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06/30/19 Strength

Sunday, June 30, 2019

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."

"Class, today we'll begin drawing the figure from life."

A lady calls the police to report her husband is missing. The police arrive and ask for a description.

She tells them he’s 6 foot 2 inches tall, blonde wavy hair and has a smile that makes everybody love him.

The police then go to the next door neighbor to verify this report and the lady next door tells the police, “You can’t believe her. He’s 5 foot 4 inches tall, has no hair and he wears a perpetual frown on his face.”

The neighbor then goes and asks the lady why she gave the police such a false report.

She replies, “Just because I reported him missing, doesn’t mean I wanted him back!”

It's Social Media Day! Today we recognize and celebrate the impact of social media on global communications. Evolving from letter writing to the telegraph, then the telephone, communications from the 1960's have embraced the internet as a way of staying close. It has its problems but, for the most part, it has been a benefit.
--Descendant's Day: have you figured your family tree?; today honors the succeeding levels of descendants and honor the contributions to society and history.
--International Asteroid Day: an UN initiative to commemorate the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia in 1908, leveling nearly 500,000 acres of forest; night skies reportedly light up as far away as Asia, and the seismic shockwave registers in England; the initiative is to raise awareness of the need of plans for possible impact hazards.
--National Meteor Day: a complement to the International celebration but more focused on the myth of wishing on a falling star, the visible streak of light by debris falling to Earth from space; the tradition of wishing on the shooting star is noted even in 127 AD; in Greek mythology, the gods had pulled the clouds aside to watch Earth and don't notice that some of the stars have slipped through and fall towards Earth.
--National Organization of Women Day: today honors NOW, founded in 1966, to address and fight for women's civil rights and equality; I remember the uproar when they first formed years ago but they were critical to moving women's rights forward; I benefited from that fight as one of the first few women to go into electronics in the Navy which was a male-only position.
--Disabled Veterans Day: there's not a lot of info on this which surprises me; from the bit I can find, today raises awareness and funding for disable veterans and their families.
--Leap Second Time Adjustment Day: today is about the small adjustment made in time to compensate for the difference between time and the spin of the earth; scientists don't always make adjustments to the atomic time clock but when they do, it's either December 31 or June 30
--Log Cabin Day: there is National Log Cabin Day on June 25th which celebrates the quieter rugged life of when the country lived in log cabins; today's celebration is about the cabin itself and it's place in history as people settled across the country.
--San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration: with San Francisco leading the way, there are several Pride Day parades across the country this weekend as we finish celebrating Pride Month.
--National Corvette Day: on Friday we had Drive Your Corvette to Work Day in honor of this day when the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the line in Flint, Michigan on June 30, 1953' the one millionth Corvette was produced in 1992.
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