morning: “Irresponsible and dangerous…..Don’t take medical advice from Trump…..A totally ridiculous concept.”
Timing can be an upsetting factor. Earlier this week and before news of the possible new cure finds, the CDC warned Americans to be careful with cleaning products as cures for the virus. The FDA warned against ingesting disinfectants.
As I was listening to Trump pontificate at the Task Force report session yesterday, Dr. Josef Mengele came to mind. The Nazi SS doctor who experimented with prisoners at Auschwitz. Known as the Angel of Death.
Many were killed via lethal injection in the years Mengele was at Auschwitz.
A fellow by the name of Clifton published a book in 1986 about Mengele. He wrote Mengele was “lacking empathy.”
Trump does not agree with Dr. Fauci’s testing concerns. Understandable. Trump is smart. Knows everything.
Key West like the rest of the world is concerned with coronavirus. Our lives have changed here as elsewhere. Quarantine, businesses closed, etc.
Now comes an old disease to harass us. Legionnaires Disease. One case. A resident of Poinciana Gardens. Residents have been made aware of the problem.
Oil companies are like banks and insurance companies. Whores.
The oil industry is in deep trouble. Saudi Arabia and Russia are paying traders to take their crude oil excesses off their hands. Oil is trading at zero levels.
One would expect gasoline prices at the pump to drop radically. Finally, consumers would get a break.
Not so. At least in the Key West area. Price per gallon has only dropped $.14 in the past 3 weeks.
Enjoy your day!