STATUS QUOtes — 20200329

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We’re all entitled to our superstitions.” — Téa Obreht

“To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true.” — Bertrand Russell

“We don’t remember what we want to remember. We remember what we can’t forget.” — Lisa Taddeo

“Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.” — Charles M. Schulz

 

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Photography: My Shot – How Wonderful Normal Was!

During these troubling times, I look for avenues of encouragement and inspiration. The Mary Jean Iron quote in the picture below touched me because it impressed upon me how often we take the “normal” for granted. During sheltering-at-home days, I am forced to recall how wonderful were my utterly normal days.

I took the photograph on a rather normal day at Cathedral Gorge State Park in Nevada. It is located just outside the small town of Panaca with only two traffic lights. In reality, only one is in town.

It was a rather normal day made extra special by the beautiful early evening glow on the colorful clay mounds and hoodoos. The moon rising above the forms added an additional punctuation to how special this otherwise normal day really was.

I hope you are soon back to your wonderfully normal days!



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Metadata

File Name: 0000210_Cathedral Gorge Hills Reflect Last Sunlight_2033.RAF
Capture time: 7:26:34 PM
Capture date: June 13, 2019
Exposure: 1/25 sec @ f/16
Focal Length: 19mm
ISO: 200
Fujifilm X-T2
18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

Edited in Lightroom

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200328

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“You can’t delegate accountability.” — Gordon Tredgold

“We live in an epoch in which the solid ground of our preconceived ideas shakes daily under our certain feet.” — Barbara Ward

“We didn’t talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough.” — Stephen Chbosky

“Ever drive by one of those things on the highway which tells you how fast you’re going?… I don’t even pay attention to them anymore because I found a similar gadget in my dashboard.” — Gary Gulman

 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine – 20200327

Dear JBRish readers. During this time of increased anxiety, worry and isolation, I think it is a bit of a relief to sit back and try to find something to laugh about. This is not an attempt to provide humor in bad taste.

As you can see, there are others around the world who are trying to lighten the global burden by offering a smile or two albeit a small smile; perhaps just a grin.

ATTRIBUTION – If there is an item posted on JBRish for which there is no attribution and someone can provide accurate, verifiable identification of the originator, kindly leave it in a comment and I will provide appropriate annotation.



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The following two pictures are from Axios PM

 

 


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From the New Yorker’s Archive

 


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STATUS QUOtes — 20200327

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

“In the teeth of stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. … what I see as I write is that I am lucky to be alive and so are you.” — Richard Dawkins

“Adam did not want the apple for the apple’s sake; he wanted it because it was forbidden.” — Mark Twain

“Enemies are so stimulating.” — Katharine Hepburn

 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine – 20200326

 

Dear JBRish readers. During this time of increased anxiety, worry and isolation, I think it is a bit of a relief to sit back and try to find something to laugh about. This is not an attempt to provide humor in bad taste.

As you can see, there are others around the world who are trying to lighten the global burden by offering a smile or two albeit a small smile; perhaps just a grin.

ATTRIBUTION
– If there is an item posted on JBRish for which there is no attribution and someone can provide accurate, verifiable identification of the originator, kindly leave it in a comment and I will provide appropriate annotation.



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Tom Hanks survived 4 years on an island as a castaway

He spent a year in an airport without being able to leave

Caught AIDS in Philadelphia

He was in World War II and rescued Private Ryan;

He went to Vietnam and rescued Lieutenant Dan

Was on a boat kidnapped by Somali pirates

Survived Apollo 13 trying to reach the Moon

Landed a Boeing on the Hudson River✈️

If that guy dies of coronavirus we are ALL doomed!!!



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What Happens When One is Quarantined for Three Months (or more)!

 

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I was just in Walgreens and saw a guy whose cart was FULL to the brim with hand sanitizers, baby wipes, soaps, everything that people need!!

I called him selfish and gave him a low down about the elderly, moms, and people who need these types of things. I told him he should be ashamed of himself!

He said: “Are you done? Cause I really need to get back to restocking the shelves now!!”

 



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Via the USA Today Network


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STATUS QUOtes — 20200326

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“The ability to have a choice in what you do is a privilege.” — Anton Yelchin

“We say of the oak, How grand of girth! Of the willow we say, How slender! And yet to the soft grass clothing the earth How slight is the praise we render.” — Edgar Fawcett

“He ceased to be lost not by returning but by turning into something else.” — Rebecca Solnitt

“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” — Anne Tyler

 

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Airline Passengers Need a Bail Out Too!

The airline industry is poised to reap billions of dollars in taxpayer assistance while some of the carriers are unfairly restricting reasonable accommodations to those who have paid for tickets but are not able to fly because of the worldwide Coronavirus emergency.

I am sending the following email/letter to my two Senators and my Representative. I urge every US citizen to send a similar letter or email as well. We should not allow the airlines to ride roughshod over the people who will be providing support for their survival.

If you think this is reasonable, please pass this along. Even if this particular issue does not affect you, you may have friends or loved ones who will suffer a financial loss if reasonable allowances are not granted.


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Dear Honorable Senator or Representative:

I am writing to you about a very specific concern I have and I am sure that many of my fellow citizens have as well. The people about whom I am writing are among those who count themselves as your constituents. Please take the follow concern to heart.

As the US government prepares to use taxpayer dollars to “bail out” and assist the airline industry, I believe the airline industry, at the behest of the US government, should in turn “bail out” and assist the passengers who have purchased tickets to use the services of the various airline carriers.

Several of my friends have found themselves in the following predicament:

They were planning a trip in the future and to be sure they were able to secure an airline ticket, they purchased their tickets many months in advance. As an example, let us assume they were planning a May, 2020 trip, but purchased the tickets in September of 2019.

While they are able to cancel their May, 2020 flight and get “credit,” some of the airlines are insisting that the credit MUST be used within one year of the date of purchase, i.e. September, 2020 or within four or five months of the cancellation.

Don’t you think this is unfair? Travelers had specific reasons for booking their airfare such as attending an event and that reason may no longer exist. It is unreasonable to expect customers to be able to make travel arrangements within such a short period of time just to avoid losing money.

A – Congress should mandate that airlines must provide credit in the same amount as the original expenditure or provide a flight of equal or greater value within 18 MONTHS of the original DEPARTURE date. This time frame is much more equitable and makes a great deal more sense.

Congressional oversight is needed to assure that airlines do not “significantly” increase fares to compensate for the proposed financial adjustments to passengers.

B – There should be an additional stipulation for the elderly or infirm who find that they are no longer able to fly due to medical and/or other health reasons, that they be granted a full and complete refund. This group of Americans had nothing to do with the Coronavirus and the worldwide emergency and they should be protected. A reasonable form supplied by a licensed physician should be enough for such a waiver to be granted.

C – Those unfortunate people who may have died in the interim should have their estates reimbursed in full upon simple application and provision of a death certificate.

D – I also understand that some of our citizenry have made arrangements to fly on foreign carriers over which American laws might have little impact. To compensate those Americans who find themselves in a situation similar to the above (A, B or C), I would suggest the following:

A US government fund should be established to offer compensation to Americans who find themselves being denied such compensation by foreign air carriers. This fund shall remain active and in effect until all claims by American citizens have been satisfied within the specified time frame.

Any foreign carrier not willing to extend the 18-month extension and/or the waiver for ill or disabled citizens should be charged a significant surtax for using US airport facilities until the compensation fund is made whole. The surtax revenues will be deposited in the established fund.

US airlines partnered with foreign carriers who do not comply with the provisions above will have a choice to 1) Offer compensation by way of a flight of equal or greater value with the same conditions noted in A, B and C or 2) Pay the surtax fees until the compensation fund is made whole.

I understand that the airline industry finds itself in a difficult financial situation, but it is no more difficult than the millions of average Americans who are suffering physically, emotionally and financially as well.

Let’s all share the pecuniary load imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic and not burden the American citizens with the financial liabilities of this world and national emergency.

Thank you for your consideration regarding this concern held and shared by millions of your countrywomen and countrymen.

Sincerely,

Your Constituent


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Pickleball: Is it SAFE to Play?

As our nation works its way through this national emergency I am sure there a number of pickleball players are wondering whether there is a safe way to play pickleball. Of course the word “safe” may be a relative term.

To help JBRish readers decide for themselves whether or not it is safe, I would like to offer the following resources.

NOTE the interview below is by a licensed and well-respected medical professional.



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Can We Play Pickleball Please?
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Below is an excerpt from the above article written by the Pickleball Rocks Team. Pickleball Rocks is a long-time business that has supported our sport for many years. I am sure the information they are providing is with your best interest in mind.

To play almost 100% safely….

1) You must wash the balls before you begin your game.
2) Every person on the court would have been through 14 days of isolation directly prior to coming out to play. This would assure they have not unknowingly picked up the virus anywhere. If they’ve been anywhere around people after completing the 14 days of isolation and prior to coming to play, they could potentially be carriers again, so invite someone else.
3) Any benches or chairs at the court would need to be sanitized.
4) The courts you are about to play on haven’t had anyone carrying the virus playing on the courts in the last 9 days (supposedly that is the maximum about a time the virus can live on a hard surface). So there is no danger of the ball picking up the virus while you are playing.

Read the complete article for more information and details by clicking HERE

 


EP 35: Pickleball and Covid-19 – What You Need to Know
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Please understand that the opinions expressed in this interview are not my opinions. The views are those of the interviewer, Mark Renneson and Dr. Anne Matlow (Professor of Medicine, Paediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto and retired infectious disease physician who was on Ontario’s provincial advisory committee during the SARS outbreak of 2003.)

The interview is via telephone and some of the audio is low-volume. To go to the page with the interview, CLICK HERE and click the green arrow! I recommend listening to the entire interview to get all of the information presented.

 
NOTE Mark Renneson has been a good friend to pickleballers around the world especially in the US and Canada. I have featured a number of his videos on my website and in newsletters I send to you.

In his latest newsletter Mark asks for help keeping his small business functioning. Click HERE AND SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO READ HIS PERSONAL MESSAGE !

Thank you for your consideration in this regard.

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200325

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“This is the world as it is. This is where you start.” — Saul D. Alinsky

“To Normal Days, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow [ed].” — Mary Jean Iron

“Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.” — Austin O’Malley

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” — Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter.

 

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