I Have a Case of Corona

I heard something funny from an Uber rider yesterday. The fellow was somewhat lubricated having been at a bar and he told me that he would be traveling to San Diego on Friday.

I asked him is he was worried about the Corona virus.

His response was an emphatic NO! Then he went on to describe how some guy he knew had been down at a grocery store buying all the water. He was incredulous.

If I’m going to be quarantined in my home for two weeks I’m not buying water…

I’m stocking up on BEER!

– Drunk UBER rider

I appreciate the sentiment.

Ethiopia

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

(Matthew 13:7) KJV

I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing. My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word: God was going to tell me what to do. This is what I heard: There is a book in you that only YOU can write!

Matty’s Paradox

  • IF 1,000 years has passed for each day on earth since the 2nd day,
    • AND the earth is about 6,000 years old.
  • THEN a minimum of 2.19 billion years has passed at the radial distance of the firmament, the remote regions of the cosmos, in the same period of time.

It’s part of a theory of gravity which is at the heart of God’s plan of redemption. Here’s a brief summary of what we can do with it.

Matty’s Paradigm, Harmonization

  1. The broad narrative of scripture:
    • separation of light from darkness,
    • redemption, propitiation and salvation,
    • fulfillment of prophecy.
  2. Empirical observation:
    • earth is the center of the observable universe.
  3. History:
    • earth is about 6,000 years old.
  4. Science:
    • a source of Hydrogen for nucleosynthesis,
    • origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR),
    • a mathematical solution for black holes and dark matter,
    • the sun is less massive than the earth,
    • the remote regions of the cosmos are at minimum 2.19 billion years old,
    • the cosmos may be more than 13.8 billion years old,
    • stars will fall to earth.

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There, and Back Again

I really should have known better than to try to travel through Chicago in winter. In all my years of traveling this is the first time that I have had to abort a trip. I’m home again, rebooked on a flight From Greensboro to Newark early in the morning. It connects me to a direct flight to London, Heathrow, so I will only be about 5 hours behind schedule.

I have got to say that I am very impressed with the professionalism, grace, poise and teamwork of the United Airways staff. Thank you so much!

The weather across the plains and Midwest is looking really bad. My flight to Chicago was delayed, which was fine, but when the Chicago-Copenhagen flight got cancelled I realized that it was going to be a big mistake to go to Chicago.

Fargo, ND

The United representative rebooked my flight and the United ground crew were able to get my checked bag off the Chicago flight. They made sure that I had it in my hand before I went anywhere. They were completely slammed but they remained courteous, polite and helpful with everybody.

The trip had started with an excellent UBER ride. The driver was easy going and we chatted quite a bit. The car was excellent. By the time we got to the airport I had given him the magic math to successful UBER driving and tax filing. We wish him the best of luck.

The ride home was quite different. The car had a very bad vibration from the rear passenger tire, where I happened to be sitting. I happen to know that this is likely to be caused by the tire being worn out because it has not been rotated on the correct schedule. It gave a very poor impression of the state of maintenance of that particular vehicle. I just happen to be an UBER driver and I just happen to know what it’s like when a rider reports you for a safety concern. However, safety has to be the top priority, so I let UBER know that I was concerned.

The next interesting challenge will be getting an UBER at 4:00am tomorrow morning.

Goodbye NC

Hey bloggers! My journey to the UK has begun with a delay on my flight to Chicago. It shouldn’t affect my connection to Copenhagen. It’s a beautiful day here, and I just had a fantastic Uber ride to get here.

Family Emergency!

Hey bloggers, something has come up and I’m going to be traveling to the UK to be with family. I try to be frugal and so I booked one of the cheapest flights available. I have a short stopover in Copenhagen. Never been there before.

I’m looking forward to sharing here with WordPress folk.