March Madness


Saturday, March 28- Happy Birthday Stu Man!!

My natural inclination is to downplay the severity of things. That’s just my personality. And the purpose of the blog was/is to bring some levity to the current situation due to this pandemic. But the blog is also an avenue to share important information with people I love. Our friend Franny Dean is a great young lady out in Seattle doing great work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation related to creating a data driven platform to understand the Covid 19 virus’ impact. Please check out:

If you click on the United States button you can look up your respective state and the projections the math models are showing. The information is pretty sobering.

A few blogs ago I commented that there are a lot of really smart people working on this and Franny is one of them- great work!
Meanwhile the outpouring of generosity to help combat Covid-19 contnues:
— Drew Brees is giving $5 Million to help provide meals and assistance to people who need it in Louisiana
— NBA, MLB, NHL & NFL players are paying the salaries of stadium employees.
— Celebrity musicians and actors are donating millions and millions.
In short, there is good stuff happening.
Now for a little levity, see the attached commentary on golf from my brother aka Bunker Bob:

Quote of the Day: “Far better is it to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs even though checkered with failure than to take ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”- Theodore Roosevelt. (This quote is displayed prominently on plaque at Bud ‘n Marys Marina in Islamorada, FL- Sport Fishing Capital of the World.

Playlist of the Day:
1) Texas Sun- Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
2) All My Happiness is Gone- Purple Mountains
3) I want more- Kaleo
4) Superbike- Jay Som
5) This is Why We Fight- The Decemberists

Books to Read:
1) Talking to Stranger- Malcolm Gladwell
2) The Outlaw Ocean- Ian Urbina

Binge Watchable:
1) Fletch
2) Harvard Beats Yale 29 to 29

Yesterday’s Trivia question: Burt Reynolds played Paul Crew in the movie, The Longest Yard. He also played college football at Florida State. Who was his college teammate and roommate ? ANSWER: Lee Corso of ESPN College Football Gameday

Today’s Trivia question: What is the latin word for “sea-sickness”?



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