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Be warned:in this very rich environment where you can immerse yourself so completely, your emotions will become engaged -- and not everyone is cognizant of that. Among the many excellent features of SL, there is no auto-return on hearts, so be wary of where your's wanders...
1994 - Space shuttle STS-65: Columbia 17, lands after record 14 days 55 mins
1995 – Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.
1999 – Space Shuttle Columbia launches on STS-93, with Eileen Collins becoming the first female space shuttle commander. The shuttle also carried and deployed the Chandra X-ray Observatory
2015 – NASA's Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth
2019 - Investigation launched after no girls born in three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi district, India, with sex-selective abortions suspected as the reason
2020 - NASA Voyager is 20 hrs 41 mins 29 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day: “The purpose of our human life is huge—to grow larger hearts and open minds—and we celebrate that we can do this in this moment.” ~ Judith Simmer-Brown, “Five Practices to Change Your Mind”
2020 is 56% over and I am not sure that is good news or not.
Thanks to COVID-19 I have become a recluse who can count on the my fingers the number of times in the past 113 days I have been outside my apartment except to go downstairs and get the mail or throw out the recycling. In the past four months, I have been to the vet once, to the pharmacy once, and visited with my daughter and her family exactly four times. I am afraid to go out because so few people are actually wearing masks, and I worry every single time I get in that elevator
I am worried sick about my country. Federal officers – not military folks who have taken an oath to protect citizens -- but a group of folks answerable only to the president whacking, tear-gassing, abducting protestors. A president who says on nationwide TV that he might not accept the results of an election and is already claiming it is rigged. And constant pressure to reopen everything, dispense with masks, and force children to go back to school despite soaring infection and death rates