Saturday, March 28, 2020

North Carolina Lockdown; Greensboro's started at 5pm last night (3/27/2020) and links etc...

After dark, not a car was seen on the road while walking the dog around the block.

Took a bike ride around again @ 10:30pm, everyone was home, cars parked.

Didn't see a car, didn't hear a traffic.

Calm as a Hindu cow, only different.

The bars are closed.

Movie theaters.

It will probably be (should be?) mandatory take out restaurant employees wear masks and gloves at some point.

A lot of freaked out people.

Like Wuhan, some folks around the New York area are fleeing elsewhere.  Hundreds of dead, lines at the hospitals and not enough ventilators.  Same thing happened in Italy before the lockdown of the whole country.  It's spreading via panic.

The Feds waived the 10% penalty for taking 401k and IRA money out, but it will still be taxable, meaning more than a few are going to liquidate investments to get the cash out.

We spent a good chunk of dinner prep time making Phyllo dough Ricotta pastries which we have never done etc..., like riding around the block on bikes at night.

It was great fun, but probably not something that would happen otherwise.

The way we live is going to change.

The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance
 as though they were realities,
and are often more influenced by the things that seem than those that are.

Niccolo Machiavelli

If there’s less risk and higher return with a plan matching circumstances than forcing circumstances to fit a plan, relax, accept and embrace uncertainty, concentrate, question the status quo, consider the counter-intuitive, anticipate anticipation, find strength in weakness, weakness in strength and advantage in disadvantage.

Respect, listen, question, reflect, accept, balance, affirm, praise and improve by helping others.

Rise above and control emotion, respect momentum, adjust, accept responsibility and pay yourself forward.