Tag Archives: New Jersey

Lent’s Over: It’s OK for Me to Complain Again

Into Week Five of socially distanced isolation, my normally easy-going temperament has become a bit edgy, lacking in patience for ordinary idiosyncrasies that otherwise are overlooked or tolerated. Back in 2000, I had posted about being housebound for a period … Continue reading

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Strange Days Indeed

Into week three of my self-induced isolation—now lawfully mandated here in Bucks County, PA—I don’t foresee an end to this COVID-19 crisis anytime soon in the U.S., nor anywhere else in the world; although, the tide of the coronavirus disease … Continue reading

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Into Week Two Of Self-Isolation

New Jersey is now in the state of lockdown. The governor today ordered residents to shelter in place. All non-essential retail businesses must close until further notice. People are allowed on the roads only to shop for groceries, medicine, healthcare, … Continue reading

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Osprey Nestlings’ Head Count for 2019

During the other day, I took count of osprey nestlings along my usual stretch of the Delaware River from the New Jersey side. Four of the thirteen nests are either hard to see closeup, or not at all from Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Spring Down and Fall Up

Spring back and fall ahead! Wait, that should be spring ahead and fall back. Don’t forget to change your clocks an hour back on the first Sunday of November. Daylight Saving Time (DST) has come to an end for another … Continue reading

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Back to the Black-Hole Closet!

‘Twas hot and sticky for the majority of the past week, but the furnace went on for the first time this evening since early last May. Autumn appears to have taken effect. What a relief it is that the torrid … Continue reading

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Automotive Idiosyncrazy

A little less than two days are left in July, making the month’s fifth week quite short, as seen in the graphic to the left. Blog entries during diminutive weeks like this one are usually nonexistent, and my scheduled tirades … Continue reading

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Birdhouse in Your Soul

Ten nesting pairs of ospreys have returned for the 2018 season to a stretch of the Delaware River that starts in Riverton, NJ, and ends 18.6 miles (29.9 kilometers) northeasterly at the tip of Burlington Island, NJ. The raptors, otherwise … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers’ Day

May is a special month for me, especially since my birthday falls on the 11th; thank you very much to those who acknowledged it on Social Media. It’s also a sad month that marked the death of my dad ten … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I know it’s a bit early here in GMT-5 for wishing that but it’s one of my favorite holidays of sorts. Aside from being fired from my first professional-radio job on St. Paddy’s Day, way back in ancient history when … Continue reading

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