Remembering 9/11 & Shining the Light of Service

We Will Remember 9/11

“One good deed adds much light to the world.”
~ The Lubavitcher Rebbe ~

“MyGoodDeed” is the nonprofit organization which, in 2002, Jay S. Winuk co-founded and is executive vice president of, along with the 9/11 Day Observance. that annually organizes the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

And the good deeds continued this month, honoring the victims of the 9/11 traqgely. 9/11 is a day that will never be forgotten. I believe that by being remembered as it has it was continues to bring goodness to light.

9/11 Survivors And Relatives Strive To Honor Victims

Binghamton University students serve community on 9/11

Community honors local veterans on 9/11

D.C. school gets playground as part of 9/11 remembrance

Little Canada town does good deed on 9/11

Remembering 9/11 by Volunteering and Serving Others with Good Deeds

Remembering 9/11 in Lower Manhattan

Seniors pay it forward by honoring first responders

Students Mark 9/11 Anniversary With Good Deeds

Volunteers spruce up DC firehouse on 9/11 Day of Service

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

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Wow! Now That’s Deep…Space

Super Deep View of Universe

While researching another article, at the top of the search results was the heading:

“Wow! Hubble Snaps Super-Deep View of Universe (Photos)”.

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“Released as the first “Frontier Fields” view from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the new images mark the deepest-ever observations of a cluster of galaxies. The photos center on Abell 2744, a group of several hundred galaxies found 3.5 billion light-years away from Earth.”

Wow! Talk about time travel! 3.5 billion light-years! That means it took the light 3.5 billion years to hit the Hubble. How about that? No time machine required. It’s true, that it’s not as adventurou. Nor is there a risk involved. But it’s still exciting and fascinating, don’t you think? And what a magnificant sight to behold!

As I viewed each image, a short film popped in my head a few times. It was the image of billions upon billions of stars soaring in the depths of outerspace toward the television screen of my mind as an unseen spaceship is zipping toward them in the darkness smack dab in the middle. And the words, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (without the “Star Trek”) echoed.

That image gave me an idea for another blog post, which is what I’ve been focused on researching this weekend.

“The Frontier Fields project will take advantage of a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, in which the gravitational field of a massive foreground object bends and brightens the light from a more distant object, acting like a lens.”

I don’t know about you, but to me, just gazing at these images, the stars look close enough to be able to see in the nighttime sky. Amazing.

“The discovery began as a fortuitous accident, said study lead author Arjen van der Wel, an astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany. Researchers sifting through data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope stumbled on curious observations of a distant galaxy.”

“Fortuitous accident” or synchronicity? I’m sure you know my answer.

“The detailed image could help scientists map dark matter — a mysterious substance thought to make up the bulk of the mass in the universe — by looking into the way it distorts background light.”

You can read more here and there are also other links to follow for even more information about the Frontier Fields project.

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Let’s Not Rush Christmas This Year, OK?

It seems as though Christmas begins showing up in department stores a little earlier each year. There’s already a “Christmas in July”. It’s all about the mighty dollar. A reason (excuse) to entice consumers to spend their money on things they may not even need. I could be wrong, but I don’t think the sales are any better than at any other time throughout the year.

Christmas has become so commercialized that the Spirit of Christmas has been lost to some extent. There’s nothing wrong with buying gifts early in the year rather than waiting until the last minute.

What I don’t like is how the department stores bring out their Christmas decorations and Christmas-themed gifts before Thanksgiving. Maybe there are people who want to get into the Christmas spirit early, but I am not one of them.

With that being said, if you’re into collectiblss, such as from the Dept 56 village collection, it may be wise to purchase pieces throughout the year rather than waiting until they’re being sold during the holiday season. I’m not a collector, but I do have a few that received as gifts.

No need to be in a rush for the holidays season. It will come soon enough. And then it’ll be gone in a flash. As the time goes by, we are also getting older. So, unless you look forward to that, don’t be in a hurry for Christmas to come and go.