Monday, October 5, 2020

Monday Musings - October 5, 2020

1. It is the first Monday of October. Welcome October! Things have continued to get crazy around the world. Next week is Columbus Day. 

2. The MLB Playoffs are underway with the Division Series. Baseball continues alive.

3. Family NFL Results:

      Pittsburgh (3-0) was postponed against Titans (3-0)
    Ravens (3-1) defeated Football Team (1-3) 31-17
    Cowboys (1-3) lose to Browns (3-1) 38-49

Ethan and Chris on the Beach
Jupiter Island, Florida
October 4, 2020

4. It has been raining a lot here in Florida. But, I am still getting outside in between the storms.

5. Ethan has been visiting and we are enjoying having him around. We snorkeled on Saturday and played on the beach yesterday. He has school today--but, there may be some afternoon beach activities. 

6. I think that it is unconscionable that someone would receive a positive COVID-19 test and continue their activities thinking it might be a false positive. That puts too many people at risk. The correct thing to do is quarantine pending the second test.

7. In case you forgot, the California wildfires are still burning!

8. It is amazing how the news tends to become so focused upon one topic that other important ones are forgotten or mover "below the fold."

9. Does there way that the president is handling his illness make you feel a little creepy, like we are not living in a democratic republic?

10. Today in History. On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc., which revolutionized the computer, music and mobile communications industries with such devices as the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad, dies at age 56 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, to unmarried graduate students Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian immigrant, Jobs was adopted as a baby by Paul Jobs, a Silicon Valley machinist, and his wife Clara. After graduating from high school in Cupertino, California, in 1972, Jobs attended Reed College, a liberal arts school in Portland, Oregon, for a single semester before dropping out. He later worked briefly for pioneering video game maker Atari in California, traveled to India and studied Zen Buddhism.

Trump Didn’t Disclose First Positive Test While Awaiting a Second Test - The Wall Street Journal

The president’s doctors say he is taking a steroid typically recommended for serious cases - The Wall Street Journal

Can Halloween Be Saved? Yes, Experts Say. Here’s How. - The New York Times

California wildfires reach devastating milestone, scorching more than 4 million acres - CBS News

Coronavirus relief deal elusive as Pelosi says Democrats await agreement from the administration - The Washington Post

Secret Service agents, doctors aghast at Trump’s drive outside hospital - The Washington Post

Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with gay pride images - Reuters

NATO chief calls for ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh - Reuters

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

Now, I've been talking on about the economy -- something I tend to do because I think a healthy economy will truly transform the lives of the people of our country. But there's just one more thing I'd like to say about it. Sometimes it takes patience when you try something new. But I tell you, well, it's hard to hang on when times are tough. But I tell you with complete conviction, that if we stay on the right track nationally, then the people in the towns of the valley will make a comeback. It won't happen overnight, but it will happen in Brownsville as it has happened in much of the rest of the Nation.

But let me say in closing that even though economic matters are important -- well, the old, old saying is true: Man does not live by bread alone. Man lives by belief, by faith in things that are larger than himself. We really almost diminish all the things we are when we limit the debate to money and how it's distributed in our country. We lose a sense of the mystery in men's souls and the mystery of life.

(Remarks at a Reagan-Bush Rally in Brownsville, Texas - October 2, 1984)

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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