HAPPINESS: No fretting, hesitating, calculating, or pontificating

I’ll get “concerned” when “Corona” aka Wuhan virus fatalities reach that of “normal” flue death rates.  Per John Hopkins, flu causes around 50k deaths every year.  Again, mostly among the elderly. 

The 24 hour news cycle (“if it bleeds, it leads”) is whipping “We, The Sheeple” into a frenzy. 

The stock market has yet to take into account the fantastically low price of oil.  Gas prices, airlines driving cost factor, and trucking expense will drop like a rock.  If I was a retail investor, I’d be buying  — cruise lines, air travel, and consumer goods.  I’d be selling all the “legacy” industries. 

IMHO.  In six months, Wuhan will be like the “bird flu”  —  forgotten.  No need to panic. 

Just take normal precautions with more attention to the “most common touch points” (i.e., door knobs, ATMs, bars, restaurants, Post Offices, doctors’ offices, and such).  Have to relax; look both ways when you cross the street so as not to get hit by bus or drunken driver.

Calm common sense. ZZZZzzzzz!

“Eeyore frets, Piglet hesitates, Rabbit calculates, Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.” — A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh!

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HAPPINESS: Welcome to the world Miss Melanie Marie Halloran

Mozel Tov, to the proud parents. (Why does Dad get to be proud? Give the relative efforts! Mom should get the kudos.)

Note to self: time to update the “Book of Dates”.

Note to self: time to update the will.

(Hmm, is it like musical chairs? Do I pick the person who’s annoyed me the most and sub in? Or do I just have to work more?)


Births are my favorite of the happy events (i.e., births, weddings, engagement, lower number on the scale, obits of bad people).

We’ll now sing “If I was a rich man …” from Fiddler on the Roof.

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