Chattanooga’s Innovation District Beckons to Young Entrepreneurs – The New York Times

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — From Boston to Seattle, cities across the country are vying to create technology hubs, spurring real estate developments to attract start-ups and young entrepreneurs.

Source: Chattanooga’s Innovation District Beckons to Young Entrepreneurs – The New York Times

This is a great write-up from the New York Times about my cities innovation district. We have a lot to be proud of here in Chattanooga and when one of America’s great newspaper notices it is very nice.

A Ramble About Cold War and Cuba

The longer you fight a war in your heart or mind the longer it wears on you and changes you. Eventually you forget what you were even fighting about in the first place. Perhaps the cold war of our souls should end so we can all live anew.

History is a good teacher but it is also something that holds us down from doing something new.

It’s past time for us to stop fighting the Cold War of the past and forge a new future with Cuba. It’s a place with a proud people who in other places in the world are treated better than they are by the old, tired guard of the USA. To create change there you must change here. 

Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California | Times Free Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president – and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease – has died. She was 94.

Source: Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California | Times Free Press

I got to see Mrs. Reagan when I was in High School while at a conference in Atlanta. That was a big thrill for me to see her as a teenager. The former FLOTUS was a interesting person who made waves herself as first lady. No matter your political position this is a sad day.

Losses Early In This New Year

In a week where we have lost David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty another person lost her husband and brother. Celine Dion has had a very tragic few days having suffered two major losses. Recently we lost Natalie Cole as well. At any rate there’s been too much loss for such a young year. 2016 isn’t going very well for many. Be grateful for what you have for as long as you have it.

Inside the room where Powerball numbers will be drawn – CBS News

Tallahassee, Florida, studio is where millions of wannabe millionaires — and now, billionaires — see their dreams drop in less than 60 seconds

Source: Inside the room where Powerball numbers will be drawn – CBS News

I saw this report tonight on the news and it’s amazing the operation that goes on to draw the numbers for Powerball. High security is a understatement.

The News | The Tony Burgess Blog

I have launched a new category on my blog called “The News” which features the curated articles I have seen in the news. My blog is about keeping up with current events so I want you my readers to see what things in the world have my interest. Check the link below to check it out.

The News | The Tony Burgess Blog