Happy Halloween. 👻 Did you know? Watch where a writer of strength and depth takes this. As we write this even we do not know where we are ending up. So join us in the journey.
Did you know that there are less than 100 hours until all polls close in the US for the POTUS election?
Did you know that our beloved England has NO interregnum. When the results are decided, the PM either stays or leave 10 Downing Street by sundown the next day.
Speaking of our beloved England (and oh to be in London now that Covid has a second wave!) Did you know that Sean Connery, born in Edenborough, convinced the Queen to knight him in Scotland? And did you know that and that when the Scottish Parliament reconvened for the first time in 292 years On May 12, 1999 ( having last met on March 25, 1707) Connery was invited to speak at the opening ceremonies? Did you know that sadly the best 007 died Friday night peacefully in his sleep at 90. And Did you know that one of his best movies is one of our favourites? 2000 Finding Forrestor in which Connery plays a reclusive writer ala JD Salinger who befriends an inner city young man who has great writing talent. We recommend you watch it this weekend if words matter to you. Some of our favourite lines are "you write your first draft with your heart; you rewrite with your head" and "why is it the words we write for ourselves are always so much better than the words we write for others?" And of course, not necessarily PC, but still: "Q: Women will sleep with you if you write a book? And Connery answers "Women will sleep with you if you write a bad book." The same may apply to bloggers, but we have no experience with bad blog writing.
Did you know our favourite federal blogger has a great new podcast here (yeah we know we are promoting this a lot, but that's what friends are for).
Did you know that according to the President we are turning the corner on Covid and according to his son deaths have dropped to "almost nothing'?
Did you know that Thursday we had almost 90,000 new Covid cases and deaths exceeded 1,000 American souls? Did you know that the "almost nothing" stat means that every seven weeks we lose the same number of Americans who died in the fifteen years of the Vietnam war? Did you know that each and every one of our fellow countrymen who have died and will die had hopes and plans for their future which did not include dying unexpectedly alone, on a respirator in a hospital room?
But we end on a a bittersweet note, remembering 007 as he should always be remembered. NB- 007 wears an iconic grey flannel suit that you can see throughout the video. For most of our professional career we have always had several in our closet, made by our gentleman tailor just off Saville row in London: