Stay Calm, Be Safe and Be Safe Enjoy the Eclipse

Happy Monday.  Today is the big day — the Solar Eclipse of 2017. Here are a few tips for you concerning the eclipse.

  1.  If you are traveling today, please drive safely.
  2.  No driving with your cellphone out the window trying to take pictures and no stopping on the side of the road  to view the eclipse.
  3.  Be aware that there may be more traffic on the roads today and drive accordingly.
  4.  If you want to watch the eclipse be sure any eye protection you may be using will actually protect your eyes.
  5.  Consider making a pinhole cardboard device to view the eclipse, or better yet watch live news coverage of the  event.
  6.  Watch out for soothsayers and false prophets trying to instill fear in people over this natural (albeit rare)  occurence.  For more information on this please refer to Bob’s blog post   https://espirational.org/2017/08/14/its-your-choice/

So what are Bob and I doing today?  Well we tend to stay away from large crowds, especially where an outbreak of mass hysteria could possibly occur.  It is also very important that we both protect our eyes right now.  So we are staying off the roads, for the most part staying in and enjoying the NASA TV coverage of the event.  https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-television-coverage-for-aug-21-solar-eclipse

For more information concerning the eclipse please visit  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/1

Whatever you are planning to do regarding the eclipse, remember, stay calm, be safe and enjoy!

 

Lunch on the Deck

Our House Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Our House
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

When the weather is warm Bob and I enjoy our lunch on the deck.  During nice weather we will take any reason for being outside. We enjoy the cool breeze and being serenaded by bird song.  After lunch we like to stay outside and spend some time looking up — like in straight up, overhead.  So, what’s up?  Well where we live, lots of things.  We both love to watch clouds and see who can spot something interesting first.  We watch the jet streams stretching across the sky.  Every once in awhile we actually see a plane.  Sometimes eagles are circling overhead or over the pasture behind the house.  We listen to birds singing and try to spot the singers in the trees.  We welcome the birds to the feeder.  Sometimes neighbors will drive by on golf carts and wave.

It can be very difficult to go back inside and get back to work, but we do — eventually.  Our outdoor lunch hour is a special time.  It is a break in the busyness of the day that reminds us of who we are and why we choose to live here.  It revives and refreshes us, not just physically, but spiritually as well.

What is your favorite way to take a break?

Thought for Today

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community”.— Haile Selassie
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Thought for Today

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” —  Woodrow Wilson
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