This is the third time I’ve been “granted” the “Liebster” award. This time, my nominator was Brenda Marie Fluharty. (I bet she thought I didn’t pay attention. Sorry, BM, my queues are long! And, besides, this award goes hand in hand with the Ultimate Blog month-long marathon!)
I admit it. I am one of those folks who engages in political discourse all the time. And, with folks from every aisle. (It’s no longer appropriate to claim there are only two aisles- since the GOP is split into at least five factions and the Democrats into at least two. Plus, there are fringe elements that are not represented in our government. Thankfully!)
Ah, facts. Long before our current president, we weren’t always meticulous about dates and facts. After all, we did decide to use 4 July 1776 as the date we proclaimed our independence from Britain. Even if the Declaration of Independence was issued two or three days earlier. And, that means we celebrate our Freedom 241 years later today. (Thankfully, it is not among those days that Congress, in its infinite wisdom [read as stupidity], elected to move to Mondays, affording a longer weekend. ) We celebrate the day with fireworks, with going to the beach, with barbeques, and with get-togethers.
I had been sharing my take on sci-tech, business, health, and finance for decades before that day. Which meant my clients and friends were subjected to frequent (some would say incessant) newsletters, eMails, letters, publications- oh, you get it.
Earth Day. April 22. I remember the first one, way back in 1970, when I was working for an environmental regulatory authority (my one stint working for the government). Now the celebration is held around the world (some 193 countries and growing).
Have you seen this video? More than 1.5 million folks have! USA Today is warning us that our boarding passes have lots of information that can put us at risk. But, USA Today started a trend. CBS News posted the same data. NBC, too. Among many others . OK. You get the picture.