Monday, May 9, 2022

Monday Musings - May 9, 2022


1. Amazingly, its is already the second Monday of May. There are 33 Mondays remaining in the year!

2. I am hopeful that warmer weather arrives soon. Morning temperatures of 45 degrees and afternoons of 53, as yesterday was, are too cold to motivate me to open the pool and enjoy outdoors activities like baseball. 

Fly on the Deck
Elkridge, MD
May 8, 2022
3. Even though the weather has been cold, the flies have arrived to begin the Spring season. I imaged this on on my deck yesterday. It was cold enough that it didn't to move very quickly. Flies, why did it have to be flies?

4. It was a somber Russian Victory Day celebration according to the news reporting.

5. A busy week begins. At least the morning is bright and clear, unlike the past few days. Its is cold, 45 degrees when I awakened, but supposed to at least climb into the 60s. 

6. Today in HistoryOn May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control pill—Enovid-10, made by the G.D. Searle Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Development of “the pill,” as it became popularly known, was initially commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. Sanger, who opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States in 1916, hoped to encourage the development of a more practical and effective alternative to contraceptives that were in use at the time.

Putin tries to defend Ukraine war in Victory Day speech - CNN

What overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for decades-old abortion bans - CNN

Ukrainians report fierce fighting as Russia marks Soviet WW2 victory - Reuters

China's two biggest cities tighten COVID curbs - Reuters

Alabama ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth takes effect - Reuters

'We will win': Ukraine defiant on anniversary of World War Two victory - Reuters

Ukraine is rebuilding cities as fast as Russia destroyed them - The Washington Post

Mississippi governor doesn’t rule out banning contraception if Roe falls - The Washington Post

IRS Pays Billions in Interest on Delayed Tax Returns - The Wall Street Journal

Truckers Want More Trucks Than Industry Can Build at the Moment - The Wall Street Journal

-- Bob Doan, ELkridge, MD

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