This dramatic & drastic price cut happened yesterday.
I heard about it because I got a friendly e-mail from eBay.
NO, I am NOT going to get screwed.
I am getting it at the new price — and HOPEFULLY with a discount on TOP of that. SMILE.
I, as often, have contacts & ‘friends’.
I will keep you posted. I have not been chasing the order down because I am not in a hurry.
Rather finish one book I am writing before it arrives. That way I will have more time to spend on the camera.
Glad I kind of waited.
The price cut was by Panasonic.
Check Category ‘Camera Notes’.
When It Comes To COVID-19 Deaths Among ‘Over 60s’ — We Should Also Have Obesity, Diabetes & Smoking Stats.
Yes, every death is tragic. Too many have died already — some, probably, needlessly.
While I appreciate that this is NOT EASY we really should be getting more data so that we can all get a better handle on this.
Yes, I talk as one who is 67.
So, I am at HIGH-RISK.
I want to be able to BETTER gauge my risk — based on known risk factors.
This point was driven home when I was watching a TV segment about the unacceptable level of deaths in nursing homes. They were showing pictures from nursing homes — kind of as background.
I was struck by the number of folks that were obese. I hadn’t really given that much thought. But, as you gte holder it obviously becomes harder to exercise — and, moreover, you start losing the rationale for watching your diet. I get that.
Let me couch it another way: Is an obese 60-year old at more risk than a spry, active, 70-year old?
Wouldn’t you like to know?
I would, for obvious reasons.
That is my ONLY point in this post. I would like to see more data.
Not just ‘x% were over 60‘ … but, more like, ‘x% over 60 & non-obese‘ etc.
Click to ENLARGE.
I am HAPPY.
Pretty cool. No electricity nor any protection from the elements! That is a problem.
I can’t — & as such I don’t — write on a laptop. I need a desktop with a BIG screen & a big keyboard. That is going to be a problem. Great place to read — provided it is not too cold or raining!
I was real disappointed. Felt like a major let down.
You could tell that he was TIRED. I knew that he must have been OLD when he wrote it. But, I did NOT check ‘HOW OLD’ until I finished. Now it is much clearer. He was 81 when he finished.
81-years old. Probably took him 2- to 3-years to write it. So, was writing it when he was in his late 70s.
ALAS, it shows. You can feel his tiredness!
This book has put me OFF Michener! I am upset by that.
But, then again I may have READ way TOO MUCH Michener — in too short of a time.
6 in two-years.
Three of them ‘Hawaii’, ‘The Covenant‘ & ‘Alaska’ huge, ‘1,000’-page books.
I loved ‘The Covenant’ & learnt much from ‘Hawaii’ — as I had done with with other books, such as ‘Texas’ & ‘Chesapeake Bay’.
Not so with ‘Alaska’.
Very disappointing. I feel cheated.
In a way I feel sorry for him. I can, also, relate. I am 66. I KNOW that I am not writing ‘as well’ or with the ‘proficiency’ I did 10-years ago. And I have another decade to go to get to Michener’s age when he wrote ‘Alaska’. YIKES!