Saturday, April 5, 2008

Playing Chess With Missiles

How quickly we forget. We must remember the Russians are good chess players. Years ago during the "Cold War" the USA put Jupiter C missiles in Turkey. Naturally the Soviets didn't think that was a friendly gesture. So, being great chess players the USSR put missiles in Cuba and said "CHECK!! "

The USA got all excited about the missiles in Cuba but did not inform the American public that we had missiles in Turkey. The entire Stratigic Air Command loaded nuclear weapons and was on the ready before President Kennedy made his public speach announcing the USSR missiles being in Cuba.

The American public was lead to believe the USSR backed down and removed their missiles.
NOT TRUE!! The USA and the USSR made an agreement. The USA would remove its missiles from Turkey and the USSR would remove theirs from Cuba.

Now the USA is about to start a similar situation. Will we wise up and save the world, or will we see Doom's Day?

The USA is going to put "defensive" missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic. Russia doesn't think this is a friendly move. What will Russia do before they say "CHECK" next time?

Friday, April 4, 2008

Good Bye Pus Pus

Puss Puss was found in a rental truck. It was her cries that attracted attention. A Manx cat with an interesting face lived for twenty years. One day her mistress was going on a trip. Puss Puss climbed into the suitcase and settled down as to say "I'm going too." One day a chill wind blew and Puss Puss was taken away taking a piece of our hearts with her.
Two of Puss Puss's residential friends miss her: Thai and Pussy Cat.

Watercolor Painting

Being an old man there is not much I can do in the way of high energy activity so I have settled down to passing my time painting watercolors /sumi-e. I have traved the globe extensively so have many images stored in my mind I draw on these mental images often to paint.