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Amazing Fungi

I got a book called "Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures" by Merlin Sheldrake from the library. I have not known much about fungi so I was amazed at what it might have done and might do. What made me want to tell people at first was that there was a man named Paul Stamets who was into knowing about the fungus and caused the people in the current Star Trek to have a character who uses fungi to develop powerful technologies. Earlier it was written that millennia ago perhaps eating psilocybin mushrooms (produced by fungi) caused spiritualities and mushrooms were the original tree of knowledge. Also that we started eating yeast around 12,000 years ago which may have caused people to give up their nomadic-lifestyle and settle into sedentary societies as yeasts were the primary beneficiaries of humans' earliest agricultural efforts. And finally, in 1938, Alexander Fleming discovered that a mold produced a bacteria-killing chemical called penicillin. I wonder if some fungi are now helping the vaccines to save us from the coronavirus.
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Wow!!

I'm watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S18E2 (2016) "Making a Rapist" and one of the first people shown on it was Joe Biden!! He said: "My dad used to have an expression. He said "The greatest sin any person can commit is the abuse of power." And the greatest abuse of power was rape. It takes a woman a long time to heal. And when the victim isn't believed, when she goes through the invasive process of having a rape kit put together, and then it's stuck on a shelf somewhere, and then the rape kit is never, ever tested, we fail. We fail her. We fail so many women. I'm proud to say today we did not fail. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of law enforcement, the whole legal system, the victim's advocacy groups, and particularly my friend here, Lieutenant Olivia Benson of SVU, congratulations, Lieutenant." I am so amazed seeing this now that he is our president.
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Celebrating Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

Wow! I've been revealing things I have watched and will watch on TV several times and here is another: I was watching ABC World News Tonight earlier and found out that at 9:30 AM on Saturday they would show us the funeral of Prince Philip and it's called "Celebrating Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh" and I look forward to seeing it. And of course it might also be on other channels too.
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More April TV

The nicest show I watched last week was on Sunday and called "Malika the Lion Queen" who told us what it was like to be a lion growing up and having her own babies.

Now I'm looking forward to 2 shows on PBS. On Monday there will be a show at 9pm about "Prince Philip's Life and Legacy". Then on Thursday, April 22 aka Earth Day at 8-11pm I'm looking forward to seeing "Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World" which premieres in its entirety as a special presentation on Earth Day.
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The First Day of April

Yesterday was rather interesting on TV as on NBC the first episode of the 3rd season of "Manifest" began. Then there was a new episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" where Detective Elliot Stabler, who hasn't been on that show for almost 10 years, appeared and sadly his wife was murdered though fortunately he still has his 5 children. Then he appeared on his own new show called "Law & Order: Organized Crime" which wasn't that great so I wonder if there will be more than one season.
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Distress

Oh no there have been 7 mass shootings these past 7 days. We truly need to alter the 2nd Amendment into “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms *when serving in the Militia* shall not be infringed.” For others to have a gun one should pass tests so that only the truly sane can get a gun and/or rifle in order to defend themselves like what is done in Japan where so few people are now shot.
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Hurray!

Today is a special day to me as 24 years ago "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" premiered on TV. As I once wrote Buffy certainly changed my world - I might not have gotten on to the internet when I did (around 2002) except I wanted to read all the fanfics and converse with my fellow fans and I still do communicate with some of the fans many years later 🙂
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NCIS

I watched "NCIS" S18E7 on Tuesday and it was the first episode set during the COVID-19 pandemia era and for the first time I saw people wearing masks in it because of that and sadly the NCIS Medical Examiner, James Palmer, lost his wife Breena due to it *sigh*
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Happy Birthday

Wow! Today is John Williams birthday. He's now 89 and is one of the great current music makers and I so enjoyed the Star Wars music he made over the past 45 years. I listening to WQXR on my radio and it plays classical music and Williams music is now considered to be classical too so I'm hearing his SW music right now on my radio.
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The Current World

Today I once again walked past The Trump World Tower at 845 United Nations Plaza. New York, NY 10017 and the way I saw it today was the Trump World and yes we have been living in it for 4 years but in less than 4 days we will no longer be living in a Trump World. Yay!!!