Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday Musings - June 22, 2020

1. The month is passing quickly. Today is the fourth Monday of June and is the 174th day of the year. There are 192 days remaining. July begins next week. 

Looking to the 8th Green
Timbers at Troy, Ellicott City, MD
June 20, 2020
2. I enjoyed a slightly thunderstorm-shortened round of golf on Saturday. It was good to get out on the course. Thanks to Jeremy for this great Father's Day present. 

Fledgling Robins
Elkridge, MD
June 17, 2020
3. The coronavirus is making a resurgence in some southern states. It is affecting my early-summer travel plans. I may be delaying my planned trip to Florida until the numbers begin to decline.

4. The robins in the nest on our porch continue to grow. I am hoping that they will be flying the nest soon. 

5. For Father's Day my entire family gathered to celebrate. We had a great time and the pool was open and busy. There was one dog that seemed to enjoy the pool more than the boys.

6. I was encouraged to see how many people in Tulsa took the coronavirus seriously and chose not to attend the rally held there over the weekend. Perhaps common sense won out over political fervor? 

7. Interesting article: History will Judge the Complicit in The Atlantic. Warning--it is a long article and not a quick read, but extremely thought provoking. 

8. Today is the second full day of Summer! Bring on the heat, sun, and surf!

9. Today in History. On June 22, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services–known as G.I.s–for their efforts in World War II.
As the last of its sweeping New Deal reforms, Roosevelt’s administration created the G.I. Bill–officially the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944–hoping to avoid a relapse into the Great Depression after the war ended. FDR particularly wanted to prevent a repeat of the Bonus March of 1932, when 20,000 unemployed veterans and their families flocked in protest to Washington. The American Legion, a veteran’s organization, successfully fought for many of the provisions included in the bill, which gave returning servicemen access to unemployment compensation, low-interest home and business loans, and–most importantly–funding for education.

The Virus Is Still Winning. Sports May Have to Wait. - The Wall Street Journal

Escape to the Country: Why City Living Is Losing Its Appeal During the Pandemic - The Wall Street Journal

The President’s Shock at the Rows of Empty Seats in TulsaThe President’s Shock at the Rows of Empty Seats in Tulsa - The New York Times

Stabbing at U.K. Park Is Declared a ‘Terrorist Incident’ - The New York Times

U.S. prosecutor’s ouster thrusts SEC chairman into spotlight - Reuters

Germany's coronavirus reproduction rate jumps, indicating rising contagion - Reuters

Teacher arrested at Trump rally plans to fight charge - The Washington Post

Kamala Harris' record makes her 'too comfortable' a VP pick for Biden: GOP pollster - Fox News

Noose found in Bubba Wallace’s Talladega stall, NASCAR investigates - Fox News

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

The days of our childhood forecast our lives, as poets and philosophers long have told us. "The childhood shows the man as morning shows the day," John Milton wrote. "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it," Solomon tells us. Clearly, the future is in the care of our parents. Such is the responsibility, promise and hope of fatherhood. Such is the gift that our fathers give us. 
Our fathers bear an awesome responsibility-one that they shoulder willingly and fulfill with a love that asks no recompense. By turns both gentle and firm, our fathers guide us along the path from infancy to adulthood. We embody their joy, pain and sacrifice, and inherit memories more cherished than any possession. 
On Father's Day each year, we express formally a love and gratitude whose roots go deeper than conscious memory can recite. It is only fitting that we have this special day to pay tribute to those men-our natural fathers, adoptive fathers and foster fathers-who deserve our deepest respect and devotion. It is equally fitting, as we recall the ancient and loving command to honor our fathers, that we resolve to do so by becoming ourselves parents and citizens who are worthy of honor.

-- Proclamation 4845, May 20, 1981

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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