Thursday, March 21, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST   
Sand Marble Rally 2018 - Race 8 (FINAL)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6IFvJ8rsNM

Military Secrets - declassified
http://www.doyletics.com/tidbits/militaryadvice.pdf

A Texas homeowner saw a 'few' rattlesnakes and called for help. The removal company found 45 of them
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/19/texas-homeowners-45-rattlesnakes-under-house/3220089002/

HEALTH
Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/cnn-drinking_very_hot_tea_almost_doubles_risk_of_cance-cnn2/category/lifestyle

PARENTING
When the news intrudes: Helping kids make sense of the media
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0319/news_intrudes_kids.php3

FINANCIAL
Just Stop Spending
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/donald-trump-spending-out-of-control/

Catastrophe struck when my husband was killed. Here’s what I learned about creating a ‘what if’ plan
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/catastrophe-struck-when-my-husband-was-killed-heres-what-i-learned-about-creating-a-what-if-plan-2019-03-19

BUSINESS
SpaceX will blast people across the Atlantic in a rocket in under 30 minutes by 2030, investors claim
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6830075/SpaceX-blast-people-Atlantic-rocket-30-minutes-2030.html

HISTORY
Women With Axes: Looking Back at World War II ‘Lumberjills’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html?emc=edit_ne_20190320&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820190320&te=1
AUTOMOTIVE
Everybody Wants EV Charging Stations. Almost Nobody Wants to Build Them.
https://www.ecowatch.com/ev-charging-stations-2632121686.html

AVIATION
Capt. Sullenberger on the FAA and Boeing: ‘Our credibility as leaders in aviation is being damaged’
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/capt-sully-sullenberger-where-boeing-and-the-faa-went-wrong-in-this-ugly-saga-2019-03-19

WEATHER
Mozambique’s Cyclone:  Mapping the Destruction of Idai
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/19/world/africa/mozambique-cyclone-idai-maps.html?emc=edit_ne_20190320&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=5893540820190320&te=1

CLIMATE CHANGE
AP analysis shows ‘clear sign’ of human-caused climate change
https://nypost.com/2019/03/19/ap-analysis-shows-clear-sign-of-human-caused-climate-change/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

ENERGY
Study: Americans Are Happy to Let Wind Turbines Be Their Neighbors
https://www.ecowatch.com/wind-turbines-americans-2632137785.html

ICHTHYOLOGY
Look at This Absolutely Enormous Fish Discovered on a Beach in Australia
https://www.sciencealert.com/a-giant-sunfish-has-washed-up-ashore-in-south-australia

AUTOMOTIVE
Everybody Wants EV Charging Stations. Almost Nobody Wants to Build Them.
https://www.ecowatch.com/ev-charging-stations-2632121686.html

SPACE
We Were Promised Space Colonies. What Went Wrong?
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

MEDIA
Massacres in New Zealand and Nigeria
https://spectator.org/massacres-in-new-zealand-and-nigeria/

IMMIGRATION
Supreme Court hands Trump administration a victory in immigration battle
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-administration-notches-victory-in-immigration-battle-with-supreme-court-ruling

Senegalese-Born Bus Driver Charged With Kidnapping 51 Italian Students; Threatened To "Carry Out A Massacre"
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/ill-carry-out-massacre-bus-full-italian-children-set-fire-senegalese-born-driver

SCOTUS
Will the Threat of Court-Packing Intimidate John Roberts?
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/supreme-court-packing-threat-john-roberts/

POLITICS
Democrats tee up another constitutional norm for a rewrite.
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

The cult of Beto
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/jonah032019.php3

The Dem losers expecting to win
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0319/thiessen032019.php3



-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)  see links for full storyhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/targeting-the-electoral-college-11553036512?emailToken=b0b7a93d9709c914c1eaf4ac8554c680rf7Ngbrv0Nd6mIRyX93BCCSpO2ndDLDl8sbm2NbGePxxpNzxIQc8rR6cedBj5bkCV3VlJ30oLFObDKhiuIL3ZA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_shareTargeting the Electoral College

Democrats tee up another constitutional norm for a rewrite.

March 19, 2019 7:01 p.m. ET

Voters cast their ballots at the Denver Elections Division in Denver. Colorado has passed a bill to have the state join other in casting its electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.
 Photo: David Zalubowski/Associated Press
Last week we wrote about Democratic ambitions to pack the Supreme Court. This week the Electoral College is on the chopping block as Senator Elizabeth Warren comes out in favor of its abolition, Beto O’Rourke makes sympathetic noises and Colorado’s Democratic Governor signs a bill adding his state to the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.” Scrapping the system the U.S. has used to select Presidents since its founding will likely soon be the Democrats’ default position.
Appeared in the March 20, 2019, print edition.
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We Were Promised Space Colonies. What Went Wrong?

Rocket scientists of the 1950s had a vision of humanity’s imminent first chapter in space. After more than half a century of ups and downs, we might finally be on course

A March 1952 issue of Collier's magazine described humankind's imminent move into space. Things turned out differently. COLLIER’S MAGAZINE/JTE MULTIMEDIA
March 14, 2019 11:27 a.m. ET
I was an 11-year-old at Space Camp when I realized I was never going to space. This was July 1986, just six months after the space shuttle Challenger exploded on live TV, taking the lives of seven astronauts. The mood at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., was understandably somber. NASA, still investigating the O-ring failure that caused the tragedy, hadn’t slated any new missions. We were astronauts-to-be with no plans for liftoff. We ate freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream, posed for pictures next to massive rockets, rode in a giant centrifuge and went home
Scientists drew up plans for space exploration, but politicians had to fund them. After the Soviet Union put the first human in space, President Kennedy was determined to plant the first flag in lunar soil. “We choose to go to the moon,” he told the world in 1962.

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GENERAL INTEREST
Lester Smith funeral generates humor — and doughnuts
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/society/article/Lester-Smith-s-obituary-in-his-own-words-13697108.php

California Superbloom Is One Town’s #PoppyNightmare
https://www.ecowatch.com/california-superbloom-poppies-2632104685.html

WATCH: Muslim Doctor Stuns CNN: President Trump And GOP 'Beloved' In Much Of The Muslim World
https://www.dailywire.com/news/44811/muslim-doctor-stuns-cnn-president-trump-and-gop-hank-berrien

The Jew Who Died for Ilhan Omar
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

HEALTH
This Is How Many Eggs per Day Increase Heart Risk
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/this-is-how-many-eggs-per-day-increase-heart-risk/ar-BBUYMJR?ocid=spartanntp

PARENTING
Growing Up By Proxy
http://www.michellesmirror.com/2019/03/growing-up-by-proxy.html#disqus_thread

HEALTH CARE
Banishing Profit Is Bad for Your Health
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0319/hamilton.php3

WEATHER
Why Is There Flooding in Nebraska, South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/us/nebraska-flooding-facts.html

‘Bodies are floating’: Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction with more than a million affected
https://www.news.com.au/world/africa/more-than-1000-feared-dead-from-cyclone-in-mozambique/news-story/193caf3fb1ac18040e2891964f969e27

AVIATION
Pilot Who Hitched a Ride Saved Lion Air 737 Day Before Deadly Crash 
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/bloomberg_news-pilot_who_hitched_a_ride_saved_doomed_737_on_nextt-rbloomberg/category/news

TECHNOLOGY
Technology: From Copycats to Innovators - The U.S.-China Future
https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/52/technology-from-copycats-to-innovators/

DEFENSE
Norway 'has electronic proof' that Russia jammed GPS signals between NATO troops during huge war games
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6825987/Norway-electronic-proof-Russia-jammed-GPS-signals-NATO-troops-war-games.html

LAW AND ORDER
SCOTUS Rules Feds Can Detain Alien Convicts Indefinitely without Hearing
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/scotus-rules-feds-can-detain-alien-convicts-indefinitely-without-hearing/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-03-19&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

BIG BOTHER
Technology and the Fourth Amendment 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/supreme-court-privacy-new-technology-fourth-amendment/

VENEZUELA
The uses of socialism
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/the-uses-of-socialism.php

TERRORISM
List of Islamist terrorist attacks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Islamist_terrorist_attacks

SCOTUS
Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/434630-court-packing-becomes-new-litmus-test-on-left

Trump dismisses court packing: 'It will never happen'
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434761-trump-dismisses-court-packing-it-will-never-happen

TRUMPGATE
The two faces of ‘investi-gate’ 
https://washingtontimes-dc.newsmemory.com/?token=23f80622dbee0d6f9892ac1f704e985b_5c910982_5cd1fdb&selDate=20190319&goTo=B01&artid=0&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=washingtontimes-E-Editions&utm_source=washingtontimes&utm_content=Read-Button

POLITICS
Will Beto O’Rourke’s secret weapon work in 2020?
https://nypost.com/2019/03/18/will-beto-orourkes-secret-weapon-work-in-2020/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-jew-who-died-for-ilhan-omar-11552950199?emailToken=7d2b23426d643891d90450a5d4295fe27TB1xGWyZtYaFMophTYoUpWQcUyDczT5nTgj2flyURndn99Y5oxxgD82u5jR6HcT/yKXgQxYlEc8b32AP9fGQw%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

The Jew Who Died for Ilhan Omar

Lawrence Freedman went to Somalia in 1992 as part of the U.S.-led relief effort.

March 18, 2019 7:03 p.m. ET

Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Freedman's headstone in Arlington National Cemetery.
 Photo: Courtesy Inglorious Amateurs
Rep. Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota, has become widely known for her attacks on supporters of Israel. Ms. Omar is a naturalized citizen whose Somali refugee family settled in the U.S. when she was a teenager. Tens of thousands of Somali refugees relocated to the U.S.—some 25,000 in the Minneapolis area—to escape the starvation, famine and civil war that turned Somalia into a lawless, failed state in the early 1990s.
Another name is worth recognition and remembrance, especially among Somali refugees: Lawrence Freedman. In 1992, the year after Ms. Omar’s family left Somalia, the U.S. sent troops there as part of a joint United Nations humanitarian effort. The U.S. intervention, Operation Restore Hope, began with the landing of U.S. troops near Mogadishu on Dec. 9.onships stand in sharp contrast to Ms. Omar’s anti-Semitic statements.
Opinion: The Democrats' Anti-Hate Resolution
Following anti-Semitic comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, the panel discuss the hypocrisy surrounding a House Democratic resolution taking on hate speech which includes anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry. Image: Getty

Mr. Palmer, a Republican, represents Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.
Appeared in the March 19, 2019, print edition.
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Banishing Profit Is Bad for Your Health

The Medicare for All proposal from House Democrats follows New York state’s bad example.

March 18, 2019 6:59 p.m. ET

Photo: 
Getty Images/iStockphoto
House Democrats’ new Medicare for All bill asserts “a moral imperative . . . to eliminate profit from the provision of health care.” The legislation specifies that federal health funding—virtually all health funding if the bill were to become law—may not be used for “the profit or net revenue of the provider.” That makes it more radical and less realistic than even Bernie Sanders’ plan.

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GENERAL INTEREST
Power Tool Manufacturers and Who Really Owns Them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGRVDRZbPkQ
and ...
https://www.protoolreviews.com/news/power-tool-manufacturers-who-owns-them/43632/

Ingenious Workers That Are On Another Level ▶6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XYyLQt3Sg

Taco Bell hot sauce saves another life
https://thetakeout.com/taco-bell-hot-sauce-saves-life-car-crash-florida-1833374732

Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
https://safeshare.tv/x/ShbgvwazCZ

This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/chess-champion-8-year-old-homeless-refugee-.html

Herd of elephants show pack of wild dogs who’s boss
https://nypost.com/video/herd-of-elephants-show-pack-of-wild-dogs-whos-boss/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Keillor:  Yes, we have now turned the corner
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0319/keillor031819.php3

PHYSICAL HEALTH
The 12 Best Breakfast Foods 
https://www.ecowatch.com/best-foods-morning-2631733891.html

MENTAL HEALTH
Stop expecting your job to make you happy 
https://nypost.com/2019/03/17/stop-expecting-your-job-to-make-you-happy/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

HEALTH CARE
What Medicare for all means for doctors and hospitals
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/cnn-what_medicare_for_all_means_for_doctors_and_hospit-cnn2/category/finance

HUMOR
The News in Zingers 
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0319/hamilton031819.php3

FINANCIAL
House Democrats Politicize Banking
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.



ASTRONOMY
Mystery glowing ball streaks through skies above Russia: Footage of unidentified object was captured close to site of the most powerful meteor explosion in recent history that landed with the force of 185 Hiroshima bombs
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6821381/Mystery-glowing-ball-UFO-streaks-Russian-sky.html

Pictured: The moment a 1,500 TON meteor exploded over Earth with 10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6821883/A-1-500-TON-meteor-exploded-Earth-10-times-energy-released-Hiroshima-bomb.html

DEFENSE
US military wants to build space LASERS by 2023 that can disable enemy missiles as part of the nation's quest to turn the final frontier into a battleground before China and Russia
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6821553/US-military-wants-build-space-LASERS-2023.html

LAW AND ORDER
Why did Kamala Harris let Herbalife off the hook?
https://www.yahoo.com/news/kamala-harris-herbalife-accused-of-exploiting-latinos-090000896.html

IMMIGRATION
While everyone sleeps, the courts are abolishing all immigration enforcement
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/everyone-sleeps-courts-abolishing-immigration-enforcement/

IRAN
As Trump escalates rhetoric, Iran's wartime preparations include terrorist attacks and assassinations
https://www.yahoo.com/news/as-trump-escalates-rhetoric-iran-is-making-its-own-plans-for-a-potential-war-084500212.html

VENEZUELA
How to help Venezuelans oust Maduro 
https://nypost.com/2019/03/17/how-to-help-venezuelans-oust-maduro/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app


TRUMPGATE
Why there may be much less - and much more - to the Mueller report than people expect
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0319/mueller_report_surprises.php3

POLITICS
Is This The Same Person?
https://www.facebook.com/betoorourke/posts/is-this-the-same-personhttpswwwfacebookcommillerfortexasphotosa14462300155991651/1753420434707659/

Beto O’Rourke
http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16776

Trump keeps tight grip on GOP
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434336-trump-keeps-tight-grip-on-gop

ICYMI: Colorado’s Governor Signs Bill That Alters Its Electoral College Participation
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/03/18/icymi-colorados-governor-signs-bill-that-alters-its-electoral-college-participation-n2543247?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809


-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-democrats-politicize-banking-11552848048?emailToken=421c8aac59d92ef9e244a73ba991cda0MzLaZZHCm5C+trhKKmbr1DBaAcX7NkUJlXhBQDPzUVo5pUdlK3Y4QA56xC2O7B0Ktz/eB9W1LxAd6XBtAoJtJA%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share


House Democrats Politicize Banking

JPMorgan and Wells Fargo cater to their demands and cut off relationships with disfavored clients.

March 17, 2019 2:40 p.m. ET

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters leads a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 12.
 Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press
With only a House majority, Democrats are unable to enact legislation—but that doesn’t mean they’re powerless. Under the leadership of Chairman Maxine Waters, the Financial Services Committee has used its oversight powers to go after politically disfavored industries. On Feb. 5 JPMorgan Chase announced it will no longer do business with private prisons. In January Wells Fargo said it would no longer market to private prison companies, aiming to achieve the same objective by attrition.

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GENERAL INTEREST
From sharing a bite with giraffes in Kenya to a having a fry-up in a hangout fit for soap stars in London... the greatest breakfasts in the world
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-6816923/The-worlds-greatest-breakfasts-Kenya-London.html

Now THAT'S a chunky monkey! Muscular primate that looks like a 'body builder' leaves Helsinki zoo visitors stunned
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6818747/Muscular-primate-looks-like-body-builder-leaves-Helsinki-zoo-visitors-stunned.html

Turkey Halts Traffic on New Hampshire Road So Others Can Cross
https://start.att.net/player/article/storyful_studio-turkey_halts_traffic_on_new_hampshire_road_so_othe-5min/category/lifestyle

Rust-bucket 1936 Bentley once owned by RAF war hero who bombed Hitler's Eagle's Nest mountain retreat goes on sale for £200,000 after languishing in garage for 30 years
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6816519/Rusty-1936-Bentley-belonged-Second-World-War-hero-Charles-Blackham-goes-sale-200-000.html

PHYSICAL HEALTH
And that’s why they always check your vitals
https://www.uchealth.org/today/2019/03/07/and-thats-why-they-always-check-your-vitals/?utm_source=UCHealth%20Today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=And%20that%E2%80%99s%20why%20they%20always%20check%20your%20vitals

What it’s like to experience cryotherapy, the -200 degree chamber that top athletes like Steph Curry use for fast recovery 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-its-like-to-experience-cryotherapy-the--230-degree-chamber-that-top-athletes-like-steph-curry-use-for-fast-recovery-2019-03-16

MENTAL HEALTH
Learning a New Trick From My Old Dog: Friendship
See the Wall Street Journal article, below.



HEALTH CARE
O'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all'
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/434344-orourke-faces-pressure-from-left-on-medicare-for-all?userid=288549

EDUCATION
Cuomo’s off-base bid to shut down New York’s for-profit colleges 
https://nypost.com/2019/03/16/cuomos-off-base-bid-to-shut-down-new-yorks-for-profit-colleges/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

CLIMATE CHANGE
5 Cities Most at Risk With Rising Sea Levels
https://blog.traveltrivia.com/cities-most-at-risk-of-sea-level-rise/

NATIONAL SECURITY
FBI Director on Cyber Threat: ‘It’s bigger than the government itself,’
https://townhall.com/columnists/juliorivera/2019/03/17/fbi-director-on-cyber-threat-its-bigger-than-the-government-itself-n2543228?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=03/17/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

LAW AND ORDER
Inside secrets of the FBI’s Most Wanted 
https://nypost.com/2019/03/16/inside-secrets-of-the-fbis-most-wanted/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

TRUMPGATE
Trump supports public release of the Mueller report 
https://nypost.com/2019/03/17/trump-supports-public-release-of-the-mueller-reprort/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

POLITICS
Jewish voters are furious at Dems’ defense of Ilhan Omar 
https://nypost.com/2019/03/16/jewish-voters-are-furious-at-dems-defense-of-ilhan-omar/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

GOP (and, Dem) legislators clamping down on voter initiatives
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/434309-gop-legislators-clamp-down-on-voter-initiatives

ICYMI: Washington State Joins New Jersey In Trying To Keep Trump Off Its 2020 Ballot
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/03/17/icymi-washington-state-joins-new-jersey-in-trying-to-keep-trump-off-the-2020-ballot-n2543246?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=03/17/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rashida?
https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/13/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-rashida/

-- 
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/learning-a-new-trick-from-my-old-dog-friendship-11552663749?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

Learning a New Trick From My Old Dog: Friendship

Dave Barry and his dog Lucy are both 70 (in human years), and he’s decided it’s time to emulate her trustful, open, joyful way of approaching people


Illustration: 
Barry Blitt
March 15, 2019 11:29 a.m. ET
I turned 70 in the same year that my dog, Lucy, turned 10—or, in dog years, 70. So we’re basically at the same stage of life, namely, Getting Old.
Lucy is handling it a lot better than I am.
I’m not complaining: I’ve had a good life, and I’m content. But Lucy is more than content: She’s happy, often exuberantly happy, constantly finding excitement and joy in everyday events. It occurred to me that maybe I could learn some life lessons from her—that I could find more happiness in my own life by doing the things Lucy does, except of course for drinking from the toilet.