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The Ultimate Federal Government Handout — Free Lighthouses.

by Anura Guruge


From ‘Google News’. Google for more.

Sure beats a $1,400 stimulus check — at least in my case. True, will not be everyone’s cup of tea. But, I would have gladly traded both my stimulus checks for one of these. Wouldn’t you?

Stimulus check.

A lighthouse.

No comparison. But, then again a stimulus checks pays for your upkeep while it would take quite a few stimulus checks, a month, to pay for the upkeep of a lighthouse. I guess that is the catch. Like timeshare. It is the maintenance fees that will cripple ya.

Well, I doubt they will give me a free lighthouse though I know, deep inside, that I am deserving & worthy.

Maybe you might have a better chance. Well, I have given you the heads up. Google.

COVID-19 Notwithstanding, I Got About In 2020 — As Attested By ‘Google Maps’.

by Anura Guruge


It is SCARY that Google keeps track of EVERYWHERE I go!

Well, this is there summary of my travels in 2020 — COVID-19 or NO COVID-19.

In the end I travelled as much as I normally would have — THOUGH I did not take any type of public transport, get ANY takeout or go to a restaurant as of March 2020. So, all of these trips were road trips — many of them documented here.

The COVID restrictions did NOT start applying to us till mid-March. By then we had already done two trips — one to Newport, Rhode Island & the other to Rockland, Maine.

Then right through the Summer it was Day Trips — though one involved a 9-hour drive.

Then as of late August we made the trip South — all the way to North Carolina.


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Selfies My Way — The Nepali Look, April 15, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.



Bought this Nepali waistcoat, over a month ago, when we were in New Port, Rhode Island. There was a real cool Nepali shop on Thames St.

This was the first time I got to wear. I like it — and that is all that matters. As some of you know, I really do NOT care what others think of I. SMILE.

I wanted to share it with you. Perfect for today. I like waistcoats. I think this one will get a fair amount of use over the next few weeks. SMILE.


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Rhode Island (R.I.) Motorists INGENIOUSLY Registering Cars At An Empty Field In Maine To Avoid Fines!

by Anura Guruge


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The sheer damn INGENUITY of humans — and their innate nature to be deceive — never ceases to amaze me.

What is mind boggling here is that they can get away with it in Maine. Basically means that the Maine folks do not realize that the address is that of an empty field and that ‘100’ cars are registered against that address.

You have to read the story.

NO can DO in strict, law-abiding (Live Free Or Die) New Hampshire. To avoid out-of-staters (i.e., flatlanders) from abusing the system, we the residents have to jump through hoops to register cars. Have to show proof of residence, electricity bills etc. etc.

This is wild.

But, you have to hand it to them. Damn clever. I take my hat off.


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The 1st “America’s Cup” Race Was Won This Day 166-Years Ago; August 22, 1851.

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Yacht “AMERICA” winning the 1851 regatta by American painter Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865).


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I like to follow, whenever I can, the “America’s Cup” — and did watch all the races in the dramatic 2013 cup when Oracle staged its amazing come-from-behind victory. I guess I missed the 2017 races in June! I will have to try and find them on YouTube. Yes, it is on YouTube:



I have been lucky enough to visit the “New York Yacht Club’s” marina/clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island. That is like a museum for the America’s Cup.


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Storybook Google Doodle For Rhode Island Light Keeperess Ida Lewis.

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6 Nikon D500 Images Of The Day — August 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Nikon D500 rented from “LensRental“.
Day 7.

Teischan & I were in Newport, Rhode Island,
one of my favorite haunts,
on our way back from
Mystic in Connecticut.

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Hillary Clinton In Glorious Color, Regally Looking Over Newport, Rhode Island.

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Taken with my rented Nikon D500.

Yesterday in Newport, RI — of course.

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Maybe Rhode Island has one or two Republicans too.

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Picture Of The Day — August 18, 2016.

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Taken with my rented Nikon D500.

Newport, Rhode Island.

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New Hampshire, Per Latest Gallup-Healthways Polls, Has More Fat People Than MA, ME, VT, CT or NY.

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of May 27, 2015.

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Only Rhode Island, of the Northeast States, comes in any worse. Not good.
To be beaten by Maine!
Sacrebleu, is there no pride left in N.H.


What is worse is that N.H. obesity is on the increase. Not good.
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This is a shame. It is becoming noticeable. When we were in Phoenix Airport, last month, while waiting for our luggage, we were forced to comment on this: ‘you don’t see this many THIN people at home’! Saying that the climate helps is only part of the story. I really would like to see this trend reversed.