The good, the bad, and the ugly (September 22)

My youngest daughter turned 10. Happy birthday!

Apple introduced the iPhone 5 series, and silliness about people’s efforts to be amongst the early buyers was able to crowd out some of the world’s grimmer stories. Apple also introduced IOS7, which I understand makes more joyous still Internet experiences.

Henrik Stenson trashed a locker room after the BMW Tour Championship, in which he played a poor final round. He damaged his driver and redesigned the locker room at Conway Farms Golf Club while venting his frustration. Conway Twitty?

Fear and hysteria ran rampant at Sydney Pagon Agricultural High School, in St. Elizabeth. Was it something paranormal at work or play? The Observer reported “Hysterics, fainting spells, and reports of ‘demonism’,” Education Minister Ronnie Thwaites called it a ‘health scare’. Either or both have caused a mass exit of students. Paton or Pagan?


Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)