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Sunday May 29, 2022


Today's Birthdays


Patrick Henry Prominent figure American Revolution - Videos



United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which will destroy that union upon which our existence hangs. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.


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May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963


John F. Kennedy 35th President of the U.S. - Videos


If freedom is to survive and prosper, it will require the sacrifice, the effort and the thoughtful attention of every citizen.




I met Bob Hope in 1963 when I was on my honeymoon at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Florida. We only spoke for a moment in the lobby but he smiled and told me he was going to live to 100. I was never sure why he said that but he was correct. He died two months after his 100th birthday.


May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003



Bob Hope - Videos - Filmography


The USO were amazing audiences with their courage and their love of humor and camaraderie




May 29, 1939 - December 9, 2021


Al Unser Sr. Former auto racing driver - Videos


Winning in my business is everything.




May 29, 2022


Indianapolis 500 - Videos - News




May 30, 2022 - Stanley Cup Playoffs


Saturday night the NY Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes to tie the series 3-3 taking it to a 7th game on Memorial Day. Go Rangers!




May 30, 2022


Memorial Day is the last Monday of May. It honors those who died in military service to their country.





May 30, 2022



New Moon 9° Gemini




Manhattanhenge - the setting sun is aligned with the east-west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan in New York City.


May 29th at 8:13 p.m. EDT (half sun)


May 30th at 8:12 p.m. EDT (full sun)





May 25-31, 2022



Tuesday May 24, 2022 ... Bada bing Bada BOOM BOOM BOOM ... as ships sailing under the Verrazano Bridge welcome Memorial Day Weekend with the loud thunderous sounds of a cannon salute as befits a reenactment of the American Revolution fought in this very place where I sit typing this post.


The first year I moved here the resounding booms scared me and a client as we sat at the table doing a reading - then rushing to the window to see what happened.


32 years later I'm used to the noise - though today it can be frightening as we live in uncertain times replete with violence such as the Founding Fathers could never have imaged when they set in place the American Experiment.


Fleet Week NYC - In the News


Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.



Memorial Day features a parade in Bay Ridge where collectors get to show off their antique cars. The parade ends at John Paul Jones Park outside then it's on to Fort Hamilton down the block. Memorial Day speaks to some people as a time to be patriotic even though the country is at odds with itself. Whatever you do try to make it special.




Climate Change This Summer



NOAA Predicts Abnormally Strong Atlantic Hurricane Season: The 7th Year in a Row


Weather fluctuations - highlighted by extreme heat conditions - mean you have to rethink outdoor activities. I know some people don't like air conditioning but the body can only withstand just so much heat especially mixed with humidity. In NYC we call it the 3 H's - hazy hot, and humid.


Summer heat leads to violence and confusion. Mix heat with alcohol and other substances and we're in for a wild ride.


We know the planet won't be sustainable much longer (end times) so please be careful dealing with climate change, blackouts and related issues. We all handle heat differently. To me it's all about the humidity.


Wildfires will definitely increase air pollution and exacerbate respiratory conditions even those recently created by covid.


Do you remember last summer when smoke traveled across the country from west to east reaching the east coast where we posted pics of the smog?




Overcast Sunset by the Verrazano Bridge


Silence makes it almost surreal. Time to go home.





Black Hole Messages, Antarctic Blackhole Increasing





Robb Elementary School Shooting Blog





Planet Earth in the News



Planet Earth


Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits southern Peru - Cusco
Cusco takes us to the Inca and all those ancient ruins, legends, Viracocha, aliens, my personal favorite the Ica Stones, and more


Magnitude 8 earthquake rattles Peru, killing at least 1


Fjords may emit as much methane as all the deep oceans globally


How the world's most active volcano Kilauea was born


Giant Magnetic Waves Have Been Discovered Oscillating Around Earth's Core


Undersea 'sharkcano' eruption captured in spectacular satellite images


Tsunami threats are greatly underestimated in current models, new research shows


Tracking the demise of a giant Antarctic iceberg


Historic Greenland ice sheet rainfall unraveled


How plate tectonics, mountains and deep-sea sediments have maintained Earth's 'Goldilocks' climate


New type of extremely reactive substance discovered in the atmosphere


Iconic Iran river threatened by droughts, diversions


People in Brazil's Amazon rainforest again reel from floods


One of The Hot, Dense Blobs Deep Inside Earth Has Been Revealed With New Imaging




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Another Sunset ~ Another Time



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Archaeology in the News


Archaeology & Paleontology


What's hidden inside the ancient Maya pyramids?


Peruvian Pyramids As Old As Egypt's Pyramids


Ancient crocodile found in Peru sheds new light on their origin


Scientists Sequence First Human Genome From The Ruins of Ancient Pompeii


Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Pompeii victims


2,100-year-old farmstead in Israel found 'frozen in time' after owners disappeared


Ancient 'Dragon of Death' flying reptile discovered in Argentina


Ancient Maya Practice of Gluing Gemstones Onto Teeth May Have Been For More Than Bling




Physics in the News



Crystalinks - Physics


Physicists Have Found a Way to Simulate The Beginnings of Fast Radio Bursts


What Would Happen if Someone Moved at Twice The Speed of Light?


Visible light is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be detected by the human eye.





Space in the News



Astronomy


How the universe got its magnetic field


AI reveals unsuspected math underlying search for exoplanets


Why did Mars dry out? New study points to unusual answers


NASA shows off early plans to send astronauts to Mars for 30 days


Incredible New Views of the Sun - As You've Never Seen It Before


New calculations of solar spectrum resolve decade-long controversy about the sun's chemical composition


Wealthy nations are carving up space and its riches and leaving other countries behind





Health in the News



Crystalinks Health


California coronavirus spread significantly worsens; cases double in some areas


Heart inflammation found in one in eight patients after hospitalization with COVID-19


How do you know not to laugh at a funeral? This region of the brain is key


Speech analysis app predicts worsening heart failure before symptom onset


A subtle genetic change gives new clues about epilepsy


'Bio-glue' could mean end to surgical sutures, staples


How do you know not to laugh at a funeral? This region of the brain is key


Monkeypox found in three new countries, as scientists look for cause of outbreak











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