Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Short Takes

Twenty-six NATO foreign ministers pledged to combat ISIS.

Secretary of State Kerry says U.S. is open to talking with Iran about ISIS.

GM will pay compensation for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignitions.

President Obama presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to two Vietnam veterans.

August 2014 was the warmest August since they started keeping records.

Tropical Update: TS Odile is battering Baja California.

The Tigers beat the Twins 8-6.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Short Takes

President Obama will allow surveillance flights over Syria.

Egypt and U.A.E. bombing militants in Libya.

Thousands gathered for the funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis.

Rick Perry’s lawyers seek dismissal of charges.

Congratulations to the Emmy winners.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Cristobal heads off to the east; still keeping an eye in Invest 97L.

The Tigers had the night off.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Short Takes

Journalist held hostage in Syria freed.

6.0 earthquake hits Napa Valley; three people critically injured.

Britain identifies man who killed James Foley.

Oh, goody!  Paul Ryan wants to run for president.

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough, 90, actor (The Great Escape) and director (Gandhi).

Tropical Update: It’s now Tropical Storm Cristobal, but it looks like it will miss the U.S. mainland.

The Tigers beat the Twins 13-4.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Short Takes

National Guard leaving Ferguson.

Three Hamas military leaders were killed by Israeli attacks.

Mudslides and debris close roads in Washington state.

Two American ebola victims have recovered and been released from the hospital.

American auto industry has hit its highest level of production in 12 years.

Tropical Update: Invest 96L is out there and heading west.

The Tigers lost 1-0 to the Rays.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hot House

The air conditioning in my house has always been a little weak seeing as how it has to contend with a black shingle roof and insulation from 1972.  As noted in ALNM yesterday, we’re having a bit of a heat wave here in South Florida with none of the usual afternoon thunderstorm activity, and yesterday the AC struggled to keep the inside temp under 90.

I’ve got a call into the folks who can fix it while I’m home this week, but meanwhile, I’m having a bit of a schvitz-fest.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Here and There

This is the current weather back home in Miami:

Miami Weather 08-03-14

Note the humidity: 92%

Now, here’s the current weather where I am visiting my parents:

Montgomery Weather 08-03-14

Note the humidity here.  54%.

That’s what makes living in Miami a bit of a schvitz-fest in the summer.  But in the winter, it’s like Montgomery now.  So I’ll take the heat.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Short Takes

72-hour ceasefire announced in Gaza.

G.O.P. craters border bill.

What a shock: C.I.A. finds that they did break into Senate computers.

Emergency efforts in Africa to combat ebola.

Stocks fall on weak economic data.

Tropical Update: We now have Tropical Storm Bertha in the North Atlantic.

The Tigers lost to the White Sox 7-4, but landed pitcher David Price from Tampa Bay.

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.

Thursday, July 31, 2014