George Washington has been dead for a long time. I think we should replace his Washington’s Birthday holiday with one honoring Trump’s Birthday, because I want a three day weekend during the third week of June each year. Monday holidays in the summer are quite nice and by mid June the black flies start to thin out.

Granted, I could see the Democrats not going along with creating a holiday to honor President Trump. So to get 60 votes to replace Washington’s Birthday with Trump’s birthday, Congress will have to compromise with Chuck Schumer.

So we will have to create a second federal holiday called, Barack Obama’s birthday. This holiday will be the first Monday of August. What a great way to kick off the dog days of summer, honoring our great President Obama with friends and family, enjoying a nice cold one or two. Everybody wins!

Oligodynamic effect

"The oligodynamic effect (from Greek oligos "few", and dynamis "force") is a biocidal effect of metals, especially heavy metals, that occurs even in low concentrations. The effect was discovered by Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, although he did not identify the cause. Brass doorknobs and silverware both exhibit this effect to an extent."

Good morning! ☕🍵Happy Sunday. ⛪⛪Winnie the Pooh Day. 🍯🍯🍯Two weeks to Average High is 40. 🐺Partly cloudy and 34 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west-northwest breeze at 11 mph. We  got about two inches of snow last night but that’s rapidly disappearing. 

🌷🌷Only 30 days remain until the first day of calendar spring!🌷🌷

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 40 degrees at 2pm. 🌞🌞🌞Five degrees above normal. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies with more clouds in the afternoon. ☁The high last year was 52 degrees. The record high of 63 was set in 1981. 6.3 inches of snow fell back in 2000.

The sun will set at 5:31 pm with dusk around 6:00 pm, 🌄which is one minute and 17 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 38 degrees. There will be a west-northwest breeze at 9 mph. Today will have 10 hours and 45 minutes of daytime, a decrease of 2 minutes and 44 seconds over yesterday.🌇

Tonight will b re mostly clear, 🌃with a low of 27 degrees at 5am. Nine degrees above normal. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening. In 2017, we had partly cloudy skies. It got down to 31 degrees. The record low of -7 occurred back in 1878.

Today’s plans include going grocery shopping,🍎🍳🍲🍣 possibly fixing the ground wire on my truck cap, going for a hike🏃 and then later on soldering together the connectors for my GPS logger. 🔬📺I haven’t yet decided where I will go but I may go out hiking first before showering because I’m thinking with the fresh snow and the warmer weather things may be muddy.🐷🐷Maybe I’ll stick to the rail trail a walk to Voorheesville might be nice. 

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Average High is 40 ♨when the sun will be setting at 5:49 pm with dusk at 6:17 pm. Seems like a joke with the warm weather expected this week. On that day in 2017, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 23 and 8 degrees. We hit a record high of 59 back in 1919.

Cancer Rates Compared, Several States

Comparison of cancer rate for common cancers in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, and National Averages. Rates are per 100,000 persons.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; 2016. Available at: