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Columbus Day
Posted On 10/07/2018 22:38:54

October 8, 2018

Columbus Day

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The only thing around here closed for Columbus Day is the school system.

Kinda strange since the history has been changed up a bit or

brought to light so to speak.

Monday there will be celebrations honoring

Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492

Recognizing contributions of Americans of Spanish and Italian descent.

Was it all good. Not everyone thinks so but

it is still a federal holiday so,

Happy Columbus Day!

Happy Thanksgiving Canada
Posted On 10/07/2018 16:48:56

October 8, 2018

To Our Friends and Family in Canada,

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The Official First Day of Fall
Posted On 09/22/2018 10:52:20

Writterdeb's Weather Update:


Though Starbucks has been selling its famous pumpkin spice lattes for weeks, fall wasn’t here — until now.

The fall equinox, sometimes called the September equinox, is on Saturday, Sept. 22 this year  and will mark the first day of fall for the Northern Hemisphere.

Just in time for the foliage to appear, here’s everything you need to know about the first day of fall, what happens when the season changes and what kind of weather we can expect this year.

When is the first day of fall?

The first day of fall is on Saturday, Sept. 22. Beginning at 9:54 p.m. (E.S.T.), it will officially               be autumn for the Northern Hemisphere, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Sept. 22 is the first day of fall because it is when the autumnal equinox — the moment when “a planet’s subsolar point passes through its equator,” according to National Geographic — takes place. In layman’s terms, the autumnal equinox is when the Earth’s equator passes through the sun.

Since it is opposite on either side of the equator, the autumnal equinox faces the Northern Hemisphere away from the sun, while the Southern Hemisphere faces towards it.

For the Southern Hemisphere, the September equinox is actually the vernal or spring equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox takes place on March 20, 2018, when it finally becomes autumn in the Southern Hemisphere — which is why the Northern and Southern Hemispheres experience virtually opposite seasons.

What happens during the fall equinox?

The most notable and immediate change with the equinox is that the day and night have equal length, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The word “equinox” means “equal night” in Latin'

And, in the north, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are in their peak moment of view after the autumnal equinox, according to History.com.

Cultures around the world celebrate the fall equinox in different ways. In the United States, many Native American tribes use the equinox as an indicator for the harvest season, according to Indian Country Today. Outside of the United States, the annual Chinese Harvest Moon festival also coincides with the autumnal equinox.

Certain religious holidays, such as the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, also coincide with the equinox.

What will the weather be like this fall?

If you felt like the summer’s sweltering temperatures would never end, you’re not alone: this was the fourth-hottest summer on record in the United States, according to the NOAA — tying with the summer of 1934. The month of June was the fifth-warmest on record for the entire world, too.

So I guess we can now officially say, Happy Fall Y'all.  Hope it is long enough before winter hits that we can all enjoy the break between hot then cold.

The picture is The Ponte Sisto reflected in the River Tiber on a warm Autumn morning on December 10, 2017 in Rome, Italy.


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Do It Anyway
Posted On 06/25/2018 12:35:15


I am one that loves to read biographies.  The memoir of a person I remember or have read about, or seen a movie based on true facts and accounts. I watched one such movie last night called, "Bombshell, The Hedy Lamarr Story". 

Hedy was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous woman in the world.The documentary is the story of Hedy's life and also the fact that she was the  inventor of frequency hopping, which is still used today in everything - WiFi, Bluetooth, you name it.  Her patent, had she been paid instead of the US Navy stealing it, is now estimated to be worth more than 30 billion US dollars.

At the end of the movie they play a taped interview where she is asked what words she would like to leave the world.  Below was her response which is now called, "The Paradoxical Commandments".   She truly was a woman way ahead of her time.

 "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
     Love them anyway.
 If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
     Do good anyway.
 If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
     Succeed anyway.
 The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
     Do good anyway.
 Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
     Be honest and frank anyway.
 The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.
 People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
     Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
 What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
     Build anyway.
 People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
     Help people anyway.
 Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the  teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”

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