I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I hate/loathe/detest/abhor driving long distances. Okay, my verbiage is a bit dramatic. Seriously, though, I’m not a fan of driving long distances, long being defined as anything over about 90 minutes. I can do it and I do it. But I would much rather fly. For… Read More »
The Prophets of Doomsday
Lately, the news has been unnerving many Americans, giving them a feeling of hysteria and the need to prepare for “doomsday.” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists headline reads “A time of unprecedented danger: It is 90 seconds to midnight.”1 According to these scientists, we are closer to global tragedy than we’ve ever been before. I… Read More »
Manhattan Beach, California had something happen on this day in 1984 where a community’s worst fears became a living nightmare. Peggy McMartin Buckey, her son Ray Buckey, and five other staff members were charged with child molestation and abuse at the McMartin Preschool. Ray spent five years in jail, the trials lasted seven years, and… Read More »
Do you suffer from displacement behaviors? Maybe I should ask, do others suffer because of your displacement behaviors? Displacement behaviors include things like constantly tapping your foot when you’re seated, patting your leg, jiggling change in your pocket, clicking your pen, or twirling your hair. It could include drumming your fingernails on a table or… Read More »
It’s Finally Here!
At precisely 5:24 p.m., “the Sun crosses the celestial equator going south to north. It’s called the “celestial” equator because it’s an imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator. Imagine standing on the equator; the Sun would pass directly overhead on its way north.”1 That’s just the fancy way to say that today is the first… Read More »
Some of our church ladies will love today’s celebration. This is National Quilting Day, a celebration started in June 1991 by a resolution passed at the 22nd annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska. The basic concept of the quilt is simple. A thick layer of cotton batting is sandwiched between two… Read More »
On June 11th, 2020, a news story was published in the midst of COVID to refute claims that masks did no good and the size of the COVID particle was smaller than what the mask could filter. “The “95” [of an N95 mask] stands for 95% efficient at 0.3 microns. This means that the filter… Read More »
A couple of months ago, we were watching an old episode of Rawhide. A high-end restaurant was depicted. It was one of those restaurants where the men wore suitcoats with tails, ruffled shirts, boots polished, and their hair was greased down to perfection. Women were in their finest dresses with billowing bustles. This was one… Read More »
You Are Right!
You are right! These words were excitedly exclaimed by my high school chemistry/physics teacher every time you answered a question correctly. Well, if you have been looking for a day where everyone would sing your praises and tell you how right you are even if you are dead wrong, look no further. Today is National… Read More »
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. That used to be a relatively standard sign found at the entrance to most stores and restaurants. For about 500 million children, teens, and adults, this could pose a very real problem. It is estimated that this many people worldwide do not have a pair of shoes. I realize… Read More »
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