We can all use some good news, not only these days, but every day. Here are my latest offerings.
I have set up an author page on Amazon, a handy place where you can find information on all my books. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-E-Anderson/e/B0B5PVDH1J
On August 14, I will speak from my latest book, Women Can Renew the World IF…and So Can You at the Sunday service of the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, beginning at 11 AM; 1504 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055. Visitors are welcome. I will focus on how improving women’s status and visibility benefits, not only women, but entire societies. Not everyone recognizes all the factors that hold women back. Fortunately, there are simple things that anyone can do to help alleviate such factors, and in the process, help themselves as well.
On October 16, I will be speaking at the Sunday service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County, 502 Church St., Galveston, TX. Service begins at 10:30 AM. Visitors welcome. I will draw from my book Women Can Renew the World…and So Can You to explain how productive discussion skills can enlighten and enable principles of right-relations, such as honesty and open communication.
And, as best I can tell, sales of the new book are going well.
A few days ago, I read about some of the gorgeous photographs that were being sent back from what I took to be the web space telescope. I was thinking, Now really! We can do a lot of things with the Internet, but I can’t believe it can serve as a telescope. I looked back, and the name of the thing is the “Webb” telescope. (Where would we be if we couldn’t make jokes about ourselves?) There really are some gorgeous pictures of things I’ve never seen before. Have a look. https://www.nytimes.com/article/nasa-webb-telescope-images-galaxies.html
The very first first responders to begin helping the victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting before emergency services could get there were off duty nurses, doctors, and even one football coach. They began doing first aid and looking after children who couldn’t find their parents. Most people are compassionate and willing to help others, even those who might not agree with our own views of religion or politics.
The Audubon Society has released the top 100 in their annual bird photo contest. Even if you know little or nothing about birds, you will appreciate the creativity in these shots.
A few days ago, I read a heartwarming story about 16-year-old Corion Evans who saw a car drive into a river. As the car began to sink, the driver and two passengers managed to get out and climb on top of it. A strong swimmer, Corion acted on auto pilot and, with assistance from a friend, rescued the girls as well as a police officer who had tried to help, but had been dragged down by one of the other victims, causing him to inhale water.
Evans deserved every bit of praise and commendation he received. However, I can’t resist another little lesson to glean from this story. The reason the other kids had driven into the river was that they were following their GPS. Technology should be used to assist, but not to replace, use of our own eyes and ears.
A study has indicated that vitamin D might protect women from, and possibly even cure, ovarian cancer.
A carpet cleaner with autism learned 400 languages.
Samsung electronics has announced a new 3 nanometer semiconductor chip, down from a previous 5 nanometer chip.
A French pharmaceutical company has applied to the FDA for approval of an over the counter birth control pill.
I bet every one of you has heard or experienced some good news in the last week or so. You can do a good day for others by posting them as comments to this blog.
Wishing you more good news in the days to come.
Thanks for the good news, Margaret! Stuff like that is often hard to find these days! I have received mixed good news today. A dear friend of mine and of hundreds of us in the world of drag racing passed away recently. My partner from our weekly podcast went to his celebration of life today in the Northeast. He told me that my graphics were shown in a slideshow of Wally’s life and the pastor mentioned me by name. He said it was a beautiful presentation. I did an online tribute to Wally last month. He was an unforgettable guy. I was happy to hear that they used my graphics for his celebration. Best, JB
Thanks so much for sharing this real life story, John. And congratulations on the way your work was chosen and honored along with your friend. Good news is hard to find sometimes. I begin every day by visiting an e-zine site, The Good News Network, https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org. They only publish upbeat news stories. In fact, I got a few of the items in my current post from their site. They have to allow some advertising on the site to support their costs, but one can ignore it. Thanks again.