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French Policeman Arnaud Beltrame Gave His Life
to Save a Stranger
March 27, 2018
A rare act of courage resulted in saving the life of a terrorist
hostage. A female supermarket employee was probably going to
but French policeman Arnaud Beltrame convinced the terrorists to let
him exchange places with her (see news story).
This man already had a history of courage and service. His family knew
about his selflessness. "Beyond his job, he gave his life for someone
else, for a stranger, " stated his brother, Cedric, in a radio
interview in France. President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans for
a ceremony to formally recognize his heroism.
We never truly know what will happen each day. Here was a twist of fate
with a person willing to give his life to save another, the greatest
sacrifice anyone can make. Amidst the daily onslaught of negative news
stories it is good to see that even in tragedy there can be goodness.
Arnaud Beltrame deserves to be recognized for his incredible self
Marching for Our Lives and Our Future
March 24, 2018
Are we really paying attention to what is going on? (You might want to
listen to this song by Chicago to realize
history is repeating itself).
Every day matters. Every life matters.
So proud of some of our young people today. So hopeful that things can
The March of Our
about sensible gun control and safety for our children, our schools and
all our lives. But it is more than that.
More will be revealed from today's events. Keep working for a better
world because your life matters, your story matters and we are all in
this together - whether you believe that or not. I do and I hope you
on Pi Day
March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking, the famed and brilliant physicist, has died at 76. On Pi Day,
no less. March 14 is called that because it numerically represents
3.14, the first three digits of pi, the ratio of the circumference of a
circle to its diameter.
It seems fitting somehow that Hawking died on such a day, although he
had admitted before that he's been expecting death for sometime. He
lived long past the expectancy of someone with ALS (the degenerative
muscular disease). His life was celebrated in the award
winning movie, The
Theory of Everything.
There was much to his life. He wasn't a believer in God (at least in
any traditional sense), but he did believe in the wonders of the
universe and had a lot to say about that. His thoughts about death and
God are somewhat represented in this TIME post. He also must have had a
good sense of humour - he made a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory which
naturally delighted the cast of science nerds, especially Sheldon.
Hawking will continue to inspire others with his thoughts and words (A Brief History of Time),
just as all great minds have. Perhaps I will check out some
of that today while having a slice of pie.
International Women's Day Google Style
March 8, 2018
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. It was established to
help bring more attention to the need for gender equality. Far too long
has there been too many instances where there is not the same economic
opportunity for women compared to men. The movement is growing for
equal pay for equal work and more opportunity for women to be in
positions of power and leadership.
The concept of equality is something most people can get behind. But it
isn't the way of the world. Yet.
On this International Women's Day Google created more than a memorable
doodle. They gave several women artists from around the world the
opportunity to showcase a story with their drawings and animations.
It's pretty interesting to see. After today
you will have to visit the Google Doodles page to find
these. I do encourage you to view them. Also, women are
encouraged to use the hashtag, #HerStoryOurStory
to express themselves and share their stories. You can read about it
with various online posts (here and here for example).
Way to Celebrate International Women's Day Google style!