Have you ever downloaded a flashlight app on your smart phone? Check this out! Worth a few minutes. My guess is that you will get rid of the app and do a factory reset of your families’ smart phones in a hurry:
I’m very excited to announce my third book, a fictional Christmas novel for the whole family:
From the back cover:
“After nearly a decade of living as a financial executive in the city, Danny Rice and his family returned to his cozy hometown of Pilaf, Ohio as the new owner of Bailey’s Country Store.
Bailey’s has always been the news hub of Pilaf. If something is happening in the town, Danny knows about it.
A pesky thornbush, random items that are disappearing, Uncle Ben’s unexplained road trips, and a quirky housecat, all make for a memorable Christmas season as seen through the daily journal that Danny Rice keeps.”
I’m encouraging families to read Danny Rice’s journal entries each day together every evening. Go around the room to see what each family member thinks will happen to the main characters next. There are several “whodunnit” layers in the storyline as well.
Christmas In Pilaf will also bolster your faith and keep your family focused on the real reason for this festive time of the year.
Available beginning November 3rd. I’ll provide the link here.
Last week, I immediately invested in becoming a lifetime founding member of a new meteorological society whose goal it is to keep all research and discovery transparent. This new society is called The Open Atmospheric Society.
My former boss and founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, said it best:
“It is very gratifying to hear of the formation of The Open Atmospheric Society. A new Meteorological organization and scientific publication have been greatly needed for more than a decade. It is unfortunate that the American Meteorological Society has become totally politicized and conducts itself in total violation of the basic scientific principal of open debate; encouraging competing points of view to be presented and published.
“I allowed my Professional Membership in the AMS expire many years ago after being an active member, attending National Conferences and reading The Bulletin of the AMS for many years. Several events occurred that made it clear to me that the society was in the control of people who were using it to complete their personal agendas and the Society would was becoming closed and dogmatic. I look forward to membership in the OAS.”
I, too, will likely withdraw my support and membership from the AMS for the very same reasons. Numerous colleagues have already done the same.
After one day of being announced, one hundred meteorologists and climatologists joined the OAS. Sadly, the AMS is becoming more and more irrelevant with every passing day.
STUDENTS MEASURE ‘FORBUSH DECREASE': On Sept. 12th, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field, igniting the most intense geomagnetic storm of the year. The students of Earth to Sky Calculus quickly launched a helium balloon to the stratosphere to see what effect the storm was having on Earth’s upper atmosphere. They expected to measure more radiation than usual. Instead, they measured less. This plot shows a sharp drop in high energy radiation on Sept. 12th compared to previous flights in May, June, and August:
What caused this counterintuitive drop? Answer: When the CME swept past Earth, it swept aside many of the cosmic rays that normally surround our planet. The effect is called a “Forbush Decrease,” named after physicist Scott E. Forbushwho first described it.
CLICK HERE to see the full story from SpaceWeather.com
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