Catching up on the last month… I did a number of house painting jobs in Bluffton, while continuing to hone my “populist image.” One of the homes had two greyhound dogs. The fastest dogs, I learned, on the planet! (They can get up to 43 mph.) During an interview for the local newspaper, their owner, Debra Hankish, told me that many of these dogs are kept in cages for 23 hours a day, and just let out to race. What’s more, once their racing career ends, in, say, Arizona, some of the greyhounds are taken out to the desert and shot. Ms. Hankish joined a “Greyhound Rescue Group” and adopted the two dogs that are now in Bluffton. They are, in many ways, “gentle giants,” said Ms. Hankish. So much so, she is having one trained to be a “therapy dog” that will go into the local nursing homes, and such. Note: During the summer at noon on M/W/F, I played hoops at the local Rec. Center with a number of guys/gals from a nearby factory. One of the women (who I chose not to guard, ever) had been the starting point guard at the University of Toledo not too long ago. Boy, is she good!