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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Writer's Life 6/10 - Just Sayin'

RIP Gordie Howe, 88, NHL legend. Known simply as Mr. Hockey, he played 26 seasons in the NHL and six seasons in the World Hockey Association. He’s the all-time leader in games played in the NHL (1767). He’s second in career goals (801) and fourth in career points (1850). He won four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings, and was a 23-time All-Star selection. Not only was he a great player, he was so proficient with his fists that other players wouldn't dare challenge him. NY Ranger's tough guy Lou Fontinato found that out the hard way one night. His initial punch missed and Howe landed one to the big guy's nose, breaking it. That was followed by a series of uppercuts. I don't know that there has been a more famous NHL tussle since.

On Puerto Rico -- how has a population of 3.6 million accumulated a debt of $70 billion?

I heard an audio clip of Elisabeth Warren stating that Donald Trump is a racist. Isn't pretending to be an indian to advance and enrich oneself racist? Fauxcahontas should look in the mirror. I learned today that this scourge of Wall Street made a lot of money early in her career flipping houses.

The top ticket for the hip hop Broadway musical Hamilton is now $849, a new record. The previous high was $477 for The Book of Mormon. What will scalpers charge?

I just heard an interesting conversation between conservative talk show host Sean Hannity and former NY DA Jeanine Pirro. She believes one of the reasons Hillary will not be indicted for the email scandal is that she has a lot of dirt on Obama. The only way she may be indicted is if she loses the election. It would be too disruptive if a sitting president were to be indicted. More than the Watergate scandal, I thought? Then again, the press wanted Nixon's scalp. Hillary is their anointed one.

There wasn't much action at the floating book shop today, but I did get a visit from Occupy Jack, whom I hadn't seen in a while. He's preparing to change his campaign from "Bernie or Bust" to "Anybody But Hillary," whom he dubs Shillary. I tried to explain that Mrs. Clinton's views are little different than Bernie's, but he is unforgiving of the shameless way she will do or so anything to get elected. I compared her to the old Soviet party heads who lived high on the hog while preaching the virtues of communism. Hilarious video has surfaced of her endorsing the building of a wall at the Mexican border and supporting the deportation of illegals. Anyway, I asked Jack what he'd been doing lately. His face lit up as he told me about his posts at the Al Jeezera website, which generate a continuous stream of death threats, so much so that they reach the site's limit.
My thanks to the gentleman who bought Dan Brown's Deception Point.
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