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Corona Virus - New Social Conventions

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Corona Virus Brings New Social Conventions

The world is changing, and fast, thanks to Corona Virus. As a result, we all have new social norms, or conventions, that have crept into our day-to-day lives. For some, adapting has been a big change, huge even. For others the change has been relatively minor. However, I think as time passes, we will see longer term changes, both to our routines, and to how we act/interact.

My goal here is to spark the thought in my readers minds (thank you, by the way!!!), and maybe get a wider range of notable changes from you all.

I see it around me

My day-to-day radius is a little west of where I live, If I travel about 10 miles west of my home that puts me in the middle of the 30 mile radius that I am in Monday through Friday. I rarely travel east of home, so I don't travel in a 40 mile radius.

Corona Virus Masks

I see the behavioral changes where I live, and I see them where I work. And not just behavior has changed, that's too general. How we perceive things is changing, social pressures have changed. Mores have been altered. Fear has been heightened.

In a previous article on corona virus in May, I expressed some doubt, followed by stats showing the potentially lethality of Covid.  This was followed by an opinion that the whole "group think" fear mentality was, perhaps, a bad thing. That it was perhaps unnecessary. Were we giving up our rights without a fight? So easily?

Theories and Conspiracies

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Vacation to Hawaii - How To Go Cheap

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How To Take a Vacation to Hawaii for Cheap

I have traveled to Hawaii so many times that I have lost count. It is a beautiful paradise that is so very worth visiting! However, it can be expensive! Here we will give tips on how to take a vacation to Hawaii for cheap. Not only that, we'll give you free tips on how to make the most of your stay, each day, and all for not much money.

About Hawaii

When someone is going to the islands, they simply say they are going to Hawaii. People who know, which I think is most, usually ask "Which island?" The answer, as often as not is Honolulu, or Waikiki, neither of which is an island. Honolulu is on the island of Oahu, and Waikiki is a section of beach in Honolulu. Each island is a county in and of itself, each making up the state of Hawaii. Some islands incorporate some of their smaller neighbors in them as counties.

Although Hawaii is made of many islands, some pretty small, there are 7 states smaller in overall size, and 10 states smaller in population. Also, let this blow your mind, Hawaii beats both California and New York in median household income, coming between #4 and #8 out of 50! Ya gotta make money to live there, because it is expensive!

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Introducing The Islands Themselves

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Wordpress Blog - How To - Fun - Profit

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Writing a WordPress Blog for Fun and Profit

Those of you with sharp eyes and website smarts may notice is that this article on writing a WordPress blog is not hosted on a WordPress site. Friendslr.com is a Joomla site, at least for now. However, the blog article itself was written in WordPress. Confused yet? No worries, I'll explain this later in the article. It will make sense, I promise.

In this article, I'll give some tips on how to go about writing a blog for whatever purpose you want, be it a vanity article, or a working article. More on that later as well. However, the talent to write a blog is something you need to supply.

Lastly, for this section, anyway, I will point you to some tools I regularly use on my blogs. These are seriously vital to have in your blog-writing arsenal.

What do you know about WordPress Blogs, scribbler man?

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4th of July - History - An American Tradition

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4th of July - History - An American Tradition

Here are a few factoids about the 4th of July that not everyone knows. For example, independence from the colonial rule of Great Britain was actually declared on the 2nd of July, 1776, that was when, in a closed session of the Second Continental Congress, the vote was taken.
Also, the signing of the Declaration of Independence was not completed by all signatories until August 2nd, 1776. I don't know about you, but Happy 2nd of July sounds as weird as does Happy 2nd August!

John Adams thought July 2 would be marked as a national holiday for generations to come:

“[Independence Day] will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival… It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this continent to the other from this Time forward forever more,”

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States
Source: https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/when-is-the-real-independence-day-july-2-or-july-4

President Adams certainly had a thing for the number 2. Also, it just goes to show you that politicians then were as now; they were wrong as often as they were right.

By the way, join in, comment, and tell us all about your Independence day plans right here on Friendslr.com

Born on the Fourth of July

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