Wednesday, April 25, 2018


I had a brush with fame on the day my buddy got married on Long Island. We were standing on the curb outside his building in Manhattan, waiting to pile into a half dozen different vehicles for the ride out to the wedding site, when a tiny old lady tottered out to stand near us. At this point, my buddy's dad took the opportunity, as he had all weekend, to announce his son's pending nuptials.
The little old lady looked up, "Married?" She gave a little shrug. "Some marriages work. Some don't." And with that, she ducked inside a waiting Lincoln Town Car and sped off into the waiting day.
"That was Martin Scorsese's mom," my buddy whispered, "She lives upstairs from me."
I thought about Mrs. Scorsese and her many cameos in her son's movies this past Sunday when I read our "President's" tweet defending his renewed relationship with North Korea: "We are a long way from conclusion on North Korea, maybe things will work out, and maybe they won’t - only time will tell....But the work I am doing now should have been done a long time ago!" 
It was suggested, by the host of Meet The Press, that the U.S. may have given too many concessions to Kim Jong Un in order to make a summit between these two countries regarding nuclear weapons. Mister Kim, who is no longer referred to by our "President" as "Little Rocket Man" or any of the sobriquets our chief executive had been lobbing at North Korea's head of state just a few months ago. Presently, the "President" reserved his funny nicknames for the aforementioned host, Chuck Todd. He called him "sleepy-eyed" Chuck Todd. As for the concessions, there seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding. The White House would have us believe that North Korea has agreed to denuclearizatoin, Experts who aren't in the White House believe that this is an opportunity for Kim Jong Un to have his country recognized as a nuclear power. 
So, on the plus side, our "President" has decided to toss his amusing epithets at members of the press, and he no longer seems bent on a "fire and fury" solution. The down side is that the world doesn't seem that much safer with either of these two fellows having access to nuclear weapons.
It should be noted here that my buddy's marriage ended in divorce.
Some relationships work. Some don't.

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