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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

September 26 – October 2, 2021

Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.” That is the original German. My English translation would be ‘That is but a prelude, where they burn books, they will in the end burn people.” It is from Heinrich Heine’s 1821 play Almansor.

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird keep making the top ten of banned books. It makes no sense to me why people can’t just not read books they don’t like, and let other people make their own choices. But then again, I live in a county where people have a fit if children dress up as witches, wizards, or devils on Halloween, and have “harvest festivals” instead of Halloween parties… it’s really pathetic.

September 26, 2021   2 Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 5

Hurricane SamPosition: 14.7N 50.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [230 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 943 mb ↑.

Currently about 850 miles [1365 km] East-Southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

The strength of the storm may vary. Sam may have peaked this afternoon at 150 mph winds and 938 mb barometric pressure.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 26, 2021   No Comments