The Rockland Breakwater is an amazing part of Midcoast Maine. It’s a great place for a walk and for an amazing view. It’s 4,365 long so a walk out and back is almost two miles.
An ordinary facemask such as this one issued by a local hospital might seem good for your health.
But these facemasks are made of fine fibers, generally plastic. With a small amount of use, these fibers start coming loose and can be inhaled through your mouth or nose and into your lungs.
Who knows what damage they might cause.
For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900.
On your 14th birthday, World War I starts – and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.
Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million….
STORY NUMBER ONE
Many Years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.”