No blog yesterday. Sorry.

I was so sick I did not even have the ability to send out a No blog notice.

I was out of the house early morning for additional blood work. Then spent a miserable day and night at home.

More tests next week.

I am not concerned. Everything cause and effect. Lets find out the problem and resolve it.

I have a pad full of notes. Rather than plan where each item fits in the blog, I am taking them in the order they appear in my notes. Otherwise it would take an additional hour to do today’s blog. I am not sure how long I will last energy wise.

Grandson Robert. I am pleased for him and proud. He is on the All County Team for high school tennis players. One of the top 5. The only freshman to make the team. Key West High School also designated him Freshman Player of the Year.

He has come a long way. He was born with cancer of the liver. Two major surgeries the first 8 days of his life.

Stay with him Lord!

The Pope. Francis continues to take the bull by the horns. He issued a ground breaking law this week. It forces priests and nuns to report sexual abuse and cover ups.

Helpful? Will depend on enforcement. Time will tell.

Recall the 2016 election. Trump had his followers trained to yell out at rallies that Clinton should be jailed.

He may have discovered a new group to chant something similar. The migrants at the border.

At the recent Panama City rally, Trump asked the crowd how the migrants could be stopped…..How do we stop these people. Someone in the crowd shouted out: “Shoot them!”

I do not have to tell you. The whole border situation is out of hand. So many injustices being imposed on those seeking entry into the U.S.

Someone obtained a document via a Freedom of Information Act of comments made by a member of the Border Militia. He said, ” Why are we just apprehending them and not lining them up and shooting them…..We have to go back to Hitler days and put them all in gas chambers.”

Beware America!

A big week in Key West. The 24th annual Songwriters Festival. Music and singing in the air. Everywhere. From morning through night.

One hundred fifty performers, 30 plus shows, 5 days of solid entertainment.

Performances at bars and restaurants. Songs relatively new.


Wars are over straining the U.S. Actual and tariff. We only have so much to give. The ability to wage war limited.

These engagements weaken the U.S.’s fiber. Leading I fear the U.S. to an outright collapse. Do not say no. We are on a downward slide. The inevitable not tomorrow, but will come. Unless we change our philosophy and basic concept of how government should operate.

We attack other countries constantly. We are engaged in 17 plus shooting wars at the present time in one capacity or another. Sanctions on the rise. Too many countries being sanctioned. Many for bogus reasons.

The question arises as to whether we are doing more wrong than right. Is the U.S. becoming evil? If so, it could cause the U.S. to lose its power among the nations of the world. The U.S. has already lost much of the respect it once had. Among friends and enemies alike. The rate accelerated under Trump in less that 2 years..

The Army, Navy and Coast Guard have facilities in the Key West area. The Marines soon to join them. It was recently announced that the Marines will build a $6.4 million facility at Fleming Key.

Key West’s well known and respected David Sloan wrote an article for the Florida Keys Weekly which published May 10. Concerned key limes.

An informative piece.

Key limes are not native to the Keys .A Dr. Henry Perrine discovered limes in Mexico. Early 1020’s. He brought them to the lower Keys. He believed the weather and other Keys’ conditions were the only place suitable for their growing in the U.S. at the time.

He began growing them on Indian Key. His efforts continued for many years. Till Perrine was killed by Indians in an uprising.

Enjoy your day!


14 comments on “MORNING STEW #10

  1. Back in the 50’s the call went out for some new alter boys at our church. I told my dad I wanted to try out for the team. He said “no way and don’t mention it anymore”. I knew better then to ever cross him. Now I have to wonder about who knew what and when did they know it.

  2. Every day I have to wonder, does Trump’s rally base really believe his BS? Or is it all some kind of funny, amusing game to them?

    • Well, SNL nailed that last night, didn’t they! They “would support Trump even if he ‘Gay-Married’ the Leader of Isis.”

    • There is another option…perhaps they are more frightened of the Dems being in control, than having Trump in office.

        • Naming half the country as blindly ignorant, doesn’t prove your point. Whether you like it or not, Trump is supported by enough voters to get elected and he may be re-elected.

          • It is however, the truth. Electing (or reelecting) a thoroughly corrupt and destructive person as president of the United States should never be any kind of option. Nor should calling out those people who should do such a thing. Blind and ignorant is perhaps a harsh sounding ‘call’ but it is the accurate truth and if you are one of those you, should not be able to hide from that reality.

          • Trump himself has called his distractors (many themselves, former supporters): “horseface, dogs, low life” and worse, even referring to the FBI as “scumbags” – and you want to suggest we should not refer to those who blindly support him as “blind and ignorant”? What a blind and ignorant snowflake you clearly are.

          • What it does prove is how low LESS than half of Americans are willing in the standard department. There is no escaping or denying that fact.

  3. Congrats to your grandson! Amazing triumph from such a tough introduction to life! Incredible story! Wishing you good health as well! Enjoy the music. It’s the heartbeat of life!

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