Tuesday, March 31, 2020
A Dark Two Weeks
8:16 pm edt
The Coronavirus pandemic will get worse over the next two
weeks according to officials. There is a prediction for a massive amount of deaths, especially in hot spots like New York
Will there ever be a point where the last case has been
closed out or will this always be around until there is a 100% effective vaccine?
Monday, March 30, 2020
Soup It Up
11:45 pm edt
I made tomato soup today.
It was very basic, but crushed red pepper was a game changer.
This was the thickest soup I ever had, but it made
my body warm.
There is so much potential for future soups.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
11:59 pm edt
to make soup tomorrow. You never know how it will turn out, but I will do my best.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
No Plans To Ride
11:21 pm edt
The Coronavirus has
certainly created its share of grim news stories.
A local family had a huge tragedy the other day while trying to get some fresh air by riding their bicycles
on a local rural road.
They were all struck by the same car, killing one and injuring
the other two very badly.
don't ride for this very reason. If I did, I would only go in a park or trail. Cars and bikes on the road are a bad combination.
Friday, March 27, 2020
No Call For Now
1:50 pm edt
The Coronavirus has
done something that even Congress couldn't do.
The daily robo calls I receive have just about stopped. My phone no longer rings off the hook.
I expect them to resume once things get back to normal, whenever that is.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
It's New York
11:19 pm edt
It is so strange to see the streets of Manhattan so deserted
when I watch the news. Subways are on a reduced schedule.
There isn't much happening there, although I'm sure the actual residents are getting out to shop
for food and other necessities.
The city has 8.5 million people. It can't totally stop for
those who live there. They are like every other city and town in America. People will go out no matter what.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Down To Zero
2:07 pm edt
My Fitbit needs to be
recharged every other day. Apparently, it shut down while I was sleeping last night because the battery got drained.
I had to restart it before it would even charge. It was also displaying the incorrect time.
Everything was back to normal once it got 100% charged.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
NYC Gets Hit
7:39 pm edt
The Coronavirus is starting to hit New York City very hard.
It has almost 50% of all the cases in America. The next two weeks should tell the story.
There is tremendous pressure for people to get back to work before the economy totally collapses.
It will be a very fine line because this can't go on for months.
Monday, March 23, 2020
10:24 pm edt
The International Olympic Committee finally bowed to pressure
and postponed the Tokyo Games until next year.
There was too much money at stake to cancel it outright. The advertisement revenue really drives this event.
Who knows what it will look like next year.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
The Challenge of Vaccine
9:25 pm edt
The news on the Coronavirus changes daily and by the hour. It has taken over the world's economy.
If they ever develop a vaccine, some people will have a reaction to it.
I know how that works after getting sick for almost three weeks in the aftermath of my flu shot.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Same Old Flu
11:47 pm edt
Will we ever see another
Coronavirus? I'm not sure on that. How bad will this get?
We only need to look at the regular flu to see that the
CDC announced that 20,000 Americans died from it of the 34 million effected. They also had 400,000 hospital visits.
There is no
great outrage over this. It
happens every year. It's nothing new.
Nobody nows the end game for Coronavirus. We can only hope for the best.
Friday, March 20, 2020
No Wakes & Funerals
9:33 pm edt
It's very unfortunate
to see that the current situation has caused wakes and funerals to be postponed. Individuals and families will not be able
to have the comfort and support from one another.
How long will any of this last? More cases are being reported as testing increases.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Where Do Computers Go?
10:47 pm edt
I took a ride to Staples
today to recycle my first computer from 1998 and a three-in-one printer from 2006. They have a great policy on taking back
electronics except televisions.
still have two more desktop computers to prepare for recycling. You can only buy for today. Things get outdated so fast.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Great Impact
11:39 pm edt
The coronavirus has
certainly impacted the world's economy. Where are we headed with this? Nobody really knows.
This will be one of the biggest stories of this century. We can never go through this again as a
nation and world.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Removing The Drive
11:38 pm edt
I took the hard drive out of the first computer I bought
in 1998. The plan is to recycle the rest at Staples where they have a great program.
This computer was state of the art in its time. I paid extra money for additional RAM.
All of this stuff becomes obsolete eventually.
Monday, March 16, 2020
11:34 pm edt
The coronavirus continues
to evolve to one of the biggest stories in my lifetime.
How bad will it get and how long will it last? Nobody really knows.
The next 15 days will be very critical with so much shutting down.
This is so amazing right now.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
The Purple Vegetable
1:50 pm edt
I never heard of purple
cauliflower until I saw a recipe for it today. The stores I go to don't appear to have it in stock.
On my next trip, I will have a much closer look. I think I would have seen it in the past.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Those Empty Shelves
11:22 pm edt
A Facebook page had
a great series of pictures showing the lack of people on the streets in New York City because of coronavirus. It was quite
profound to see an image of an empty Times Square subway station at 2pm in the afternoon.
Residents are following similar behavior across America and stripping the shelves of grocery stores.
Friday, March 13, 2020
The Top Three In 2020
11:30 pm edt
The Coronavirus is the
story of this century. Nothing has changed American lifestyle like this. Who knows where we are headed.
This will rank up there with the assassination of President Kennedy and the attacks on 9/11 as the
top events in my lifetime.
is one amazing moment.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
3:39 pm edt
There are many fad diets out there which produce questionable
results. I read a story about dry-fasting where people don't consume any water except through fruits.
One person claims to be water free since 2016. This seems rather extreme and unhealthy, but others
featured in the story feel it's the way to go.
In the end, people must do whatever works for them.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Don't Talk Too Loud
4:37 pm edt
The local public library offers many programs to its patrons,
including a weekly "Conversation Cafe" where people discuss various topics of interest.
I have no plans to ever attend, but I hope the discussions are civil in light of the way things are
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Events Getting Canceled
1:49 pm edt
The coronavirus is certainly
impacting many events and situations. Harvard has just canceled classes for the rest of the semester and students will need
to vacate their dorms. The annual St Patrick's Day parade in Boston has also been eliminated.
What will happen to the Boston Marathon? It's on for now, but things could change in the next week
Monday, March 9, 2020
Sauce Could Be Better
11:39 pm edt
I bought some pasta
sauce the other day that didn't taste that great in the end. It was way overpriced in a store that charges too much for their
I will continue to try some of their other products as I
have a gift card to use.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:00 pm est
While I was out shopping
today, I was shocked to see the low prices on laptops and notebooks. Their price has significantly dropped since I bought
one several years ago.
It's impossible to keep up with technology. You can only
buy for the moment because everything becomes obsolete sooner rather than later.
Love That Bread
11:42 pm est
I bought a locally baked loaf of Italian bread yesterday.
The crust was very hard to chew. Nobody ever wants to break a tooth doing it.
Maybe it's easier to pull it apart. I should be dipping
it in olive oil.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Corona Three Week Plan
11:46 pm est
The Coronavirus dominates
the news with so many stories. Everyone is concerned, but how bad is it really?
Nobody could ever give you the right answer.
What will the story be in three week? That seems so far away with this issue.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Much About Mulch
9:21 pm est
People are always looking
for some sign of spring which is less than three weeks away. It could still get very cold and even snow.
A local business is already ahead after having bark mulch put down today. It had such a nice smell,
but hopefully it won't get ruined by any future sand and salt if we get another snow storm.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Leave Wildlife Alone
12:14 pm est
Some people act so foolishly
around wild animals. They treat them like they are at a petting zoo.
There was a video that went viral of a moose walking through the streets of a Colorado town. Several people
went over and tried to touch it. One guy got too close and was swiftly kicked by it.
People need to leave wildlife alone. No matter how many times they are told, there are still those
who will do their own thing in spite of the animal.
Quiting Before Super Tuesday
11:08 pm est
Early voting has been encouraged in many states. It makes
it easier for so many people.
They need to realize that they don't get another chance
if their candidate withdraws from the Democratic primary before Super Tuesday.
Options tend to be different on primary voting day.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Taking A Long Hike
4:41 pm est
The local newspaper had a story of a 47 year old woman and
her 13 year old daughter who plan to start their hike of the Appalachian Trail this week.
The two plan to spend up to six months to complete the 2,190 mile journey. Hopefully, they send the
paper periodic updates to see how they are doing. They estimated that they will need to do 14 miles daily to finish in their
One of the biggest challenges for anyone doing this is to avoid injury. That is the wild card.