NASA/Space X Launch Day In America #LaunchAmerica #NASA #SpaceX

Today is a historic day as a crewed spaceflight hopefully will take place from American soil. NASA along with Space X are partnering to launch The Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket.

Col. Doug Hurley and Col. Bob Behnken aboard the Dragon spacecraft

My dad was a huge space nerd. He loved stuff like this. I am watching this in memory of him and to share this special event with him in spirit. Let’s hope that the weather cooperates and these Astronauts will be with the crew of the Space Station today.

The Thing About: The Virus

Allow me to be serious for a minute or a little more. Over 90,000 people in this country and 317,000 around the world have died from COVID-19. Now is not the time to have strange conspiracy theories or to play the blame game. Energy would best be used in finding a cure for this deadly virus.

This pandemic has already changed the course of history forever and we have to remain focused on preventing people from getting the virus and caring for those who are sick with it. Deaths along with job losses have impacted people more than anything else in recent memory.

Spreading false information is going to get people more people killed. It would be awful to see another spike in cases and deaths. People have to behave, do their parts, and be true neighbors so that everyone will be safe.

Rumor has it that it’s the twenty-first century, let us act like it.

Local News Matters, Journalism Where You Live

Taylor Bishop of WDEF TV12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee

I want to offer appreciation to local news journalists who are keeping us informed about what is going on in our backyards during these days of Coronavirus and now tornadoes and severe weather. Everywhere there is local information that needs to be reported. The news in your area matters and can impact your life in a profound way. These reporters really do deserve our thanks.

International Women’s Day, For A More Equal World #internationalwomensday #women #womensday

The future is female and International Women’s Day is a part of that awareness. May there be more equality and justice for women everywhere. Here is to all the wonderful women in my life. I’m grateful for you all. Love and peace to you all.

A Super Sunday – #GroundhogDay #SuperBowl

There’s a lot going on today. So this is indeed a “Super Sunday”

First, it’s 02/02/20 which is a perfect palindrome. Meaning the date is the same backward and forward. Pretty cool eh.

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Then it’s Groundhog Day and from reports, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow meaning we are in for an early Spring. The way the weather has been where I live it’s hard to tell it’s Winter at all.

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Then later today it’s Super Bowl LIV (54) in Miami, Florida. The San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. This should be an exciting game and hopefully high scoring. The halftime show will feature Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. Of course, the commercials can be as entertaining as the game itself. I’ll have more on this game later today.

 

Freaky Friday – January 31, 2020

I’m glad it’s Friday but today seems a little freaky. Maybe with national and world events keeping many on edge it’s understandable. From impeachment to Brexit to the virus in China a lot of stuff is going on at the moment.

I suppose we need to be as resolute and do our parts to be kind and inspire some courage. Fear not good people. Grace and peace and love. Make it a good last day of January.

As always keep on blogging my good people.

Brexit Day Is Here, Hope For The Best Here #brexit

Today is the day that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Its a move that will impact all of Europe I predict. I am hoping all my friends from Britain will have the future they are seeking whatever that may look like. May this time of transition be one that does not disrupt the lives of people. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.

Commentary On Current Events

The situation with Iran has me scared. It should have us all scared. To be honest I never felt afraid of either country and now we have to be concerned in light of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani. Sure he might have been a dangerous individual but his killing in my view will mean violence against American forces and perhaps civilians in the region. To me, it was the wrong move. Diplomacy and foreign policy should always win the day when it can.

The Bushfires Of Australia images coming out of the country are heartbreaking. The people of the country are having to escape the fires. Property and lives have been lost. The greatest impact is so many animals have lost their homes and so many more have been killed.

Political Discourse always has people wondering what’s going to happen next. From Brexit to Impeachment there is much internationally to keep us on edge. It will be interesting how everything will shake out and how much impact it will have on the world.

The New England Patriots aren’t going to the Super Bowl of the National Football League. That might be something that can bring a bunch of people into an agreement that it is a very good thing.