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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday at his Connecticut home. While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships, especially in Latin America.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Carter Center: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women's rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side. Mrs. Carter was married for 77 years to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who is now 99 years old. "Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished," President Carter said. "She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me." read more

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence is dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, ending his campaign for the White House after struggling to raise money and gain traction in the polls. read more

Friday, October 27, 2023

The judge overseeing the $250 million civil trial against Donald Trump and his company ordered the former president's daughter Ivanka Trump to testify in the case. read more


My wife and I, and our oldest son and his wife, and two of his daughters, are gong to meet in Hobbs, New Mexico to see the October annular eclipse. We're driving from SoCal and they're coming in from Katy, Texas.

Below is a link to a website which provides a lot of information about both the upcoming October 2023 annular eclipse and the April 2024 total eclipse. I can highly recommend the 'Field Guide' that they sell on this site as it provides a lot of information about the eclipses themselves as well as some suggestions about good places to observe them. I bought copies of the 'Field Guide' for both me and our son:


Note that we also witnessed the August 2017 total eclipse with our son and other family members when we all met in York, Nebraska.

In fact, if you want to learn more about my preparations for the seeing the eclipses as well as my plans for photographing them, please visit the site below where I and others go into some detail about our past eclipses and what we're planning for the next two, including our pre-planning for the April 2024 total eclipse which we plan to drive to Texas to see:


Anyway, enjoy.


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