After a forced shutdown of fourteen months, Broadway is slowly re-awakening and the first eyelid to flicker open is that of a certain Bruce Springsteen. The Boss reanimates his blowout hit of a few years ago, now at the St. James Theatre - "Springsteen on Broadway." This is no arena sing-along event with his fabulous … Continue reading Review – Springsteen on Broadway
A strange thing happened during the recent pandemic last fall. Seasonal flu and other casually contagious diseases experienced a marked decline. Part of that was due to social distancing, widespread mask wearing and compulsive hand washing. Flu bugs can easily be transmitted during handshakes - and there was much less of that during the pandemic. … Continue reading Maybe not on National Handshake Day
The third full week in June is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. It is an effort by the National Weather Service to help increase lightning safety. It may be shocking to learn that lightning is one of the deadliest weather systems. Records kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show lightning in the United States … Continue reading Lightning Safety Awareness Week
Hoping that all Father's have a very special day and that all children have a reason to make it a very special day. Being a biological father is not an automatic reason to be celebrated but the love they give, the protection they provide and the lessons they instill make this a time to honor … Continue reading Honor your Pops on Father’s Day
Last year on this date I advocated turning this traditional holiday into a Federal Holiday and clearly Joe Biden was listening to me. Rather than printing the background information again this year you can go to it by clicking here. https://walterthinnes.blog/2020/06/19/happy-juneteenth-and-a-note-about-federal-holidays/ I'm very pleased that things have changed enough to make this happen and hope … Continue reading Welcome to Juneteenth, the newest Federal Holiday!
Early tomorrow morning about two dozen motorcyclists and a few chase vehicles will start a week long ride for charity through the upper midwest intersecting several times with the upper Mississippi River. I have had the pleasure to join this wacky group for part of one of their previous rides and they are a great … Continue reading Bon Voyage to the Long Reach Long Riders tomorrow morning…
International Bath Day is celebrated every year on June 14 because it is classically considered the day of Archimedes' greatest discovery. I remember that day well. Let me explain. Archimedes (we called him Archie, but that's a story for another day) was a pretty smart fella and an innovative mathematician. He got the whole measurement … Continue reading Eureka! – I have discovered International Bath Day!
Back again with another motorcycle product first look review. The Viking Cycles company has sent me their Ironborn Textile Jacket so that I can review it. Below you can link to watch my five minute video review on YouTube, but first a few notes. This jacket is high quality, seems very functional and and looks … Continue reading Initial Review of the Viking Cycles Ironborn Textile Jacket
Today, June 7, 2021, is the 54th anniversary of the death of one of my favorite authors, Dorothy Parker. Most people who know Dorothy Parker know her for her witty bon mots - you've probably heard her most famous - "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." One even addressed her eventual demise. … Continue reading A Tribute to Dorothy Parker
Today is National Fish and Chips Day, not here in the US, but in the United Kingdom! And let me tell you, they know and cherish their Fish and Chips. I've eaten authentic Fish and Chips in England and there is nothing I have found to match it here in the states. I also have … Continue reading National Fish and Chips Day
You remember what your mother told you as a child - "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Hope you learned your lesson well, but today, take it one step further. Please go out of your way to say something nice. Let's increase civility and let it start with us. This … Continue reading National Say Something Nice Day