Everyone's Blog in Current Events

4 Mar 2019

Space, The Final Frontier

Submitted by John T Reagan
Space X Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon crew capsule.

So, here is something kind of off-track from my usual posts......My oldest son (currently residing in Canada) posted a link to the launch of the latest test of the NASA/Space X crew transport rocket/capsule.  It was really cool to watch and a true accomplishment for America’s space industry.  Here is a copy of our (slightly edited) Discord dialog:

27 Feb 2019

A Wintery Attitude Change

Submitted by John T Reagan

Well, it's another snow day. Third in a row for this math teacher. I live in Eugene but work in Oakridge, 45 miles up Hwy 58 toward Willamette Pass. Oakridge has been without power and completely cut off from the outside world for about 5 days now. I can't help but wonder how the children I teach are doing. Most people rely on electricity to heat their homes, so my kids are likely really struggling with the cold. Only those who have wood or propane heat to supplement will be warm.

6 Jul 2018

I Love My Nation

Submitted by John T Reagan

American Flag on an apartment balcony.It’s July 5th and this morning I stepped out on our balcony and put out our flag one more time.  We don’t have a bracket to insert the pole into, so I used spring clips to attach it to the railing.  It doesn’t really matter how it is displayed, the flag is a symbol of our nation and of our devotion to America.  I love my nation and this Independence Day season I have been feeling particularly proud to be an American...

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