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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

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NY Coronavirus: 'We Could Be On The Plateau'

With more than 300,000 people tested in New York as of Sunday morning, 122,031 had tested positive.

NEW YORK Downstate New York could be at or very near the apex of its new coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at his Sunday news briefing.

"The apex could be a plateau and we could be on the plateau right now," he said. "The next few days will tell."

Evidence that the outbreak may have peaked: the number of people released from the hospital has been rising, and in particular the total number of new hospitalizations is much lower. ICU admissions are also down. But it will take more than a couple of days of numbers to accurately depict a trend, he said.

With more than 300,000 people tested in New York as of Sunday morning, 122,031 had tested positive.

The number of deaths rose to 4,159 as of Sunday morning. The number of new deaths has not climbed sharply in the past three days.


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Time Is On My Side

I'm doing a pickup at the curb run to Walmart tomorrow.

I don't intend to walk inside for anything.

He could do us all a favor and cover his face.

So we don't have to look at his ugly mug.

He was one of my favorites.

Rest in Paradise, Bill.

Having trouble sleeping? Try watching the Bald Eagle live cam.


You can see the feathers being ruffled by the wind.

Come back after dawn for feeding time.

An ambulance just drove past my place. Only 20 homes on my block.

I hope it's nothing very serious.

PA FARM COUNTRY EAGLES have 2 babies. Live cam




From Sibley Guides:

→ Last Updated on March 17, 2020
Molt is the process of feather replacement. All birds do it; they have to grow new feathers once or twice a year to stay warm, dry, and airborne, and in many cases they grow differently colored feathers at different seasons to match their surroundings or to impress others of their species.

Among the small songbirds, virtually all species have a complete molt (replacing all of their feathers) in late summer, and in addition many species have a partial molt (replacing some of the body feathers but not the wing or tail feathers) in the spring.

American Goldfinch follows this pattern. Beginning in September, and continuing for six to eight weeks, they molt all of their feathers, ending up with a completely new and pristine set of feathers (and drab colors) as they head into the winter. In the spring, as they grow new body feathers the males especially transform into bright yellow breeding plumage, but the wing and tail feathers remain from the previous fall. As these wing feathers get older the pale buff edges fade to white and disintegrate, so that by the end of the summer the wings look essentially all black. And in September another complete molt begins.


I studied birds for one semester at a local college. It was the best time and money spent that Spring.

WATCH LIVE: NY Gov. Cuomo speaks on coronavirus from field hospital at Javits Center - 3/30/2020

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