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State of the Commonwealth

On March 6, 2020, the first two cases of the coronavirus disease in the Keystone State were reported to be presumptive positive: one in Delaware County, and the other in Wayne County. It’s now week 17 since since the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Making Up For Lost Time

So this is the first tirade for June 2020. With my having taken a short sabbatical from penning any entries here since the end of May, allow me to make a short list of what we missed up to this … Continue reading

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Life Will Go On!

Week 10 of self-isolation has begun, although my staying at home all the time is not happening. I would have been taken away in a straight jacket by now, had it not been for outdoor trips to exercise in close … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Scenes from the Delaware River at Lardner’s Point in Philadelphia, Pa. Got my stimulus check in the mail yesterday. Twelve hundred bucks is a nice chunk of change to use for whatever, but most who received it will be depositing … Continue reading

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Pandemic Isolation: Week Six

The cloth masks arrived from Amazon last Wednesday. It’s a good thing they did. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, signed an order on that day, requiring all workers and customers at essential businesses that are … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: But This Is No Joke!

Three cases of COVID-19 exist in Bucks County, PA, the section of the commonwealth in which I live. On March 6th, the first two cases of the Coronavirus disease in the Keystone State were reported to be presumptive positive: one … Continue reading

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The Saga Continues

On Monday, March 2nd, the winds had died down, giving way to favorable conditions for flying a drone. Taking the freshly repaired, small unmanned aircraft (sUA) to an open field in Philadelphia, I made my second attempt to get this … Continue reading

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Off We Go Into The Wild, Blue Yonder!

The parts for the camera drone arrived in the mail today. The distributor didn’t send them out until Wednesday. I had to pester the vendor on Tuesday for that to happen. So far the new motor and camera assembly are … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Belated

Valentine’s Day has passed us by. Onward we go with spring training and baseball once again. The Phillies started their pitchers’ and catchers’ first workout on the 12th, with the full squad coming together on the 17th. The first preseason … Continue reading

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Ticks and Mosquitoes Will Rule The Earth If Groundhogs Don’t See Their Shadows On Groundhog Day.

Found along the Delaware Riverbed during low tide at Lardner’s Point in Philadelphia, what does the center rock in the above photo make you think of first: the Great Pyramid of Giza perhaps? While taking this photo, I wondered where … Continue reading

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