Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday Musings - April 4, 2022


1. Welcome to the first Monday of April. There are 38 Mondays remaining in the year. Spring is truly arriving and don't forget it is Federal tax season!

Looking South from the Loxahatchee River Bridge
Tequesta, FL
April 3, 2022
2. Yesterday, Chris and I took a 10 mile bike ride before the bad weather was supposed to arrive. The Loxahatchee River was calm but dark as we crossed the bridge in Tequesta. It was a bit cooler in the morning and the ride was enjoyable. It is likely to be very different from the rides we expect when we return to Maryland.

3. In the news this morning are the reports of atrocities committed by the Russian forces against Ukrainian civilians. Perhaps it is time for western countries to get more directly involved to drive the invaders from that country. 

4. Ikea is about a 1 hour 15 minute drive away (each way), or 60 miles. I have driven there twice now to get a small $60 nightstand. I think I have spent more in gas than the nightstand costs. Yesterday, we actually retrieved the nightstand and today, of course, I get to assemble it! Yay. 

5. I might get some golf in this week. My problem is that I have to trade off riding my bike for golfing. We normally golf in the afternoon and that means dodging rainstorms. Hmmm. 

6. Today in History. Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.

The bodies of at least 400 civilians were found in the Kyiv region after the departure of Russian forces, Ukraine says - CNN

Images of dead civilians in Ukraine shake the world - CNN

Completely unacceptable': GOP governor criticizes Trump's request to Putin - CNN

The World Is Piling on Debt as It Battles Inflation - The Wall Street Journal

Masks Come Off, Mandates Loosen as Firms Relax Covid Protocols - The Wall Street Journal

Exiled oligarch calls on other Russian tycoons to break with Putin - The Washington Post

How long covid is accelerating a revolution in medical research - The Washington Post

Republican excuses for rejecting Jackson are absurd - The Washington Post

In Ukrainian street, a corpse with hands bound and a bullet wound to the head - Reuters

Deadly bird flu fears prompt U.S. to consider poultry vaccines - Reuters

Indonesian court sentences teacher to death for raping 13 students - Reuters 

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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