A good Saturday morning all. Be sure to click on a new Time Check on top of the page.

What’s going on? First it was an angry protest. Now I only see turmoil filled screens filled with anarchy, mostly by groups of pasty white endomorphic and spineless ectomorphs all pretending that they are the current generation of ‘movers’ and ‘shakers’.

“The covers of this book are too far apart.” ~ Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914, American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran)

By and large our town seems to have turned the corner.

Garden Stroll – A week ago, on a glorious Sunday afternoon some kind (brilliant?) neighborhood folk organized a Garden Stroll. And people were oh so ready to remove the cobwebs over their doors and stride out. Being outside just to enjoy the little pleasures of life once again; I think it brought normalcy back.



Pear Rust – or as those much smarter than me prefer to call it; gymnosporangium sabinae. In all the years we’ve been here we’ve never seen anything like it. Apparently the Juniper trees together with the pear trees which line many of our streets got together (it requires both) and the result is Pear Rust.

Curbsides were filled with the powdery stuff; street after street. And on the day we noticed it (it had rained that night), it seemed like a salt truck had come by spraying orangey paint. It looks strange, ugly, and ‘sorta’ neat all at the same time. The car in the photographs was parked immediately in front of our balcony.


A concert — Last evening there was a first of the Covid season. Neighbors held a concert on their property. The group, going by the name of The Groove Mechanics pumped out some lovely R&B, Soul, and Funk tracks: for two solid hours.

Pieces from Booker T. Washington, The Allman Brothers band, Al Green, James Brown, and so it went. It was an evening of foot moving, and head bobbing. Hearing some ‘anthem’ from the early ‘70s I do believe I saw my arms extended over my head.

Marcia stayed home, but caught a snippet live-streamed on the neighborhood Facebook page so she too was happy. Just being there was good!

NO Ramblings – Next week there will NOT be a post, sorry. Marcia felt she was not ready for another sleepless night of loudness from outside ‘parties’ and fireworks. So we’re spending the weekend at a B&B in Rising Sun Indiana and Rabbit Hash Kentucky (a short ferry-boat ride across the river).

Rabbit Hash is a town of 300+/- people. The Mayor of the place comes from a long line of canine mayors. Currently it’s Brynneth Pawltro, a pit bull. Brynneth Pawltro won the title of mayor of Rabbit Hash, in Boone County Kentucky, with a simple slogan: “Peace, love and understanding.”

The place is also known for its General Store, operational continuously since 1831 and the Sunday ‘Music behind the Stove’ concerts (these haven’t started up yet). It burned down in 2016 but was rebuilt and back in operation within a year using salvaged and donated lumber and items.

Fini – Tevita celebrated his Birthday yesterday (and I do believe the celebrations will continue throughout the weekend). Happy Birthday Tevita.

This day in 1971 was final show at the Fillmore East, with performances by acts such as Albert King, The J. Geils Band, The Beach Boys, and The Allman Brothers Band. Operational for only just over three years it already proved to be too small.

With all the hub-bub regarding ‘equality’ and such I noted this news. A graduate of Howard University became the 1st black Female Officer to join the Air Force Thunderbirds’ precision flying team. Captain Remoshay Nelson is quoted as saying; “… to be in a position that is visible, to show little girls that this is attainable, to let them know they can do anything they put their mind to, is an absolute honor.” Why can’t more of this type of news be reported on a broader scale?

Last Thursday at dinnertime I made sure to watch a Press event by Premier Ford of Ontario to see if there would be an update on the US/Canada Border opening. Nothing was mentioned! So, it seems that an end-of-July date is still in play.

Lastly, my friend Linda, offered this bit of insight. Spot on!

Make it great week, keep the peace, stay safe, and be healthy!

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