Monday, January 10, 2022

Monday Musings - January 10, 2022


1. Give a big greeting to the second Monday of January 2022. There are 50 more Mondays, or chances to get it right remaining this year.

Squadron of Pelicans
Jupiter Island Beach, Florida
January 9, 2020
2. Sitting on the beach last evening for happy hour, I was treated to a very large squadron of pelicans flying overhead. They were amazing in the way they maintained their spacing and formation.  

3. Family Sports Report


      Ravens (8-9) lose to Steelers (9-7-1), 13-16

      Cowboys (12-5) defeat Eagles (9-8), 51-26

      Washington (7-10) defeat Giants (4-13), 22-7


      Penguins (20-9-5) lose to Stars (17-12-2), 2-3

4. I enjoyed a drive to the Port of Miami yesterday to retrieve family members from the cruise which I was unable to enjoy. The drive gave me some perspective on how long of a drive it actually is to get to Miami!

5. I am shocked by the amount of misinformation regarding COVID. vaccines, and COVID testing. Apparently people want to intentionally harm other people by providing bad information.

6. Busy week ahead. More traveling and then finally back to Maryland. It is hard to believe that I have started the year in Florida and will be leaving for a bit but will return to enjoy my first long-term residence since I was in college.

7. Today in History. On January 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which until that time had been used in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, would become the main fuel source for new inventions such as cars and airplanes; coal-powered forms of transportation including ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel.

Ahead of talks, U.S. again warns Putin of ‘massive consequences’ if Russia invades Ukraine - The Washington Post

Threat of omicron keeps China walled off, as the country’s scientists search for better vaccines - The Washington Post

As Afghanistan’s harsh winter sets in, many are forced to choose between food and warmth - The Washington Post

Hospitals Cut Beds as Nurses Call In Sick With Covid-19 - The Wall Street Journal

Are Musk’s Starlink Satellites Overcrowding Space? Why China, Rivals Say So - The Wall Street Journal

Taliban Detain Prominent Critic, Intensifying Crackdown on Dissent - The Wall Street Journal

Tennis star Djokovic wins court battle to stay in Australia - Reuters

Putin claims victory in defending Kazakhstan from revolt - Reuters

Israel not bound by any nuclear deal with Iran, Bennett says - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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