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Starting Music for Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022

Good morning, NE Ohio and the rest of the world! It’s Thursday, Feb. 10th –the 41st day of the year. Here in the Hall of Fame city, we have cloudy skies to start the day, an expected low of 29 degrees Fahrenheit early this morning, and an expected high of 36. Brace yourselves, one more “warmish” day and then the bottom drops out over the weekend! We saw a trace of precipitation and 0.00” of snowfall yesterday and overnight. The recorded overnight snow depth dropped 1” and is now approximately 8.00”. Winds are out of the SW at 13 mph, barometric pressure is down at 29.82, and the humidity is up a bit to 73%.

The sun came up 1 minute earlier than yesterday at 7:25 a.m. and will set 2 min. later than yesterday at 17:54 hours. The moon is now waxing gibbous (68.2%) and will be out again at 12:27 p.m. It set early this morning at 3:05 a.m. On Friday (Feb. 4th), the sun hit our atmosphere with a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), causing a relatively weak geomagnetic storm that still managed to disable several dozen Starlink satellites. They had been launched the previous day and the storm caused them to start falling back to Earth where they will likely burn up completely in the atmosphere during reentry, as they are designed to do.

Today is World Pulses Day –so get those legumes in! On this date in 1763, the Treaty of Paris ends the French-Indian War as France is forced to relinquish all of it’s new world territory except New Orleans and some islands. In 1942, WWII forces a halt to all civilian car production at Ford, and in 1955 Bell Aircraft shows off a fixed-wing, vertical takeoff airplane –so that idea’s been around for a while.

Today’s birthdays include actor/comedian Jimmy “Hah-cha-cha-cha” Durante, Walter Houser Brattain (transistors guru), swimmer Mark Spitz (he was our generation’s Michael Phelps), Greg “The Shark” Norman (golf), and Roberta Flack –still “Killing it Softly” in playlists the world over!

Moving on to sports -today I’ll be rooting for the Dallas Mavericks (NBA) vs. the Los Angeles Clippers, the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) vs. the Buffalo Sabres, the #21 Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA Women’s Basketball) vs. the Nebraska Corhuskers, and Team USA in the Winter Olympics. Last night, the Cavs beat the Spurs, the Mavs hammered the Predators, the Buckeyes lost a nail-biter, SMU pulled off the upset, and Team USA continued to ramp up their medal count!

At the close of yesterday’s markets, the reverse of yesterday happened -only one stock I’m watching saw a loss. NOA was down -$0.06/share, but still up $0.21/share overall, T (AT&T) was up $0.56/share, but down -$0.71/share since I started watching it, and MTCH was up by $4.77/share and $1.35/share since I began watching. My portfolio was up (big jump for DIS!), and the cryptocurrency Etherium was down this morning $0.11 to $2.16/coin. (Check out Stockpile for traditional shares because you can order by a dollar amount instead of whole shares and build from there.)

Well, that’s a wrap. I’ll be starting the day off with the next song in my playlist –“Dogs of War” by Pink Floyd from the “Momentary Lapse of Reason” album. To me, this song is essentially calling out those who act in self-interest above all else, be it warmongering, insider trading, or anything else where a person chooses greed/power/lust over that which could better serve the community. We only have one world, and it’s a battleground between good and bad. Will you choose to make it better or smash it down over selfishness?

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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