Who so many firework complaints in NYC this year?

The key respnse for most people will just be what will be a "duh" -- but only once it occurs to you. There are all sorts of noises that are more obvious in a much quieter city. This article includes a number of Tweets talking about where the fireworks have come from, who's setting them … Continue reading Who so many firework complaints in NYC this year?

Being recovered from COVID-19 doesn’t mean being well — WEAR YOUR MASK

This article is a compact summary including stories showing that recovery from COVID-19 doesn't mean your life will ever be the same. This is not a virus you want to get yourself or give to anyone else. WEAR YOUR MASK for everyone's sake. The next person you meet who isn't wearing one could give it … Continue reading Being recovered from COVID-19 doesn’t mean being well — WEAR YOUR MASK

Apple+ offers free viewing of “The Banker” for the rest of June

Such a wealth of entertainment available free this month in support of either Juneteenth or the protesters -- make sure you catch at least a few. https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2020/6/19/apple-offers-free-viewing-of-the-banker-film-to-celebrate-juneteenth Apple offers free viewing of ‘The Banker’ film to celebrate Juneteenth June 19, 2020/ Dennis Sellers To celebrate Juneteenth celebration, Apple has made its original film, “The Banker,” … Continue reading Apple+ offers free viewing of “The Banker” for the rest of June

Quarantine by NY, NJ & CT on travelers from high levels of community spread of COVID-19

This is the description of the announcement published at 11:45, Wednesday, June 24th in the Guardian U.K.. Wondering how this is to be enforced as people from the restricted states are not the type to take this as a directive. Subsequent info indicates the states expect this to work by residents asking newcomers if they’ve … Continue reading Quarantine by NY, NJ & CT on travelers from high levels of community spread of COVID-19

Description of OMNY, NYC’s new contact-less fare setup

Have no idea what's happened to OMNY since this was published immediately before COVID-19 hit. Bad timing. https://ny.curbed.com/2019/5/22/18617849/nyc-subway-mta-omny-contactless-payment-system A guide to OMNY, the MTA’s new MetroCard-replacing fare system The tap-to-pay technology is rolling out on all Manhattan buses as well as more subway stations this month By Caroline Spivack Updated Mar 2, 2020, 1:51pm EST It’s … Continue reading Description of OMNY, NYC’s new contact-less fare setup

Surgeon answers every objection time wearing a mask

RETIRED SURGEON Sam Laucks, has this to say about wearing masks: “OK, here’s my rant about masks: I have spent the past 39 years working in the field of surgery. For a significant part of that time, I have worn a mask. I have worked with hundreds (probably thousands) of colleagues during those years, who … Continue reading Surgeon answers every objection time wearing a mask

How much is American individualism worth? EU locking us out

I compare how the U.S. is handling COVID-19 to how we've been handling the right to carry assault weapons around in WalMart. In certain parts of the country (mostly South and North with pockets in the upper Midwest), the traditional American tradition of "personal liberty" rules supreme. That concept places the rights of the individual … Continue reading How much is American individualism worth? EU locking us out

100 degrees in Siberia is downright scary

The time during which we can reverse the accelerating increase in global temperatures is getting very short. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/17/climate-crisis-alarm-at-record-breaking-heatwave-in-siberia See also: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/18/europe/siberia-warming-climate-crisis-intl-hnk/index.html Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms A map showing places warmer (red) or cooler (blue) in May than the … Continue reading 100 degrees in Siberia is downright scary

Here’s what opened in NYC with phase 2 start on June 22nd

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/heres-what-will-reopen-in-new-york-city-during-phase-2 Photograph: Courtesy Charissa Fay Here's what will reopen in New York City during Phase 2 Outdoor dining, retail, hair salons and more will be opening their doors starting Monday. By Shaye Weaver Posted: Wednesday June 17 2020, 6:34pm RSS Share Tweet Phase 2 of New York City's reopening will begin Monday. Mayor Bill de Blasio … Continue reading Here’s what opened in NYC with phase 2 start on June 22nd

NYC’s indie theatres preparing to reopen

NYC is full of movie theaters but they definitely fall into two camps -- the national chains and the locally supported indies. https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/new-yorks-indie-movie-theaters-are-cautiously-preparing-reopen New York's Indie Movie Theaters Are Cautiously Preparing To Reopen By James Ramsay June 11, 2020 1:17 p.m. • 96 Comments Nitehawk's marquee in Park Slope Scott Lynch / Gothamist On Sunday, … Continue reading NYC’s indie theatres preparing to reopen

Want to understand Florida — here’s a novel that may help

PLEASE NOTE: This is a book review not written by me about a book that he concedes is sharp, brilliant, mean, and exasperating. I'm posting it because it looks like a fun read that will undoubtedly produce many discussions. And how lovely to have a topic that is new. The Dark Soul of the Sunshine … Continue reading Want to understand Florida — here’s a novel that may help