Advertisements
Archive | June 21, 2018

The 16 U.S. Catholic Cardinals MUST DO More To Help The Poor Separated Immigrant Kids.

by Anura Guruge



The Pope has made some statements, but as usual, hasn’t done enough.

Ditto, for the 16 U.S. cardinals.

I would have to think that ALL of those affected by this horrendous ‘zero tolerance‘ policy are Catholic. I see ‘Catholic Charities‘ is one of the key aid organizations trying to help. But, what about the Cardinals.

Yes, as the above shows, they have made a FEW statements. That is NOT enough.

Hoping that one of them, e.g., Dolan, would go on a hunger strike is asking for too much. They do like their earthly comforts.

But, what about going down to the border en masse and demanding to see the kids. The media would love it. They would get a ton of coverage. I am sure that MANY of those working the centers are Catholics and would be too petrified to stand up to a cardinal, let alone a group of them.

So, COME ON. Time for words was LONG GONE.

It is time for ACTION.

Show SOME courage. Show SOME leadership.


Related posts:
Check Category ‘religion’.


by Anura Guruge

Advertisements

Garmin Fenix 5, Firmware Version 9.20: Stress Level Monitoring Notices More ‘Restful’ Periods.

by Anura Guruge


 Click to ENLARGE.



I was real curious about this new ‘fix’ since I had definitely noticed that my new (i.e., 40-day old) Fenix 5 didn’t show as much restful periods during the day as had my two Vivoactive 3s.

So, this was my first full day with 9.20 and the readings are noticeably different, more like what I was used to with the Vivoactive 3s.

Yet again, I will monitor this and let you know.


Related posts:
Search ‘Garmin’.


by Anura Guruge

Garmin Fenix 5, Firmware Version 9.20: ‘REM’ Sleep Monitoring.

by Anura Guruge


 Click to ENLARGE.

Night of June 20, 2018 — 1st night after 9.20 update.


Well, it is showing something. Not sure whether it is right, BUT there is definitely REM in there. Not sure how I can check its veracity short of wearing another monitor — and to be fair, I don’t really care. As you can see I don’t get that much sleep BUT I do sleep better than a baby!


Related posts:
Search ‘Garmin’.


by Anura Guruge

“Artists Bluff”, “Franconia Notch State Park”, New Hampshire — Fabulous Vistas; Short, Easy Hike.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Artists Bluff Franconia Notch State Park New Hampshire New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a7 II




GPS Track of the short hike from my Garmin Fenix 5.

Click to ENLARGE.


Click to ENLARGE. From the “Cannon Mountain” Website.


The operator of the “Cannon Aerial Tramway” told us about this hike and the great views from the top when we took the ‘tram’ on our jaunt up to “Franconia Notch State Park” on June 11, 2018, to do “The Flume“. We went looking for it that evening but ended up going the long way around the loop. Since we had already done a fair bit of hiking that day we called it quits but I planned to go back.

When “Father’s Day” rolled around 6-days later I got the chance. This time we went, for the third time, to “Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves“. After that we headed for “Artists Bluff”.

The start of the hike is across the road from “Echo Lake”. You park as if you are going to the Lake. Just keep on going RIGHT … RIGHT … RIGHT.

From the parking lot … RIGHT. Once you get to the trailhead always stay to the RIGHT. Right at the top, take a RIGHT (but that is clearly marked in red on a boulder).

Trivial hike, though there is a slightly steep bit — albeit with granite steps. Pre my GPS, it was ONLY 0.16 mile to the top! NOT much elevation either; 204′ per my GPS, starting at 1,928′ and going up to 2,133′. Teischan and I made it to the top in less than 10 minutes.

Great views. Nearly as good as you get from going to the top in the ‘Tramway’ and that can cost you $16.

Highly recommended. I will be going back.


Related posts:
Check Category ‘New Hampshire’.


by Anura Guruge

%d bloggers like this: