Finally a triumph for Standing Rock

Dakota access pipeline: court strikes down permits in victory for Standing Rock Sioux Army corps of engineers ordered to conduct full environmental review, which could take years Dakota Access Pipeline water protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota, in 2017. The Standing Rock Sioux chief welcomed the court’s action on Wednesday. Photograph: ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock Nina LakhaniPublished onWed … Continue reading Finally a triumph for Standing Rock

Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

This use of the location reporting done by my smart phone doesn't bother me. This is a matter of public concern and interest, not the usually far more objectionable use for fine-grained marketing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/24/social-distancing-maps-cellphone-location/ Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not) D.C. gets an 'A' while Wyoming earns an 'F' for following … Continue reading Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

Top NYC grocery delivery services

This is a very interesting selection of ways you might have your groceries delivered -- interesting largely because of its variety. A few of these are wedded to particular grocery stories while others are linked to growers. Instacart and Peapod layer themselves on top of a variety of grocery stores in the area, such as … Continue reading Top NYC grocery delivery services

NYC Covid-19 Deaths Data, Details: 95% Had Other Health Issues – Bloomberg

Ninety-five percent of New York City’s almost 200 deaths from the new coronavirus had underlying health conditions, though almost half were under the age of 75, according to data published by the city’s health department on Tuesday. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/most-nyc-covid-19-dead-had-other-health-problems-city-data-show

If you're facing a lengthy period of semi-isolation, what will help you come thru sane and (maybe even) happy?

This letter is filled with useful gems about coping with isolation, even when the space is small. Bet there's something here you can use. Several of these suggestions are even More useful if you're going to be retiring soon -- did a lot of research on the issue as that time approached for me. As … Continue reading If you're facing a lengthy period of semi-isolation, what will help you come thru sane and (maybe even) happy?

When did a book last make you laugh out loud — in public?

And now I'm wondering how many of these are available in Kindle format? https://bookriot.com/2016/05/24/books-that-made-us-laugh-out-loud-in-public/ Books That Made Us Laugh Out Loud In Public Claire Handscombe May 24, 2016 Blurbs often claim that a book is “hilarious” or “laugh-out-loud funny.” Usually, though, let’s be honest: they are chucklesome at best. We might smile, or draw a … Continue reading When did a book last make you laugh out loud — in public?

If domestic air travel disappears, then what?

If people aren't flying domestically, doesn't seem unreasonable for the planes to stop hopping about. But, of course, things are never that easy. Having a full flight schedule meant the same crew could usually travel together, reducing their chances for the coronavirus to hit. But those planes make a profit in part off the cargo … Continue reading If domestic air travel disappears, then what?

Grocers have stepped back to old methods of inventory — and shopping is smooth again

These are the types of stories that fascinate me. After all, we have an entire planet of people who are making independent business decisions based largely on what's in front of them -- and they have to make those decisions quickly. When you consider that the coronavirus only truly because visible outside China in early … Continue reading Grocers have stepped back to old methods of inventory — and shopping is smooth again

How are people at home filling their day?

Zoom, CNBC and Jigsaw Puzzles: How America’s Shut-In Families Are Spending Their Days The confined U.S. consumer is watching a lot of cable TV, ordering books to keep the little ones occupied and downloading apps for everything from videogames to social gatherings Sales of jigsaw puzzles are ‘exploding,’ said the chairman of one puzzle maker, … Continue reading How are people at home filling their day?