The show must go on …

Today’s a day off for most Americans. A day of rest and resolutions. I’ve already started my diet (eat better, eat less less often). I will resume exercising which for some reason I stopped last Jan. 9. Also floss and really focus on world peace. And a more verdant world. That’s a lot of stuff on one plate. But enough about me …

For lots of feds, this is just another day at the office. But what an office. Maybe the Pentagon, maybe a federal or VA hospital, maybe the CIA or the NSA. Maybe you are monitoring an airplane that is five miles up, moving fast and full of people.

You could be at a shipyard in Virginia or California, an air base in Nevada or Texas, or at Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell or Fort Hood.

Whatever you are doing is important. Even if nothing happens on your watch. Maybe especially if nothing happens on your watch.

So for those of us at rest, thanks. We don’t know exactly what all (or even most of you) are doing, but it’s nice to know you are there.

Happy New Year. Now back to the rowing machine.

Nearly Useless Factoid

By Michael O’Connell

Queen termites can live 25 to 50 years.


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Jan 19, 2022 Close Change YTD*
L Income 23.2370 -0.0418 5.42%
L 2025 12.0123 -0.0416 9.75%
L 2030 42.4100 -0.2089 12.37%
L 2035 12.7366 -0.069 13.43%
L 2040 48.2006 -0.2854 14.51%
L 2045 13.2007 -0.0839 15.40%
L 2050 28.9215 -0.1967 16.34%
L 2055 14.2471 -0.1212 19.90%
L 2060 14.2468 -0.1212 19.90%
L 2065 14.2466 -0.1211 19.90%
G Fund 16.7502 0.0007 1.38%
F Fund 20.4474 0.0506 -1.46%
C Fund 68.4639 -0.6691 28.68%
S Fund 75.8418 -0.9523 12.45%
I Fund 38.8694 -0.2076 11.45%
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