cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
I wrote a year ago about my friend John and his battle with cancer. John and I had shared many cigars and many thoughts during that time. Another mutual friend was also very attuned to John's battle in that his father had similar issues and had appeared to have won at least the first round with surgical removal of a small tumor near the pancreas.
I will vote for John McCain for President with a clear conscience where, I must confess, I had been feeling a little remorse because I would, for the first time in a long time, be voting for the 'lesser of evils'. I am no longer voting for the lesser of evils. I am a solid supporter and I love his VP selection.
Labor Day has arrived and signals the 'end of summer' as nights get chillier and children and grandchildren go back to their respective schools. Ideally, we will enjoy a luxurious fall season with leaves ablaze and many beautiful days before snowflakes once again arrive.