Starting Music for Thursday, Feb. 24th, 2022
Aloha world! Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is Thursday, Feb. 24th –the 55th day of the year. I forgot to mention that I saw the 1st Robin of Spring yesterday, but I think I heard one the day before when it was warmer. Hopefully they can forage for enough stuff to stay warm until some nicer weather arrives later this week. Following are the weather stats from 8:15 a.m.
Sunrise = 07:06 hours; yesterday = 07:08 hours
Sunset = 18:10 hours; yesterday = 18:09 hours
Forecast high = 35; yesterday = 58; actual = 59
Forecast low = 23; yesterday = 26; actual = 26
Winds = NE, 0-9 mph; yesterday = NW, 0-14 mph
Barometric Pressure = 30.42; yesterday = 30.18
Humidity = 74%; yesterday = 82%
Precipitation yesterday = Trace; previous day = 0.56”
Snowfall yesterday = Trace; previous day = 0.00”
Official snow depth yesterday = 0.0”; previous day = 0.0”
Moon phase = Waning Crescent (43.3%); yesterday = 3rd Quarter (54.6%)
Moonrise = 02:10 hours; yesterday = 0:56 hours
Moonset = 11:32 hours; yesterday = 10:50 hours
Those of you with clear skies will be able to see Saturn, which is now visible in the dawn twilight. Rising just before the Sun, the Planet of Rings shares western Capricornus with Mercury. Mercury is easier to spot from where it’s sitting to Saturn’s upper right. If you follow west along the ecliptic, you’ll also see Venus and Mars in Sagittarius. Venus is the brightest object, and the Red Planet is the least bright, barely shining south of Venus. Both of these planets rise around 4:30 A.M. local time. Happy slewing!
Today = 7,366; yesterday = 6,947; running total = 101,592
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On this date...
1582 – 1st Gregorian calendar announced by the pope
1924 – Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles
1968 – 1st pulsar discovery announced by astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish
Today’s birthdays include…
1786 – Wilhelm Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)
1874 – Honus Wagner (MLB; still the most valuable baseball card)
1950 – George Thorogood (musician; “Bad To The Bone”; “I Drink Alone”)
1962 – Michelle Shocked (musician; “Music is too important to be left to professionals”)
Moving on to sports –tonight I’ll be rooting the following professional teams..
Cleveland Cavaliers (35-23) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-45)
Columbus Blue Jackets (26-23-1) vs. Florida Panthers (35-11-5)
Dallas Stars (28-20-2) vs. Nashville Predators (29-18-4)
..and the following collegiate teams..
NCAA Men’s basketball
#22 Ohio State Buckeyes (17-7) vs. #15 Illinois Fighting Illini (19-7)
North Texas Mean Green (20-7) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (11-17)
NCAA Women’s basketball
#17 Ohio State Buckeyes (20-5) vs. Penn State Lady Lions (11-15)
North Texas Mean Green (14-10) vs. Southern Miss Lady Eagles (16-9)
Yesterday/last night in professional sports, the Dallas Stars got by the Winnipeg Jets. In collegiate sports, the Mustangs beat the Golden Hurricanes, the Lady Golden Flashes took care of the Lady Redhawks, the Lady Zips beat the Lady Falcons, and the Lady Mustangs lost to the Lady Green Wave.
Everything that I’m watching and everything in my itty-bitty portfolio was down at the close of yesterday’s markets, thanks to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I just hope it doesn’t lead to something bigger. Prayers for the innocents caught in the middle and anyone forced to engage against their will. (NOTE: “overall” below refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).
MTCH -$2.62/share; -$11.30/share overall
VMEO -$0.62/share; -$1.03/share overall
T (AT&T) -$0.24/share; -$1.70/share overall
The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was down big this morning approximately -$0.63 to ~$1.27/coin; -$1.60/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 the Black Sabbath song that reminds us of how those in power tend to become “War Pigs” because they and those they consider close don’t have to fight, plus they stand to make a lot of money. The song’s writer, Geezer Butler, has said that what he was trying to say was that war is the real Satanism and politicians are the real Satanists. He was speaking out against the horrors of war.
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.