Monday, July 31, 2023

Monday Musings - July 31, 2023


1. The last day of the hottest month in the history of the planet has arrived. It is the 5th Monday of July. There are just 21 Mondays left to enjoy 2023!

Atlantic Ocean Evening
Jupiter Island, FL
July 25, 2023

2. Image of the Week. The Atlantic was calm and inviting one evening last week as Chris and I went for a walk. The long shadows of the sun are already covering most of the beach all the way to water's edge. The day had been unbearably hot, but the evening on the ocean's shore was enjoyable and almost refreshing even with the thermometer reading more than 90 degrees.  The only problem was Finnegan. He was not excited about walking the beach and that meant we were only able to enjoy the beauty of the evening for a short time. 

Jupiter, FL
July 26, 2023
3. There was a funny reference made to the construction occurring tin South Florida on a local station the other morning. They were showing the outdoors conditions on a live weather camera and made reference to the Florida State Bird: the crane! They showed an image of the cranes deployed around the US-1 bridge construction in Jupiter. Very similar to the one Chris took from the deck of our boat last week.

4. Don't forget to sing a fond goodbye to July this afternoon at Happy Hour. 

5. Today in History. On the morning of July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, is officially reported missing after he failed to return home the previous night. Though he is popularly believed to have been the victim of a Mafia hit, conclusive evidence was never found and Hoffa’s fate remains a mystery.

Born in 1913 to a poor coal miner in Brazil, Indiana, Jimmy Hoffa proved a natural leader in his youth. At the age of 20, he helped organize a labor strike in Detroit, and remained an advocate for downtrodden workers for the rest of his life. Hoffa’s charisma and talents as a local organizer quickly got him noticed by the Teamsters and carried him upward through its ranks. Then a small but rapidly growing union, the Teamsters organized truckers across the country, and through the use of strikes, boycotts and some more powerful though less legal methods of protest, won contract demands on behalf of workers.

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July set to be world's hottest month on record - Reuters

Morning Bid: Wall St shines, China misses again - Reuters

While Everyone Else Fights Inflation, China's Deflation Fears Deepen - The Wall Street Journal

Local Malls, Stuck in ‘Death Spiral,’ Plunge in Value - The Wall Street Journal

DeSantis’s campaign faces troubling signs in his home state as Trump dominates - The Washington Post

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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