Monday, April 24, 2023

Monday Musings - April 24, 2023


1. The last Monday of April 2023 has arrived. Next Monday will be May Day. There are 35 Mondays remaining in the year. 

2. How about them Orioles? Tied for the second best record in the American League at 14-7 and on a 6-game winning streak! What a win yesterday--another late inning comeback by walk-off in the 10th inning. And I noted there were 36,000 fans at OPACY and the visiting team was not one of the AL East thugs!

Carlin Park Beach
Jupiter, FL
April 23, 2023

3. For the second evening in a row, Chris and I went out to the beach to enjoy the end of the day. It was magnificent. The sky was blue and the water even bluer. The beach was crowded, for Jupiter, but not nearly as crowded as Ocean City during the summer. The osprey's were actively fishing and are always fun to watch.

Moon and Venus over Tequesta
Tequesta, FL
April 23, 2023
4. I hope that you saw the Moon and Venus last evening in the Western Sky. They were a stunning pair hanging over the palm trees and houses. I find that taking images of the Moon as some of the toughest that I attempt. I can never seem to get the Moon and it never seems as big in the image as it does in real life. But, I keep trying.

5. I am concerned about the debt crisis. It appears that too many members of Congress feel that they can hold the country hostage for their own personal gain. Funny part is, while they want to hold the President responsible, the Congress passes the budget and obligates the funding. So they are really holding themselves hostage. 

6. Today in History. On April 24, 1916, on Easter Monday in Dublin, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule. Assisted by militant Irish socialists under James Connolly, Pearse and his fellow Republicans rioted and attacked British provincial government headquarters across Dublin and seized the Irish capital’s General Post Office. 

Following these successes, they proclaimed the independence of Ireland, which had been under the repressive thumb of the United Kingdom for centuries, and by the next morning were in control of much of the city. Later that day, however, British authorities launched a counteroffensive, and by April 29 the uprising had been crushed. Nevertheless, the Easter Rebellion is considered a significant marker on the road to establishing an independent Irish republic.

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-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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