Sunday, March 3, 2019
Without my wakeup coffee, I do everything in slow motion.
Out of bed, the news turned on, coffee brewing, half-muffin toasting, comfortable sweater and slipper socks on, normally five minutes, felt like five hours.
Look out the window.
Snowing out but no wind.
Check the thermometer.
The morning walk will be nice.
Sit and have my first sip.
How quickly I’ve adjusted to partial decaf for the sake of two nice cups.
Still moving slowly.
Muffin hot, butter cold, bite delicious.
Here comes the weather report.
More of the muffin, more of the coffee.
Weather over, turn off TV, jump up to find reading book, microwave second cup,
sit on the window ledge, sip the coffee and read.
Sipping slowly, feeling galvanized.
Optimally will reach the end of a chapter as I finish my last sip.
Ready for action.
After my coffee, ready to feint and thrust and take on the world.
Tagging Passing Time, Weather, and Dinner
Sunday, March 3, 2019
My 325th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
Time is 12.01am.
On Sunday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 37* with a feels-like temperature of 36* under mostly sunny skies.
Dinner is Roast Turkey.
Tick Tock : Marking Calendars and Deep Weather
325 posts to date.
Today we’re at the 6.50% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.
Today our winter-spring shoulder calendar features
Snow but mild.
And for the couple of days more mild weather.
But the three days following that?
Brrrr! As in cold, in the 20s.
Question of the Day
Who is Michael Bloomberg?
Strip-mall massage parlors give the sex trade a sheen of normalcy.
But they also trap thousands of mostly immigrant women in servitude.
Kraft’s bane: repetition of his involvement.
This week past they moved up the date of his court appearance.
Just a simple procedural event.
But prominently carried in newspapers all over the country, in every edition.
Used to introduce the news programs all over the country, in every time slot.
Every day Kraft delays his statement permits hundreds of repetitions of events that tie him into his first crimes; and produces more and greater efforts to use his wealth and powers to pervert democratic justice: equal treatment under the law.
Can one make deductions?
Like make a statement, open honest, and true?
__________________________Elephant jokes to tell at a bar:
What animals were first to leave the ark?
The elephants. Their trunks were carry-ons.
Answer to the Question of the Day
Who is Michael Bloomberg?
Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist.
As of June 2018, his net worth was estimated at $51.8 billion, making him the 8th-richest person in the United States and the 11th richest person in the world.
He has joined The Giving Pledge, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their wealth.
To date, Bloomberg has given away $8.2 billion, including his November 2018 $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins University — the largest private donation ever made to a higher education institution.
Bloomberg is the founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, mass media, and software company that bears his name, and is notable for its Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system providing financial data widely used in the global financial services industry.
He began his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers, before forming his own company in 1981 and spending the next twenty years as its chairman and CEO.
Bloomberg also served as chair of the board of trustees at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, from 1996 to 2002.
Bloomberg served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms, beginning his first in 2001. A Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his party registration in 2001 to run for mayor as a Republican.
He defeated opponent Mark Green in a close election held just weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
He won a second term in 2005, and left the Republican Party two years later.
Bloomberg campaigned to change the city's term limits law, and was elected to his third term in 2009 as an Independent on the Republican ballot line.
Bloomberg was frequently mentioned as a possible centrist candidate for the U.S. Presidential elections in 2008, and 2012, as well as for Governor of New York in 2010.
He declined to seek either office, opting to continue serving as the mayor of New York City.
His final term as mayor ended on January 1, 2014.
After a brief stint as a full-time philanthropist, Bloomberg re-assumed the position of CEO at Bloomberg L.P. by the end of 2014. On March 7, 2016, Bloomberg announced that he would not run as a third party candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite widespread speculation that he would, and later endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president.
Bloomberg has been reported to be weighing a potential presidential run in 2020 after rejoining the Democratic Party.
Good Morning on this Sunday, the Third of March.
We talked about starting slowly and allowing coffee to kick start us.
We talked about the current time and weather and roast turkey.
We reflected on a global view of weather and calendar.
Told an elephant joke.
And then we talked about the Michael Bloomberg.
And now? Now gotta go.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.