I've attached two separate articles about the very first-world questions about the relationship between employer and housekeeper who doesn't live in during the COVID-19 isolation. First, I found this op/ed an excellent reminder to look at decisions from all sides, not just from the perspective of personal convenience, or even need. In my case, I … Continue reading Dynamics of employing household help during COVID-19 quarantine
I've copied this list but it is a wake-up call for those not aware the harmless activities that can get you arrested, or even killed, if you're an African-American. I have privilege as a White person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it.....I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).I can relax … Continue reading White privilege is very real
If you've been to a Broadway show in the past few years, you're familiar with how the audience is packed tightly even with substantial ticket prices. Implementing the standards needed to ensure that performers, staff, and the audience are kept healthy and safe will increase those prices. Despite the good will evidenced by these proposed … Continue reading Live theatre (much less Broadway) won’t reopen until it’s safe
Those living in the U.S., being as parochial (if not more so) than people anywhere else, assume that English is the most used and best language in the world. For some uses, yes? But all? Not quite. The World’s Most Efficient Languages How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?John … Continue reading Marvelous article about the globe’s languages
If only we were putting in even half the effort at even mitigating the climate crisis as we are with COVID-19. We're running out of time. It's no longer going to be possible to take small steps. We need to do major things right now. https://www.ecowatch.com/oceans-heating-rate-scientists-2646090903.html Oceans Likely to Heat up at Seven Times Their … Continue reading Remember the climate crisis hockey puck chart? Here’s what it’s showing up in the ocean
Thought provoking article about a serious issue. It's not enough to draw lines. We have to know why they're needed. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/we-dont-know-whats-behind-covid-19-racial-disparity/612106/ What’s Behind the COVID-19 Racial Disparity? Outrage is warranted. But outrage unaccompanied by analysis is a danger in itself. MAY 27, 2020 Graeme Wood Staff writer at The Atlantic COVID-19 is killing black Americans with … Continue reading Why does COVID-19 attack certain groups so much more severely?
The City is a new online and email publication that is already producing some fine investigative reporting about the NYC area. http://thecity.nyc/2020/05/nyc-public-libraries-mull-grab-and-go-book-pickup-service.html May 26, 2020 NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service By Reuven Blau@ReuvenBlau The New York Public Library is ramping up electronic materials` during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY … Continue reading In the face of social distancing and high demand, NYC libraries trying everything
Beautiful photos attached to this article. Wind turbines are still a growth industry for energy production that doesn't require fossil fuels. Main downside (other than cost) is still that the materials used cannot be easily recycled. Published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Floating turbines at the Hywind Scotland project in the North … Continue reading Wind turbines can be placed in deep water — all you need is money
Everybody has their favorites. I've used these successfully. Not my favorites, but I simply can't manage Airpods of any sort. They fall out. Isn't it grand that we're all different? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/14/beats-powerbeats-review-apples-cheaper-bluetooth-fitness-earbuds? Beats Powerbeats review: Apple's cheaper Bluetooth fitness earbuds Long battery life, comfortable and secure ear hooks and great sound for exercising The Powerbeats are … Continue reading Excellent fitness Bluetooth earbuds
Go to http://www.newplazacinema.com to register for this discussion and to stream hard-to-find movies. Before the major water main break that shut down New Plaza Cinema's usual weekend theatre, followed almost immediately by COVID-19, our group would be thrilled if we had a physical audience close to 200. These online events are even more successful as … Continue reading Movie group where I volunteer sponsoring Q&A on excellent movies — here’s another
Other natural disasters aren't going to disappear or even hold back just because we're already wrestling with a pandemic that will probably have its second wave in the fall/winter. The national forecasters keep increasing their projections of the number of major storms that could hit the East Coast of the U.S. this hurricane season. Time … Continue reading 2020-2021 could be a bonanza year for hurricanes hitting the U.S.
Click thru to see the incredibly vivid purple shade that some corals turn as a last ditch effort to survive. Reminds me of porcupines and skunks. Coral doesn't have the strength to prevail on its own so they're trying to get the attention of helpful critters plus the production of the color also produces a … Continue reading Coral turns neon purple out of pure desperation