Monday, September 9, 2013

No World Shaking Opinions Today


I thought I would comment on the sorry state of affairs which are the main talking points of the television news shows, they being the happenings reported on concerning President Obama. Or, more to the point, his eternal speechifying instead of putting into play his ill-conceived potential actions.

But then I changed my mind. I just don't know enough of the behind-the-scenes goings on by world leaders and elected officials to have an informed opinion. It seems that all the knowledge that counts is classified. The real poop that is needed to evaluate world affairs is always withheld from  the citizenry.

So I will just coast along through life and leave the well heralded action to the outspoken idiotry of the world.

My coasting will be done out here beyond the Tucson city limits. Yes, once again I find myself caring for Eva out here in the boonies. I'll be here for twelve days, if all goes as planned.

Yesterday we had two visitors for a few hours... Cedric and Tycho, the canines belonging to a couple of other family members who were out of town for a short time. The dogs were quite well behaved and were pleasantly quiet. But they left in the late afternoon, so Eva and I are now alone out here in the wild.

It rained off and on through the day yesterday and most of the night. And it's raining now. Eva is asleep, napping on the cool tiles of the floor.


More than 25 million copies of The Diary of Anne Frank have been sold worldwide. It has been translated into more than 50 languages.


On this day, September 9 in 1893, President Grover Cleveland's wife Frances became the first First Lady to give birth in the White House when the couple's daughter Esther was born. She remains the only child of a president to be born in the White House.

After spending the first two years of his presidency as a bachelor, Cleveland was also the first president to be married in the White House. On June 2, 1887, Cleveland married the beautiful Frances Folsom who, at 21 years old, was 27 years his junior.

Cleveland, who had also fathered an illegitimate child prior to becoming president, was according to his wife a devoted father to all his children.


1. To impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others with undue insistence or without invitation.
2. To thrust out; push forward.



(born September 9, 1966)
Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002).

In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a film and television production company that has produced numerous films and developed the 2007 television series Rules of Engagement. He is estimated to have a net worth of $300 million.

(born September 9, 1952)
Angela Cartwright is an English-born American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. Cartwright is best known as a child actress for her role as Brigitta Von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music, as Danny Williams' stepdaughter Linda in the 1950s TV series Make Room For Daddy (a role she played from 1957 to 1964), and as Penny Robinson in the 1960s television series Lost in Space. Her older sister is actress Veronica Cartwright.

(born 9 September 1960)
Hugh Grant is a British actor and film producer. His films have earned more than $2.4 billion from 25 theatrical releases worldwide. Grant achieved international stardom after appearing in Richard Curtis's successful Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). He delivered comic performances in mainstream films like Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Notting Hill (1999). Grant has expanded his oeuvre with critically acclaimed turns as a cad in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), About A Boy (2002), Love Actually (2003), and American Dreamz (2006). He later played against type with multiple cameo roles in the epic drama film Cloud Atlas (2012).

(born September 9, 1983)
Kristine Hermosa is a Filipina actress. She is well known for portraying the role of Yna Macaspac in the primetime drama series, Pangako Sa 'Yo.

She is still one of the Biggest Stars of Star Magic in ABS-CBN and considered one of the Most Beautiful Celebrities in the showbiz industry.


"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
Henry David Thoreau




  1. Gene, Your post today may, or may not, shake the world of international politics. But the picture you painted of Eva, Gene, Cedric and Tycho passing rainy-day time in the desert boonies helped me to relax for a few minutes. Relaxation is a rare commodity in my world these days. So thanks for a taste of the wild.

  2. Thank you so much, Anthony, both for reading my blog and for offering a fine comment. As always, your words 'made my day.' I sincerely hope you will enjoy many more periods of relaxation in the near future.