March 3, 2018

It’s Saturday. You would think that being retired for twelve years and each day having its own weight that Saturday would be just another day. But it isn’t. For me, Saturday is so profoundly relaxing, blissful and care free. I only answer to my own drummer…….except when my wife changes the beat.

Saturday mornings I worship at the temple of soccer.  The Barclays Premier League to be precise. I rejoiced as Tottenham beat Huddersfield 2-0 and sent a quick consoling prayer to my brother-in-law in England who supports West Ham. They lost 4-1 to Swansea. Soccer is very tribal in England and this was best described by an African supporter of West Ham. He said while I am at the grounds or at the pub near the grounds, I am Claret and Blue (West Ham’s colours) and accepted by all as one of the tribe but when I am away from the grounds I am black and subject to prejudice.

My wife and I went to an afternoon showing of a new movie ” Red Sparrow ” starring Jennifer Lawrence. I’d give it 3.5 stars out of 5. A Red Sparrow is a Russian spy who has mastered the arts of deception using seduction. After the movie there was at least an hours wait at each restaurant we visited so we decided on take out at Swiss Chalet.

That evening I paid to watch the “Darkest Hour” on TV. The life of Winston Churchill covering the one month period May, 1940. I would give this five stars out of five. Excellent movie.

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