Category: Ramblings

Brief News Items

The post office is launching its program to distribute free Covid-19 rapid tests. The details are available at the new website. The ordering process is really easy, it took me about 30 seconds. The website claims that you will receive 4 rapid tests per house in a week […]

Some Numbers For MLK Day

School district data from here shows the racial divide (from the last available data in 2017). WSSD and its’ neighboring districts combined are 69% white and 18% black. WSSD itself is 74% white and 8% black while the adjacent Chester-Upland district is less than 2% white and almost […]

Looking Ahead to 2022

2022’s already started in parts of the world, so its time to look at the year ahead for Garden City. Most immediately the schools are going to have to decide how to handle the Omicron outbreak. Today Swarthmore College was the latest to announce it was delaying the […]

Today’s Recycling and Covid

Biking around Garden City, I saw all the recycling bins are still full. Commissioner Garson of the second ward sent out this email earlier today, B&L Disposal, the Township’s recycling company, is experiencing delays in recycling collection due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19. Kindly keep your recycling […]

Covid In Perspective

There are many in our community that have bought into the misinformation surrounding Covid. That’s a given – its who America is now. But, more recently we are seeing a trend among some people in our community, I’ll call them the liberal elite – wealthy, well educated liberals […]

Looking Back at 2021

2021 is drawing to a close, so before looking ahead its time to review what happened over the past year around Garden City. Next week I hope to look ahead at 2022. Covid The big story, as everywhere, was Covid. At the start of 2021, students were either […]

Solar Panels, part 3

Today is the solstice, the shortest day of the year when the sun is lowest in the sky. Therefore, our solar system has its worst possible performance, so its time to evaluate the system again. Yesterday we also got our first regular PECO bill accounting for solar generation. […]

Alternatives to Plastic Bags

The ban on plastic bag bans in the state of Pennsylvania has expired this month, resulting in a resurgence of interest in banning single use plastic bags in the region in favor of paper or re-usable bags. New Jersey has already enacted a ban on bags and made […]

Garden City Weather Station

I have added a new link to the front page to the weather station data we’ve installed. You can find all the data here. I’ve tried to embed the widget, but alas, that requires a more expensive plan for this blog. You can see from the current data, […]

Covid Update

With the WSSD board planning to reconsider its Covid mitigation strategies, its time to look at the state of Covid here. First, a look at some numbers from the state. The Covid rates in the county remain largely unchanged from the start of the school period, with about […]