Tag Archives: London

A Futile Attempt At Distillation

Some days you are faced with an impossible mission. Today is one of those days for me. I want to distill all the “dangling participles” I have from about the last fortnight into a single article. I will not be successful. This reminds me of a story from my first year of coaching at the college level. We had a weekend road game against a team that ended up playing for the national championship that year. Our club was not very good; the Athletic Director (AD) had fired the head coach earlier that week and named me as the interim head coach. I had had only one practice with the team between the firing and departing. As we boarded the vans his final instructions to me were, “Keep the spread to 50”. In other words if he expected us to lose and any loss by less than 50 points was fine with him. (We lost by 30 and I did not use any delay tactics.) With all that in mind, let’s explore.     Continue reading A Futile Attempt At Distillation

What The Dickens?

If you combine one expression, two authors, one playwright, part of a single sentence, a holiday and an American president what do you get? The answer is today’s article. Continue reading What The Dickens?

The Most Powerful Man In America

Monday I saw undisputable proof of who the most powerful man in America currently is. Exactly how he got there is still somewhat of a question and I only see three possible explanations. The man is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Most Powerful Man In America

Manic Monday

The inspiration for today’s title is the Bangals 1986 hit Manic Monday; the hook line of which is, “It’s just another manic Monday.” Next to Friday, Monday seems to be the biggest political news day under the rule of Trump and with meetings with Vladimir Putin scheduled I do not expect today to disappoint. With that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading Manic Monday

Drumpf The Dummkopf

I am a typical American and unlike most Europeans am only literate in one language: English. (While far from literate in it I do have a small verbal vocabulary in Polish.) However I have picked up a few words in many languages along the journey. One of the few German words is dummkopf which basically translates to dumbass. Especially considering President Trump’s conduct in Europe this week it is an appropriate adjective to use when describing him. Let’s explore. Continue reading Drumpf The Dummkopf