Dear Smith College: I Have a Few Requests

First COVID-19 vaccination

A couple of hours ago I got my first COVID-19 vaccination. It was the Pfizer vaccine, which is the one I wanted since I was able to make an appointment for my next vaccine just three weeks from now.

I didn't even feel the shot. This was no worse than a flu shot. However, my arm immediately started feeling sore. It still feels a little sore, but not very much. Afterward, I had to wait in an observation area for 15 minutes which was no problem.

A word on gambling and feeling alone

Despite some strong language, this seems like some of the best advice I have ever heard.


Re: Scientists don't know why one-third of U.S. rivers have turned yellow or green - Mic

Algae bloom?

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 9:55 AM Albert <> wrote:
Remember the old kid joke about the Yellow River in China? We would make up a book title and author. This would make us laugh and laugh. As an example, Yellow River, by I. P. Daily. In the light of this article, it doesn't seem as funny as before.🙁

Scientists don't know why one-third of U.S. rivers have turned yellow or green - Mic



Nintendo is "working without stopping" on its next new console after Switch | GamesRadar+


There have been rumors of this since 2019, but Nintendo repeatedly denied that they were working on a new system.  Ironically, the Nintendo Switch, which is a low-power portable tablet has been outselling the new ultra-powerful systems from Microsoft and Sony.

Hypothetically, if Apple were to put their new M1 chip into a portable game system, it would be remarkably powerful.  The chip should be better than anything Nintendo can get their hands on.  I have heard rumors that Apple might do something like this.  Even their latest phones should make for a powerful game system.

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Ben Shapiro Reflects on the Life and Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

Twelve and a half months ago, I heard Rush Limbaugh announce on his program that he had stage 4 lung cancer. I was noticing recently that he had taken about a 3-week break from his broadcast program, only having guest hosts. About 3 weeks ago he thought that he was doing well. At noon today, his program was started by his wife who announced his passing this morning. Then the program played clips from his past broadcasts.

I have wondered for months what would happen to the program after Rush Limbaugh passed away? I assume that the program will shut down. Ben Shapiro would be a great replacement. When Paul Harvey passed away, his son, Paul Harvey Jr., took over, but the show failed to find an audience.



FWD: Pfizer COVID Vaccine Side Effects | My Terrible COVID Vaccine Reaction

Apparently, a percentage of people have had temporary unpleasant side effects to the COVID vaccine.  Several of my family members have taken both shots without problems, so I still want it.

Best wishes,

John Coffey