Sunday, February 19, 2017

Birthday of Copernicus

February 19, 1473 is the birthday of Nicholaus (Kopernik) Copernicus Jr., " a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe". (Wikipedia)

See his profile at

Friday, February 17, 2017


Are You Worried Yet? 

For more on how to spot fake news, ask yourself these ten questions from the News Literacy Project.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

On Valentines Day, we often remember our first Valentine, first kiss, first love.

My first love, longest love and greatest love is earth. The blue sky, seen from my baby buggy, spring rain falling from a sunny Oregon sky, the ocean at Canon Beach, traveling through the Rocky Mountains - every new encounter with  my first love only made me love it more. Yes, even my first bee sting.

Remember when Monarch butterflies were an everyday sight?  When the Milky Way was a nightly event open to everyone? When bird calls were the first thing heard in the morning?

Nostalgia should belong to our favorite song, not to memories of earth, our only home.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Frederick Douglass - Great Orator

February is Black History month.  Discover the true black history of America by reading the biographies of former slaves. 
"Right is of no sex, Truth is of no color, God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren." Frederick Douglass
(Wikipedia biography of Frederick Douglass)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winston Churchhill - 57th Anniversary of his Death Today

"...never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."  Winston Churchill speaking at Harrow School, Oct 29, 1941

Profile of Winston Churchill and links to his relatives and ancestors at

Monday, January 16, 2017

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." 

See Dr. King's profile at