Celebrating on New Year’s Eve can kill

This article discusses the effects of bullets fired into the air or carelessly. They retain the power to kill as they travel beyond their originally intended location. Do remember also that the shots and fireworks scare animals and make them truly miserable. Are they really that essential? https://amp.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article238725368.html

One person’s list of the best audiobooks of 2019 for escape

https://slate.com/culture/2019/12/best-audiobooks-2019.html The Best Audiobooks of 2019 The stories I lost myself in during a year when I needed escape. By Laura Miller Dec 24, 20199:00 AM Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Amazon and Getty Images Plus. Full disclosure: Audiobooks were my great escape over the past 12 months, and while no doubt there were … Continue reading One person’s list of the best audiobooks of 2019 for escape

This is the time of year for movies to rake in the cash

The more movies I see, the more I become aware of the seasons in the industry. Because the prestigious awards are bunched just after the start of the calendar year, fine quality movies are often put out in late fall to meet the issue date requirements and allow potential voters to easily view potential winners. … Continue reading This is the time of year for movies to rake in the cash

Useful tips for experienced and new Amazon Kindle owners

I've been an avid Amazon Kindle user since the first generation. Yes, I do buy books and take them out of the library but 90% of my reading is on the Kindle. I've gotten many others hooked just by virtue of my enthusiasm. You would think I would know every single tweak of making Kindles … Continue reading Useful tips for experienced and new Amazon Kindle owners

A list of the bills that have been passed by Congress and totally ignored by the United States Senate

Altho I generally avoid overtly political comments, it's impossible to ignore the hundreds of bills passed by the House of Representatives that the Senate Republicans have chosen simply to ignore. This is not the way our democracy should work. https://www.dailykos.com/story/2019/12/26/1906015/-You-know-that-trainload-of-hundreds-of-bills-Senate-Republicans-have-blocked-Here-s-a-linked-list You know that trainload of hundreds of bills Senate Republicans have blocked? Here's a linked list … Continue reading A list of the bills that have been passed by Congress and totally ignored by the United States Senate

Overheated ocean near New Zealand is a mystery

I collect these anomalies showing extreme effects the climate crisis is having in other places that just haven't yet been discovered. In an ideal, detached world these oddities would simply be matters for curiosity. Unfortunately, it's impossible these days to ignore the fact that they represent increased hazards that may be even more dangerous than … Continue reading Overheated ocean near New Zealand is a mystery

But won’t the airlines then have to supply good quality water for refills?

Unfortunately, many of the photos, graphics, and tweets contained in this article did not transfer here. The text that has made it tho has some fascinating previews of what airports and airlines will be doing to encourage travelers to stop drinking water in plastic bottles. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/22/airports-and-airlines-want-travelers-to-ditch-their-plastic-water-bottles.html Airports and airlines want travelers to ditch their plastic … Continue reading But won’t the airlines then have to supply good quality water for refills?