Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Quickies

Another snowstorm has arrived in the city, this one having heavy rainy-type snow, that can do great damage to power lines and more. It's definitely "sickness weather". Be careful - stay warm and dry.

If I'm not mistaken, yesterday, on Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. This is another urban legend that follows the natural patterns and predictions of the weatherman.

If you check the earthquake map, you'll notice that Greece has not stopped rocking and rolling. Sunday, they had a 6.2 and a 6.1 today.


Heroin use is apparently on the increase. Sunday, Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, died in his home here in the city, from an overdose of heroin. In its front-page obituary, The New York Times referred to Hoffman as "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation."

  Heroin availability, use are increasing nationwide, DEA says   FOX - February 3, 2014

Ready access, low cost, pill-like high: Heroin's rise and fatal draw   CNN - February 3, 2014

Heroin, also known as diamorphine (BAN), and colloquially as H, smack, horse, brown, black, tar, and other names, is an opioid analgesic synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, found in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Heroin itself is an active drug, but it is also converted into morphine in the body. When used in medicine, it is typically used to treat severe pain, such as that resulting from a heart attack or a severe injury. The name "heroin" is usually only used when being discussed in its illegal form. Read more ...

Super Bowl 2014

Super Bowl Website

Did you watch the game? After a long week reading many clients who are making changes and decision in their lives - it was time for a break ... so I walked down the hall to watch the game with neighbors. I left after halftime, went home, and fell asleep.

There were some really great commercials at the game - Check them out by rating.

The Halftime Show

A woman actually quit her job on one commercial - to pursue her dreams by starting her own business. She announced to her boss Ted - "I Quit!". After 18 years as an engineer, she is now into puppetry. Starting your own business is all about luck and timing. I always advise people to have some sort of income until their new business can support them.

February 7 - 23, 2014

2014 Winter Olympics

Google News

NBC Coverage

February 6-28, 2014

Mercury Retrograde