A comprehensive New York Times look at COVID-19 – and a couple of cute takes

Stuck inside, one of my obsessions has been reading about the global pandemic to find meaning and thoughtful insights about our future, instead of the noise and conspiracy theories that abound. The New York Times this weekend published a thoughtful and detailed look at next steps. If you are not a subscriber you should still … Continue reading A comprehensive New York Times look at COVID-19 – and a couple of cute takes

First MANHATTANHENGE of the new decade

Grab your camera or your smart phone and wake up early tomorrow New Yorkers. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:20 AM will be the first Manhattanhenge sunrise of the year, and in some reckoning, the new decade. (for more on that topic stop by https://walterthinnes.blog/2020/01/01/happy-new-year-the-decade-question/) For you Big Apple newbies this is the date (one … Continue reading First MANHATTANHENGE of the new decade

National Train Your Brain Day + Footnotes #13

Today is National Train Your Brain Day when you are challenged to test yourself with puzzles and riddles. What does that have to do with my long recent health travails? Simple. After nearly dying from severe septic shock and going through three operations in eight days I emerged physically exhausted. As I awoke, slightly dazed … Continue reading National Train Your Brain Day + Footnotes #13