Back from vacation. Let’s check the news:

In weather: California took a break from constant fires to try some earthquakes. Scary stuff. Hope everyone is okay. Meanwhile, there’s a developing storm system in the Gulf that decided to skip the summer road trip all the way across the Atlantic and formed up close to land. Here’s hoping it goes away.

In Politics: Trump wants to invite the media to the border for a ‘guided tour,’ because he doesn’t like the media reports about the border. That seems legit. Also, a lot of folks, including a few duly elected politicians, still can’t or won’t differentiate between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. This remains troubling.

In other political news, responding to recent Trump gaffes, an unpopular trade war, an out of control budget deficit, and rising tension in the ME, the DEMs have organized another circular firing squad.

In Sports: Despite six Gold Cup tournament wins and an open net for international superstar Jozy Altidore, the USMNT still can’t beat Mexico. Congrats to the USWNT for their continued dominance. Congrats especially to Megan Rapinoe. Truly epic showing this Cup. I’m sorry CNN just compared you to Michael Jordan. That never ends well. And a belated congrats to North Dakota State, which won 7 of the last 8 NCAA D1AA National Championships.

To keep the soccer theme going, it seems Kaepernick is still scoring own goals; and a bunch of people threw up a red card over a black mermaid. Calm down folks. The only time to get upset over a fish is when the waiter says it’s grouper and it’s obviously not.

In Entertainment: There’s a new season of Stranger Things breaking records for Netflix, so folks have finally stopped complaining about Game of Thrones. In related news, poor Will. He’s not even missing, and he’s still invisible.

And that’s wrap on headlines. Time to get to work.



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Was this really news? (07.29.19)

Was this really news? (07.29.19)

A lot happened last week. Most of it didn’t make the news. Unfortunately, some of it did... In POLITICS, with the next 48-hour Democratic Primary Death Match nearly upon us, pundits desperately tried to squeeze the last bit of drama out of this entirely...

Henderson Beach State Park

Destin, Florida, on the northern end of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida’s Panhandle, is a haven for vacationers looking for exciting water sports and family fun. And, if you would rather slow it down and relax your days away, there is no better spot in...

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Homosassa Springs is a surprise. Although it is an official State Park, this land has been a tourist attraction for a century, and it feels more like a theme park than a place of relaxation. Though a day here is undoubtedly relaxing as well. In the early...

Help! I’m a Creative Writer

“I want to be a creative writer, but I need creative writing help.” I hear some version of that phrase at least once a week — often spoken as a whispered lament, as if asking for creative writing help was somehow shameful. It’s definitely not, and I would...

Biloxi: Explore Beyond the One-Armed Bandit

We are standing on Biloxi Town Green. A row of casinos and a huge neon guitar block our view of the beach, but we are not looking in that direction. In front of us is the Katrina Memorial, a granite monument to the lives lost when one of the worst natural...

Estero Island: Waterfront Fun on Fort Myers Beach

A Florida sunset paradise, the thriving island community of Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island, on Florida’s southwest coast, offers fine dining, island style shopping and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and water sports fun. Plus, Estero Island...

A Lasting Commission from LtCol Faircloth

One of the highlights of my writing career was the day I got a call from LtCol H. Spencer Faircloth (Ret.). Spence wanted my help writing a book about his extraordinary life. He didn’t land at Normandy on D-Day. He was still a kid, back home in Georgia,...

Horrific Tragedy in a Beautiful World

On Easter morning, while millions around the world gathered in worship and celebration, a handful of religious fanatics came together to murder Christians, to murder families enjoying a holiday vacation… to murder at least 45 children. The speculation as...

A Higher Call

“A Higher Call” by Adam Makos is an honest, intense, and expertly crafted book. It is, without reservation, one of the best historical books I have ever read. An exceptionally detailed, exquisitely rich picture of life both during and after World War 2. It...