"Ingredients" of Life on Earth?
On September 8, 2016, Osiris-REx launched from Cape Canaveral in pursuit of asteroid 101955 Bennu. The spacecraft will carefully gather a rock sample and then return to earth in the year 2023. Godspeed, Osiris REx!
Why do we vote on the first Tuesday in November? In the 1800’s many Americans were farmers who planted in the spring, harvested in the fall, and couldn’t travel much during the cold stretch of winter. In the month of November, the growing season was over and crops were being brought to market. Since Since families attended church on Sunday and most farmers traveled a day or longer to reach the nearest town, market day was usually on Wednesday.
Election day was set for the first Tuesday in November so that even the hardest working Americans could make it to the polls.
The role of a democratic government is to secure the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for each of it’s citizens. Being involved at a local, state, and national level empowers an ordinary citizen with the right to create and recreate their government by voicing opinions and voting representatives into office … continue >
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Beginning on October 2, families gather to share a meal of traditional Jewish foods. Blessings are recited over the wine, soup, Challah bread, and sliced apples and honey that symbolize the spiritual nourishment of the Jewish faith.
Yom Kippur on October 12 concludes the observance, as the faithful spend the day fasting and attending synagogue … continue >