From Russia with love--
Do you remember that plucky gentleman, Tom Moore? The 99 year old who walked 100 miles in his garden and stole the hearts of thousands of admirers in quarantine? Well one of those is a 97-year-old Russian World War II veteran who has taken inspiration from his record-breaking charity efforts, to raise $27,500 for the families of doctors who died of COVID-19. Unable to do laps in the garden, she is recounting her war stories on YouTube. Here is a message from Zinaida Korneva of St. Petersburg to Tom Moore in which she promises to knit him a pair of socks to keep him warm.
Not all piano prodigies are human. An example is Tucker, whose ardor for piano--and voice--is no less than Elisay's!
In the parking lot of Hellgate High School in Missoula, Iris the Osprey has returned to the nest. Yesterday she laid a second egg, after a raven stole her first one. Unfortunately, she has a deadbeat Dad this year who isn’t helping at all. Whether she can raise a chick as a single mother, we will see. I watched with delight as she raised a handsome young’un last year. This year's moment is captured by the Cornell webcam. You can check out the live cam at any time here.
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To appreciate the origin of this, I will first share this classic skit by John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame, which inspired it..
A couple in Grosse Pointe, Michigan picked up on this idea, followed by folks in San Luis Obispo, then around the world! They have gained hundreds of followers on Instagram and visitors to their sidewalk!
Please stay well,