Originally published, April 9, 2021, 11:18 pm.
April 10, 2021, 11:28 pm:
The text formerly under the Amazon heading has been moved, augmented, and edited in a new blog post entitled, “In the 21st century, labor unions are in a very deep hole.”
Responding to my bit about spring in Pittsburgh, my mother writes to tell me that some plants, especially tomatoes, shouldn’t go in the ground when temperatures are still dipping into the 40s. 50s, she says, are okay. Okay, then. You might note who is and who, rather distinctly, is not the green thumb in my family.
The text formerly here has been moved, augmented, and edited in a new blog post entitled, “In the 21st century, labor unions are in a very deep hole.”
Sarah Jones, “Amazon Defeats Union Drive in Alabama,” New York, April 9, 2021, https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/04/amazon-has-the-votes-to-defeat-union-effort-in-alabama.html
Spring continues in Pittsburgh. On my way to an order today, I passed a couple posing for a selfie amid the branches of a flowering tree. It was a lovely setting; I think I would have posed it differently, but I hope they got the shot they were looking for.
Yesterday I picked up a guy who works at a nursery who said they were refusing to sell certain plants because it was going to be in the 40s next week and they would all die. I assumed that meant 40s were going to be the high temperatures and dipping below freezing at night, but I just checked. No, 40s will be the low temperatures. It won’t be quite as nice as today, when at one point I saw a temperature in the upper 70s. These highs will be in the 60s.
So I’m a bit mystified as to what plants he might be talking about and, I guess, who would plant such plants outdoors in Pittsburgh anyway.