Monday, March 14, 2022

Monday Musings - March 14, 2022


1. Welcome to the second Monday of March 2022. The Ides of March are tomorrow. There are 41 Mondays remaining in 2022. 

Juno Beach Fishing Pier
Juno Beach, FL
March 13, 2022
2. I attended an artist show in Juno Beach yesterday. I am becoming familiar with many of the exhibitors. What did I do? I took a picture of the Juno Beach Fishing Pier, the ocean, and the sky to record the day. Although the day started cold, it quickly became a very nice day for outdoors activities including Happy hour on the beach! With long sleeved shirts and sweaters, of course. 

3. With gas prices zooming into the stratosphere, I am carefully evaluating every trip in the car. I am very happy that I do not have a daily commute anymore. 

4. A cool day meant the beach was nearly ours alone last evening. Yes, it was cool, but watching the waves crash on the beach was a great was to enjoy the added hour of sunlight at the end of the day. 

5. I biked just shy of 60 miles last week. It was a good week, but I also had another flat tire. Thankfully, I ordered six inner tubes so it was just a small delay to change out the tube and get back onto the road.

6. Today in History. On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity drastically altered human understanding of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and, ultimately, the atomic bomb.

After a childhood in Germany and Italy, Einstein studied physics and mathematics at the Federal Polytechnic Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. He became a Swiss citizen and in 1905 was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich while working at the Swiss patent office in Bern. That year, which historians of Einstein’s career call the annus mirabilis—the “miracle year”—he published five theoretical papers that were to have a profound effect on the development of modern physics.

Russia requested military assistance from China, US officials say - CNN

Oil Falls, Stock Futures Rise as Investors Track Ukraine Negotiations - The Wall Street Journal

China Is Selling Thailand a Submarine. Problem Is, No Engines - The Wall Street Journal

Saudi Arabia Puts 81 People to Death in Its Largest Execution Ever - The Wall Street Journal

Kyiv under fire as fresh talks begin - The Washington Post

U.S. journalist killed in Ukraine was known for ‘innate humanity and empathy’ - The Washington Post

Bipartisan lawmakers ramp up calls on Biden to give Ukraine weapons, fighter jets - The Washington Post

Russian attacks in western Ukraine prompt more people to flee - Reuters

Russia warns it may be forced to pay foreign currency debt in roubles due to sanctions - Reuters

Iran says U.S. has to make decision on reviving nuclear deal - Reuters

South Korea sees imminent prospect of North ICBM test - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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