The above logo is part of the promotional material from the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. The Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work symposium was held in March of 2017 and I wonder if I can use this logo for myself. The images don’t highlight my skills (medicine, gardening, home improvement), but I can certainly use a computer and a phone. Interesting.
It’s time to rename my blog. I’ve written 345 posts in about 370 days and the opportunity (or was it torture?) of turning 60 seems to have flown by. And now, as we embark on 61 in a few weeks, I’m moving forward.
“61” is the next bubble on a customer form. You know, ⊗ 45-60 and then ⊗ 61-70. Oh boy. Not happy about that.
But I’m not complaining. 61 is pretty groovy. 61 is known for:
- The code for international direct dial phone calls to Australia
- 61* is a 2001 baseball movie directed by Billy Crystal
- Highway 61 Revisited is a Bob Dylan album
- The Highway 61 Blues Festival occurs annually in Leland, Mississippi
- 61A is the London address of Grace Kelly’s and Ray Milland’s characters in the movie “Dial M for Murder”
- 1 Liberty Place is Philadelphia’s tallest building at 61 stories
- The number of points required to win a “standard” game of Cribbage
- New York Yankees right fielder Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, breaking Babe Ruth’s single-season record until it was surpassed in 1998 by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa
- Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver each had 61 career shutouts
- Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 NHL records
- Rotation, a variation of pool, is sometimes called 61
- The sum of two squares, 52 + 62
I had a couple of readers give me their input as to a new name for this blog. Reading this list above, perhaps I can call it “Highway 61” or, as Wikipedia reminds me, 61 is the 18th prime number. Maybe “18th Prime” could work, or would it really confuse everyone?
What do you think of these?
- The Golden Years
- Sign of the Times
- Three Score Plus
- The 60s Blog
- Shooting Stars in the 60s
Do you like any of these? Would you be enticed to follow me if I called myself “Three Score Plus”? By the way, my twelfth-grade math kicked in and I figured out that equation on the list above. Wow.