The good, the bad, and the ugly (February 8, 2014)


The Winter Olympics began in Sochi, Russia. I love most of the winter sports, especially downhill racing, and get an enormous thrill watching that, ski-jumping, snowboarding, ice hockey, bobsledding (where Jamaica now has interest in the two-man…Cool Runnings II coming?),  and luge. I really admire the skills in curling. Another series of nights watching sports in the wee hours beckons.


I understand the urge to curb people from producing more children in conditions where they appear unable to support them, but reproductive rights should be protected. So, Sen. Ruel Reid’s suggestion of mandatory limits on reproduction do’t sit well. Reactions to this in coming days/weeks will be interesting.


Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1…not the treatment that title leaders in the English Premier League like to endure. Worse, perhaps, for having to see Daniel Sturridge perform that very weird dance to celebrate a goal.

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. :)