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Going, Going . . . more sections of TZB are Gone

Kaleidoscope Eyes

Something happens one day a week that results in interesting information and pictures for those of us who weren’t invited to attend. Photos courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

How cool that the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue in spirit, recycled into parts for use elsewhere. How disappointing that we’re not alerted to exactly when the super crane will remove a section of it so we can watch. Many folks remember watching it being built so why not let us know when part of it will be removed?

Exactly how much of the bridge has disappeared so far? Looks like quite a bit of concrete road deck and structural steel are gone from both the Westchester and Rockland approach spans.

This weekly adventure looks like fun. We get to watch as the almost-made-it-to-62-years-old bridge spanning one of the widest Hudson River locations vanishes.

I’d like to know what you…

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Finance chiefs say bitcoin is ‘real’ but many think it’s in a bubble right now


Bitcoin is a “real” asset but it’s currently in a bubble, according to a CNBC survey of global finance bosses, with many calling it a “fraud.”

Ninety-seven chief financial officers (CFOs) on CNBC’s Global CFO Council were asked their view on bitcoin. Out of the 43 that responded, 27.9 percent said the cryptocurrency is “real but in a bubble.” Another 14 percent said that bitcoin is “real and still going higher.”

Meanwhile, 27.9 percent said bitcoin is a “fraud” while 30.2 percent of CFOs said they don’t know enough about the digital currency to have an opinion.

Of the finance chiefs based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, 41.7 percent said that bitcoin is “real but in a bubble” compared to 20.8 percent in the U.S. and 28.6 percent in the Asia Pacific region. A third of respondents in EMEA also think bitcoin is a “fraud,” higher than their…

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Solemn Cows


I have spent much of the last four days in airports and planes and cars, (mercy America is a big country)  helping out John’s Mum who needed assistance to come back home to Illinois from California after a fall.

Due to hold ups and time changes I feel like most of that travel was in a state of sleeplessness and I arrived home on Sunday shattered. Yesterday was a very physical, hard day getting the barn cleaned up after my absence and getting the pigs up to date. The nicest part was working with John’s mum getting her settled back in her own home.


At the farm: fences had failed and gates had been broken, waters had been depleted and it had been wet the whole time I was away so there was mud tracked all through the house from the dogs and someone’s boots so even the clean up in the…

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Roy Orbison – Crying 

Miss Back In The Day USA

Roy Kelton Orbison(April 23, 1936– December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music asoperatic, nicknaming him “the Caruso of Rock[1]and “the Big O.” Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on theBillboardTop 40, including “Only the Lonely” (1960), “Crying” (1961), “In Dreams” (1963), and “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964).

Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in arockabillyandcountry and westernband in high school. He was signed bySam Phillips,Sun Recordsin 1956, but his greatest success came withMonument Recordsin the early 1960s. While most malerock and rollperformers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s songs instead conveyed…

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