Key West is blessed with several excellent publications. One is Conch Color.
I was browsing Conch Color when I came across a La Te Da advertisement. A picture of La Te Da’s new inside bar. Beautiful!
I have not done a late night at La Te Da in months. Some night this week, I will. I am anxious to see what Christopher has accomplished.
My visit may be sad. I enjoyed the old bar for many years. Many memories.
Spent a long time yesterday writing this week’s KONK Life column. Thought it was time for a change of pace. My writings have been on the serious side in recent weeks.
Decided on a sex topic. Wrote Sex Tales of Old. Stories involving Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, the early New England settlers, Ben Franklin, Pope Alexander VI, and Betsy Ross.
The column publishes wednesday.
Last night it was Kate Miano’s Gardens.
Kate present. She has not been recently. She was in France. Returned a few days ago. Still fighting jet lag.
Ran into Pati on the way in. We sat together and enjoyed Peter Diamond’s singing.
It was after six when I arrived. Dark. I could not see anyone. If I want to know who is there, I must arrive before the sun sets.
Stopped at Roostica on the way home. Sunday night dinner. Spaghetti with meatballs, sausage and pieces of pork. Covered in a thick red sauce.
Bobby calls it gravy. Some italians do. My people did not. In fact, I never heard sauce described as gravy till Bobby opened his Italian restaurant. I understand New Jersey Italians refer to sauce as gravy.
Bobby just returned from ten days in Rome.
Kate in France, Bobby in Rome. Key Westers know how to live!
Larry Smith entertains tonight at The Little Room Jazz Club. Larry Kripitz on the drums.
Read El Nino is going to cause south Florida aggravation this winter. The experts warn be ready for a wet and wild season. Happening because Pacific Ocean waters will be warmer than normal around the equator.
College student activity at Missouri U. and Kansas U. has resulted in much discussion. Concern, also.
Many have described the protestors as Fascists. For the manner in which they relate to those they oppose/do not agree with.
There was an interesting column in the Wall St. Journal this weekend. The writer discussed raising the voting age to 25. It is presently 21. His opinion was that students were not responsible to vote.
I disagree. I have disagreed also with the 21 voting age. My reason simple. If the under twenty ones can fight for their country such is sufficient reason to give 18 year olds the vote.
Kansas students have initiated a different approach. Instead of asking the school’s president to resign, they demanded that the top three officers in the Student Council resign. By friday. Their own people. Fellow students. If they fail to resign, they have been threatened with impeachment.
The crazies are getting younger and younger. I wonder how their grades are doing. The primary purpose of a university is education. Not displays of public wrath. Especially over bullshit issues.
This morning, I return to the anti-gravity treadmill. I missed all but one day last week. The machine was aggravating my ribs and left side. I still hurt. However, much less. I hope I experience no problems today. The treadmill has become a part of my every day life.
Enjoy your day!