Monday, February 1, 2021

Monday Musings - February 1, 2020


1. It is Monday, February 1st. Obviously it is the first Monday in February and the 5th Monday of 2021. There are 47 weeks remaining in the year.

As the Storm Began
Elkridge, MD
January 31, 2021
2. We received about 3 inches of snowfall. Not nearly as much as forecast, but enough so that I used the snow thrower twice and helped a number of neighbors get clear. 

3. It was a weird Sunday without football. Next week: The Super Bowl. Let me put it out there right now. Like last year: Go Kansas City!

4. Thinking of warmer climates? I know that I am. I am not a fan of snow and cold. 

About Sunset as the Storm Continued
Elkridge, MD
January 31, 2021
5. As it turned out I did not watch the Farmers Insurance Open yesterday. I was busy with other things including using my show thrower.

6. Orioles pitchers and catchers are supposed to report to Spring Training in 15 days, but MLB may delay the start of the season and Spring Training.

7. The hard reality of a snow day and virtual learning was evident this morning. The kids attending public school were still scheduled to receive virtual instruction despite the freezing rain when most all of the private schools were closed. 

8. Today in History. February 1, 1884: The first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is the definitive authority on the meaning, pronunciation and history of over half a million English words, past and present

Not Yet Desperate, Japan and South Korea Plod Toward Vaccinations - The New York Times

Russia Protesters Defy Show of Force as Signs of Kremlin Anxiety Mount - The New York Times

Exxon, Chevron CEOs Discussed Merger - The Wall Street Journal

Jan. 6 Rally Funded by Trump Donor, Helped by Alex Jones - The Wall Street Journal

Trump’s legal team exits as he urges defense to focus on false election claims - The Washington Post

Experts urge faster vaccinations and efforts to curb spread in response to virus variants - The Washington Post

Wall Street gears up for another Reddit traders bout - Reuters

Shell targets power trading and hydrogen in climate drive - Reuters

Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

We honor the giants of our history not by going back but forward to the dreams their vision foresaw. My fellow citizens, this nation is poised for greatness. The time has come to proceed toward a great new challenge -- a second American Revolution of hope and opportunity; a revolution carrying us to new heights of progress by pushing back frontiers of knowledge and space; a revolution of spirit that taps the soul of America, enabling us to summon greater strength than we've ever known; and a revolution that carries beyond our shores the golden promise of human freedom in a world of peace.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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