Mermaids, Lemonade & More
From an article by Becky Pemberton, The Sun, edited by yours truly: In 2016 at age eleven, Mikaila Ulmer of Texas scored an $11 million deal from Whole Foods for her lemonade. She found the formula in her great-grandma’s battered cookbook, added an extra ingredient — honey, inspired by being stung twice by bees, and set up shop curbside. Kudos, young lady. Photo from Google Images:
A groundhog crashed the Canadian Grand Prix. Photo from GI:
Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade returned after a three-year absence, Photo from GI:
Poetic justice, karma, whatever: headline from foxnews.com: “FEDERAL FIGHT PLAN: Transportation secretary lashes out at airlines after his own trip was canceled.” He probably hasn’t peddled enough influence yet to afford his own private jet.
Headline from FN: “Number of Americans who believe in God drops to historic low: Poll.” According to the accompanying article by Danielle Wallace, edited by yours truly, the periodic poll shows 17% of Americans identify as atheist, 81% as believers, down six percentage points from 2017, shrinking since the poll was first initiated in 1944, when 98% were believers. Does this account for the lawlessness and violence currently ravaging America? I have no idea. I suppose I’m among the 2%. I have no trouble believing the universe was created, as it doesn’t seem possible that it evolved from nothing, but I don’t believe the Creator intercedes. We are on our own.
My thanks to the kind folks who swapped and bought books on this glorious day, especially the gentleman who paid double for his purchase and who asked my heritage and fired off perfect Italian, although he is, I believe, Arabic. Mine is pathetic. Here’s what sold: The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Hunted by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast; Epidemics and History: Disease, Power and Imperialism by Sheldon Watts; Scooby Doo (2002) on DVD; What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You: The Real Reasons You Don’t Feel Good and What YOU Can Do About It by David Sherer MD; The Little Brown Essential Handbook for Writers by Bander Aaron; Modern English Usage by H.W. Fowler; and one book in Russian.
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