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Waking up on an April Morning expecting the birds to be singing and the flowers blooming and you get this. That’s Life on the Great Lakes

Walked into local Rite Aid yesterday morning and added my name to their COVID Vaccine waiting list. Received a call back in the afternoon and got my first shot. A sore arm is my only symptom today.

It looks like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is coming to Hulu. I remember it fondly and would recommend. Although keep in mind I was 11 when I saw it and it’s been 51 years

Woke up this morning to the ground covered with snow, I guess Mother Nature decided to participate in April Fools day.

Welcome to spring in the north Northeast along the Great Lakes.

Walking passed an old tree I hear the tap, tap, tap of a woodpecker, while the sound of geese echo over head. I love spring

Scrooge, sorry I mean Amazon is so greedy that it refuses to sell digital books to libaries using the same model every other publisher uses.

Notes on the Antidote-Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Everyone who has done research on productivity and goal setting has learned the acronym S.M.A.R.T, which refers to a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and temporal database. This acronym has its origin in a famous 1953 Yale study, where a class was followed after graduating and those who had written down specific life time goals had earned far more money than their classmates. This sounds really great, the problem there is no record of this study ever existing. This is one of the interesting things I am learning reading the book The Antidote-Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

After 1 ½ days without it , we have gotten our hot water back. Freezing cold shower es no bueno.

I woke up without any hot water this morning. Called for repairs around 8:00 and it is now 13:30 and I am still waiting. The shower this morning was very brisk and very short! Do not want to make that a daily habit.

Currently reading: The Antidote- happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman 📚

Finished my laundry by 9:00 AM this morning, feeling very productive.

Finished reading: The Guest List by Lucy Foley 📚

Watched Independent Lens-Mr Soul!

If you can get it I recommend watching the Independent Lensepisode is called Mr Soul!. The episode was about a program called Soul! which was a program which ran from 1968-1973 on early educational television NET, which would later become PBS. It was targeted specifically toward a Black audience. There were interviews with African-American leaders of that period. Jazz was played along with Soul and R&B. There was also poetry reading and dance. Just be aware there is some inappropriate language for the most appropriate reason

Beware of Believing the Headlines.

I find it amusing, in the aggravating sort of way that several newspapers and other news media outlets were quick to mention that some wind turbines in Texas froze due to frigid temperatures and winter weather. You have seen the headlines like Texas electric grid operator says frozen wind turbines are hampering state’s power output: report. What many of them don’t mention or mention as an after thought in later paragraphs are that several gas fired plants are also off line due to the frigid weather.