Tag: clarity

24 Hours to Hell and Back

 

Gordon Ramsay may be a master chef, but he greatly overrates his own expertise in helping struggling businesses recover. The tragedy is that no one wins in these encounters, and he demonstrates the delusions that emerge from his arrogance.

Ramsay is known for his nasty temper as a master chef, although he shows his ability to charm people in another show as he travels internationally to learn the cuisine of other countries. The irony is that in that show he allows at least a week to pick up the basic knowledge and techniques of that country.

But a few years ago, he decided that he could also rescue troubled restaurants with the expertise he’d acquired in running his own businesses and creating successful menus. I was spared watching this most recent production, “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back,” until recently; apparently the producers decide season by season whether to renew his contract.

Dog Bites Man – Fraudi: Parties for me but not for thee

 

Once again, “Doctor” Fraudci spouted leftist partisan nonsense, in the false name of public health. He peddled his propaganda on the Poppycock Network, appearing on Meet the Press to condemn those bitter clinging deplorable extremist hobbits gathering in Sturges, South Dakota, while having nary a care for the equivalent “superspreader” events this past week on Martha’s Vineyard and in Chicago.

Lollapalooza is a long-running music festival, held in Chicago, Berlin,  São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Stockholm, and Paris. Chicago hosted Lollapalooza, July 29 – August 1, 2021, in Grant Park. It was a perfectly normal huge weekend party, with mostly younger people packed in shoulder-to-shoulder. There were 8 stages and over 170 bands.

Clarity versus Agreement

 

One of the best things I have heard on talk radio is this sentiment by Dennis Prager: “a guiding principle of my show is that I prefer clarity to agreement.” Clarity is a wonderful thing, seeing clearly, for one who has not been able to do so is a profound gift.

This summer, my eyesight began to fail. It was slow at first, so slow I didn’t notice it. My reading glasses just slowly quit supporting me to read. By the time I went to the doctor, I had moved from +1.25 for reading and nothing for driving to +5 for reading and +2 for driving, though I am better now. It acted as a step function; but, thinking back on it I could remember how I noticed things starting to get blurry, but discounted it.