Remembering Stephen Hawking, A Brilliant Human Being

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From The BBC – World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

Stephen Hawking was a brilliant human being who devoted his life to physics and making the world a more informed and enlightened place. His work has influenced not only science but culture as well. He appeared in pop culture in the TV shows The Big Bang Theory, Red Dwarf and The Simpsons. Both Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed him in movies based on his life. He leaves behind three children. Thank you Stephen for what you did to make our world better and to expand our understanding of the universe that surrounds each of us. Rest in power.

Throwback Thursday – Pop Tarts Introduced on 9/14/64 #tbt

I love Pop Tarts. My favorite is the strawberry kind. You are never too old to eat them. They are a part of a complete breakfast.

Ridiculously Good Looking Heroes

Why do heroes have to be portrayed as ridiculously good looking people. I think in the world we live in today we can see something different. Really, can’t we have an average looking person save the day? Heroes can come in all types I think. What do you think?

Happy Festivus, To The Rest Of Us

Festivus is both a parody and a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 that serves as an alternative to participating in the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. It has been described as “the perfect secular theme for an all-inclusive December gathering”. This was introduced to the masses in a Seinfeld episode titled “The Strike”. From Wikipedia 

Air your grievances, exhibit fetes of strength and celebrate around the Festivus pole! Happy Festivus to you all good people.

My Heroes Come And Gone

Mario Lopez said on Twitter that the bad part of getting older is seeing your heroes pass on. I must say he is on to something. Many of the people in real life and in pop culture who I call my heroes are leaving this life. At the ripe old age of 45 I am reading more and more the people who were a important part of my growing up are going through transitions in life. I am grateful for the lives of people I looked up to and admired. They influenced me to be who I am.