Cost of Republican National Convention

This is a no brainer. Monies earned by a state having this convention will be lost with health care costs from transmission. This would cause a second wave nationally as attendees return to their home states. All quarantine benefits would be lost.

On the flip side some say bring it on as this is the only way people learn. But what a lesson.

Georgia and Now Minnesota

Seeing the videos associated with these white men’s actions towards black men I trembled, then I cried. Men acting like savages hunting others down and killing them. This is not our country.

Much investigation and monies will be awarded in these incidents, however, this cannot bring these men back nor restore faith in police or government officials involved in these travesties. The damage is done.

How can we stop this hatred?

Begin individually.

Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, began at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, to honor those fallen in the Civil War. It is a day when Americans gather and decorate cemeteries.

This year the Day also included the close to 100,000 victims of the corona virus with flags half mast.

I write this the day after the holiday as while the day has past we need to remember these sacrifices. Freedom comes with cost and we need to be grateful to those served and serving, especially those who gave their lives for our benefits.

Visit Over

The new boyfriend, Greg, checks out, and quite frankly I like him. After a busy 4 day visit in Saint Augustine, Florida, trying to find things to do in a partially open Pandemic Florida is over. Waving adieu at the airport exhaustion set in and I’m sure they feel the same.

The visit went well and while unsure where this will go he has my seal of approval.

Think I’ll start to shake off the mildew from that dress in the closet.

Dr. Sally Ride

Sally was the first American woman in space and the youngest at age 32. She flew two space shuttle flights. Her expertise was the robotic arm which placed satellites into space.

Born in Los Angeles in 1951, her first love was tennis and she played on the junior circuit for several years. For college she attended Stanford University obtaining a Bachelors in English, Science, and Physics. Later she completed a Masters and Ph.D. in Physics.

She was honored with a stamp.

When she applied to NASA she was one of 8000 applicants with 35 chosen and only 6 being female. After leaving NASA she taught and worked with the University of California always promoting science education for young females.

She died of pancreatic cancer at age 61 in 2012 and will always be remembered as an American woman who went where none had gone before.