Well yesterday turned out to be just a bit too long. As a result there's no particular subject to write about today. You see the day was long but not very interesting.
This is the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy's death but you've heard about that for the last two weeks; on the nightly news as if it just happened. They put that on each night at the expense of covering news that was really, for want of a better word, news. I think his death should be mentioned on the occasion of the actual anniversary, today, but not for two or three weeks before and after.
On that particular day a friend of mine, Donald D Greene and I were busy drinking beer at a hotel in Japan - there's a time difference - and we really didn't know until the next morning, or a few hours, after the death was announced.
I noted this morning that steps were taken to remember JFK in Japan, they were charmed by him, and at his death the Japanese flags were flown at half mast.