Saturday, November 25, 2017

fond Thanksgiving dreams, memories and reflections, and a few spiny sea urchins

In a dream before dawn's early light today, I was eating a bowl of what looked like instant oatmeal and instant brown rice and fruit and nuts. On waking, I took the dream to mean I should be soft today. I was already feeling that way, mostly, and instant oatmeal and instant brown rice and fruit and nuts were all that was in the kitchen larder for breakfast this morning. 
Yesterday afternoon, #1 (first) wife Dianne and I drove to Birmingham to have a fabulous, joyful, side-splitting laughter reunion dinner with a very old friend from our University of Alabama Law School and later days, and his daughter and one of his sons. But I'm still in recovery from being jolted like a bolt of lightning went through me when I heard toward the end of our time together that my old dear friend has Alzheimer's. I would not have known it from our fond reminiscing. During the drive back to Tuscaloosa, I cussed plenty about what befell this truly remarkable man and his family. Perhaps another day, I will feel up to singing stanzas from parts of his heart songs that I know. Right now, all I can manage is remember him move many years ago from strumming to three-finger picking a guitar and singing "Gentle on my mind."
Such a great time with you and D! Long lost friends! Daddy thoroughly enjoyed!❤️



Meanwhile, Dianne's and my older daughter
Nelle's Thanksgiving Day Crowd Control Report was at the top of my Facebook page when I went online this morning (a sign?), and since I was part of the control group study, I could not help but slip in a few late entry "clarifications".
Thanksgiving dinner discussion is under control.
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Kim Koenemann Ward I love it!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!
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Kim Koenemann Ward Totally printing this out.
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Dianne Lawson Baker Some of the taboos will be more observed in the breach 😂
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Robert St John that's awesome

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Whit Waide “Law school-are you going” 👏🏻

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Robin Clark Pigg Very cute idea
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Doug Bedsaul That's great!
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Leslie Fye LOVE this! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! ♥️

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Lee Anne Larrick This is great! "Lee's" cooking would be on the "NO" side. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wade Overstreet Must share. That ok?

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Courtney Swan I love it!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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Emily Johns Squires This is awesome!

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Beth Ratliff Gonna be a quiet dinner

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Beth Ratliff hoop earrings: in the yes or no column?

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Katherine Stone Hysterical!

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Nita Lynn Briscoe I love how DOGS is in all caps... but Scientology is in the yes column?! Hmmmm

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Robyn Bowling Remotigue So funny! Great idea!

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Sarah Triplett Hill This... 💯

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Katie Marshall McDaniel Love this! It would completely work at my house, except would substitute Sam's puppy for Susan's new rescue and my cooking

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Cathy Sellars Doll I'm surprised Scientology made the YES list. lol

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Victoria Odwyer Hysterical. Love it !

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Rebecca Hummel This is everything!!!

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Kim Haynie Mitchell 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Mary Leach This wins the Internet for the YEAR!!

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Doug Ireland Black Friday plans? Thanks for the chortles and guffaws. Happy turkey day!

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Mary Dee Patrick Well played, my friend...we go the opposite direction as mom keeps Fox News on and it spurs fodder for good food fights





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Megan Bean Perfect! Will have to share this at our house and giggle over the more Cohen-specific items. 😂 Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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Teri Brinkman Good plan!

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Anne Marshall I love this.

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Claire Chester Wardell 😂😂This is great!

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Nicole Thomas We think you should add Farmer's Daughter jams to the Yes list! ❤️❤️❤️

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Bill Boyd Fantastic!!

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Alex Sheffield I just laughed out loud

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Christine DeMaria Penfield Meanwhile my 15 year old is reading an Ice-T article aloud in the kitchen.

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Jen Renk Scientology is fair game? 😂

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Emily Rees I literally laughed out loud? 😂
(Olive oil??)

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Jen Renk And Nelle's cooking?! 😉

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Emily Rees I also take slight issue with "Cats" being in the NO category... 😹

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Jen Renk noticed that too. 🙀

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Nelle Cohen A sisterly jab at Jordan haha

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Robin Clark Pigg Davis thought this list was great.

Beth Clay I can identify with this listing!!!

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ReRe Pride Shaw I wanna know if it worked??

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Nelle Cohen IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY

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Margaret Farley OMG within five minutes of arriving my mother-in-law and husband were in a yelling match about which branch of Judaism is more generous with food--Sephardic or Ashkenase. WHY DIDN'T I DO A WITEBOARD??

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Valerie Allsup Phillips I loved reading this list!

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Krista Burchfield Vowell You weren't kidding! Love it!!!!

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Jennifer Spafford Danish Reproduction plans!! 🤣🤣

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Margaret Farley Right? I'm guessing Dianne Lawson Baker?

Emily Rees Nelle
A few minutes ago the conversation at our house started going down the slippery slope into <why the hell can't we all get along for more than 20mins
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I texted your Yes / No discussion pic, suggesting we do something similar. 

I leave you with the results:


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Emily Rees From Zach:

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Emily Rees They're too damn smart for my own good! 😜


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Emily Rees From NK:
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Jen Renk 😍😍

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Doug Ireland Oh -- HailState tonight in the Egg Bowl

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Tawanna Griffin Martin Happy Thanksgiving to the Cohen Family!
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George Dunn Stealing this!
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Shelly E Wright I love this ! This is priceless
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Dagmar Ebaugh All ours needed is ONE ITEM in the NO column... "Marilyn -my mom - may not criticize or question parenting decisions (or any adult decisions) made by her adult children!"
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Gwen Wagner What a great idea!
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John Barnes I laughed.
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Lynn Phillips-Gaines Lol! So smart!
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Randy Ratliff Jew-ish. Hmmmm? Possibilities.
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Julie Noble Perfection. Sharing.
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Shlynn Morris Nelle, this is a great ideal.
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Patty Welch Many thanks for such a great idea! I would rather use my time to gobble until I wobble on Thanksgiving Day.🦃💕

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Sloan Bashinsky some people unnamed cheated a bit when Nelle was distracted❤️

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Sloan Bashinsky And many wonderful moments

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Sloan Bashinsky If you don't count the sad final score and State's fabulous quarterback being seriously injured on the second series of downs. 

My post yesterday recapped some of the festivities from a grandfossil's perspective: 

http://afoolsworkneverends.blogspot.com/.../thanksgiving...

daughter Nelle and moi above, granddaughters Avery, Jordan and Grandfossil, below After stuffing ourselves…
AFOOLSWORKNEVERENDS.BLOGSPOT.PE
And, since Arnaud Girard, who, with wife Naja, 
are my good friends and landlords, and they publish Key West the Newspaper online every Friday (thebluepaper.com), was looking for something from me in a dream last night, here's the teaser to what that might be about, followed by my reader comment: 

http://thebluepaper.com/ethics-violations-its-all-dannys-fault-if-we-lose/


Florida Keys County Commissioner Danny Kolhage

by Rick Boettger…….


Danny Kolhage’s share of the $15+ million in reporting errors made by the most recently cited four county commissioners rung up with $20,000 in fines by the Florida Commission on Ethics was “only” $2,254,648, putting him a distant third to Heather Carruthers’ $7.4 million and David Rice’s $4.5 million.  But Kolhage was easily in 1st Place in errors of form, omitting 24 addresses and 309 entries on his investment portfolio. He was tied for 2nd with Carruthers with $5,000 in fines. Continue reading »

One Response to “ETHICS VIOLATIONS / “It’s all Danny’s fault if we lose.””

  1. Thanks again. Rick. Your piercing serial comparisons of the way the county commissioners filled out their own required disclosures with the way they treated SUFA and Linda Gottwald is simply devastating. Looks like karma to me.

And, I imagine, Arnaud Girard also had this in mind:

http://thebluepaper.com/davidson-a-joint-meeting-of-the-affordable-workforce-housing-committee-and-the-school-board-should-be-convened-immediately/


by Captain Ed Davidson…….
Some elements in the Schools Administration are unenthusiastic about providing Affordable Workforce Housing directly, and are broadly unknowledgeable of the issues as well — and were starting off half-cocked with practically no awareness of the vast amount of professional-grade work the county-wide Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (on which I had served for more than a year as the School Board designee) had already accomplished.
So I decided to pay them a visit Tuesday afternoon [November 14th] when housing issues were workshopped:
“For the record, I am Captain Ed Davidson, a former member of this Board who has personally attended more than 400 such meetings over more than 20 years – and raised the issues of affordable/workforce housing at many of those.
I read in a recent newspaper Mr. Porter’s quote that “Tuesday night felt like a little bit of a blast from our past with regard to board room climate and decorum…”  So since he apparently missed me, and obviously needed considerable advice on affordable/workforce housing, I thought I’d stop by today to give it to him.

Responses to “Davidson: “A joint meeting of the affordable/workforce housing committee and the school board should be convened immediately.””

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    Thank you, Capt. Ed. I hope you lit a giant fire under the 5 school board members and the superintendent of schools. If not, then it’s time for you to pull some old favors with the Navy and call in a few bunker busters (that’s metaphor for anyone who somehow thought otherwise).
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier jet fighter pilot Capt. Ed was flying on John McCain's wing when he was shot down over Vietnam.

Meanwhile, in a very different kind of war,

This afternoon brings the "Iron Bowl", the traditional cross-state rivals clash between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers.

Alabama is undefeated this year, ranked #1, sometimes called "rat poison". Much improved #6 Auburn, after close losses to LSU and Clemson, has its heart set on ruining yet another Crimson Tide perfect regular season and appearance in the SEC Championship and then in the BSC Championship playoffs. The game is in Auburn. I'll be spectating in Moe's soul food Pub in Tuscaloosa, where I seriously doubt there will be one Auburn fan. 

Roll Tide.


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