Starting Music for Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 2022
Aloha world! Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it’s Tuesday, Feb. 15th –the 46th day of the year. We have sunny skies again to start the day, with a low of 7 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this morning. Our forecast high is 32 later this afternoon, marking the first time we’ve been at or above freezing in 4 days. We saw traces of precipitation and snowfall yesterday/overnight, and the recorded overnight snow depth grew 1” to approximately 4”. We should only have the large piles left at the end of the week, though, as we have a couple of 50-degree days coming up in the forecast. Winds are relatively calm out of the S at 0 to 5 mph, barometric pressure is up fairly high at 30.55, and the humidity has dropped back to 74%.
The sun came up 1 minute earlier than yesterday at 7:19 a.m. and will set 1 min. later than yesterday at 18:00 hours, ending it’s run of setting in the 5-o’clock hour (yay –more daylight!). The moon will be full tonight (98.4%) and will start its run at 16:56 hours. It set earlier this morning at 7:09 a.m.
This morning I removed 5,885 trackers (mostly social media and advertising) from my PC. That’s over 27,000 trackers in 3 days and the real cause of internet lag and slow connections. And I don’t even do those silly online quizzes like “What kind of animal are you?”.
I see many of my fellow Americans complaining about not having enough freedom these days, but on this day in 399 B.C., the philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death by the city of Athens for “corrupting the minds of the youth”. How’s that for putting things in perspective? And when you hear someone say they’ve accomplished their goals by “standing on the shoulders of others”, remember that this phrase originated with Sir Isaac Newton in 1676 in a letter to Robert Hooke: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” On this day in 1922 (100 years ago –that’s a century!), Guglielmo Marconi begins one of the 1st regular broadcasting radio transmissions, and in 1943, the first “We Can Do It!” posters go up in Westinghouse plants across the Midwest.
Today’s birthdays include Galileo Galilei (often called the father of science), Susan B. Anthony (social reformer/women’s suffrage), and Alfred Carlton Gilbert (Erector Set inventor –one of my favorite childhood toys). The list also includes cartoonist Matt Groenig (most will know for his creation of the Simpsons, but one of my favorite animated shows was Futurama –“bite my shiny metal..”), and Brandon Boyd (musician/author/visual artist) who fronted the band Incubus.
Moving on to sports –tonight I’ll be rooting the following professional teams..
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Atlanta Hawks
Dallas Mavericks vs. the Miami Heat
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. the Calgary Flames
Dallas Stars vs. the Colorado Avalanche
..the following collegiate teams..
NCAA Men’s basketball
#18 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the Minnesota Golden Gophers
Kent State Golden Flashes vs. the Toledo Rockets
Akron Zips vs. the Western Michigan Broncos
..and, of course, Team USA in the Winter Olympics.
Yesterday/last night the #18 Lady Buckeyes beat the Lady Fighting Illini, and Team USA moved up to 3rd in the medals count. They now have 7 Gold, 6 Silver, and 4 Bronze (17 total).
Here are the results at the close of yesterday’s markets for my itty-bitty (but growing!) portfolio and the stocks that I’m watching (Overall refers to “since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO). I added NOA to my portfolio, and replaced it on my watch list with Vimeo (VMEO).
MTCH +$1.02/share; -$2.06/share overall
VMEO +$0.18/share; +$0.18/share overall
T (AT&T) -$0.08/share; -$1.16/share overall
The portfolio was up slightly thanks to gains by DIS, but MJ and NOA were both down a bit, and the Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was up this morning approximately +$0.20 to $2.27/coin; -$18.98/coin overall.
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 first Incubus song I ever heard –“Pardon Me” from the album “Make Yourself” (1999). This song was inspired by an image and article of spontaneous human combustion that Brandon Boyd noticed while leafing through a magazine.
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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