Starting Music for Saturday, Feb. 26th, 2022
Aloha world! Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is Saturday, Feb. 26th –the 57th day of the year. We have partly sunny skies and a trace of snow on the ground that is quickly evaporating. Following are the weather stats from 11:00 a.m.
Sunrise = 07:03 hours; yesterday = 07:05 hours
Sunset = 18:13 hours; yesterday = 18:12 hours
Forecast high = 34; yesterday = 35; actual = 34
Forecast low = 20; yesterday = 23; actual = 23
Winds = W, 0-9 mph; yesterday = W, 5-15 mph
Barometric Pressure = 30.53; yesterday = 29.97
Humidity = 77%; yesterday = 85%
Precipitation yesterday = 0.51”; previous day = 0.36”
Snowfall yesterday = 0.40”; previous day = Trace
Official snow depth yesterday = Trace; previous day = Trace
Moon phase = Waning Crescent (21.1%); yesterday = Waning Crescent (32.1%)
Moonrise = 04:29 hours; yesterday = 03:23 hours
Perigee (closest point in its orbit to Earth) at 17:25 hours -228,533 miles close!
Moonset = 13:26 hours; yesterday = 12:23 hours
Tonight, those of you with clear skies can look for the Pleiades (M45) in Taurus the Bull. Look for this cluster of stars just after sunset high in the SW sky. Those of you with a 4” or larger telescope can look for Ceres (one of the reasons Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet, just like the larger Ceres) in the asteroid belt and southeast of M45. Over the next few nights (or check for it again after a few hours each night) you can watch how it moves compared to background stars. Happy slewing!
Today = 7,629; yesterday = 6,767; running total = 115,988 (15 days)
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On this date...
1863 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the National Currency Act
1916 – Charlie Chaplin signs a film contract with Mutual
1917 – Russian army mutinies vs. Tsar Nicolas II when he orders them to quell civil unrest in Petrograd (St. Petersburg)
1935 – 1st successful demonstration of RADAR
1989 – Tom Landry fired as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys by new owner Jerry Jones
Today’s birthdays include…
1802 – Victor Hugo (French author: Hunchback of Notre Dame; Les Miserables)
1829 – Levi Strauss (Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans)
1928 – Antione “Fats” Domino (musician)
1932 – Jonny Cash (musician)
1946 – Phyllis Eisenstein (sci-fi author)
1949 – Ohio’s own Elizabeth George (mystery novels)
Moving on to sports –tonight I’ll be rooting the following professional teams..
Cleveland Cavaliers (35-24; current backcourt woes aren’t helping) vs. Washington Wizards (27-32)
(No teams that I follow closely are scheduled)
(All spring games cancelled through March 07th, otherwise we could be watching/listening to..)
Cleveland Guardians vs. Cincinnati Reds
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals
Columbus Crew (0-0-0) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (0-0-0)
FC Dallas (0-0-0) vs. Toronto FC (0-0-0)
..and the following collegiate teams..
NCAA Men’s basketball
Kent State Golden Flashes (19-9) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (7-19)
North Texas Mean Green (21-4) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (20-7)
NCAA Women’s basketball
Kent State Golden Flashes (17-9) vs. Buffalo Bulls (19-8)
Akron Zips (14-9) vs. Ohio Bobcats (14-11)
North Texas Mean Green (14-10) vs. Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (16-10)
SMU Mustangs (12-11) vs. Houston Cougars (13-13)
Yesterday/last night in professional sports, the Mavs lost to the Jazz and the Blue Jackets were blanked by the Hurricanes. In collegiate sports, the Zips beat the Bobcats.
My itty-bitty portfolio and everything that I’m watching were up at the close of yesterday’s markets. Like I said, Wednesday would have been a good day to invest. (NOTE: “overall” below refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).
MTCH +$0.18/share; -$2.62/share overall
VMEO +$0.18/share; -$0.15/share overall
T (AT&T) +$0.68/share; -$1.30/share overall
The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was up a bit more this morning, approximately +$0.08 to ~$1.50/coin; -$1.37/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 one of my favorite tracks from Queensrÿche’s “Rage for Order” album (1986). The song is titled, “Neue Regel,” which is German for new order. You have to listen to the whole album to truly appreciate the themes throughout, but essentially it moves lyrically from personal to political and finally to technological, and this track is the bridge between political and technological and can be thought of as a warning. Those seeking to establish a form of tyranny often disguise it as a “new order”, or “taking back what once was greatness” to hide the murder and mayhem behind it.
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.