Saturday, July 4, 2020
Loudest Night of 2020
11:38 pm edt
Some people have been relentless with lighting off fireworks. They seem to like loud explosions.
I never enjoyed fireworks when I was younger. It wasn't my thing.
Friday, July 3, 2020
Need For Coins
10:20 pm edt
The pandemic has created
shortages of many products. It's still hard for people to find sanitary wipes.
Businesses and banks are saying there is a shortage of coins.
People were staying home for months and not putting their spare change into circulation.
The US Mint also decreased production for the safety of the their employees.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
You Can't Publish Five Days
11:54 pm edt
I have always enjoyed reading the e-paper edition of my
local newspaper. I willingly paid the monthly subscription fee for seven days of the paper.
Covid-19 forced them to publish only five issues for the same price. I was ok with it at first, but
always felt it would evolve to the current situation where I feel they have no plan to go back to seven days.
I have no problem with that, but they need to reduce the price of our subscription service on a prorated
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Don't Flip The Switch
11:55 pm edt
The 11pm news had a story of a 29 year old mother who was
struck by lightning in her home.
was no observable damage to the structure. It probably happened when a tremendous thunder and lightning crash struck the electrical
wires leading into he home.
At that moment, she was turning on a light before she saw
a white flash. She had a seizure later on at the hospital.
How does something like this happen? What are the odds?
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Put Down The Brush
7:55 pm edt
I always enjoy looking
at stone walls, especially ones that have been around for centuries.
A local business had a nice one along the road, but someone decided to paint it white.
I don't think stones or bricks were ever meant to be painted.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Light Up The Sky
12:29 pm edt
The use of fireworks is totally out of control across cities
and towns. Police departments have been inundated with complaints from angry residents, but there isn't much they can do.
It will peak over the 4th of July this weekend, especially with public shows and displays.
A recent letter to the editorial page of the local newspaper said that communities should substitute
laser shows in lieu of fireworks.
isn't really practical as people who attend fireworks shows want to see the real thing.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
So Many Car Crashes
11:58 pm edt
There are so many bad auto crashes these days. There
is a cause for each one.
Is this a product of our crazy times? Are people just driving worse and not caring?
We have never seen this stuff before.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Masking The Water Issue
11:25 pm edt
I just saw a story on the 11pm news about lifeguards
being at state beaches.
The reopening guidelines said that lifeguards must
wear a mask at all times, even when giving assistance.
I assume they are allowed to override the order if they need to swim to save someone.
You really don't need to have a mask on when you're trying to do that.
Friday, June 26, 2020
They Clean Up
11:52 pm edt
Some businesses are so specialized that it's hard to see
how they survive. You must have a steady flow of customers to keep the revenue flowing.
While out for a walk yesterday, I noticed a store specializing in cleaning sneakers.
I wonder how long they have been there and how they do.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Today's Walk In June
11:53 pm edt
I had my car serviced today at my local Toyota dealership.
I walked home and returned to get it.
way was less than two miles, but I saw so much on the streets.
You see a certain amount when your drive by, but the street view shows so much.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Hot Days In Siberia
11:36 pm edt
We have experienced extremes in the weather in recent years.
Temperatures have fluctuated strangely in some places.
A place in northeast Siberia recorded a temperature of 100.4 degrees the other day. What really made this
striking is that it happened north of the Arctic Circle.
The weather should be an interesting this summer.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
2020 In NYC
11:48 pm edt
There is so much craziness going on in the world, especially
in New York City.
The news had a video of someone throwing a very devastating
piece of fireworks at a sleeping homeless person sleeping on the street.
That was such an inhumane thing to do to anyone.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Less Sun Going Forward
11:48 pm edt
These are the longest days of sunshine because of the calendar.
Daylight will only get shorter from this point forward.
At 8 pm tonight, darkness was not here, but will show up by the end of July.
Summer will pass by so fast, although we had one interesting spring.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
4:46 pm edt
The pandemic has shifted consumer patterns on various items.
People are just starting to travel while others feel safer at home.
The sale of swimming pools has spiked because they don't want to go to the ocean or lake. They want to walk
out the back door and have everything there.
A pool is never a wise investment to increase the value of a home, but it doesn't matter at this point.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
It's Ok to Touch Indoors
1:24 pm edt
A local outdoor farmer's
market is opening for the season, but with restrictions because of the pandemic.
Customers must practice social distancing and will not be allowed to touch produce. They can only point it
out to the clerk who will then bag it.
This is contrary to indoor grocery stores where customers routinely touch the produce and nobody seems to