Super Blue Blood Moon

I like bookends.  Beginnings and endings.  The Alpha and The Omega.  We all have them in our lives.  Intersecting with other areas, they are what makes life so unique and grand.  They can be painful and disastrous or full of hope and promise.  They can even be both at the same time.

I’m a symbolic guy by nature.  Just who I am.

This morning, there was a Super Blue Blood Moon.  Sounds ominous, but really it is just the second full moon of the month (called a Blue Moon) that happens to coincide with a lunar eclipse (called a Blood Moon) while also being closer to the earth (called a Super Moon).  The moon turned a freakish red color.  Those of us on the East Coast didn’t get to see it, but our counterparts on the West Coast did.

In the big picture, it wasn’t that long ago I wrote about the Super Moon in November of 2016.  Those who know me best know why today is a fascinating bookend to that article.  Call it coincidence, call it synchronicity… I just call it one of those odd moments in life.

Astronomical phenomena has always fascinated me.  We give such importance to what we do on this little planet.  Things like this remind me we are just a piece of dust on a piece of dust compared to the vastness of the universe.  There are people who have lived and died on this planet that no one will ever know anything about because their history was never recorded.  It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t live our life to the maximum.  We should!  There is a reason for everything.  I do believe that.

Just some rambling thoughts I wanted to get out today of all days.

** UPDATED ** 7/10/2018, 11:38am ** Delaware Election 2018: Who Filed For State Rep, State Senator, AG, State Auditor, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator & U.S. Representative

This is a list of the FINAL candidates for both the Delaware Primary and the Delawware General Election.  I will be coming out with endorsements in the next few weeks.

Election Day 2018 is four months away.  The Primary is in two months.  Candidates have until this Friday, the 13th, to withdraw and get their filing fee back.

For each elected position, if it is in red it is currently Republican, and blue for Democrat.  If there is more than one person in the same color for each position, that means there will be a primary for that party on Thursday, September 6th.  Winner goes onto the General Election.  If they are unopposed, they won and can sit back while the rest have two more months of campaigning!.  If it is crossed out, that means a candidate dropped out of the race.  Every single seat or position has someone running for it at this point.

Dates to know:

7/10/18: Last date to file for major parties

9/6/18: Delaware Primary

11/6/18: Delaware General Election

Last updated: 7/10/2018, 11:38am

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Last Night We Lay Down In The Street To Protest Closed Door Meetings About Public Education in Philadelphia

I see this happening in Delaware as well. The Delaware Business Roundtable and Delaware Chamber of Commerce want to direct education to their liking, with absolutely no public input or transparency. Philadelphia is a harbinger of things to come in Delaware. We all need to wake up!

Wrench in the Gears

Public education activists are living through an interesting moment now in Philadelphia. The School Reform Commission is being disbanded. In the coming months Mayor Jim Kenney will be appointing a school board from nominations put forth by a select panel. The process is murky, and a pattern of closed-door education policy decision-making has been established here, here, and here. Last night, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce held a ticketed event to discuss the future of business in our schools at Girard College, an important site of struggle in the Civil Rights Movement. You had to be a Chamber of Commerce affiliate to purchase a $35 ticket for the event, which included the following language on the event website.

Attendee Chamber Event

It appears the future of public education in our city is being mapped out by industry, venture capital, and well-connected non-profit and higher education partners.  The people, meanwhile, are…

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