“When you pass 50, every 15 minutes it’s breakfast.”
Kitty Carlisle Hart
Ever get a feeling the world is moving faster and faster? We have now entered the first week of the second month of 2020 and already we have seen some important events on the world stage: a Presidential impeachment and trial, the start of a global coronavirus epidemic in China, devastating wildfires in Australia, the dimming of Betelgeuse, and a predicted dramatic rise in sea levels.
Sunday was the Super Bowl. Monday and Groundhog Day (early spring). Monday, gave us the dysfunctional Iowa Caucus. That’s when Iowa Democrats were supposed to provide their pick for the nomination. Only they proved less adept at prognostication than the marmot.
Last night we got the State of the Union address. Today marks the end of the impeachment trial in the Senate. Next week voters in New Hampshire kick off the 2020 election by going to their first-in-the-nation primary. And that’s just this month.
Hold on to your hat; it’s only going to get more intense. And this is a Leap Year, so February has 29 days.
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Through it all, Susanne and I have kept writing across a variety of subjects that included joy, loneliness and death. Who’d a thunk it?
If you like one of the January 2020 posts, please feel free to share it with others so they can enjoy it, too.
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Without further reminder, here is the monthly roundup of January 2020 posts so you can catch up on (and share) any that you missed with all the big news going on. It’s a mixed bag. Enjoy.
Roundup of January 2020 Posts
Boston and History
- Boston’s Five First Events — Aline
- Boston’s Missing: Helion and the Giant Lollipops — Aline
- Boston’s Doors: The John Hancock Mansion — Aline
- Boston’s Doors: Four Interesting Doors — Aline
Health and Safety
- We Are Stardust, We Are Plastic — Aline
Life and Culture
- Susanne Skinner’s 2019 Posts — Susanne
- The Age of Aquarius – Susanne
- A Few Thoughts About Death – Aline
- The Loneliness Epidemic – Susanne
- Today I Choose Joy — Susanne
In February we celebrate Valentine’s Day and it will be nice to have a non-denominational, un-divisive, uncontroversial, and bi-partisan reason to celebrate. Chocolates and flowers, champagne and dinner out. That sounds like a big improvement.