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
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.
Former president Jimmy Carter has progressively become a looser and looser cannon. He has obviously 'represented' the United States in many foreign countries, since losing his race for re-election...all on his on dime since he was "without portfolio" as the phrase goes. He went on his own, conducted his foreign policy meetings on his own and did his best to muddy the waters of the sitting president.
I had the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee (tea in his case) with our Village President Tom Kempinski this morning. He extended the invitation and this was actually the second time he had done so. I appreciated his time and our visit feeling that I had come to better understand the man than before.