Norah O’Donnell

This American television journalist is an Aquarius. Females falling under this sign are glamorous and have perspective with a hint of rebellion. As Norah anchors the CBS Evening News she radiates these characteristics. Brought on in 2019 to raise CBS ratings from the #3 spot, she has succeeded. Interviewing scientists and physicians knowledgeable of the Pandemic during her nightly news broadcast has made America turn on to this trusted female journalist.

Born in Washington D.C., to a military family, she was educated at Georgetown University. She is married to a restaurant owner and chef, Geoff Tracy. They have 3 children.

An old school journalist whose role model is Walter Cronkite, Nora reads 6 newspapers daily. She doesn’t give opinions or share anecdotes on Twitter. While in 2019 50% of America got their news from social media Norah states,

“Social media is driven by an algorithm. It learns what you like and feeds it back to you. It reinforces our political beliefs, CBS Evening News is not driven by an algorithm.”

Something to think about. Thanks, Norah.

White Indifference: Enough

Had lunch with a woman I had met briefly 6 months ago. During the lunch she mentioned how the protests were noisy and enough. She lamented how George Floyd’s funeral interfered with her soap opera. I left sickened wondering if any change will occur from all that has transpired and with a better understanding of white indifference.

One lunch was enough.

Jacksonville: Are You Nuts?

Listening to the Mayor give “news” about the Republican National Convention in August the question is repeated.

Are you nuts?


The potential cost of a second wave outbreak far outweighs any profit made. As he stated Jacksonville will be showcased to the world, but as what?

This is not about politics, this is about safety.

No Brainer: Mail in Voting

Things to consider:

  • 70% of Americans want to vote by mail*
  • Poll workers are older, corona vulnerable, therefore no staff
  • Folks in Georgia waited up to 5 hours in line to vote this week
  • Voter fraud concerns: Oregon 2016 found 54 in >2 million votes*

If congress doesn’t want to pass the voting act to pay for voting this way could American pay themselves with a $10 a year fee on our federal form?**

Seems fair.

*John Oliver

**My idea

Voter Suppression

I’ve been wondering why there have been few presidential commercials. Well, the cat is out of the bag. The republicans have funneled monies to hire 50,000 people on election day in swing states to “monitor” voting areas. Intimidation tactics to keep people from voting.

Any ideas who they will intimidate?

It won’t be me, don’t let it be you.

Antifa is what and who?

This group started after the white supremacist unite the right rally in Charlottesville. It is an anti-fascist group with a diverse base of left wing autonomous people. Their tactics are militant with protests involving digital capitalism and militancy.*

Doubt a 75 year old man who devoted his life to peaceful causes would join such a group.

An apology is in order, but sadly will never come.

*information from Wikipedia and internet sources.

Remember George..

I am de-plugging after writing this post. The events of the last two weeks have been challenging on this old lady. It takes a toll.

Today the television, phone, and computer will be unplugged. I will read a book, watch the torrential downpours of the latest Florida tropical storm and try not to think, but how can you not?.

As a health care person I have known all my life Black Lives Matter working with brilliant nurses and physicians. But then there are those friendly folk throughout the day who make our lives possible. In this vein I recall the many black men who helped me with unruly suitcases as I navigated NYC subways. Never once did a white man offer assistance.

So today let’s attempt to aim at peace and fairness with all those we encounter and carry those sentiments forward. It all starts with one person. This time it started this time with George Floyd. God, rest his soul. I am sure he is in Heaven..

Groupon and now Yahoo

Just spent an hour with Groupon trying to use their customer service and figure out Groupon bucks. While I write extensive messages to the service after unhelpful customer support nothing will change. I am the idiot to continue using them. Then I look at their stock prices and see what they are worth. Last year it was over $3 a share and now $1.

Next I get a message from Yahoo saying they are saving me 10% on a service I was paying $3.49 a month for which they are increasing to $4.49 a month. I’m not good on Math but doing these figures, Yahoo you are increasing the service 10% a month. I tried to write to customer service but it all somehow disappeared.

It’s another miserable Florida rainy day … will spend hours trying to figure out how to notify discontinuation of services. They ask for a screenshot. What the hell is that? In the future I’m sure I won’t know how to make a phone call.. Oh wait, that already has happened.