August 31, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Lake Tahoe faces what could be the worst disaster in its history. What’s at stake?

One of my favorite places. 


Lake Tahoe faces what could be the worst disaster in its history. What's at stake?
Even after 20 years of living at Lake Tahoe, it still takes Corey Rich's breath away when he comes home. Rich is an adventure photographer, shooting at exotic locales all over the world, from the airless mountain peaks of Pakistan to the waterfalls of Chile. Doesn't hold a candle to Tahoe, he says.

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August 08, 2021

REUTERS: Taliban seize government buildings in Afghan cities Kunduz, Sar-e Pul

I don't know enough about geo politics to say whether or not we should have stayed in Afghanistan. But this is sad and sure seems irresponsible on our part. 


Taliban seize government buildings in Afghan cities Kunduz, Sar-e Pul
Taliban fighters overran two provincial capitals, including the strategic northeastern city of Kunduz and northern Sar-e Pul on Sunday, local officials said, as the insurgents intensified pressure on the north and threatened further cities.

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August 04, 2021

AXIOS: Fauci says he fears a COVID variant worse than Delta could be coming

This is what I thought and is all bad. 


Fauci says he fears a COVID variant worse than Delta could be coming
If America's current COVID-19 surge continues unabated into the fall and winter, the country will likely face an even more deadly strain of the virus that could evade the current coronavirus vaccines, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told McClatchy Wednesday.

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THE WASHINGTON POST: Perspective | I treat pediatric covid patients. What I’m seeing in our hospital scares me.

Sad. No fun for affected kids and their families. 


Perspective | I treat pediatric covid patients. What I'm seeing in our hospital scares me.
Children can and do get very ill from the virus. The delta variant, the unvaccinated and a summer surge in a childhood respiratory disease are worrying.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES: "Running out of options": California resorts to water cutoffs as drought worsens

Bad news. 
"Running out of options": California resorts to water cutoffs as drought worsens
California resorts to unprecedented water cutoffs as drought worsens. How bad is it?

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Former Google CEO Issues Dire Warning About China

Concerning article. The double edge of globalization. Guns and butter can be so complicated.  Former Google CEO Issues Dire Warning About Ch...