Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Musings - October 1, 2018

1. October has arrived. September is just a memory. Where did September go? Is it really October? Happy New Year to my friends who work for the Federal Government!

Hibiscus at Night
September 29, 2018
2. I did not get to play golf this weekend, but Chris and I completed a few more projects around the house. 

3. There is something beautiful about an early-Autumn hibiscus bloom imaged at night with a flash! It is a reminder of summer and the bright sun.

4. I was so busy with projects this weekend that I did not get to fly Radio Flyer and record the beautiful weather.

5. Sadly, my prediction that the Orioles would lose 115 games came true. The final record for the 2018 lost season was 47-115, .290. The team secures the 15th spot on the worst MLB records of all time during the modern era. Thank goodness the losing is over and the rebuilding can commence.

6. Family NFL weekend results:

Redskins (2-1) had a bye and did not play
Cowboys (2-2) defeated Lions 26-24
Ravens (3-1) defeated Steelers 26-14
Steelers (1-2-1) lost to Ravens 14-26

7. Who can really believe what we, as a nation, endured on Thursday and Friday with the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Cronyism and partisanship were definitely on display for the world to see.

8. Today in History. On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs.


FBI interviews Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez as part of its narrow scope - CNN
In Trump win, Canada, U.S. deal saves NAFTA as trilateral pact - Reuters

Don’t be fooled: Working Americans are worse off under Trump - The Washington Post

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

When our children turn the pages of our lives, I hope they'll see that we had a vision to pass forward a nation nearly perfect as we could, where there's decency, tolerance, generosity, honesty, courage, common sense, fairness, and piety. This is my vision and I'm grateful to God for blessing me with a good life and a long one. But when I pack up my bag in Washington, don't expect me to be happy to hear all this talk about the twilight of my life.
    -- Republican National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 15, 1988

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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