Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Musings - October 3, 2016

Ethan's First Visit to Ellis Island
Mine, Too!
Oct 2, 2016
1. Slipping in quietly with the weekend, October arrived and with it the last quarter of the year. 

2. The weather has been wet, which is a good thing.

3. The length of the day is down to 11 hours and 40 minutes in Baltimore and falling by 2 minutes and 31 seconds per day. 

9/11 Memorial
Oct 2, 2016
4. I spend a great weekend in New York City. I was made even  better because I didn't have to drive. Aside form the incredibly high parking fees and tolls, there is nothing worse than having to drive almost 4 hours home after a hard day of sightseeing. Thank you Mega Bus. 

5. Did anyone notice that the Orioles played their way into the MLB post-season? They are one of 10 teams whose World Series aspirations are still alive. 

6. It is good to revisit some famous landmarks and make an inaugural visit to others in NYC taking along a first timer to the "Big Apple."

Hazy Day Atop the
Empire State Building
Oct 2, 2016
7. I watched the Pulaski Day Parade, or part of it, from atop the Empire State Building yesterday. 

8. Is it smart or criminal not to pay Federal Income Taxes? Only super rich people can get away with such things and that means that working Americans have to shoulder the burden. No wonder one candidate's tax returns are audited every year.

9. It is the stuff of dreams and science fiction, the end of the Rosetta Mission to a comet occurred the other day with little fanfare, ending a two-year treasure trove of data. We are doing such fantastic things that they are almost becoming routine.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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