Starting Music for March 07th, 2022
Aloha world! Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is Monday, Mar. 7th –the 66th day of the year. On this National Cereal Day, we are starting with rainy skies and an area flood warning due to the heavy rains. The West Branch Nimishillen Creek is in flood stage in some areas of North Canton, and the East Branch is nearing flood stage in Louisville. Be careful if you’re out there! Following are the weather stats from 8:15 a.m.
Sunrise = 06:53 hours; yesterday = 06:54 hours
Sunset = 18:23 hours; yesterday = 18:22 hours
Forecast high = 59; yesterday = 67; actual = 71
Saturday we hit 73 degrees. It was our 1st 70-degree day since Oct. 20th of last year!
Forecast low = 36; yesterday = 51; actual = 47
Winds = E, 0-8 mph (increasing throughout the day); yesterday = SW, 5-18 mph
Barometric Pressure = 29.69*; yesterday = 29.92
* - the lowest I’ve recorded going back to November of last year
Humidity = 86%; yesterday = 81%
Precipitation yesterday = 0.14”; previous day = 0.00”
Snowfall yesterday = 0.00”; previous day = 0.00”
Official snow depth yesterday = 0.00”; previous day = 0.00"
Moon phase = Waxing Crescent (23.8%); yesterday = Waxing Crescent (16.3%)
Moonrise = 09:27 hours; yesterday = 08:57 hours
Moonset = 23:51 hours; yesterday = 22:47 hours
This evening, those of you with clear skies can step outside after sunset, look west, and see the moon. If you have a decent telescope or very strong binoculars, you can look slightly north of it to see Uranus. An hour later, it will be to the West of Luna. While you’re looking in the general direction of the Aries constellation, look for its brightest star (Hamal). Uranus will be southeast of it, and northwest of the head of Cetus the Whale.
For those of you without a telescope, binoculars, or clear skies, check out this interactive virtual sky map: https://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php
I opt out of all unnecessary cookies, don’t do those ‘what kind of animal are you?’-type surveys, don’t ‘like’ posts my friends/family share if I can’t find/don’t trust the source, and avoid most of the ‘big media’ sites. Nonetheless, I still have to remove trackers every morning:
Today = 11,474; yesterday = 9,226; running total = 174,405 (22 days*)
Things that I find ironic:
Irony #07 – Using memes to call people “sheople”. Guess what, if you didn’t make it, you ain’t the leader. Moreover, you probably got it from someone or some site that you are following. The same goes for getting your opinions from memes, particularly if they are from a singular point of view.
I have yet to meet anyone who was swayed from his or her original point of view by a meme. I’ve seen them get ‘triggered’ by it, but certainly not swayed in any way.
So by all means, keep throwing out the negative karma. Just don’t be surprised when it comes around and bites you, well, you know where.
Frankly, I’d like to see a world where people are too busy to share a singular-voiced meme because they’re making up their own minds by looking at issues from multiple perspectives and sharing their own thoughts. This would lead to actual discourse and new ideas, but you have to do it with a willingness to concede if you’re proven wrong, or at least the ability to agree to disagree without holding a grudge. Plus, you know, it takes effort.
You want to break mainstream media? There’s your Golden Path.
STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE
321 – After converting to Christianity, Roman emperor Constantine decrees “Solis Invisti” (sun-day) as a day of rest in the empire
1850 – Compromise of 1850 endorsed
1876– 1st patent for the telephone issued to Alexander Graham Bell
1936 – Treaty of Versailles broken, one of the 1st sparks to ignite the fires of WWII
1946 – Bikini Atoll evacuated to make way for nuclear testing
1955 – 65 million viewers tune in to watch NBC’s broadcast of the “Peter Pan” musical starring Mary Martin
1965 – America’s Bloody Sunday happens in Alabama
1975 – David Bowie’s 9th studio album ‘Young Americans’ is released
1997 – My friends and I were checking in at the World Foot Locker Hoop-It-Up in Dallas (North Park Mall)
BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE
1671 – Rob Roy (Scottish folk hero)
1849 – Luther Burbank (horticulturist; developed 800+ plant varieties and strains)
1875 – Maurice Ravel (composer; pianist; conductor)
1964 – Wanda Sykes (comedienne; actress)
1998 – Amanda Gorman (poet; activist)
SPORTS (TEAMS I FOLLOW SOMEWHAT CLOSELY AND ROOT FOR)
Dallas Mavericks (39-25) vs. New York Knicks (26-38) –it’s a trap!
Columbus Blue Jackets (28-25-3) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (35-16-4)
(All spring games cancelled through March 7th; 1st two regular-season series for all MLB teams cancelled. The people in charge are tone-deaf: millionaires arguing over money while much of the world, especially those who rely on MLB sales, struggle to make ends meet. Baseball was already falling behind in popularity, this ain’t helping. If not for their greed we could be watching/listening to..)
Cleveland Guardians (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)
Texas Rangers (0-0) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (0-0)
Mar. 12th – Columbus Crew (1-1-0) vs. Toronto FC (0-1-1)
Mar. 12th – FC Dallas (0-1-1-) vs. Nashville SC (1-1-0)
..and the following collegiate teams..
NCAA Men’s basketball (upcoming)
(no games for my teams scheduled)
NCAA Women’s Basketball Division Championships Tournament
(upcoming; bracket numbers = team’s seed where applicable)
(no games for my teams scheduled)
Yesterday/last night in professional sports, the Cavs pulled out a nice win versus the Raptors, and the Stars demolished the Wild. Over the weekend, the Columbus Crew ended up in a tie against the Earthquakes, and FC Dallas lost to the Revolution.
In collegiate sports, the Ohio State Buckeyes were eliminated from the Big Ten Championship tournament by their rival Wolverines, and the Mustangs beat the Green Wave.
My itty-bitty portfolio and everything that I’m watching mostly saw negative results at the close of Friday’s markets, but NOA was up again. (NOTE: “overall” below refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).
MTCH -$6.40/share; -$19.25/share overall (soon to be replaced; seems the things I find on my own –like NOA -perform better than most “expert” picks)
VMEO -$0.28/share; -$1.10/share overall
T (AT&T) +$0.04/share; -$1.34/share overall
The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was down this morning, approximately -$0.03 to ~$1.30/coin; -$1.57/coin overall (karma for too much pro-Putin stuff?)
Check out Stockpile for traditional shares because you can order by a dollar amount instead of whole shares and build from there.
THE WRAP/MUSICAL START
Well, that’s a wrap. I’ll be starting the day off with “Fame” by David Bowie (the 1990 remake). This track was originally released on the ‘Young Americans’ album (1975). Mr. Bowie (RiP) used the song to blow off some team towards his management whom he felt had mishandled a variety of projects. Before working on the remake in 1990, he stated that it was one of his least favorite songs and had moved on from all the proceedings connected to it.
I like this song for its funky sound and satirical blasting of fame. David Bowie was once quoted as saying about fame, “The most you can say is that it gets you a seat in restaurants.” So, all you aspiring 'influencers' out there -be careful what you wish for!
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.