Celebrate Earth Day – 2013

Earth Day 2013Happy Monday, All!

Whether your weekends went well or not … which I hope they did … and you are reading this, Celebrate Earth Day with me and Educational Excellence! As a matter of fact, that’s where we ALL reside right now … believe it, or not! This weekend was rather smooth for me, celebrating a birthday with a good friend Friday night was stellar. Everyone had a great time and there were no problems … not even one! While it appears that there was an earthquake in China that caused a lot of damage, injuries and nearly 200 deaths, the folks in Texas were still digging out after the explosion at the fertilizer factory. It was clear that they had multiple safety violations at the facility and had way too much sulfur and other combustible ingredients stored there in that location. The explosions were inevitable.

Yesterday, The London Marathon went off and finished without any serious problems. The younger brother of the two Boston Marathon attackers/terrorists surrendered from a boat in the backyard of a resident in Watertown, MA after another horrific shootout with all sorts of law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, had taken place early Friday evening. I am amazed that he was still alive after seeing the footage of several news agencies. And yes, the “media” has been called on the carpet again for some of its apparent inconsistencies in reporting events there in and outside of Boston.

Saturday was fairly nice at the Air Show on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. The event itself was scaled down a bit though it was still very cool to see aircrafts from nearly every area of aeronautics flying overhead in the calm of the South Florida skies! Saturday was also “4/20”, which acknowledges the desire of folks to legalize marijuana. I enjoyed the day and hung out a bit Saturday night as well. Finally, Sunday found still more aficionados of air shows at the beach in Fort Lauderdale for the second and final day of the Air Show for 2013. Have you thought about our Earth lately? Most of us are so consumed in the day to day affairs and finances that we rarely take time to consider the “State of the Earth” today. Well, take a moment, if you haven’t already done so, to learn more about taking care of this planet …. I mean, as far as I know, this is the place we ALL need to be concerned about … Mother Earth!

Have a great week!

Namaste,

John I. Cook, Director

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