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Starting Music for Wednesday, Feb. 09, 2022

Good morning, NE Ohio and the rest of the world! It’s Wednesday, Feb. 9th –the 40th day of the year. Here in the Hall of Fame city, we have partly sunny skies to start the day, an expected low of 27 degrees Fahrenheit early this morning, and an expected high of 41. We’re actually expected to stay above freezing (32°) until tomorrow evening, so our snowpack should drop a few inches barring significant new accumulation. We saw 0.02” of precipitation and 0.30” of snowfall yesterday and overnight. The recorded overnight snow depth dropped 1” and is now approximately 9.00”. Winds are out of the SW at 13 mph, barometric pressure is down at 29.87, and the humidity is way down to 61%.

The sun came up 2 minutes earlier than yesterday at 7:26 a.m. and will set 1 min. later than yesterday at 17:52 hours. The moon is now waxing gibbous (59.3%) and will be out again at 11:52 a.m. It set in the wee hours this morning at 2:04 a.m.

On this date in 1997, my friends and I witnessed history (on TV) when Michael Jordan scored the first triple-double in the history of the NBA All-Star game and a then-record 24 second-half points. Ironically (for me), it was held up here at the Q (Gund Arena in those days –oh the jokes about that name!) while I was watching in Texas. Glenn Rice ended up the MVP, though, as he added a then-record 20 points (26 overall) in the 3rd quarter alone!

Today’s birthdays include President (9th) William Henry Harrison, Alice Walker (The Color Purple), and actor/musician Joe Pesci (loved him in My Cousin Vinnie and The Super). And no, that’s not a type-o, he released his 3rd album in 2019!

Moving on to sports -today I’ll be rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) vs. the San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Stars (NHL) vs. the Nashville Predators, the #16 Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA Men’s Basketball) vs. the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the SMU Mustangs vs. the #6 Houston Cougars, and Team USA in the Winter Olympics. Last night, the Mavericks hammered the Pistons, the Blue Jackets pulled off an upset vs. the Capitals (Ovechkin’s continuing slump helped), and Team USA had more great moments including their first Gold Medal of the games!

At the close of yesterday’s markets, only one stock I’m watching saw a gain. T (AT&T) was up $0.01/share, but down -$1.27/share since I started watching it. The other two I watch were both down: MTCH by -$0.99/share and -$3.42/share since I began watching; NOA -$0.10/share, but still up $0.27/share overall. My portfolio was mixed, and the cryptocurrency Etherium was down this morning $0.09 to $2.27/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 –“Daphnis and Chloe: Dawn” by the Philharmonia Orchestra from the “In Classical Mood: Forces of Nature” album. This is a great song to start the day with! My admiration for classical music goes all the way back to those Engineering Drafting classes in the mid-80s held by Mr. Geiss at Maplewood J.V.S. (now the Maplewood Career Center). Of course, I think the Looney Toons cartoons from the 70s also had a little something to do with 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.


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