FIVE FOR FRIDAY 11/11/2022 – Veteran’s Day

Thank you, Veterans

Today is Veteran’s Day. Originally known as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of major hostilities in World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Today we honor our military veterans and active service members. Thank someone today.

I mention Armistice Day in my script based on my Grandfather’s WWI diary: Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy. The play premiered in 2018 with River City Community Players, and the script is available on Amazon. When the war ended, my grandfather was in a hospital in France recovering from exposure to nerve gas.

I did not serve but, as noted, my grandfather was in WWI. My father served in Germany after the war and later in Korea. My father-in-law served with the occupying forces in Japan. My stepfather was in the Pacific theater. I honor them all today.

The Red Trickle…

Tuesday’s election did not give us the Red Wave that was predicted. I’m not sure if all of the votes in Arizona will be counted by the time you read this…or ever. I’ll let the pundits analyze the results because I sure as heck don’t understand them.

Already there’s some GOP infighting over who to blame. I’m not getting into the fight. But I’ll note that Donald Trump tossed out some unflattering remarks regarding Ron DeSantis. Totally uncalled for. And while writing this I just saw that he’s attacking Glenn Youngkin.

I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016. I did in 2020 because I liked what he was doing and largely because of the people who hated him so viciously. But he’s always been an egotistical jerk.

Attacking the GOP’s most popular and effective governors is a bridge too far.

I’m done.

About those student loan payments.

Most of us knew this was coming. President Biden didn’t have the authority to forgive federal student loans.

BREAKING: Federal judge declares Biden’s student debt relief program unlawful
The Post Millennial
In his ruling, US District judge Mark Pittman sided with the Job Creators Network Foundation, who petitioned for a motion to end the program on the grounds that the government violated federal procedure.

I suspect the President knew this. But it probably prevented the Red Wedding.

Deck the Halls

Normally I’d be putting the Christmas decorations up this weekend. And I might possibly get to the outdoor lights tomorrow. Possibly. But we have a couple of maintenance issues to deal with. We’ll have everything up for Thanksgiving. I’ll do all of that around working the day job, rehearsing for Winterfest at Kings Dominion, and writing the next book(s).

For those of you who are purists and say the tree must wait until after Thanksgiving, I saw the perfect comment yesterday. The turkey will taste the same in front of the tree.

Maybe even a little better.

Christmas is coming…do you have your books?

Herbie and Quinn are waiting with their adventures. They would make great gifts for those special young readers in your life.

Have a good weekend.

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