IS THIS TIME FOR A LIFE-COURSE CORRECTION? Just five days before that, I posted on I'M ALIVE AND ALL IS WELL, reporting on what could have been the end of my life if the worst happened. On August 3rd I said that this was THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE. After all, cataract surgery had restored my vision to 20-20, the tinnitus I've been suffering from most of my life seemed to have receded, I walk 18 holes at the Ala Wai Golf Course twice/week, I have never ever dined so well, I've found a way to check my blood pressure and my decision to live for myself has reduced a lot of stress and inflammation. Simply, I'm happy, blissfully independent and consummately satisfied.
MENSA, a bunch of really smart people:
Interestingly, at Mensa's 50th Anniversary, Dr. Lancelot Ware, one of the founders, addressed Mensans by stating that he hoped that “Mensa will have a role in society when it gets through the ages of infancy and adolescence.” He also said, “I do get disappointed that so many members spend so much time solving puzzles,” expressing his desire for Mensans instead to be solving some of the world's problems.
Today, I walk 18 holes, and am tempted to drop by J-Shop for a cut of Japanese wagyu beef, then Marukai for a slice of chu-toro, which I will enjoy on my lanai. Yes, life is good and I'm very happy.
As I earlier indicated, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, too, is delirious. Yesterday, an all-time high. Today, another all-time high, reaching 22,268.
In the East Pacific, Norma is also just about to become a hurricane, and will make landfall over Baja early next week:
In the West Pacific, Typhoon Talim is weakening, projected to make landfall just north or Kagoshima, and roll over Japan through the weekend: