S2 E28 — Hosting Norwegian Zooms While Trump Eliminated the Virus in April

We’re all self-quarantined before the tribal Norwegian Zoom event, after staging and technical trouble shooting. But today I lost my website access, which not until hours later did I discover I needed to point my DMS IP to the new Google Cloud address. Say what?

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Life’s path may be smooth, but people can stumble over even the smoothest of surfaces. Pause. Regroup. And make some decisions about the course ahead.”  Taurus

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 28 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on April 12th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E27Why I Have to Keep Leo da V on a Leash and So Should You; S2 E26Rethinking the N-Word; S2 E25Are You an Innie or Outie Thinker?

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E28Day 28 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E27Day 27 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E26Day 26  of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E25Day 25 of My 1-Year Experiment


They’re back up and running.

But, on Patreon I published and shared to both LinkedIn and Facebook, “Sometimes It Feels Like Postcards from Another World”. 

“Join 1594 followers of “Fresh from the Labs. Literally bottled and set adrift from KnowWhere Atoll.” See what you may have been missing. Here’s a sample of headlines from a week’s worth of our digests bringing you our “Top 30” stories and trends daily.”


Forget Zahnny and the Fonz, this Holiday Tau is just for Emma the Baroness and me.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “There’s the one who witnesses your emotions when no one else seems to. That person is special to you. Not a lot has to pass between you in order for everything to be shared.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

If you picked Emma the Baroness or me as deserving of this birthday message you’d be wrong (it’s not our birthday), but right (both of us keep confidential secrets to ourselves).

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

The space between a private and public self is deeply personal. You decide what you want people to know. You write your story and present it however you please. You’ll have fun with this, using it as an opportunity for creativity, empowerment and drawing lucky people and situations to you as you thrive on every front.”

Thanks to our Patron Saint for his Holiday Tau rings true for many of our friends and acquaintances enduring these challenging times.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Lots of people are thinking of you. Keep up with relationships, as the benefits of staying social will far outweigh any inconvenience you endure trying to get together.”  Aries

Hopefully, as the President insists this virus will disappear in April and life will return to normal.  However comma Emma the Baroness and I feel blessed that our decisions made along our path have taken us to this place together.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Life’s path may be smooth, but people can stumble over even the smoothest of surfaces. Pause. Regroup. And make some decisions about the course ahead.”  Taurus

Look I was trying to be diplomatic, coach.  But the whole political expediency and strong hints of corruption stretch my skeptical self too. 

“3”  Steve Kerr, 54:Your instinct to morally decide what’s wrong and right may be challenged by those who give priority to what works and what makes things easier. This could cause a quandary.” Libra

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines grew from 1581  to 1594.




    • “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis  describes how the thinkers in federal departments were targeted by Trump’s administration, especially the scientists and researchers. “‘I was fucking nervous as shit, Bannon later told friends. I go, Holy fuck, this guy [Trump] doesn’t know anything. And he doesn’t give a shit.’ Even in normal times the people who take over the United States government can be surprisingly ignorant… The United States government might be the most complicated organization on the face of the earth. Its two million federal employees take orders from four thousand political appointees. How to stop a virus, how to take a census, how to determine if some foreign country is seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon or if North Korean missiles can reach Kansas City: these are enduring technical problems.”
    • “Chasing the Dime,” by Michael Connelly describes the inner workings of a (fictional) commercial research laboratory which fits the Paradoxy-Moron organization type. “(In the lab) is where you find time for more AE work. Analyze and evaluate. When the unknown or unexpected came up in the lab you stopped and went into AE mode. What do you see? What do you know? What does it mean? In the lab everything was clear … simple. Quantifiable. Scientific theory was tested and either proved or disproved. No gray areas. No shadows.”

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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