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Place in Space

Observing Earth NASA's Earth Observatory is a government-funded project managed within the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. They provide us with an in-depth perspective from the hundreds of satellites launched and maintained by the United States that are working 24/7, tracking the weather, redirecting voice and data communications, and sending GPS information to and from [...]

2019-05-11T12:38:51-04:000 Comments

Stress Less About Hypertension

Blood Pressure Readings The American Heart Association advises that a healthy blood pressure is around 120/80. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often has no symptoms, yet it could weaken the arteries of the circulatory system and cause damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys over a span of many years. Nearly 1 in [...]

2020-12-05T11:50:10-05:000 Comments

Airforce One-of-a-Kind

Air Force One is the call sign of any airplane transporting the President of the United States A Brief History  Air travel in America began in December of 1903 when the Wright brothers flew the first fixed-wing aircraft in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The first President to fly in an aircraft was [...]

2020-05-13T18:23:13-04:000 Comments

Forgiveness of Sins

Conquering Death Easter is a time of solemn observances and triumphant celebrations for the 2.5 billion Christians around the world. Visit for in-depth reading about this Christian holiday, and for access to a library of information about other World Religions. Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, is on February 26th in 2020. The [...]

2019-05-11T10:18:48-04:000 Comments

Happy Bday, Jesus!

The Christmas Season The story of Jesus' birth is one of the most familiar in the world; when Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, they sought shelter at the inn but they were turned away and Jesus was born in a nearby manger. An angel appeared to three wise men walking in the [...]

2020-04-24T13:18:13-04:000 Comments

A Loving Nature

Saint Francis of Assisi In the twelveth century, the man history would come to know as Saint Francis was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in Assisi, Italy. His father had just returned home from a journey to France, and he immediately rechristened his new-born son “Francesco” after the country where his business [...]

2019-05-11T09:52:01-04:000 Comments

A Real Vision for America

The Carter Foundation President Jimmy Carter is known to be a deeply religious man and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Celebrating his 94th birthday this year, he continues to focus on the social issues that have preoccupied his time since leaving public office in the early 1980’s. In 1982, he and his [...]

2020-05-13T18:22:25-04:000 Comments

Mount Rushmore

Creating the Massive Sculpture To create the likeness of the four presidents, Borglum first constructed a model on a 1/12th scale. By placing a calibrated “pointer” device above the rock, he could then drop a plumb-line down the cliff face and multiply by 12 to precisely measure where the rock should be carved. Granite [...]

2019-05-11T12:15:54-04:000 Comments
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