For some weird reason I started thinking about dates today it being the first work-day of March and the second day of Meteorological Spring. Continue Reading
Chicago. Third largest city in the United States. The windy city, the second city, the city with big shoulders.
I’ve visited it a couple of times and always had a great time and had a business trip there late last week and over the weekend. The term “business trip” has two parts: business and trip. I’ll be covering the trip part in this blog and the question is; did I have a great time? Yes, yes, yes! Because Chicago rocks that’s why. Continue Reading
Clyde Tombaugh was born this day, the fourth of February 1906 in Streator, Illinois and in 1930 discovered the then planet and now dwarf planet Pluto. And a spacecraft, New Horizons, is hurtling toward Pluto and if all goes well and it should, will make its closest approach something like the fourteenth of July 2015; and when I say hurtling I mean it. New Horizons was launched from Cape Canaveral on 01-19-06 atop an Atlas V 551 and holds the record for the fastest object ever launched from earth.
Yes your kind host lives in the beautiful desert southwest in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, part of the Sonoran Desert that extends south into the Mexican state of, wait for it, Sonora. This particular geography is home to the majestic Saguaro cactus, in fact, it is the only place on Earth this particular cactus, Carnegiea gigantea, exists regardless of various marketing uses of the saguaro cactus silhouette used by brands like “El Paso”, which is a city in Texas 150 miles from the nearest Saguaro cactus. Incidentally, El Paso rocks, but there are no Saguaros there. The Saguaro cactus only lives in the Sonoran Desert. Continue Reading
No matter where you live – and I especially mean this about those of us like me, that live in a big city (actually I live in a suburb of a biggish city; Phoenix, Arizona) or even rural, chances are you are close to some spectacular, beautiful areas. Why? Earth is a beautiful place that’s why! Just look around, or drive a bit out of town and look around a bit. Nice, huh? Continue Reading