How concerned should you be about breakthru COVID?

I would prefer not to get even a mild case of COVID as my friends who have been at the front of the battle tell me the consequences are not Necessarily mild. That's enough for me to have gone back into masks indoors and social distancing plus a good deal of caution. The items showing … Continue reading How concerned should you be about breakthru COVID?

Good time to sell, bad time to buy (bubble anyone?)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/median-existing-home-price-hit-new-high-in-june-11626963073? U.S. Median Home Price Hit New High in June Median price rose to $363,300 as sales increased 1.4% on strong demand Rising prices are prompting more homeowners to list their houses for sale.PHOTO: KAREN DUCEY/REUTERS By Nicole FriedmanUpdated July 22, 2021 1:04 pm ET SAVEPRINTTEXT140 Listen to articleLength5 minutesQueue Continued strong demand pushed the median U.S. … Continue reading Good time to sell, bad time to buy (bubble anyone?)

If you love Tamora Pierce….

theportalist.com/fantasies-like-tamora-pierce-books? 10 Other Incredible Fantasies to Read If You Love Tamora Pierce Books If you love The Song of the Lioness and Protector of the Small, then these female-focused fantasy adventures are for you.PROMOTED BY OPEN ROAD MEDIA | By Kelsey McConnell | Published Nov 7, 2019 Tamora Pierce—famous for her Tortall series with over twenty novels and short stories—is a paragon … Continue reading If you love Tamora Pierce….

Hands-on info about Apple’s new Magsafe Battery Pack

Am going to refer you below to an article from CNN, but my favorite is one from The Verge that refers to the new Magsafe Battery Pack as a "chonk," a term I've only seen used for cats who are a bit on the hefty side. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/7/19/22583859/apple-magsafe-battery-pack-thickness-size-shape-plasticSo above, the citation to that article, and below … Continue reading Hands-on info about Apple’s new Magsafe Battery Pack

West Coast fires produced unhealthy air in NYC

Below is a very impressive fast-moving video showing how the smoke traveled across the country, following normal wind currents. Living in NYC as I do, it never occurred to me that the unhealthy air was due to wildfires almost three thousand miles away. This is a prime illustration of how one large enough meteor could … Continue reading West Coast fires produced unhealthy air in NYC

For a beach vacation that’s more than just beach, try Delaware

Altho I lived in Delaware a shorter time than anywhere else in my life, it's still the place that I think of as my home during my younger years. This article describes a few reasons why. https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-a-beach-vacation-thats-not-just-beach-try-delaware-11626984666? For a Beach Vacation That’s Not Just Beach, Try Delaware Coastal hamlets like Lewes and Rehoboth offer a … Continue reading For a beach vacation that’s more than just beach, try Delaware

How bad is Delta? Why? How about 1000 times higher viral load?

http://www.wishtv.com/news/coronavirus/study-delta-variant-carries-1000-times-more-viral-load-poses-greatest-covid-19-threat-to-date/? Study: Delta variant carries 1,000 times more viral load, poses greatest COVID-19 threat to date  by: Dr. Mary Gillis, D.Ed.Posted: Jul 19, 2021 / 06:34 PM EST / Updated: Jul 19, 2021 / 07:06 PM EST INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The COVID-19 Delta variant is dominating the United States, accounting for over 51% of new infections.  Cases are … Continue reading How bad is Delta? Why? How about 1000 times higher viral load?

These bears aren’t playing; they’re seeking relief from unusual heat

Interesting ruminations about the impact of media presentation mischaracterizing something cute. https://newrepublic.com/maz/article/162990/bathing-bears-lake-tahoe-climate-change BGSmith/Shutterstock Those Bathing Bears Aren’t Cute. They’re Climate Change Victims. Watching ABC’s video of a mother and cubs at Lake Tahoe, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t a family outing but a scene of desperation: The bears are seeking relief from the … Continue reading These bears aren’t playing; they’re seeking relief from unusual heat

Regular lunar cycle in the 2030s will bring surge in coastal flooding

The combination of higher sea levels with amplified high and low tides will show quite the impact the next time the lunar 18.6 cycle hits its peak. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~3/UME5HUiNRhU/index.html Moon wobble to bring surge in coastal flooding in 2030s, NASA study predicts By Rachel Trent, CNN Updated 6:08 PM ET, Tue July 13, 2021 Nearly all US … Continue reading Regular lunar cycle in the 2030s will bring surge in coastal flooding

Two different update paths beginning with iOS 16

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/16/ios-15-update-choice/ iOS 15 update choice could mean big changes in iOS 16 – Macworld Ben Lovejoy - Jun. 16th 2021 4:12 am PT @benlovejoy 29 Comments One of the benefits of an iPhone is that you get iOS updates for five or more years. But when it comes to the iOS 15 update, Apple is for the first … Continue reading Two different update paths beginning with iOS 16

Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/20/everything-is-on-fire-siberia-hit-by-unprecedented-burning Russia ‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning Locals fear for their health and property as smoke from raging forest fires shrouds an entire region of eastern Russia ‘Airpocalypse’ hits Siberian city as heatwave sparks forest fires Siberia hit by unprecedented heatwave and forest fires – video report Andrew Roth in MoscowTue 20 … Continue reading Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

9 New LGBTQ+ Memoirs to read this summer

bookriot.com/lgbtq-memoirs 9 LGBTQ+ MEMOIRS TO READ THIS SUMMER Rachel Rosenberg Jul 20, 2021This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Lately it seems like so many books about queer lives are being published, and this summer is a grand ol’ time to catch up on reading LGBTQ+ … Continue reading 9 New LGBTQ+ Memoirs to read this summer