Morning Reads for National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (December 30)

Bicarbonate of soda is baking soda, in case you were wondering, and yes, it absolutely has it’s own “holiday.” It’s not exactly one of those well-celebrated items in the household, but it is a staple!

I will spare you the year-in-review posts in today’s links, but on this, my last Morning Reads of 2020, I wish you a happy and safe 2021. Here’s to better things to come!

Now, let’s get on to the news.

Pat Conroy

Alice Walker

  • The girlfriend of the man who set off a bomb on Christmas day in Nashville had warned local authorities in 2019 that he was making bombs.
  • The Social Security Administration’s internal inspector general’s report has found the agency failed to pay 27,724 eligible recipients owed $52.1 million. It’s also calling to have the agency’s political appointees removed. (Alternate link.)
  • Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died of COVID-19. He was 41 years-old.
  • Colorado health officials believe they’ve found their second case of the U.K.-variant of COVID that is highly infectious.
  • Louisville policemen Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes have been terminated over their roles in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor.
  • Brexit may really, really be coming to an end this time.
  • The U.K. has approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccine.
  • 16 have been killed in a blast at an airport in Yemen. The target seems to have been the new government ministers, none of whom were hurt.

Flannery O’Connor


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