FOGGY side in most outlying areas around Fort Wayne.That's causing some school delays, while around here, all it's doing is making the locals even harder to see before the sun rises.
I told Wifey she needs a PA speaker in her car, then she can play something like:
"Will those walking in the middle of the streets please SMILE so drivers can see where you are...this is for your OWN safety. Thank You for your cooperation."
It does have the novelty of never having been tried yet, too.
It's bad enough on CLEAR days with it being dark out and the locals wearing DARK clothing.
Today's Hoosierland weather will find us with some sunshine (after the fog burns off) with temps rising to the mid-to-upper 80s with enough humidity outside to make you want to go back INSIDE.
Now, with that dispensed with, let's see what else is going on...
*** First out of the sandbox today is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.".
In today's world, we often look for miracles and if we're fortunate and steadfast enough, and have faith in abundance, we CAN find them.
And they don't have to be of Biblical proportions...they can be personal in nature (which to me are the best kind)
So, WHO said that, hmm? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the literary stacks...
*** My bout of whatever type of cold I've caught is lessening further...the mucus factory in my body is working overtime to make sure of that.
I'm just one of those people that refuses to bow to "germ warfare" in any form.
|And don'cha come back no more...|
And, you also start getting back those senses you missed, like SMELL and TASTE...a welcome relief.
You take things one day at a time, and they have a way of working out.
*** Next up, I watched that miniseries on the History Channel - HOUDINI starring Adrian Brody, and I must say, that I do love "period pieces" when it comes to movies and such
The makers of this series got that down very well.
And even if Brody didn't exactly LOOK like Houdini (or sounds like him, but then again, who does?), his portrayal was one of the best in recent times.
Yes, Houdini's voice WAS recorded on some old wax rolls that were discovered back in the early 1970s.
And he was captured on FILM, and was also an early AVIATOR.
Always been a fan of Houdini, even if I never possessed the abilities he did.
We read about him in ELEMENTARY school, back when we studied a LOT more about AMERICAN history (and many people and events that are rarely covered today).
I hear they have a Houdini MUSEUM in, of all places, SCRANTON, PA, and I can't believe I never got there to see it.
I've been to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre many times.
That would be one of the LAST places I would expect THAT museum to be located.
I mean you COULD have it in Appleton,WISCONSIN (where Eric Weiss grew up), or Chicago (where he often performed), or even NYC (another favorite venue of his).
Hell, I'd even expect it to be in HUNGARY (his native country), but never in Scranton.
Still, it seems like a good place to visit and here's their website:
Pretty cool place.
*** And now, for the BS alert for the day...
How's about an "explanation" for last years's POLAR VORTEX?
|Good Lord...not AGAIN...|
Now, before you read it, be sure to note that this comes from the AP...a dubious news source (at best) when it comes to ACTUAL science.
Shrinking sea ICE is the cause of the polar vortex...(rolls eyes)...you just KNEW that the global warmists would crawl our of their caves and from under their rocks when they thought this one up.
It IS a study, however...unlike like the "studies" that have proven that the OZONE "hole" (Antarctica) FIXES ITSELF (even if we went and banned all those nasty CFCs).
|My HEAD hurts...where's the Excedrin?|
Guess these "profs" didn't quite get to THAT chapter in THEIR science books.
Oh, well...try again, fellas...we're not buying into THIS load of horse hockey.
*** Last back to the laboratory today...believe it or else, today's post HAS a "common thread" running through it, and it IS somewhat "scientific" in nature.
There is REAL science - that which is proven (and tested beyond a doubt) by the scientific theory.
|This quote was also mentioned in the movie THOR.|
Lastly, there is the MIRACLE...that which appears to be magic, but can also have a basis in science, and is often attributable to religion, which largely consists of something we call FAITH.
|In THIS aspect, they are complimentary.|
It's a combination of all three to varying degrees, and that's part of a wonderful mystery in life.
We (humankind) are not meant to know EVERYTHING, because if we did, we'd become god-like...and probably find a better and faster way to obliterate each other...(we like doing that often enough).
|One of life's UNIVERSAL truths.|
That is what gets the "wow" factor going in us all...the fact that we can be amazed.
It also points to our ability to be deceived...the "dark side' of this, and we always have to be on guard for that, for it lurks all around us..
So, in the end, what we really need to understand is that it's all part of our life's journey.
Science, magic, and yes, even faith...they can (and do) work together quite well.
Just something to ponder, folks...
Stay SAFE out there, America.