Monday, September 12, 2022

Monday Musings - September 12, 2022


 1. Welcome to the second Monday of September. There are 2 in the month more and only 14 remaining in the year. 

2. It had been almost 22 years since Chris and I last moved, and I can definitely say that even with our decades of moving experience from being in the Air Force, this is the hardest move yet! It is definitely the longest in terms of time from start to as yet unfinished.

Tortoise in the Sun
Tequesta, FL
September 11, 2022

3. Took a short 10-mile bike ride yesterday just to enjoy getting out. It was humid and I was soaked by the end, but I was rewarded by seeing a tortoise along the street. I stopped and snapped this image. I was surprised at how big it was. 

4. Well, the first week of the NFL season is almost in the books and I am reviving the family NFL Monday report for the teams we are tracking as a family. And here are the results from Week 1:

  Ravens (1-0) defeat Jets (0-1) 24-9

  Steelers (1-0) defeat Bengals (0-1) 23-20 TO

  Commanders (1-0) defeat Jaguars (0-1) 28-22

  Cowboys (0-1) lose to Buccaneers (1-0) 3-19

  Dolphins (1-0) defeat Patriots (0-1) 20-7

5. Now that football season has returned, I guess it is time to write the Orioles out of the playoffs. Their poor showing during the past week resulted in them falling to 5.5 games out of the Wild Card race. But it has been a better than expected season. There remains a slim chance they will make the playoffs.

6. Today in History. September 12, 1940. Near Montignac, France, a collection of prehistoric cave paintings are discovered by four teenagers who stumbled upon the ancient artwork after following their dog down a narrow entrance into a cavern. The 15,000- to 17,000-year-old paintings, consisting mostly of animal representations, are among the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period.

First studied by the French archaeologist Henri-Édouard-Prosper Breuil, the Lascaux grotto consists of a main cavern 66 feet wide and 16 feet high. The walls of the cavern are decorated with some 600 painted and drawn animals and symbols and nearly 1,500 engravings. The pictures depict in excellent detail numerous types of animals, including horses, red deer, stags, bovines, felines, and what appear to be mythical creatures. There is only one human figure depicted in the cave: a bird-headed man with an erect phallus. Archaeologists believe that the cave was used over a long period of time as a center for hunting and religious rites.

Putin's Kharkiv disaster enrages Kremlin allies - CNN

Former MLB pitcher who became police officer killed in crash while on way to 9/11 memorial ceremony - CNN

French President calls for Russia to withdraw from nuclear plant - CNN

European Manufacturers Reel From Russian Gas Shutoff - The Wall Street Journal

Russia Withdraws More Forces From Northeast Ukraine - The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Keeps at Least 500,000 Workers Out of U.S. Labor Force, New Study Says - The Wall Street Journal

Joy in northeast Ukraine as residents return following Russian rout - Reuters

Exclusive: Biden to hit China with broader curbs on U.S. chip and tool exports - Reuters

Pakistan races to keep floodwaters out of power station that supplies millions - Reuters

What to know from NFL Week 1: Chiefs are just fine, but Patriots sure aren’t - The Washington Post

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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