THIS WEEK'S WEATHER OR NOT
Current medal count: Check here
How about that hydrogen peroxide? Best moment: too many to choose from, but the US relay teams in swimming were right up there. Worst moment: Russian swimmer brought to tears from being shamed by a fellow competitor and booed from the stands. Fortunately, joy and sportsmanship were abundant elsewhere.
STUFF TO CONSIDER:
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FROM THE STUMP:
Another difficult week for the GOP candidate as 70 former members of Congress and staffers asked the RNC to de-fund Trump, and Mr Trump received a tsunami of negative reviews for his "wink wink to Second Amendment people" comment. While Rio and Trump drew the most attention this week, Democrats managed to take time out and worry that Trump the Distraction is becoming too much the Campaign and Hillary needs to be winning over more Independents. What she DID manage was to win over some pretty substantial heretofore Republican donors and continue to advance in the polls.
Another fatal police shooting has Milwaukee in a second day of unrest and Governor Scott Walker activating the WI National Guard. This time the victim was armed, and it wasn't a white police officer shooting a black suspect. However, the victim was the 16th person shot and killed by police so far this year in WI.
Some 20,000 people were rescued over the weekend in Louisiana as more than 2 feet of rain caused historic flooding in less than 72 hours. Swollen rivers are predicted to continue rising.
Designed for students, but something we can all adapt and benefit from: How to Live Wisely
STAY CURRENT & LOCAL:
WHAT TO DO IN THE DUKE CITY?
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(Below, please click on link to the right of topic)
LOBO LAND - The Lobos Schedule
THE BOYS OF SUMMER - The Isotopes Schedule
STAYING HEALTHY - RunFit Events
WHAT'S COOKING - edible: Santa Fe/ Albuquerque/Taos
The Electoral College process - here's a good place to begin researching something we all probably need to understand better:US Constitutional Issues and History - Electoral College
THIS WEEK'S MOVIE SUGGESTION: Florence Foster Jenkins
"Singing so wretched it is legendary" - Reviewed here
...."admittedly trashy, but wildly satisfying." NYT Cooking section
From the pastry chef at Del Posto, an ice cream sandwich you'll want to master: Recipe here
IT'S ABOUT THE JOURNEY - this week's getaway pick
Fly or drive - Denver is an easy weekend excursion.
Where to Stay: The Crawford Hotel in Union Station Click for website
Where to eat: Steubens for lunch, Bistro Vendome for a glass of wine or cocktail, Osteria Marco for dinner
What to Do: Denver Art Museum, ballgame at Coors Field, Botanic Gardens, stroll Larimer Square and explore Union Station
When it comes to backgammon boards, E.S. Lowe and Crisloid are the classics and unrivaled. Unlike Lowe, Crisloid hasn't been purchased by Milton Bradley or Hasbro Toys. In its' 25,000 sq ft factory in Providence RI, a tradition for excellence which began in 1948 is still firmly in place. These are American made boards in attache and tabletop formats - also available: top quality checkers, chess and Mah Jong sets. For more information, visit their website (click here)
I play on a vintage cork, attache Crisloid that still smells like the cedar closet in an Adirondack camp where it spent many of my childhood summers. Older, classic boards can be found on eBay and Etsy. And fortunately, Crisloid is here to furnish missing accessories or to replace damaged pieces.
FYI: Backgammon dates back to Mesopotamia [known today as IRAQ] and is one of the oldest games in existence. A great way to wile away an afternoon at the beach, relax with a cocktail, or compete ruthlessly - you choose.