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Friday, April 30, 2021

Dawson's Domain on BBS Radio 1 5-1-2021

 Tomorrow at 2:00CST, Dawson's Domain. Topics Book review: Arsenal of Democracy, Ranger update, Connor Brogdon status, Biden State of the Union Address Call in to join the discussion 888-627-6008

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Love's True Second Chance

Breast cancer and relationships


A Walk


I walked through the cold air remembering happier times. It was hard not suppressing the smile creeping across my face. I can still see Debbie walking by my side, dressed in her favorite, red, peacock coat. Seems like only yesterday, we were walking hand-in-hand, planning our futures. We’d waited thirty years to give love a second chance. In seven, short months, we and her girls, shared a lifetime of love. If only we’d have reunited sooner, maybe I could have offered more help as she battled the deadly disease. I look to the heavens, remembering why we loved.


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

COVID 19 update We 4-25-2021


COVID 19 update 32,070058 total cases, 571,471 deaths. New cases, 472,028, an increase of 45,494. 2,382 deaths last week a decrease of 2,165. Deaths per day, 1,488 since WE 4-29. Down 12 per day from last week. Deaths/day WE 4-25, 819. An increase of 171/day. Six states still account for 25.460% of cases and 30% of deaths: NY, NJ, CT, CA, MA, WA. TX and FL 5,076,753 16% of cases and 84,901 deaths, 15%. It is the 4th leading cause of death in the US. Death rate versus known cases, US infection rate, 2.4742%, mortality rate, .1732% New Jersey has the highest rate of mortalities versus population at 11%. US recovery rate, 98.22%. States with the biggest increase over 10% from previous week, None. All other states were stable at 1-3% increase. US accounts for 21,894% of known cases and 18.436% of mortalities, worldwide. Good to see this number slowly coming down. Comparison to other countries mortalities to population: Bosnia .2485%, Italy .1975%, England .1912%, Brazil .1859%, Peru .1828%, US .1732%, Mexico .1716%, Spain .1660%, France .1567%, Sweden .1352%, Since December, Australia had been holding steady. They’ve reported 2 mortalities and looks like there’s an uptick in cases. Will be watching to see how they cope. These numbers come from the CDC and John Hopkins.  

          US recovery rate of those testing positive is 98.22%.

          The big four results. NY continues to report a 2% increase each week. FL 2% TX 1% and CA 0%, Thought Cuomo had this beat, according to his book. Yet, each week the numbers keep going up. Good job Andrew.   

          Here’s a new stat worth looking at, mortalities per country: Brazil 389,492, Mexico 214,853, India 192,311, United Kingdom 127,417 Italy 119,021. Haven’t heard anything on Brazil have you? Not only is the country having an explosion of cases, President Bolsonaro is prepared to call out the military to eliminate mandatory lock downs. That’s an interesting development. Why would he take such rash action? Because lock downs aren’t working. If they did then the numbers in NJ, CA, NY, MA and CT should have been minimal instead of leading the country. Peru is also having a surge. Bottom line, Mexico, Central and South America are surging and our border is still open. Why?  

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Book Review: Ollie Come Free


Ollie Come Free


            This is a very interesting and easy read.


            Ollie isn’t what you’d call an athlete by any stretch of the imagination. He’s more of the class clown. His brother Cody is the athlete. His favorite sport is baseball of which he and his dad share a collective interest. All of that changes when Ollie is leaning against a light pole and a bolt of lightning strikes the pole, electrocuting Ollie. Life would never be the same again.

            Their parents, Bob and Cathy are running cattle ranch and are struggling to keep it afloat. Bob is a grizzles veteran of Vietnam and hard headed. No, isn’t in his dictionary, nor is giving up. He keeps hoping he will find the lost treasure Jubal Wainwright hid on the property back in 1887, For generations, his family and other, searched for the hidden treasure with zero luck. Occasionally, a coin or two would be discovered, but the motherlode eluded all who sought it out. If Bob could find it, all of his troubles would go away. Ollie’s fate with mother nature would put the search on hold and only add to the family’s financial woes.

            Add tot that, one of Bob’s Vietnam and drinking buddies, Ralph Durbin has his parole hearing for killing his wife in a drunken state. Did I mention, Cathy can’t stand him and wants her husband to have nothing to do with him. Bob has a soft spot for his buddy and when he’s released, decides to put him to work on the ranch. Yeah, Cathy is not a fan of this at all at let’s Ralph know it. That’s a pretty good premise for a story.

            Still not hooked?

            Ollie’s misfortune because a silver lining when he becomes an artistic savant. While his bubbling personality has vanished, he is able to draw anything he sees in exact detail even if he only sees it for a few seconds. As Ollie’s talent flourishes, the relationship between Cody and his family becomes strained to say the least. Cody feels abandoned and begins a journey into a dark abyss, figuratively and literally. Desperate to have money, he steals some of Ollie’s drawings and posts them on E-Bay and then writes a letter to the ABC affiliate in Los Angeles. This turns into a huge publicity bonanza that causes Ollie’s drawings price to explode. I will add in, Cathy isn’t too fond of this. Why? Because Ollie has a problem with human interaction and people in general. This exposure could unravel all of the therapy Ollie has been undergoing for the past years trying to fit in and have a normal life. Let’s say, just the opposite happens.

            I’ll also add in Ralph has a daughter, who wants nothing to do with him.  He tries to make amends by sending her money in hopes she will someday forgive him for the heinous crime hi committed so many years ago. Top that off, he’s a grandfather. While he hopes for the best, he never expects to see her or his grandson in his lifetime, and he’s resigned to that harsh reality of his past actions.

            Okay, to write anymore would give away too much of this well-crafted tale. Trust me, if you’re a fan of redemption, heart-break, murder and revelations, you can’t pass this one up!


            Hands down, a solid four-star story

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