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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...
1997 – The Sierra Gorda biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.
1997 - "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas
2007 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres in Anaheim - most expensive film ($300 million) made at the time
2011 - Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, project to search for dark matter, led by Samuel C. C. Ting, installed on the International Space Station
2161 - Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun
I was going to give you facts and figures about the costs of COVID-19, but the numbers don’t convey the story at all. I don’t actually know what to say about the difference between “stay at home” and “safer at home” orders, about the need for folks to stop acting like spoiled brats over haircuts and nails, about how I feel seeing armed folks patrolling government buildings. I know folks who make double what I do, but they got an assistance check because their adjusted gross income after all their deductions was less than mine. I read about the assistance given to small businesses, but know places that are going to go under because they haven’t gotten any help with the rent for their premises while they are closed as In seven weeks, only 7.5% of the available funds to help have been disbursed. And while I work in the safety of my home, too many are being told to either go back to work or lose their jobs. So I haven’t been writing because I simply do not have a lot to say about all these things, about how angry I am or how anxious or disgusted or discouraged for others have said it far more articulately and wittily than I.
Hmmm, I may need to work on that positive thinking thing again….