Lovely day yesterday. Should be another one today. I got some trimming done and attacked the sudden rise in the Japanese beetle population. I caught and drowned about 30 of the little pests and missed I don't know how many others. I have another recipe for a deterrent I will try today. Next year I have a row cover with support hoops to try out but I bought them too late to put in this year. I will have to get a new basil plant (or two) and keep it inside if I want any basil when we start canning tomatoes. I collected another small handful of pea pods which we ate with our supper last night along with the pods I harvested earlier. The little Tom Thumb plants are producing well for their size. I found some small Costoluto tomatoes forming and we ate the first two Microtom tomatoes that ripened a couple of days ago.
I saw this yesterday but don't remember if I linked to the story. I have often wondered how some authors (not necessarily righties) got on the "best seller" list. I suspected something like what is described in the article. No one I knew was reading the books and almost everyone I know are avid readers. I wasn't reading them either. And, for the record, I haven't read Obama's and Clinton's books either. My lack of interest transcends the left-right divide.
I am always amazed by how effective a bit of bad (or potentially bad) publicity can be in getting something done right.
So Tom Selleck basically received stolen goods. I wondered when I first read the story if that might be the case. If you buy a stolen TV does that somehow absolve you if the owner comes looking for it? Just because you didn't steal whatever yourself doesn't make you innocent.