This post is a bit of a spinoff of Opinions in the Shorts, a regular feature from my previous blog life. Thank you, Marc, for sharing a bit of your space with me.
It’s grapefruit season – but my grocery stores switched from Ruby Reds from Texas to Pink from Florida. Then again, maybe this is an effect of last winter’s icy weather in Texas. Thoughts, John?
Thinking about grapefruits takes me to spoons. For me, big spoons are for soup and cereal – small spoons for ice cream and grapefruits. End of story.
Do you check your Spam Comments folder? I do regularly – and I have been finding legit comments from readers.
While doing a word puzzle early this week, I asked my wife if tuffle was a word. She said no. Researched verified her thought, but it was in the Urban Dictionary.
Does anyone out there like Creme Cicles or Orange Pushups? How about limoncello? What if those two worlds met? Yahtzee! My first ever batch of Creme CicleCello (orange-vanilla) is a big hit. Cheers!
You may know I’m in Cincinnati and a fan of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. The great football season allowed them to be the first outsider team invited into the final 4 championship series. Of course, the reward was facing perennial content Alabama. However, while I am grateful for their opportunity, I believe the selection committee – regardless of their biases – had no choice and were without reasonable alternatives. Besides, I wonder why schools haven’t filed antitrust lawsuits about the current arrangement – but I’m not a lawyer.
After losing seven straight, huge news out of Miami as Marc’s Dolphins win their seventh straight.
Surprised that they haven’t done so, I’m waiting on the insurance companies to deliver a hammer to the unvaccinated through premiums.
Our national government continues to be a group of elected officials standing in the quagmire of crap. Their main concern is representing their party – not their constituents, and certainly not acting in the country’s best interest. Don’t believe it? All they have to do is talk – so listen. They protect each other and don’t hold themselves to the same standards as they hold to the opposing party. Just ask how much time they spend fundraising for themselves and their party.
Ads for several candidates of the May 2022 Ohio Primary Election are already in full swing. Current ads are stoking fears of a Socialist agenda ruining our country. I would ask these candidates this question: Given your public commitment against Socialism, do you pledge to remove Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Unemployment Insurance from American life? Of course, I would also want a follow-up question because they wouldn’t answer the question. For those who dare, here’s one and the other.
The end of the year is always a good time to review the past year. After all, last year at this time we were hearing that vaccinations for the general public would be starting in January. Here goes.
2021 was a year for insurrection, inauguration, and denial, plus impeachment and acquittal. For vaccines, boosters, reopenings, Delta, Omicron, and more denial. For Lightning, Bucks, Bucs, and Braves.
2021 was a year for hurricanes, tornados, floods, fires, and droughts; suppression, bias, and racism. For justice and injustice; love and hate; victory and defeat. For the guilty, not guilty, and pardoned; freedom and tyranny.
2021 delivered withdrawing from Afghanistan, buildings collapse, protests and conflicts, shootings and more shootings, elections, coups, new governments, bombings, kidnappings, culture wars, and increased mental health awareness.
2021 featured billionaires leading people into space, cryptocurrencies, supply shortages, a freighter blocking the Suez Canal, and theaters reopening. For Amanda Gorman, free Brittany, Olympians, Meghan & Harry moving, deaths of people who made an impact as leaders, entertainers, servants, first responders, crusaders, and many more – plus births of people who will deliver much good in the future.
Onto to 2022!