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Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Home country: USA
Current location: Watching my Koi Pond in upstate New York.
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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

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PA FARM COUNTRY EAGLES have 2 babies. Live cam




From Sibley Guides:

→ Last Updated on March 17, 2020
Molt is the process of feather replacement. All birds do it; they have to grow new feathers once or twice a year to stay warm, dry, and airborne, and in many cases they grow differently colored feathers at different seasons to match their surroundings or to impress others of their species.

Among the small songbirds, virtually all species have a complete molt (replacing all of their feathers) in late summer, and in addition many species have a partial molt (replacing some of the body feathers but not the wing or tail feathers) in the spring.

American Goldfinch follows this pattern. Beginning in September, and continuing for six to eight weeks, they molt all of their feathers, ending up with a completely new and pristine set of feathers (and drab colors) as they head into the winter. In the spring, as they grow new body feathers the males especially transform into bright yellow breeding plumage, but the wing and tail feathers remain from the previous fall. As these wing feathers get older the pale buff edges fade to white and disintegrate, so that by the end of the summer the wings look essentially all black. And in September another complete molt begins.


I studied birds for one semester at a local college. It was the best time and money spent that Spring.

WATCH LIVE: NY Gov. Cuomo speaks on coronavirus from field hospital at Javits Center - 3/30/2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Toll Mounts, Lawmakers Look to Next Phase of Response

A 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship, the Comfort, docked in Manhattan. Federal guidelines warning against travel and gatherings were extended through April. In Washington, talk turned to expanding paid sick leave.

RIGHT NOW: About three out of four Americans are or will soon be under instructions to stay at home. In New York, the governor said that 1,218 people had died, and that 9,517 people in the state were hospitalized with the virus.


As per Cuomo: at 1:25 today there are 66497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State.

Local TopsMarkets seems to be overcharging for 7 UP. What do you think?

$7.69 for a six pack of 12 ounce bottles.

Schweppes Ginger Ale was only $4.99 for the same size.

The store is located in New Paltz, NY. It's a college town. The neighborhood is a mix of older (well maintained) homes, new homes, several apartment complexes.

The only other supermarket in town is ShopRite. In an on line search, ShopRite doesn't seem to carry 7 UP six packs.

I still have my receipt because I'm considering calling in a complaint for price gouging.

COVID-19 visited our 55+ community this week.

One block over. I can see his home from my window.

Rest in Peace

Gonna be one of those days!


Six Little Stories With Lots Of Meaning

(1) Once all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of the prayer, all of the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.

(2) When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you'll catch them. That is trust.

(3) Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive in the morning, but we still set the alarm to wake up. That is hope.

(4) We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. That is confidence.

(5) We see the world suffering, but still, we get married and have children. That is love.

(6) On an old man's shirt was written a sentence ' I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.' That is attitude.

Have a happy day and live your life like these six stories. Remember - Good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace !!

Six Little Stories With Lots of Meanings

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

NY Coronavirus Peak Higher Than Thought; May Be 2 Weeks Away

Cuomo gave a grim update Tuesday, saying the peak number of coronavirus cases could be two weeks away the peak is higher than expected.

NEW YORK, NY The peak number of cases of the new coronavirus is expected to be higher than initially thought and could be just two weeks away far earlier than initially predicted, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a grim update Tuesday. Cuomo said as many as 140,000 hospital beds will be needed, he said, noting the rate of spread is doubling every three days. The state currently has closer to 50,000 hospital beds.

"I will turn this state upside down to get the number of beds we need," he said.


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