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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Listen to Trump now say the Republicans should force us into default unless the Democrats cave on all the Republicans outrageous demands. Then, listen to him when he was President say that using the issue of raising the debt as a negotiating weapon is unheard of and would be dirty pool. This is why I just wrote that the Republicans do not understand good faith. They have one set of rules for themselves and another set of rules for everyone else.

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Yesterday was a sea day marked by our team coming in second in trivial pursuit and Barbara, for the first time on the cruise being under the weather for the first time in recent memory. Hopefully, this is a very temporary situation but observing her is like watching Superman be on disability.

A very close friend to whom privacy is paramount is having major surgery today so we wish our friend well in an anonymous manner.

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This is graduation time and it is really great fun to see the children and grandchildren of our friends having achieved so much. How lucky we are to have lived long enough to see the young generations move forward successfully. Not all parents are fortunate enough to have had that privilege.


However, there is another aspect of these thoughts. One of my biggest regrets, and I try very hard to limit my regrets, is that my parents did not live long enough to see how Barbara’s and my life have turned out as well as the lives of our children. It is a big loss on multiple levels.


I will tell you this. My parents have been gone a long time, but I do not think there is a day I do not think of them and thank them for all I have and how my life and the life of my family has turned out.


If our children and grandchildren think of us even half as kindly, I will be satisfied. Frankly, with one exception, I have my doubts we will have succeeded as well.

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I am going to cut this post short. Barbara did not make dinner so I went but quickly returned to the cabin. There was nothing I could really do to take care of her, but I was uncomfortable not being there if needed.

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We will be in Cape Verde today and tomorrow but I will do my best not to leave the ship today.

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See you tomorrow. At least that is my plan.

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Go Ukraine

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