Water Wars

Forget nuclear Iran. Or Russia. Isis. Al Qaeda. The most dangerous wars will be waged over lack of water. From the Colorado River Basin to China damming rivers in Tibet. Neighbors are already wrestling for well rights. The countries and regions that have vs. those which do not. New world order.

Desalination is expensive. But will be necessary. A wise banker back in the 80’s told me to focus on working with global companies to tackle this issue. Prescient. Water. Not weapons.

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Jeb. Bush 45? It’ll be the old Bohemian Grove guard circling the campfire. Do I hear Cap Weinberger and George Schultz exultations? 45 would extend the Repub country club neocons for another generation. Bechtel and Raytheon (my former clients, I knew all of these guys) will have plenty of new projects. U.S.A. will have lots of boots on the ground everywhere. Very troubling indeed.

Notre Dame came pretty close to making me brilliant. Oh, well. Kentucky prevailed as expected. Sunshine today. Yay. Going Clear tonight.

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Mal Weekend

Snow. Yes. That’s right. It is snowing. Again. Right now. Plus, Flu. Malaise. Gray days. Okay. What’s great? My four teams have all made it to the Final Eight. Go Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Michigan State!!

Gail Collins has a fun pop up quiz about Teddy Cruz. I got 7/9.

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Truman Show

Call me crazy. I like Ohio Governor John Kasich. He’s not pretty. Nor polished. Just common sensical. Refreshing. Not saying I’d endorse him. Yet. But.

Cannot endure Hillary’s halting humor for two minutes let alone years. Nor trumped up women’s issues as the centerpiece of a presidential raison d’être. Pay equality does exist. For the same productivity, service, results. Always has in the private sector. Class disparity another stutter. We need fresh and new.

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Pick ‘n’ Roll

TV pick of the year so far. Conan in Cuba. You have to find this 90-minute window into a wonderful culture just off our shores. Laugh until you cry. Learn so much. O’Brien’s nod to Bourdain’s Parts Unknown with a slap stick.

March Madness rolls on. Sweet Sixteen. Um. Joe. Michigan State beat oops… Virginia! Who is still in? Oh, yes. All of my teams.

Girls finale. They are finally gaining independence and perspective. Growing up. Gone Girl. Found it at RedBox. It was good. Rosamund Pike personified Amy as in the book. Affleck not so much Nick.

Run Ted Run. This could be fun.


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Vernal Equinots

Spring shming at 6:45 p.m. Couple of inches welcomes it in. photo-71

Broken brackets. Mine still in tact. Until tonight. Bon weekend.


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March Crabness

Soaps pre-empted for first rounds. March Madness?! It can’t be now. Freezing. Windy. 2 feet of snow still on the ground. Crocuses and daffodils submerged. Anyway. Here are my final four.

Gonzaga. Wisconsin. Notre Dame. Michigan State. C’mon. Kentucky too easy.


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