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Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom

Today is a special day.  It’s full of good memories, but also a reminder of emptiness.  A void that will never be filled again.  Today would be my mom’s 74th birthday.  The years since her death have been full of things I used to talk to her about.  We purchased a new home, adopted two…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom

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Gratitude Journal Day 8, Celebrate the Dreamers

I read an article about scientific methods for traveling through the solar system.  Not hyper, warp, or faster-than-light drives that fuel many science fiction TV shows and novels.  There were ideas about using ion drives, which are best described as low thrust, but long on fuel.  Not a massive engine, but over time, the drive…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 8, Celebrate the Dreamers

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Gratitude Journal Day 6: Our Beautiful Blue Orb

Planets can be stunning and beautiful, just look at some of the released photos from various NASA probes.  The patterns of Jupiter, or the symmetrical rings of Saturn showcase the beauty of the cosmos.  The clouds of Neptune are interesting, and who doesn’t love the Red Planet itself.  The best of all, though, is the…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 6: Our Beautiful Blue Orb

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Gratitude Journal Day 5: My Little Buddy, Franklin

He’s a little skittish and sometimes the loud noises scare him.  Once, he even knocked off the power cord to my laptop, caused a loud bang, and ran around with a fire hose effect.  Cleanup on aisle 3!  My little buddy still is a little skittish, even after all these months, and he seems to…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 5: My Little Buddy, Franklin

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Gratitude Journal Day 4: The Cute Baby Birds by our Front Window

We had a little feathered friend hanging around our door back in early March.  A cute little purple finch took up residence in our beautiful North Carolina State wreath we have hanging outside our front window.  Each night, as we walked our two dogs one final time before going to sleep, I’d glance over to…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 4: The Cute Baby Birds by our Front Window