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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Crown Royal


That Crown Royal ad looks like a boyfriend sucking up to her father. Happy face when he opens the door to a bottle. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

World War II

 

WW2 was a war between Germany and Russia who eventually won it. Europe was in the war because Germany needed their resources. The rest were in the war because they couldn't mind their own business. Young men went to war because they wanted the excitement of visiting Paris and going to the Follies Bergere and the Moulin Rouge. Now you don't need to read a book about the reasons for the start of the Second World War.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Traveling Man (The Travelers #1) by Michael P. King


The Travelling Man is the second book in the series although the first one written. The con artists are a husband and wife team and the story takes place 20 yrs. after the first one. Still a team and still not trusting each other. They are ready to con one other and any passing mark, especially if the mark is dishonest. In this mode of operation they usually make more enemies while putting their lives in danger. The book is fast paced from beginning and throughout the story. To con is their way of life and they are not above murder to fill their pockets and keep them out of jail. 

Sign of the Cross


 When you watch baseball games you see  a lot of players bless themselves but you never see this at wrestling marches.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Film Noir


You often hear of a film noir or a book noir. Well yesterday I had a breakfast noir, my bread got caught in the toaster.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

ABC NEWS


I watched ABC NEWS last evening and was surprised to see that they had a number of news worthy articles.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Electric Generator on KIjiji

Yesterday was garbage day and I noticed that my neighbor across the street had thrown out an electric generator. So I skipped over to have a look at it. Of course it looked rough. The owner came out and told me its problems which didn't interest me. I told him I would put it on Kijiji and sell it for $20.00. He helped me drag it over to my place. Quite heavy. I put it up for sale and an hour later a guy put a hold on it and said he would be here the first thing in the morning. He was here at 7:40 and off it went. I am going to give $10.00 to my neighbor. I don't like seeing stuff like that being thrown out. Someone might be able to fix it or use it for parts. 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3) by Ken Follett



I am always glad to read a Follett epic, this one especially so since I lived through most of it and the events are familiar. To tell the story, he has taken the characters, their relatives, acquaintances and ancestors and woven it into the fabric of world changing and everyday events. I have a better understanding of the period when all the events are tied together. It is unfortunate that his political leanings sometimes take precedence over unbiased writing. At times his writing slipped into the area of  descriptive porn which was unnecessary. 

Friday, October 1, 2021