Monday, October 31, 2022

Monday Musings - October 31, 2022


1. Happy Halloween! It is the final Monday of October. Tomorrow November begins and there are just 8 Mondays remaining in the year. Where did the time go?

2. Family NFL Monday Morning Report. It was another good week for the family teams which went 3-1.

  Ravens (5-3) defeated Buccaneers (3-5), 27-22

  Cowboys (6-2) slammed Bears (3-5), 49-29

  Commanders (4-4) defeated Colts (3-4-1), 17-16

  Steelers (2-6) pummeled by Eagles (7-0), 35-13

Waves Crashing on Jupiter Island Beach
Jupiter, FL
October 30, 2022

3. Afternoons on the beach watching the sun set are just fantastic. I like the Atlantic because the sun is not in our eyes and the colors radiating from the west are almost as brilliant as the reds and pinks reflect off the clouds. Yesterday was more of the same, but the waves were crashing on the shore violently. 

4. I met a personal biking goal for October even though there remain one day in the month. With the 21.95 miles I biked yesterday, I am at 318.72 miles for October. I more than doubled September's 154.35 miles while beating my personal goal of biking 300 miles during the month. With the holidays and cruises upcoming during the next three months, it will likely be February before I can approach this kind of mileage again. It has been fun to get out and ride and I have enjoyed building my endurance.

5. Wanna buy a boat? That is a question that Chris and I ask each other when we see a boat for sale. We no longer have a pool to throw money into and so a boat might be a natural place to waste dollars. That written, there is NO BOAT in our immediate future.

6. Today in HistoryOn October 31, 1517, legend has it that the priest and scholar Martin Lutherapproaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.

In his theses, Luther condemned the excesses and corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the papal practice of asking payment—called “indulgences”—for the forgiveness of sins. At the time, a Dominican priest named Johann Tetzel, commissioned by the Archbishop of Mainz and Pope Leo X, was in the midst of a major fundraising campaign in Germany to finance the renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Though Prince Frederick III the Wise had banned the sale of indulgences in Wittenberg, many church members traveled to purchase them. When they returned, they showed the pardons they had bought to Luther, claiming they no longer had to repent for their sins.

Higher Interest Rates Fuel Losses at the Federal Reserve - The Wall Street Journal

Eurozone Inflation Rate Rises to 10.7% as Recession Looms - The Wall Street Journal

Over 130 People Dead in Bridge Collapse in India’s Gujarat State - The Wall Street Journal

DeSantis-Trump rift bursts into public view - CNN

Russia attacks critical infrastructure in Kyiv and other key Ukrainian cities - CNN

Seoul crowd disaster leaves South Korea reeling, as death toll rises to 154 - CNN

Grain ships sail despite Moscow's pullout from deal; missiles rain on Ukraine - Reuters

Oil falls on China COVID curbs and weak factory data - Reuters

Fearing COVID, workers flee from Foxconn's vast Chinese iPhone plant - Reuters

Democrats attack GOP over entitlements, with abortion leaving some unmoved - The Washington Post

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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