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Deadly Duck Boat Sinking In Missouri — Why NO Life Jackets?

by Anura Guruge

I am a big fan of Duck Boats. We went on one, in Boston, just three months ago. That was at least my fourth trip on one.

I know that they are Coast Guard certified and have ton of life jackets on board. I think they are tucked, in plain sight, under the roof.

So, when I saw this sinking the first thing that crossed my mind was were they NOT wearing life jackets. Now we know. They were NOT.

That is beyond CRAZY. That is criminally irresponsible. They should have been wearing life jackets as soon as the going got a bit rough.

On our tour of Baker Island, Acadia, Maine, last month, we had to wear life jackets during the transfer to shore (and back) by a skiff. Wasn’t a great imposition.

So, this puzzles me.

There will, of course, be hell to pay. But, it is too late. All those poor kids

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August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse Over New Hampshire: It Will Be Partial With Clear Skies.

by Anura Guruge

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Tentative 7-day forecast from wunderground.com. This could change. Right now it looks GOOD.

First and foremost, we, in New Hampshire, will NOT see the full total solar eclipse.

The total eclipse is only going to be visible south, southwest and west of us — in places like South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming etc.

We will ONLY see a partial 62% coverage solar eclipse. But, even that should be fun.

It will start at 1:27pm and end at 3:57pm. So a 2.5 hour show with maximum coverage, i.e., 62%, at 2:45pm.

Right now the weather forecast for Monday, August 21, 2017 calls for clear skies. So that is good — but that can change.

You really should get some proper eclipse glasses for this. I have ordered these from Amazon.

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The Term ‘Iron Curtain’ Coined By Winston Churchill, This Day, March 5 — 71 Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge

March 5, 1946,
Winston Churchill, then Leader of the Opposition as of July 26, 1945,
at a speech at Westminster College, Missouri, U.S.A.
(Churchill was NOT knighted until 1953.
So he wasn’t a ‘Sir’ when he gave this speech.)



What a GREAT man. One of my abiding heroes and a near daily inspiration.

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‘Free The Female Nipple’ in Missouri Counterproductive, Will New Hampshire Hampton Beach Backfire — Badly?

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by Anura Guruge

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This, as I said yesterday, is now my greatest fear as to what could happen after the planned Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, Free the Female Nipple” extravaganza. IF NH starts enacting NEW female topless legislation it would be such a SHAME. Regressive.

The irony of ironies.

A “Free The Nipple” movement, making a fuss when the nipple is ALREADY FREE, causes the Nipple to be legally banned.

Then what?

The more I think about it the more I am getting perturbed and agitated.

The female nipple is New Hampshire, as it should be, is already FREE.

Free is as a bird.

Other than in Laconia, NH, there are no topless laws to STOP females from going topless.

It is NOT the nipple that is NOT free, it is the women who are reluctant to EXERCISE their FREEDOM.

The Nipple is already FREE.

There is no need for a show and tell, a song and dance, just do what you want topless.

IF the Hampton event leads to legislation I will be so bummed.

Talk about taking victory, which is already here and present, and feeding it to the jaws of defeat.

Why? Oh, WHY?

I am dreading Sunday. It could be the DARKEST DAY for female toplessness in NH.


21-Year Old ‘Lexie’, From Missouri, Embarks On The “30 Day Writing Challenge”.

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by Anura Guruge

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Click to access her blog and ‘Day 3’ post.

Somebody else that I encountered on the Web because she ‘commented’ on one of my posts — albeit not on this blog.

I have heard of the “30 Day Writing Challenge” and it looks like a very worthwhile endeavor (though I am way too far gone for it). I read bits of her Day 2 and Day 3. Very good stuff. I wish I could write like that at 21. Always a joy to too new authors at work.

Maybe I, at 62, still can’t write as ‘good’ as she does at 21. Maybe that is my problem. Past caring now. I have fun and that is all that matters given that I have, and will always be, at my very core an hedonist (though to be honest, since the kids, I have always put them first).

 Check it. Tomorrow is my “Self-Publishing” presentation at the Alton Library where, with Luck, I will help Brandy DiFauda publish her first book, as a Kindle eBook, LIVE.