Archive for February 9th, 2010
The Sunshine Award
There are conditions to this award. I have to now pass it on to twelve other deserving blogs. This award come from Ishabelle from the Chocolate High blog. For your reading pleasure below you will find the other eleven recipients as well as the rules.
Here are the rules:
- Put the logo on your blog above or below your post.
- Pass the award to 12 bloggers.
- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blogs.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
As for my twelve choices, I will be posting them tomorrow because it is difficult to decide. Do I give them to people I already know, do I find new people who have blogs and give it to them or do i just find twelve colts members who blog and send it to them? What to do, what to do… Drop by tomorrow to find out.
B L A C K H I S T O R Y M O N T H N U G G E T O F T H E D A Y
From CNN Correspondent Kathy Nellis
HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) — In February 1995, Bernard Harris, Jr., made history. One of only seven black astronauts, he was the first black astronaut to walk in space. A year later, as the U.S. celebrates Black History Month, Harris reflected on his accomplishment, and pondered the future of space exploration.
“To be the first was great, it really was,” he said. “But to me, it signifies that there would be many more behind me. For Harris, the experience was a high point of a journey that began years ago. From the time he was eight-years-old, he dreamed of becoming an astronaut. On the way to his dream, he reached many other personal goals — pilot, flight surgeon, scientist, mission specialist. As Harris explained, his dream — his trip to the stars — had its roots in history.
“I think it’s kind of ironic,” he said. “When we look at history itself, you realize that astronomy — the study of the stars — that whole origin … (was) being done by people from Africa. And now I get to fly amongst those same stars.” Harris emphasized that people should know and understand the importance of history, especially from their own perspectives.
“If you don’t know where you are and where you came from, you’ll never know where you are going,” he said. Harris said that he believes space and space technology will have a great impact on the technological, environmental and economic future of Earth. But, he added, the view from space inspires a sense of universal community that stretches well beyond Black History Month. “I don’t think there’s an astronaut alive … that doesn’t come back with a great sense of humanity,” he said.
And that is a compelling reason to shoot for the stars.