Taylor Swift Interviews Rock 'n' Roll Icon Pattie Boyd

Taylor Swift did a 60s-era-inspired fashion photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar and interviewed Pattie Boyd discussing songwriting, muses, Beatlemania, and life.

Beautiful photography and a great read!


Wednesday Wisdom - Fourth of July

Freedom is fragile. It is a personal responsibility that requires care and vigilance. Freedom doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want. Freedom doesn’t mean you are saved from consequence or the opinion of others. Freedom is nothing less than a chance to be better.

As my good pal Albus Dumbledore once said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are.” You can choose to lie and corrupt. You can choose to be rude and unkind to others. You can choose to be selfish and thoughtless. OR…You can choose to use your freedom for good.

Be a person who spreads only kindness and positivity. Be selfless and compassionate to all you meet. Be loyal and thoughtful to family and friends. Be giving of your talents and time to everyone around you. Be an impactful presence in and a force of change for your community and your country.

I am grateful for my freedom…The freedom to choose every day to be a better person in our world.

WHOA!! comicbook.com wrote an article about MY Tumblr blog piece!! 

SO COOL!!! What a fun surprise!! 😍 

Check the article out here. And check out my blog post here.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all involved in the Capital Gazette shooting. Just horrible. Truly a sad day for free press.

I stand with and support my fellow journalists today.

Society and democracy cannot function without a proper system for informing its citizens.

Wednesday Wisdom

So often I look around and all I see are people waiting. “I can’t wait until I get that job.” “I can’t wait until I achieve that dream.” “I can’t wait to do that someday.” They tell themselves that life is about the destination and not the journey. But, life is happening right now all around them and they’re missing it!

Go out and do something you’ve always wanted to do today. Maybe it’s something as big as booking a trip to a travel destination you’ve only ever dreamed of. Maybe it’s something as small as trying that new coffee shop down the street. All you have to do is act! 

And don’t compare your life and aspirations to others. There is no set deadline to your goals. Live life according to your own timeline, not where you think you should be. Cast off the expectations you put upon yourself and the expectations society puts on you. 

Just because you haven’t achieved everything you want yet or you’re not in the place you want to be already, doesn’t mean you have somehow failed. 

Stop and appreciate every moment of your life. Stop and enjoy the perfectly imperfect now. Stop waiting to live!

I think I figured out the science behind the debate of Captain America's shield vs. Star Wars lightsaber. Theories? Thoughts?


I think I figured it out…

So, Cap’s shield is a mixture of vibranium and adamantium. It is said to be nigh indestructible in the Marvel comic world, withstanding all elements and having been put to the test by everything from Thor’s Mjölnir to Cyclops’ and Vision’s laser beams. 

BUT, in the real world, metals have a melting point. Not only this, but sometimes when one material is alloyed with another, the combination’s melting point is often lower than either component’s individually. So, it would have to melt at a definitive combined fictional melting point, possibly lower than just vibranium or adamantium by themselves. 

A lightsaber is a constricted blade of plasma energy that can fictionally, according to the Star Wars-verse, reach temperatures between 8000°C and 25000°C. 

Therefore, if the melting point of Cap’s shield is within the temperature range of the heat of the lightsaber, the lightsaber wins. If not, the shield does. 


What theories do you have? Thoughts?

The catalog of images named after French astronomer Charles Messier includes some of the most fascinating astronomical objects that can be observed from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere. Take a closer look at images captured by the NASA Hubble Telescope: https://go.nasa.gov/2KjWLTp.