5/8/2018 1:43:00 PM Publisher's Column
and other oddities
I see in the news that President Trump's attorney friend Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 to prevent her from saying that she had an affair with the President. According to President Trump there was no affair, he knew nothing about the payment until after it had been made and Cohen just made the payment on his own to protect his friend. If that's a true presentation of the facts, then apparently all you have to do if you need some quick cash is tell Cohen you had a liaison with the President. Since he pays first and asks questions later, it looks like an easy way to pick up a chunk of money.
I was looking forward to getting my Gravely zero-turn mower going to get the garden ready for tilling last week, but, while I was hooking up the battery charger, I noticed something had eaten a silver dollar size hole in the plastic gas tank, which still was over a quarter full. I'm baffled as to what eats that hard plastic, why it picked the gas tank and whether it ended up inside the tank. The last I will find out when Earl's Small Engine takes off the tank to replace it.
Early Sunday morning I was looking out our kitchen window just as some Canada geese came flying in between our barn and pole building. They appeared to be headed for a landing in our barnyard. I couldn't see where they actually landed, but the last goose of the group landed on the roof of the barn and stood up there for about 15 minutes looking all around and appearing to be standing watch. I can't recall ever seeing a goose land on a perch like that before.
Also Sunday morning, our cat caught a finch and was holding the bird in its mouth when Melanie saw it. We will never know for sure what Meg, our cat, was really going to do with it, as Melanie was able to persuade Meg to give it up. It was released apparently unharmed. If the cat was planning to eat it, why didn't she just clamp down and kill it? Big cats kill their prey, why do little cats play with theirs?