Starting Music for FRIDAY, Feb. 25th, 2022

Aloha world! Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is FRIDAY, Feb. 25th –the 56th day of the year. Following are the weather stats from 8:00 a.m. We should be out of the Winter Weather Advisory by the time this is posted.


Sunrise = 07:05 hours; yesterday = 07:06 hours

Sunset = 18:12 hours; yesterday = 18:10 hours

Earlier high = 35; yesterday = 35; actual = 36

Forecast low = 23; yesterday = 23; actual = 23

Winds = W, 5-15 mph; yesterday = NE, 0-9 mph

Barometric Pressure = 29.97; yesterday = 30.42

Humidity = 85%; yesterday = 74%

Precipitation yesterday = 0.36”; previous day = Trace

Snowfall yesterday = Trace; previous day = Trace

Official snow depth yesterday = Trace; previous day = 0.0”

Moon phase = Waning Crescent (32.1%); yesterday = Waning Crescent (43.3%)

Moonrise = 03:23 hours; yesterday = 02:10 hours

Moonset = 12:23 hours; yesterday = 11:32 hours


Tonight, those of you with clear skies and a 4 in. or larger telescope can look for the Owl Nebula (M97) near Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) just after sunset. Look for it just above the Big Dipper’s bowl. As you look North, Ursa Major will appear to be standing on its handle. The two stars that make the bottom of the bowl are Phecda and Merak (the Owl Nebula will be closer to this one). Also, check out Spaceweather.com for some info about the pale triangle of light folks are noticing in the night sky. Happy slewing!


Trackers removed:

Today = 6,767; yesterday = 7,366; running total = 108,359 (14 days)


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On this date... (EDIT: forgot some Dallas area historical dates)

1862 – US Bureau of Engraving and Printing formed to print 1st US paper currency

1870 – 1st African-American member of Congress is sworn in (Hiram R. Revels)

1957 – “That’ll Be The Day” recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

1987 - SMU football receives the NCAA “Death Penalty” for rules infractions and remains the only school ever punished so harshly

1989 - Jerry Jones buys the Dallas Cowboys

2016 – Lauren Miller and Seth Rogen are recognized by unite4:humanity for promoting awareness and fundraising for Alzheimer’s research


Today’s birthdays include…

1943 – George Harrison (musician; guitarist for The Beatles)

1949 – Ric “Whoo!” Flair (wrestler)

1963 – Ohio’s own Paul O’Neill (MLB)

1979 – Joanna Pascale (musician; educator)


Moving on to sports –tonight I’ll be rooting the following professional teams..

NBA

Dallas Mavericks (35-24) vs. Utah Jazz (36-22)

NHL

Columbus Blue Jackets (27-23-1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (35-11-4)


..and the following collegiate teams..

NCAA Men’s basketball

Akron Zips (18-9) vs. Ohio Bobcats (23-5)

NCAA Women’s basketball

(No teams that I follow closely are scheduled)


Yesterday/last night in professional sports, the Cavs lost to the Pistons and the Stars lost to the Predators in OT, but the Blue Jackets won again (vs. the Panthers)! In collegiate sports, the Buckeyes upset the Illini, the Mean Green beat the Golden Eagles, the Lady Buckeyes took care of the Lady Lions, and the Lady Mean Green vs. the Lady Eagles was cancelled due to inclement weather.


FINANCIALS

It was a mixed bag for everything that I’m watching and my itty-bitty portfolio at the close of yesterday’s markets. However, the “ups” far outweighed the “downs”. (NOTE: “overall” below refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).


MTCH +$8.50/share; -$2.80/share overall

VMEO +$0.70/share; -$0.33/share overall

T (AT&T) -$0.28/share; -$1.98/share overall


The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was back up a bit this morning, approximately +$0.15 to ~$1.42/coin; -$1.45/coin overall.


Check out Stockpile for traditional shares because you can order by a dollar amount instead of whole shares and build from there. If you’re confident of a bounce-back from the markets in the coming months, it’s a good time to invest.


Well, that’s a wrap. I’ll be starting the day off with my favorite Michael Stanley song, “Lover” from the Heartland album (1980). It includes what a lot of us older folks here in NE Ohio consider one of the greatest lines ever (and really only relatable to those who have driven on a dark road on a snowy night to be with someone or just trying to get home) -“Thank God for the man who put the white lines on the highway.”


This song features Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons (RIP) on saxophone –known more for his work with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


FYI – there is a pre-sale today for Michael Stanley (RIP) -A Celebration with the Members of The Resonators (special guests Jonah Koslen and Michael Weber) on May 28, 2022 at the Goodyear Theater (passcode: GOODYEAR).


Remember, Fear is the Mind-Killer, Don’t Panic, Keep Your Head Right with Ball, and May God be gracious to you and bless you and make His face shine upon you.


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