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Times They Are A-Changing, February 23, 2020

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February 23rd, 2020

 

Quote of the Day.. “To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships..” -W.E.B. DuBois (born this date)  Quote source

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This Isn’t an Election: It’s a Civil War, and Our Side Isn’t Necessarily Winning.” 2020. Salon. February 22, 2020.. A really telling article, you have to realize upon reading that Democracy is in serious danger from Trump, he must be stopped in November. #VoteBlue.. https://www.salon.com/2020/02/22/this-isnt-an-election-its-a-civil-war-and-our-side-isnt-necessarily-winning/

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Crime Notes, A Very Bizarre Tale..  “I Would Only Rob Banks for My Family” “Scott Catt seemed like an ordinary dad—hardworking, responsible, devoted to his son and daughter—but he had a very strange secret. And so did his children” .. from 2014, in “Texas Monthly,” but worth a read.. https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/i-would-only-rob-banks-for-my-family/

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Corporations Talk Funny.. “Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?” n.d. Accessed February 22, 2020. Yes, they are very different from you and me.. lingo, Tech Speak, strange words indeed.. it’s like another country 🌏.. https://www.vulture.com/2020/02/spread-of-corporate-speak.html

Streaming/TV Notes.. One of the shows we’ve enjoyed recently at home is “The Outsider.” Based on the 2012 book by master of suspense and horror, Stephen King, this version takes some time unfolding, bizarre camera angles, jumps around a lot, characters you don’t know who they are (until maybe later), etc. Still, intriguing mystery and some good acting overall.. I’ve started the book, too.. read more about it here.. https://www.hbo.com/the-outsider

Health Update.. We are keeping track of the Coronavirus news, as I’m sure you are.. Be sure and keep watch on WHO and CDC Web sites for factual updates.. here’s a recent overview of travel advice from February 21, “The Mercury News”..“Coronavirus: Everything Travelers Need to Know.” n.d. Accessed February 21, 2020.. https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/02/21/coronavirus-everything-travelers-need-to-know/

Entertainment Update.. Elaine Low. 2020. “‘Friends’ Cast to Reunite for Exclusive HBO Max Special.” Variety (blog). February 21, 2020. ..should be fun, although I admit I haven’t seen *all* the episodes of “Friends” myself.. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/friends-cast-reunion-hbo-max-1203510743/

Cinema News.. and the Book.. “The Call Of The Wild: 8 Big Differences Between The Book And The Harrison Ford Movie.” 2020. CINEMABLEND. February 22, 2020.. Note that one has spoilers for the film and also the book; don’t go there if you don’t want spoilers.. https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2490481/the-call-of-the-wild-big-differences-between-the-book-and-the-harrison-ford-movie

Library Notes.. a dedicated librarian can almost always find a way to make things a bit better, says a retired librarian of course.. here’s a good news item.. Whitaker, Denise. 2020. “Federal Way Librarian Builds Library for Kids by Scouring Goodwill Shelves.” KOMO. February 21, 2020. https://komonews.com/news/local/federal-way-librarian-builds-library-for-kids-by-scouring-goodwill-shelves

Star Gazing.. one of my favorite hobbies, watching the skies.. I’ve been subscribed to the newsletter and updates from “Sky & Telescope” for a long time.. check it out.. here’s a recent post to enjoy.. “This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 21 – 29.” 2020. Sky & Telescope (blog). February 21, 2020. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-february-21-29/

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Oh, No.. Not Another Generation Name? Yikes.. “What Is ‘Generation Alpha’? – The Atlantic.” n.d. Accessed February 21, 2020.. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/02/generation-after-gen-z-named-alpha/606862/

That’s all for today, folks.. enjoy your day!

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