Was It Providential That President Joe Biden, A Devout Catholic, Will Have A Black Cardinal In D.C.

by Anura Guruge


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Cardinal Wilton Gregory is going to be a very busy prelate. Very Catholic Joe Biden will ‘lean’ on him heavily & he will become part of his ‘cabinet’. All good. Nothing bad. I do NOT know Wilton Gregory. But, I will find out. He seems OK. Did a nice job today.

I went & checked exactly as to when he was named as a cardinal. It was BEFORE the November 3, 2020 election. SMILE. But, NOT by much. Just a week. So, unless the pope had a message from his Boss this was coincidental — but providential.


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I Admire & Like Men Who Can Cry In Public — Especially U.S. Presidents (Like Joe Biden).

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To I, it is definitely NOT a sign of weakness. It is a good, positive sign of: strength, self-confidence, empathy with others & healthy emotions.

I cry. I cry openly. I cry watching movies. I cry every time I see Obama being elected. I cried when Joe got his ‘Medal of Freedom‘ from Obama.

Have you ever seen bloody Trump cry? QED! Proves my point.

I have a feeling that I will be crying a LOT tomorrow — ALL tears of joy & relief.

This is so good. So good. So healthy. So refreshing.

ENJOY.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 19, 2021.

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Biden Inauguration ‘Field Of Flags’ Illumination — Video.

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Impressive. Cute. Touching.

The illumination, with 46 pillars of light to denote that Joe Biden will be the 46th President is symbolic & a nice touch.

You should definitely watch at least one of the videos.

Pity that two of the videos (the first two) do not have sound.


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Amazon Is Now Trying NO-Packaging Shipping — One Extreme To Another.

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A ‘Roku Ultra‘ I received yesterday. Yes, it was Sunday & you can see that the Amazon label, at the Top Right, says ‘Sunday Delivery’.

But, the most striking thing is that it came WITHOUT ANY PACKAGING. Not even in a padded envelope or plastic wrap.

Just the Roku box with the Amazon label stuck on it.

I think this is NOT acceptable. Amazon has gone from OVER PACKAGING to the other extreme.

I have some objections. Sometimes I want to see the BOX, e.g., say a LEGO set. I also would like SOME protection & privacy.

BUT, a good start. I know that Amazon will sort it out in a few months. They always do.


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Such A Good ‘Likeness’, It Could Have Been A ‘Selfie’.

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At a ‘Chinese’ dry cleaning joint in ‘Joy St.’, Boston.

When I saw it I thought I was looking in a mirror.

Could very easily have been a selfie.

They say people turn into what they eat, & if so, this makes perfect sense. I eat a pig, on average, every two weeks. Yes, I eat some pig product –chop, ham, sausage etc. — nearly every day. I live on pork.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 18, 2021, Boston.

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Traveling Across 7-States, 1,250-Miles, To Pick Up Puppy, During COVID-19, Is Challenging & Complicated.

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We take COVID & COVID precautions seriously. Three of us in this household are considered high risk — I due to my advance years. So, we don’t ‘mess around’ when it comes to COVID.

That said I am not used to having travel restrictions! I did do two road trips last year — & there were NO restrictions we encountered. So we were always in compliance.

NOT SO NOW! Yikes.

New York state & Pennsylvania have some pretty onerous restrictions — at least on paper. We have been told by hotels that we can ‘bypass’ them. We would NOT be in NY or PA for more than 24-hours. But, I have this thing about being LAW ABIDING — though, interestingly, most of the COVID restrictions are NOT laws per se.

I was going to take my 14-year old via Niagara Falls. It is one of the few places she really wants to visit. But, IF I were to comply with NY ‘rules’ it would be complicated. So, we are NOT going to mess around & VIOLATE any restrictions.

All the states allow you to DRIVE THROUGH as long as you only stop at rest stops … gas stations etc. — & are not in the state for more than 24-hours.

So, I am going to drive from NH to Ohio ‘non-stop’. 10-hour drive. I can do that. Once we get to OH we will be in compliance. So, that is good. Staying well within the restrictions.

Bit bummed about Niagara Falls. I have seen it over 30 times (minimum). C’est la vie.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — January 17, 2021.

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Garmin Connect APP (2021) NO LONGER Show Monthly Step Totals!

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From Garmin Forums. Yes, this is ALSO my gripe.


Click to ENLARGE. You can no longer get the WHOLE month. STUPID.


Click to ENLARGE. Luckily you can still get MONTHLY totals from the PC version.


Garmin has done it AGAIN. Thinking that any & all CHANGE is progress. No. No. Not so.

Why change something that was perfectly good.

I do want to see MONTHLY totals. Now I am screwed. I can’t get that on my phone. I have to logon to the PC version.

STUPID. Stupid.

Uncalled for. Who asked for this.

Give us both. Weekly & Monthly.


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