Monday, April 11, 2022

Monday Musings - April 11, 2022

 1. Greetings again. It is Monday and it is the second Monday of the month. There are just 37 Mondays remaining in the year!

Sailing on a Choppy Ocean
Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL
April 10, 2022
2. For my final Happy Hour on the beach until likely August--or maybe June in St. Maarten, I saw a sailboat illuminated by the sun in the distance. It was sailing away much like my time remaining in Florida. 

3. The Master's is over. Tiger made his return to competitive golf and that was amazing. Sadly, the weather was not kind to him and his scores were well below what he would have liked, but he made the cut and completed the four-day event. Congrats to the winner. 

4. I was reminded over the weekend that words can cut and hurt. Too often I read emotion into texts, but even so sometimes even the emotionless words typed into a text without further context can drive a knife into the soul of a reader who was not the intended recipient--or then again, maybe I was.

5. Congrats to the Severn Seminoles 14U (wow, I have a Florida connection even in Maryland) who won their first game of the season and should have won both games of the doubleheader they played yesterday. Hats off to Jax who went 2 for 3 at the plate with a stolen base in the second game--which the team won.

6. Today in History. On April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.

Ukraine’s Zelensky Calls for More Military Aid Ahead of Battles in Eastern Regions - The Wall Street Journal

Everything Costs More, and That’s Disrupting Retirement for Many - The Wall Street Journal

Russians Cope With Ukraine War’s Fallout: Bulk Buying, Jobs in Limbo - The Wall Street Journal

Ukraine repulses attacks in east as Russia presses to control Mariupol - Reuters

Chechen chief Kadyrov says Russian forces will take Kyiv - Reuters

Russian oil embargo could be part of next EU sanctions package, ministers say - Reuters

North Korea celebrates 10 years of Kim Jong Un as top party leader - Reuters

What to know about Russia’s new top commander in Ukraine - The Washington Post

In a major reversal, Elon Musk won’t join Twitter’s board of directors - The Washington Post

Russia defaults on debt as Ukraine braces for assault - CNN

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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