Monday, November 1, 2021

Monday Musings - November 1, 2021


1. Welcome to November! This is the first of five Mondays in the month! The year is sliding quickly to the finish line as there remain only eight Mondays in the year!

Halloween Preparing for the Trick or Treaters 
Elkridge, MD
October 31, 2021
2. I survived another Halloween! The neighbors at the end of the cul de sac gathered in the driveway last evening to hand our candy. The kids were a bit confused, but they received candy from six houses in one stop. I might add, the adult beverages were flowing freely and the trash can fire kept us warm.

Finn Wondering if he is a dog, 
or a plaything
Elkridge, MD
October 31, 2021
3. Sometimes, I don't think that our dog Finnegan appreciates the costumes he has to wear on holidays. Like last evening, for instance. An alligator, really?

4. NFL Family Scores

    Steelers (4-3) defeat Browns (4-4), 15-10

    Cowboys (6-1) defeat Vikings (3-4) 20-16

    Washington (2-4) lose to Broncos (4-4), 10-17

    Ravens (5-2), mercifully on a bye

5. The project for the weekend was the removal of the non-functioning pool heater. It was an interesting project that took most of the day before it was finished. I was most amazed, however, when we went to the scrap yard to sell the metal to learn that copper is being bought for $3.20 per pound and that brass fittings are $.95 per pound. The 300 pounds of sheet metal netted a total of $13.

6. Today in History. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time on November 1, 1512.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist’s apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture in such works as the Pieta (1498) and David (1504), he was called to Rome in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—the chief consecrated space in the Vatican.

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Southwest to probe pilot's use of anti-Biden insult during flight - Reuters

U.S. says it is in talks with allies on getting Iran to agree to nuclear deal - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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