Solstice Power 2021 – Disaffected Musings

I aroused from sleep the day prior to this about 3 AM as I used to be too hungry to return to sleep. So, I assumed I might use the chance to get in my “Solstice Power” for the yr and get some nice photos from what I name “Dynamite Ridge.”

Neatly, as a substitute of leaving the home (after breakfast) to start with mild round 4:35, I made up our minds to jot down my submit first. After I reached my vacation spot, the solar was once already top sufficient within the sky to be an obstacle in taking images. As well as, I hadn’t idea this mission via and after I arrived I spotted I didn’t actually have a really perfect vantage level from which to get photos.

The most efficient perspectives are if truth be told from the street itself. Clearly, I wasn’t going to go away my automotive within the one-lane street, even at the moment of day, and I wasn’t going to park on a facet boulevard and stroll to the street, the place I might be hit through automobiles touring at 50+ MPH. (The rate restrict is 50 MPH.) Anyway, that is the one image even marginally value sharing.



That mountain at the proper is 4 Peaks, one of the vital extra notable options of this house. I want I had a drone. Anyway, listed below are two contemporary pictures from a unique location.



The highest picture is from round dawn and the ground from round sundown. The most efficient laid plans of mice and males…


Buddy and previous neighbor MB despatched me this link to a quiz wherein American automobiles from the Nineteen Fifties needed to be known. Click on the hyperlink with warning as it’s not a protected website.

I scored 81% right kind, higher than the typical of 73%, however not so good as MB who scored 88%. After all, the typical is skewed through variety bias. Other people with very little pastime, and subsequently very little wisdom of the topic, won’t take the quiz.

Listed here are photos of a few of my favourite automobiles from the Nineteen Fifties:


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From most sensible to backside: 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible, 1956 Continental (no longer Lincoln, technically) Mark II, 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1956 Chrysler 300B.


This is a link to an editorial through the American Survey Heart. This actual survey is ready friendship in The us and is slightly attention-grabbing. This end result shall be reported with out remark, neatly, a minimum of no longer an excessive amount of remark:


“Finishing friendships over political disagreements happens extra amongst liberal and Democratic-leaning American citizens. Democrats are two times as most probably as Republicans are to document having ended a friendship over a political war of words (20 p.c vs. 10 p.c). Political liberals also are a ways much more likely than conservatives are to mention they’re not buddies with any person because of political variations (28 p.c vs. 10 p.c, respectively). No crew is much more likely to finish a friendship over politics than liberal girls are; 33 p.c say they stopped being buddies with any person on account of their politics.”


I pay attention the phrases “conceited, self-righteous and boastful” in my head…







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