another Friday's Eve
Today is the 6th day of the 23rd week, the 7th day of the 6th month, the 158th day of 2018 [with only 200 shopping days until Christmas], and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Daniel Boone Day ((that coonskin cap and Fess Parker both became what we could call “meme” today))
- June Bug Day
- National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
- national Moonshine Day
- Trial Technology Day
- VCR Day ((remember back in the day when the true measure of tech expertise was the ability to set up the VCR to record?))
- and The first day of the Vestalia (Roman Empire)
1494 – Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
1576 - Martin Frobisher sails on the Gabriel and Michael on his first expedition to search for the North West Passage; licensed by the Muscovy Company; backed by Queen Elizabeth I and London merchants; will sight Greenland, discover Baffin Island and name Frobisher Bay after himself.
1800 – David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
1810 – The newspaper Gazeta de Buenos Ayres is first published in Argentina.
1906 – Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched from the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow (Clydebank), Scotland.
1929 - the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.
1938 – The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
1946 – The United Kingdom's BBC returns to broadcasting its television service, which has been off air for seven years because of the Second World War.
1955 – Lux Radio Theatre signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
1962 – the Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS) sets fire to the University of Algiers library building, destroying about 500,000 books.
1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 36 mins 22 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
"That money talks, I'll not deny,
I heard it once: It said, 'Goodbye'."
~ Richard Armour, American poet and author who wrote more than 65 books
My thoughts are scattered today, flitting from one topic to another.
It may be the sobering reflection that my deceased husband would’ve been 80 this year, or that when Grandmom Riley was my age I was 22, or that I am not at all sure I have this “growing old gracefully” thing down as I ought.
It may be that reading the news has so unsettled my mind and spirit that I cannot rest or think – I try to stick to floods and volcanoes and tech stuff, but the current events keep demanding my attention. They, in and of themselves, are upsetting enough, but it is the growing conviction that I am in a country with an entire clump of people that I not only don’t quite comprehend but I am starting to find morally repugnant.
It may be a growing concern that perhaps I am not living my life with purpose.
It may be my work anniversary I rather liked being a knowledge nomad and working in management and I have been spending the past nine years as a workerbee just like all the organizational development training and reading didn’t happen and were for naught.
It may be the rather humbling realization that beladona Memorial is much more easily googled than my actual name
And it may be the uncertain weather with its clouds and damp first acting like the dog days of summer and then reverting to spring and back. A/C doesn’t know what to do and some places are close and stuffy and others are about the temperature and feel as a meat locker.
Wait, does "throwback Thursday" mean I get a redo?
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