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Yesterday logged the 3,200th post at goodmorningkeywest.com, which went online July 12, 2007. Here is a link to the first post:
I opened the link, read the article, and didn’t remember writing any of it. However, I was amused by how much my views about protecting the Florida Keys from people have held steady over the years, and by how deluded I was to write I was running for mayor of Key West, to win. Maybe I got 65 votes that year.
Facebook chat yesterday about goodmorningkeywest.com design:
Key West Optimi$t Club: Peary Court Flim Flam Deux, self-actualization angels ain’t always nice, Lady Karma’s a bitch and love conquers all, but US greenbacks buy groceries and pay rent
Dreams last night left me feeling, and thinking, some of what I wrote yesterday to a woman friend, lay minister, who has no home of her own, and sometimes hangs out in Key West and sometimes in southern California, about various things having nothing to do directly with her, did not work with with 1st Corinthians 13, and did not, therefore, go over well with the angels. So I cut those parts out of what follows – 1st Corinthians 13 follows her and my Facebook chat.
Sloan, how is Kari doing? Your post made me concerned. Tried to call her. Love to you both. Sharon
She saw the surgeon this afternoon, I caught up with her there on my bicycle. The surgeon said she’d doing okay, still healing, no indication of infection. She’s down to 118 pounds, about her weight when I first met her, mostly due to not eating much, due to little appetite; she was probably 175 lbs when she came out of the jail. She felt some better earlier today, than the past few days. Maybe my getting involved and talking with her friend about the minister broke up some bad crud in the spirit that was chewing on Kari. Might need to do more of that down the road. I’m headed to Wendy’s right now, to get her a cheeseburger all the way; that’s what she’s wanting, and she needs to eat.
Awesome, that is good news. Please tell her I care about her. Tell her haha get sick lose weight haha, thanks Sloan
She knew she would gain weight when she went back into the jail, as that had happened before, and she was right; and she said she would lose weight after she was released, and she was right about that, too. She’s kinda a finiky eater anyway. She still aches in her colon, so that affects her wanting to eat, and today the surgeon massaged and milked the hemotama again, forcing more fluid out through the surgical incision on that side of Kari’s abdomen. It was after the surgeon did that the first time, last week, that Kari started feeling nausea when she ate and she started eating a lot less. She only hate half the cheeseburger tonight, so we wrapped it in foil and stuck it into the refrigerator. That kind of organ massage as the surgeon applied today is sort of like playing rugby, but inside. It don’t make you want to run out and jog for your health, or even walk. I gave both her feet a good rubbing (reflexology), and by the time I left Kari’s circulation was good, she was warm, she had been cold to the touch before the foot rub, hands and feet now were warm, she had good color in her face. I like doing that for her, does something for me, too; I can feel it when I’m working out her feet, ankles, Achilles tendons. In another life, I was a massage therapist. Sometimes after I massaged someone, he, she, went some place else, was a while coming back. Nothing I did intentionally, it just happened, even to experienced practitioners of the healing arts, including a medical doctor once.
When I left Faustos tonight with a quart of strawberry kiefer I had in mind trying to get Kari to try out, liquid middle eastern yogurt, or butter milk, the young cashier at the check out counter noticed the brim of my hat and said she really liked it. I chuckled. She said, do I believe ETs actually exist. I said, believe. I have seen them, there is nothing left to believe. But it ain’t ETs what worry me, it’s angels. She looked askance. i said I don’t believe about them; I know they both exist, angels and ETs. I left wondering if she could afford the $2400 a month, plus utilities, at Peary Court. I thought about going back in and asking her, then I walked on to my tied up horse (bicycle) and unlocked it and pedaled off. For the life of me, I can’t figure why her boss, City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, is so fixated on “saving” Peary Court for people making probably 4 times as much a year as he pays that young cashier, instead of trying to get rental housing built she can afford. It just don’t make no sense at all, the way Jimmy keeps carrying on about Peary Court.
You came to me in a dream two nights ago and said stuff about a nice garden I was tending, and horses I was doing something with, and helping Kari, and it was all going back and forth, so now here you are laughing about the new lose weight diet: you get sick.
When Kari said something today about only eating one meal a day, and she patted my belly, I said that phrase ain’t even in my dictionary.
I didnt mean harm when i spoke about weight loss from being sick, at my age that will probably be the only way i will slim down again. I am glad her color was good, i perceive that church a chilly place.
I knew you wuz making a joke sort of about yourself. I thought I wuz gonna come outta my skin, the one service I sat through in that church; but I have felt that way in lots of churches. Kari’s friend, who is why she’s staying in the church during the recovery time, is one tuned in lady, in the God sense; and funny, and very real. First Christian I’ve been around in quite a while I felt kinship with in the spirit sense. Yet she comes at it from such a different place, she’s been like this a very long time, perhaps all of her life. God is everywhere, as you know; tapping directly into that, though, as you also know, is not “normal”.
Ironically, it was X’s attitude about us staying in the shed that drove us away. We do attend a little church here in Encinitas, where the Pastor is more compassionate (X is the minister of another Key West church.)
Sloan, please keep me updated about Kari’s condition. I really enjoyed the time’s i have spent talking to her. Hopefully the surgeon’s work today will be helpful
From time to time I report Kari’s progress at goodmorningkeywest.com. There are people who keep up with her in that way. She is really grateful for being able to recuperate in this church; she would not have had the surgery otherwise, it would have been madness to have it and be living on the street, and i can’t imagine the surgeon would have done the surgery under those circumstances. God provided Dr. Convington, who brought in the surgeon and a gynecologist and the hospital to help Kari, who could not pay any of them. She got beautiful treatment by the nursing staff in the hospital, and they all really liked her. I saw when i was in the surgeon’s office today, that the office staff and nurses really like Kari. I have seen a number of homeless people really like her. The woman who fed the homeless in Bayview Park really likes Kari. The woman responsible for the church where Kari is recuperating really likes her, as do other members of that church, but not this particular minister.
1 Corinthians 13
Something else I shared with Sharon yesterday, to which she did not respond – can’t say I blame her, politics is grubby.
The real yuck of my day so far was learning who Ted Cruz picked for his running mate, and she accepted. I could not find a movie nearly this exciting to pay money to watch as the wannabe president Sundance Festival follies.Here’s Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz’s New Running Mate, Saying He “Cannot Possibly Beat Hillary Clinton”
Now that Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are totally best friends, they may have put whatever squabbles they had as competitors for the Republican presidential nomination behind them. But that doesn’t mean we can’t relive the best moments of their enmity, such as when Fiorina said “Ted Cruz cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton” on Fox News.
Right Wing Watch points to the above clip of Megyn Kelly interviewing Fiorina about conservative radio host and Cruz supporter Steve Deace from December, five whole months before Cruz named the former HP executive as his pick for vice president. Previously, Deace had tweeted that Fiorina went “full vagina” during a debate, and Kelly asked for Fiorina’s thoughts about the sexist remark.
And you know what, it was a long time ago, some things were said, no need to make a big deal about it, everybody’s cool now. I guess if you must know how Fiorina responded, you can read the transcript:
I told my story, just like every other candidate has told their story. So it’s inexplicable to me why this major surrogate of Ted Cruz thought that was playing the “v card.”
But the more important point is this: This gentleman is more than a radio show talk host, he is a major surrogate for Ted Cruz and a major endorser. And this is why Ted Cruz cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton. Previously, Fiorina called it “odd” that Cruz didn’t renounce his Canadian citizenship until 2014, alleged that the candidate is “just like any other politician” and “says whatever he needs to say to get elected,” and said there was “no honor” in the Cruz-led government shutdown of 2013.
We wish the pair a long, happy, and successful partnership.
I had thought Trump would have been smart to have Fiorina as his running mate, but maybe he saw right through her? She was not what she held herself out to be? She, actually, was just another politician?Maybe Carly will turn out to make Cruz wish he’d chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate? Kari like’s Palin, and Trump, but I don’t see Trump choosing Palin. Maybe he will have himself cloned, and run for president and vice-president 🙂.
me and my running mate at Higgs Beach, early spring 2015