I got a call from my dad this week. He has been scheduled to receive the first dose of the Covid vaccination. Mom hasn’t received her call yet, but we hope it will come soon.
Stories Of Kent (And One Of Olgita)
My sister gave my brothers and me the sad news of the death of her ex-husband Kent. It had been years since any of us, including my sister, had seen or heard from him, but I had fond memories of him and I shared a couple.
Kent had a sister named Olgita. I had a story to tell about her…
Emerald Ash Borer Is Ruining The Neighborhood
It’s ruining the look of it anyway.
The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect from Asia that has made its way to Europe and North America and it is destroying our ash trees. The little pests lay their eggs in crevices of ash trees and its larvae hatch and eat away at the tree beneath the bark.
As you can imagine, this is not good for the trees.
The City of St. Paul has had to remove massive numbers of ash trees due to the insect’s appetite. Which means we are seeing a lot more sky than we’ve been accustomed to. It’s devastating the look of our neighborhoods.
Go here to learn more about the emerald ash borer, what to look for, and what to do if you suspect the little bugs are in your neck of the woods.
Hmmmm. This Seems Deceptive To Me
This ad showed up on my Facebook page.
Take a close look at the before and after pictures of this young fellow who appears to have miraculously regained lost hair.
But has he?
I could be wrong here, but, to me, it looks more like he had shaved his head, leaving his hair very short, and then let it grow back.
In fact! Call me cynical, but the “before” picture might actually have been taken after the “after” picture. It may have been taken after the model shaved his head and he hasn’t grown any more hair at all.
And Then There’s This Bullshit
This device encourages hair regrowth. Uh huh. Sure, it does.
I would encourage you to save your money and not waste it on this ridiculous item.
How in the world could this even work? Seriously?
This looks to me to be some cheap contraption meant to prey on people in deep fear of losing their hair. There’s money to be made off the desperate and there will always be predators ready to make that money.
How can this ludicrous light-up helmet possibly work to regrow hair?!
General Motors Is Going Electric
Climate change is real. Sure, the climate is always changing, but what is happening now is very bad and is largely due to human activity, mainly the burning of fossil fuels. We need to get away from using fossil fuels. We need alternate and more sustainable ways of powering our world. Wind and solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, hydrogen and biofuels, and, yes, nuclear all need to be embraced.
General Motors, America’s largest automobile manufacturer, is seeing the writing on the wall. It has announced its intention to phase out the internal combustion engine for all of its light duty cars, trucks, and SUVs by 2035.
This is big and perhaps Ford and Chrysler will follow suit, if they haven’t already done so.
Gas Is Way Cheap
Going by the the price of unleaded gas and the fashion of dress in the image showing that fetching young woman filling up, I estimate the year to be 1981. Adjusting for inflation, the $1.36 gallon of gas in 1981 would be $3.89 today. Conversely, a $2.39 gallon of today’s gas would cost a mere 83 cents back then.
Gas is way cheap.
Our Kia Soul Might Be Getting A New Engine
I will know for sure after Monday. That’s when I will be taking the car in to the dealership for a safety recall testing. We received the recall notice which listed several symptoms of a possible serious problem with the engine of the 2014/2015 models. Our car has been showing a few of those symptoms.
I will let you know next week.
A Cool Thing: The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast
I stumbled across this podcast with brothers Gus and Luke reviewing each of the Granada TV Sherlock Holmes shows. All feature Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Brett is the best ever at playing the fictional detective and the hosts of the podcast will tell you why.
Gus is the one who does the synopsis of each episode and he has a… unique cadence… as… he tells… details of the… show and… behind… the scenes… trivia… and details. But that’s a nitpick. The podcast is a must for Brett/Holmes fans.
Be patient. Wash your hands. Stay home. Stay safe. WEAR A MASK!
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