My memories of St.Moritz in the seventies where we had an apartment are still very vivid for me today. In those days, Annie and I were members of the “underprivileged jet-set”. This meant when the ski season was over in the spring, we hitch hiked to the Italian or French riviera or even tried to wangle a ferry ride to Ibiza. My book Corviglia – A Murder ini the Alps is about the kidnapping of the crown prince of Iran. But it tries to be more than that. It tries to recreate the aura of the time when the Shah and Farah Diba were frequently present along with a who’s who of world famous dignitaries in business, show biz, and just plain rich and famous. Someday, I will write a memoir of the seven years we spent back-and-forth between St. Moritz and Milano. You should check out the book at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Corviglia-Murder-Alps-Alan-Wallach/dp/099650804X. It really is a good read.
Equal justice?? The FEC is dropping the charges on Trump’s violation of the election law, paying hush money to the women. Michael Cohen, who did it at Trump’s direction and for his benefit went to prison for it. Trump should likewise. Hopefully the SDNY and NY Attorney General will move a little faster. Trump belongs in jail.
Summer is coming. Kids go badk to school in September. They should exercise their reading skills. Check out my books for middle grade readers 10 and up. The Kieran Adventure Series https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B078NRYZL1/ref=dp_st_1520627459
Originally, I thought Rudy Guiliana was a criminal. Then his behavior dictated that he was demented. Now I’m sure he’s a demented criminal. I don’t know if I prefer to see him in jail or to flip on Trump and send him to jail. What a dilemma.
Notwithstanding David Brooks article in the NY Times 4-23-21, sane republicans (and there are many e.g. The Lincoln Project) should form another party. Actually they should have done it years ago when the tea party entered. If they do it, in one or two election cycles, the loonies would be marginilized and the new party would dominate. Trying to change it from within is a hopeless cause.
While the verdict in the Chauvin trial was justified. Let’s not get too overjoyed. First, it should never have happened. Chauvin had a long history of abuse. Police leadership could have saved Floyd and, yes, Chauvin by stopping him years ago.
And next, may I now ask WTF is wrong with police. The next day police in Columbus have to shoot a teen age black girl four times because she had a knife? Two trained officers can’t subdue a teenage girl without shooting her four times. It seems to me that the only way we will ever cure this chronic disease is to take guns away from the police. Then they would have to use their brains and proportional force. Years ago, police had a nightstick and knew how to use it. They almost never had to use a gun.
At first, I was excited that the Chauvin trial was going to be publicly aired. After over 2 weeks, I am wondering how the jury stays awake. The same monotonous details with slight variations between witnesses when it’s so apparent Floyd was murdered. Chauvin refused to get his knees off the body even after he was dead. He was on Floyd’s neck at least 3 minutes after he had no pulse. What else does one need to know?