Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday Musing - March 9, 2020

Orion in the Night Sky
March 7, 2020
1. Well, hard to believe, but this is the 2nd Monday in March and we are sliding through the month. All too soon, or not soon enough, April will be here. 

2. The Democratic primaries have gotten a lot simpler with just Sanders and Biden remaining in contention. 

Fire Pit
Elkridge, MD
March 8, 2020
3. I took a picture of the constellation Orion the other night. It seems to be the one constellation that follows my year and when it finally disappears from the night sky, I can finally enjoy the summer. It, however, still graces the evening sky!

4. Fire pit! Yes. Yesterday evening was so beautiful that Chris and Spent about three hours around our fire pit enjoying the sunset and the end of the day. We listened to Sirius XM's Top 1000 Country Songs of all time!

Tete a Tete Daffodils
Odenton, MD
March 8, 2020
5. Spring is here. I saw this bunch of Tete a Tete Daffodils in a yard yesterday. A bright bunch of sunshine.

6. The bills for the apparently strong economy of the past few years are beginning to come due. It seems that the fox has been guarding the hen house!

7. Springtime yard work is therapeutic. Yesterday, raking leaves and setting up the pool area helped to shake-off the winter's doldrums.

8. I survived another "Spring forward" start of Daylight Saving Time! The shortest day of the year is behind me. The ground hog was correct with the prediction of an early Spring!

9. Today in History. On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel, Inc. with her husband in 1945. After seeing her young daughter ignore her baby dolls to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future.


Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Cases Cross 500, and Deaths in Italy Surge - The New York Times

Oil Prices Dive as Saudi Arabia Takes Aim at Russian Production - The New York Times

Italy locks down millions as its coronavirus deaths jump - OANN

 Brace for quarantines, U.S. health official warns - Reuters

 North Korea fires three projectiles into sea, South Korea says - Reuters

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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