Monday, October 16, 2017

There's nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed." -Earnest Hemingway

Happy Birthday to Suzanne Somers who turns 71 years young today. 

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took a knee before the national anthem last week with his team.  After pressure from tRUMP, Jones has stated that any player who kneels for the national anthem will be benched.  I hope the whole damn team takes a knee next Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Went to Vegas over the last four days for Karen's birthday which is coming up on the 28th..We stayed at the Excalibur Hotel. We had a great time.  We saw Rascal Flatts in concert on Wednesday and the Las Vegas Golden Knights hockey team play the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.  We made our usual deposit and came home.

I wrote this little poem in the coffee shop we stopped at the border coming home.

We’re heading home from Vegas,
Not a penny to my name.
Once again it’s plain to see,
Video poker’s not my game.
Karen played the pennies,
And won a bundle all her own.
Once we’re home I have to admit,
I’ll ask her for a loan.
So we’ll cross the sandy desert,
Mile after mile we’ll fly.
All that money I threw away,
Just makes me want to cry.
We had a good time I cannot lie,
The money’s incidental.
Better spent on fun and games,
I think I’ve gone quite mental.

--Ken Ferguson--
 Artista di Parole

Pauley Perrette, aka "Abby Scuito" on the hit series N.C.I.S., has decided this will be her last season on the show.  She will be missed.

You know his whole issue with cutting the subsidies for the poor on ACA is because a tax on the wealthy pays for these subsidies.  He want's to kill the ACA,  aka Obama Care, because it came from Obama and to give his rich cronies back their tax money.  The rich are offended that they have to help pay for health insurance for the poor.  Poor babies.  Better to buy another vacation house or bigger yacht. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

I'm back from my trip.  I was gone two weeks ( I know - You were gone???)  I traveled 5200 miles through, or in the case of Georgia and Nevada touched, 12 states.  I traveled through or into all three time zones.  This photo was taken at a rest stop along the freeway which is on a small island in the middle of a lake. 

I saw a Texas Rangers baseball game with Brian in Dallas, and rode a steam boat on the Mississippi in New Orleans.  I went to Bourbon street and cruised the Gulf Coast, and watched the grand babies play soccer. 
Jonah squatting.  Brian the coach.
Bourbon Street

It was a great trip, but as usual, it's good to me home. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Shots ring out,
Victims fall.
Loss of life,
Affects us all.

Sons and daughters,
Husbands and wives.
All were precious,
Wondrous lives.

A lighted candle.
A whispered prayer.
A silent vigil,
In a public square.

A broken father,
A heartsick mom.
Family and friends,
Of a loved one gone.

A senseless loss,
Hard to explain.
Please stop the anguish,
Please stop the pain. 

Shots ring out,
Victims fall.
Loss of life,
I grieve them all.

--Ken Ferguson--
Artista di Parole