Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mum

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

After a few chilly nights it still hasn't  frosted right here, probably due to the proximity of ocean water. I actually picked a handfull of green beans out of the garden today! That's quite unusual for halfway thru October. Plus, I have a ton of ripening Beefsteak Tomatoes in the house to use.  I'll find a good use for the free food.

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

Saw the new Wonder Woman film out on dvd last week, n I was very impressed with what they did, so I recommend it to action hero fans.

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

The Chrysanthemums  in front of the market I used for these pics are now all sold! I like the color combo all together in a flock here, but I am really allergic to them! So none for me...


Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017
Photo by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017


Not much computer time this week, either. Paranoid of the tablet getting hacked before there is a patch also! But as usual I am reading!
These colors are pretty cheery, even if Fall is stalling a bit...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Late Beach Weather

Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

We've been having the most unbelievable hot n humid weather all the way until yesterday here. Still warm enough for short-sleeves for my errand run. Usually by now the storm windows would be down n the furnaces on to keep warm.

I've worn a hoodie maybe 3 times since the end of August.

Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

I can't help but think we'll pay for this in snowfall later. Perhaps we'll get a very mild cold season instead tho, I hope.


Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017


I've been waiting for cooler air so I don't get so over-heated at work n cool off faster. 


Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

Sniffles have already been passed around at work, n outdoor ragweed allergies are pretty bad now. I'm taking alot of Benedryl to get thru my shifts.
I've been achy like coming down with something too.


Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

Looks like I'm coming up with Halloween theme pics early from this one ...
Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

I like so many of these.
Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017



Last week I made it to my old village for a short beach n pier walk. This is an image from the pier, just before I left. I may use more of these later.


Image by Snaggletooth Oct 2017

I walked on the beach without any other folks there, but before I left the pier a some were there.

Now back to cooler days again.
Photo by Snaggletooth Oct 2017



Thursday, October 05, 2017

Flowers

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

What a truamatizing news week ! To me it feels similar to how I felt for days after the 911 attacks - glued to the news n feeling like my everyday stuff to do is  unimportant.

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

Why would anyone want to  be remembered for doing a huge crime like that? Killing the most in a public mass shooting?

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Turns out thanks to FB, I found out my cousin's husband was there in Las Vegas for a work convention. One of his partners, a mother of 3, was one of the killed. Folks from everywhere go to that place.

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

They had no clue what stakes they were gambling with...

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

Yet, so many folks around me here continue their day to day like nothing happened. They are able to ignore it n feel it has nothing to do with them.



Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

But for me I wonder as I walk down the street, go to a festival, go see a film, or just to the store - if some hell - bent maniac will decide to end a bunch of lives just because they can.


Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017

I hope whatever took away the shooter's respect for life, God, n rights of those around him never happens to anyone again. There is no justification for all of these killing acts. And so little we can do about it.


We all do our best to teach our children the basics of good n bad, but can't control what they ultimately decide to do with their lives. Hopefully we can learn the right lessons from such a horrific event, without someone trying to do even more damage for the notoriety... 

Image by SnaggleTooth Oct 2017
Flowers for the numerous victims - living n deceased.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

SOS

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

Normally, I would keep my political opinions off of ESR. But today I decided to publish a small slice of what is going thru my brain this week.

Some things seem more important than others. It reminds me of work, where I am trapped in position at a machine, unable to do anything about other urgent problems I see arising around me, n all I can do is talk about it, hoping some one hears what I'm bringing attention to, n decides to alieviate the issue becoming more acute.

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

Sometimes I wish I was really rich person so I could blow money on helping folks who really need it in a sustainable way which makes sense. I can think of things to do n work out operational details because I am focused on the immediate problem solving.

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I am convinced that people with alot of power really don't care about solving big humanitarian problems, unless they can make tons of cash. 

Because if I can think of ways to fix some  current needs of Puerto Rico or other ocean storm disaster sites, why are the people who can - being so apathetic about it?

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

Perhaps we are stormed out (desensitized) between all these hurricane problems one after the next in rapid succession, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico. Scientists have warned us to expect increasingly severe n more frequent events, so why is nothing pro-active done to head off predictable shortages? 


Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

When Texas had shelter, transportation, n power problems, they sent a cruise ship for aid. Great idea! Puerto Rico is a part of the USA, so why doesn't that happen there?  Why do those citizens get such different treatment?


Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

My big "If I were a billionaire" idea is:


to create a NP volunteer flotilla of larger boats to deal with ocean storm aftermath, who travel to affected places. For instance, some could be for a shelter/ food/ water aid, one could be a power-generating platform with turbines (wind n wave power) plus have solar panels. One could have ocean water desalination  equipment. All could have back-up sail power if fuel becomes unavailable. Others could provide transport until airports are back in operation. The problems going on can be better dealt with, n are currently becoming worse for the folks in PR. 

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

I heard on tv news there is a Dept of Homeland Security shipping law, the Jones Act,  standing in the way of recieving some of the aid needed there. Waved for Texas, but not Puerto Rico?

Today the waiver was finally issued, over a week later.   

Image by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

Meanwhile, an attention "Bait n Switch" is going on all over the country, taking focus off of acute issues. It reminds me of George H.W. Bushes war against Flag Burning... same emotionally charged patriotism thing.

All of FB n politics beginning with the Prez are focusing on a flag disrespect theme with the Anthem / kneeling folks who don't even intend to inflict veteran disrepect felt by others. 

They just want to protest in a very noticeable way which they have achieved - but they also raised the patriotism hackles on many Americans. 

Photo by SnaggleTooth Sept 2017

For that argument, both sides have good points to make, so I am trying to remain neutral, even as I sense more racial inequality being inflicted on Puerto Ricans who ARE American ...

What a way to compound issues... NOT solve them! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wet Behind the Dunes



After writing my post n playing with pics to put on, I got up just in time to make it to the Library. But when I arrived there, it was closed due to a power outage. I don't want to wait another week, so I am again attempting the slow way to blog post on my little tablet... Here it it:

I hope to get to comment on your blogs next library visit, tho I am reading it! 

The  Jose rains we are enduring on the Cape this week pale in comparison to what the other storm folks have dealt with recently.

There was a huge puddle in the supermarket parking lot when I was there. Plenty more rain to deal with the rest of the week, n then the Maria storm is a crap shoot up the Eastern seaboard of the USA after that.

Nantucket Island plus the outer Cape are losing eroding dunes into the sea today.

The powers of Nature are taking over the news n ruining lives. The only comfort about the overwhelming losses are the many stories of folks helping others out.

Still, since 9/11 I watch all the news in an effort not to feel clueless. I plug along to continue working when so many have lost it all already.  
So many were cheated out of income between Texas n Florida storm damages , flooding, n long-term power outages from Harvey n Irma.

This week the Mexico City Earthquake shook me up too. It was heart-breaking  watching the school rescue attempt there, knowing so many children didn't make it.

Hurricane Maria cruelly took whatever was ok after the last Irma hurricane path- away from those in Puerto Rico. I work with friends who moved here from there. They have no way to check on families n friends. Cell batteries there have no way to be recharged, n aren't near working cell towers anymore.  

My worries seem petty n my dangers insignificant. I have a roof over my head, water, food, n stuff in my room to do. I can see my family on FB, or call. These are luxuries.
I pray all these survivors find a way to recover from this stormy season, n reconnect with loved ones. May we all find ways to help n not take what we do have for granted.




Nothing is placed exactly where I wanted it today, but at least I got a text doc to copy n paste in here for the first time. Way better than no post too!... Way better than being disconnected. I feel lucky ...