Floating variables

A cool quiet Sunday morning. Only 2 days of summer left.

Yesterday we linked to a story about Madaket Millie, a Nantucket woman who broke the mold. Today it’s Stagecoach Mary, a “hard-drinking, quick-shooting mail carrier.”

Andrea Campbell, the strongest of potential challengers to Marty Walsh, will announce her intentions on running for Mayor sometime this week. It’s a hard decision with a presidential election close by and Walsh’s name floated to leave his post to move to a cabinet position with Biden if he wins. My two cents? I think she would make a great mayor.

Thirty five years ago, Frank Zappa teamed up with John Denver and Dee Snider to defend musical expression.

The US death toll from coronavirus is nearing 200,000. Meanwhile, pandemic fatigue has settled in. But as Helen Branswell reminds us, we may be tired of the virus, but it’s not tired of us.

And using Apple Music on the iPhone can be a frustrating experience. Inscrutable. But a handfull of new features in iOS 14, detailed by Apple Insider, makes it slightly less horrible. Keep em coming.

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