The Holidays are full upon us and Ben is now out of school for the Christmas Break. This will be the last full entry for the blog this year – I reserve the right to still blog if I feel the muse – but I am working to get everything in place for January 9th. The studio is ready now. I am still trying to replace my main computer, but even if I don’t get that done, it will just be a minor inconvenience. So hang tight just a couple of more weeks and things should be back to whatever passes for normal around here.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Years! May 2017 be filled with joy and thrills for each of us as we begin another orbit around our local star.
On Christmas Eve 1968 mankind did something it had never done before. Apollo 8 entered orbit around the moon and for the first time in history man was able to see the incredible view of the Earth rising over the moon. The iconic and moving photo was taken by astronaut Bill Anders who was supposed to be shooting pictures of the lunar surface, but when he and the Frank Boorman and Jim Lovell saw the Earthrise, knew that they had to shoot it and in color. One of the most turbulent years in history ended with the most amazing sight we’d ever seen. Now, using 2016 technology, the way that photo was taken has been re-recreated so that all of mankind can be a part of that moment. I really don’t care what else you do today, but watch this video. It’s six minutes you will treasure. And it will remind you of how small our problems really are on the cosmic scale… Read the rest of this entry
Dave got up really early today, knowing that there was going to be some headlines about the stabbing yesterday in Sacramento involving one of the French Train Heroes. There were headlines, but they were about another mass shooting at a University in Arizona. And they prove Dave’s Wednesday point about the political agenda’s behind which shootings get reported and which one’s don’t.
This morning’s sky was just awe inspiring and reminds us that “the heavens declare the glory of G-d, the sky proclaims His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:2) EDITORS NOTE: Dave misidentifies the second planet. It is Jupiter, not Mars
The stabbing of one of the French Train heroes was not a terrorist incident, nor was even related to anything other than a bar altercation. In fact, if the victim hadn’t been Airman 1/c Spencer Stone, we would never even have heard about the fight and stabbing.
Congressman McCarthy’s sudden withdrawal from the Speakers race might be related to his personal conduct, or it might be that he really thinks that he cannot unite the Party. In either case, is it possible that an outsider might be the solution to the issue?
Special Guest Fire Marshall Ben joins Dave to talk about what he learned yesterday at Kindergarten when the local Firemen came to school to talk fire safety.