Sunday, May 31, 2020
11:39 pm edt
Today's technology has
enabled viewers to watch the live riot and looting going on right now in Boston.
It seems to be no big deal for people to be caught looting on live television.
That is the world today.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
A Great Day For Space
7:24 pm edt
It was a great day for
space exploration as the joint venture between NASA and Space X launched a rocket and capsule that will head to the International
It took almost ten years, but America now has its own ride
and not be dependent upon other nations. Russia has been ferrying American astronauts at a price tag of $80 million for each
Other companies have competed with Space X for this first
launch. They are working on their own vehicles. Competition can only lead to bigger things.
Friday, May 29, 2020
11:54 pm edt
It has been so crazy the last few nights with protests, riots and looting across American cities.
When will this end? This happened so fast.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Ski In June
4:19 pm edt
Monday is the beginning
of June, but a ski resort in Colorado has reopened after being shutdown because of the pandemic.
It looks like there is still plenty of snow to ski for a few more weeks. The revenue will really
help the resort.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Wait Until Saturday
4:46 pm edt
Americans were hoping
to see history made today with the launch of the Space X rocket and capsule on its journey to the International Space Station.
Today was to mark the culmination of a partnership between NASA and private industry to get our astronauts
launched on American vehicles.
Unfortunately, bad weather in Florida has postponed the
mission until Saturday afternoon.
A former astronaut providing analysis mentioned that 60% of the launches were scrubbed on their initial
target date because of the weather.
They will launch when the conditions are right.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
A New York Business
11:12 pm edt
Whenever it rains in
New York City, you can always count on a small army of umbrella sellers to emerge on the streets.
I'm sure it looks different there in light of the pandemic, but a new business has risen. Vending
machines for protective safety masks have popped up in parts of Manhattan.
It allows the buyer to get a mask in a safe transaction.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Six Months From Today
7:15 pm edt
My birthday will be six months from today. So much will
change between now and then, especially in light of the pandemic.
There will be a presidential election with so much at stake. What will be the status of the vaccine? Will
the virus flare up again? Will the New York City Marathon be held?
The world has changed forever in the last three months and has such an unclear future.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Beach Time Memorial Day
11:51 pm edt
There are so many people
who need to get to the beaches on Memorial Day weekend, but it causes so much traffic.
I heard the updates on the radio. Traffic was really backed up at the beach areas. That's normal
at any time.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Birds & Glass
11:20 pm edt
It's hard to believe that you could build something in New
York City that would cause migratory birds to fly into the glass facade.
A recent event showed over 30 dead birds by the building. Apparently, they get confused by the type of glass
used in construction.
It's a real challenge to have remedy for that.
Friday, May 22, 2020
It Gets Real Hot
2:10 pm edt
I never knew about bedbug
treatment until I saw it done at a house in my neighborhood.
Apparently, the most effective method is to bring the temperature up to 170 degrees for a sustained period
I can't imagine the preparation needed to remove items that
could be effected by the heat. It would be very easy to leave something behind.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Taking The Eggs
2:24 pm edt
Whenever a bald eagle
dies mysteriously, it can often be linked to humans. A case in New Hampshire proved to be different.
The bird was found with a puncture wound in their chest. It turns out the eagle was probably trying
to steal the eggs of a loon to feast on. The mother got angry and stabbed the thief in the chest with her beak.
Species fight all the time and it doesn't always end well.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Traffic Problem Resolved
6:06 pm edt
A local home owner was
constantly complaining to public safety officials about the traffic leaving a nearby highway exit ramp. He claimed it made
it difficult for him to leave his driveway. The state responded by placing a stop sign, but with little impact.
The problem appears resolved when I drove by yesterday. The home owner apparently sold his
house which was knocked down and replaced by one much bigger.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
A Cost To Recycle
7:29 pm edt
Communities around the
nation are rethinking the entire recycling process. In the past, China took a good portion of it, but the market has hit bottom
in recent years.
Cities and town are now paying extra just to recycle. New
York City could save an estimated $200 million annually if they just mixed it all in with the trash and sent it to a landfill.
With local budgets around the nation being impacted by the Coronavirus, serious consideration will
Monday, May 18, 2020
All Types of Camping
6:11 pm edt
People who go camping have a broad definition of the activity. Some do it with a tent and a sleeping
bag, but others want more.
A luxury campground will be opening on Cape Cod that has
all the bells and whistles. Campers can choose from 98 fully-loaded Airstream trailers or 10 luxury canvass tents that even
come with air conditioning.
Many would question whether this is really camping, but
its all whatever people say it is.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
11:22 pm edt
Monday will be the debut of the reopening of Massachusetts. Everything has been shrouded in secrecy
It's amazing that nothing has really been leaked to the
There will be many unhappy people tomorrow.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
No Surgery Is Routine
7:20 pm edt
I don't think there is any medical surgery that is routine.
Patients are getting treatment for conditions that were never done in the past. We see that with invasive heart procedures
and joint replacements.
There are always risks involved and things don't always
turn out well for every patient, especially those with pre-existing conditions.
A 60 year old man I know had his knee replaced two years ago. He had enormous complications which resulted
in numerous ICU stays. He recently had his 89th procedure.
He has been unable to return home after two years. He caught Covid-19 while in a long term care facility,
but is now testing negative.
Before his knee replacement, he had a great deal of pain,
but his life has been upended.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Not Rushing To Gamble
3:45 pm edt
Encore Boston Casino
hopes to reopen at some point in June. They have outlined some of the precautions they plan to put in place to keep everyone
safe from the Coronavirus and make them feel at ease.
I have been there several times, but it doesn't seem to be worth it to go to those extremes just to gamble.
I have no plans to travel there in the future. Gambling was never a big thrill for me. Taking in
the entire scene was more fun.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Bottom Crust
11:14 pm edt
I buy the same label
of bread all the time. In the last couple of weeks, I noticed the crust on the bottom of each slice was well-done. after toasting.
It bordered on being burnt.
I wonder what happened during the baking process.
Was it noticed by anyone?
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Writing Like A Doctor
10:32 pm edt
Someone on Facebook shared observations from their 1978
diary. It was written in cursive, but almost illegible.
I was able to make out some of their thoughts, but lost their main point because it was so difficult to read.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
How Do You Spell It?
4:25 pm edt
Parents have a right
to name their child whatever they want, but they should realize that they will eventually grow into an adult.
Some of the most popular names have numerous variations of spelling which will last their
lifetime. Their name will be constantly misspelled.
gets even worse with celebrities who decide to name their newborn after a symbol or a combination of them.
I don't understand their motivation at times.
Monday, May 11, 2020
First 2020 Shark Attack
6:17 pm edt
The public and media seems fascinated with shark sightings
at Cape Cod Beaches. It has become a cat and mouse game. Things were fine until someone was killed in a shark attack two years
Over the weekend, a 26 year old surfer was attacked and
killed by one at a Santa Cruz, California beach.
There had been reports of numerous shark sightings the previous week, but people still went out to surf.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Some Schools Might Depart
11:41 pm edt
I read a story that many of the 900 plus private
colleges and universities are in a dire financial situation because of the recent pandemic.
Schools who are playing the blame game are ripe for the picking. It's a fact that some will
never reopen. They were done long before the Coronavirus.
We are hearing stories of kids taking a gap year. Who wants to pay all that money to take courses
Will students need to stay six feet away from their
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Road Test To Mediocrity
4:49 pm edt
Some states are going
to extremes with executive orders during this pandemic.
Georgia has waived the road test requirement for those applying for a driver's license. Over 20,000 teens
have taken advantage of this ruling.
this make roads any less safe? What percentage of candidates fail this test during normal times?
Many people are reckless drivers throughout their life.
Friday, May 8, 2020
It May Snow
6:39 pm edt
It's hard to believe that on May 8th it could snow. That
is in the forecast this weekend.
we get snow, it won't be the first time, but it will be a very rare event.
This has certainly been a crazy year so far.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
The Battle of Pennies
8:16 pm edt
The price of gasoline is the lowest it has been in recent years. I paid $1.67 at a place today that
traditionally has the lowest prices in the area.
Right next door is another gas station that was charging $1.68. They often go back and forth with their prices.
Nobody can really predict the future prices because there is not much traveling going on.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Square Feet or Rooms
11:17 pm edt
During a walk in a neighborhood of huge old homes, I saw
one of the biggest ones locally.
would be great to get into a square footage contest between today's over-sized homes and the ones from the late 1800's.
Back then, they had a lot more rooms. They built really
big and spared no expense.
Today's homes have nothing of the wood
detail of the past.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
First It Was Paper
11:44 pm edt
will be interesting to see what happens with the developing meat shortage in grocery stores due to the Coronavirus outbreak
at a number of processing plants.
I went shopping today, there was no chicken and limitations on the amount of beef each customer could buy.
Meat will become like toilet paper. People will hoard in fear of being without it.
Monday, May 4, 2020
Those Big Old Houses
11:47 pm edt
My neighborhood has
so many great example of Victorian architecture of the late 1800's.
It's hard to believe that so many of these multi-unit places were once a house for one family. They are so
There is such a great cost to keep up with a paint job and
rotting wood. A number of places had issues from what I saw.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Confusing Look
1:33 pm edt
The company that hosts my website sent me an email the other day about changes coming to the process.
When I went to login today, I saw a totally different home page that was rather confusing.
It took a little bit of time to figure everything out, but I should be all set now.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Food To Go
7:19 pm edt
I was watching a story
on the news about the popularity of take-out orders at restaurants during the pandemic. Some are doing a bigger business than
The program didn't mention the restaurants that are struggling
with the lack of orders.
The successful ones are constantly looking for delivery drivers.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Why Do They Share?
5:36 pm edt
I hear a radio commercial
continuously about the timesharing business and how to get out of a contract.
I didn't realize they were still that popular. It never sounded like a wise investment, but
people do it for whatever reason.