Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Food Bank

The Countess and I went on a visit to the fifth largest city in the state of South Carolina on Friday. There is a very popular French bakery in Charlotte named Amelie’s.   It has very good pastries and light … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Killer Peaches

  Notice the beady green eyes. If you are ever in Fort Mill, SC at the intersection of US 21 and SC 160, it is definitely worth stopping at the Peach Stand, even outside of peach season  

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Obamacare Repeal is dead

https://apnews.com/ The roots are too deep to rip out. Three more years until Medicare for me. Two months until Social Security. Hard to believe. 40th college reunion in a few weeks.

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Hate Speech

Yesterday, the Countess and I spread our wings to celebrate the equinox. We rode the magnificent Charlotte LYNX light rail system to “Up”town to experience central Charlotte now that the summer heat is waning. We got off at 7th street … Continue reading

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Danger at the tracks

It was about 9 PM where the Norfolk Southern (formerly Southern RR) crosses McLean Road in the far NorthEast part of Charlotte. There are two tracks at the crossing and as part of the improvements to increase the speed of … Continue reading

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Free Speech canceled

The Conservative speeches at UC Berkeley have been called off (again) CBS San Francisco The story has this interesting quote: “News of the voluntary cancellation of ‘Free Speech Week’ represents no setback for free speech,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director … Continue reading

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Frida Sofiá was fake news

https://qz.com/1084105/a-schoolgirl-trapped-in-mexicos-earthquake-rubble-won-the-worlds-hearts-except-she-didnt-exist/ The 12 year old girl buried under rubble in Mexico City didn’t exist, except in the news reports of TV channels. This story makes the point that the presence of the TV cameras distorted allocation of rescue resources that … Continue reading

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Coming to a Youtube video near you

A few days ago, Apple released iOS 11 for its current mobile devices. One of the new features is the ability to make a video of what your screen is displaying. This is every teenage boy’s fantasy to record and … Continue reading

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13 dead in Puerto Rico, so far

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Trains

If you load Youtube in an app, there is chat. Now that is fun!

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