Saturday, December 2, 2017

Supermoon Sunday

The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. The lunar eclipse on Jan. 31 will be visible during moonset. Folks in the eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it.

The only supermoon of 2017 is happening on Sunday night - the moon will appear 7 percent larger and 16 percent brighter - and there will be at least two live streams available to help you watch it.

Supermoon 2017: When and How to See December's 'Full Cold Moon'

Mercury Retrograde - Dec 3 - 22, 2017

Based on world events, this month should be very interesting.

Reunion With Sherif

As everything is coming full circle in my life who should appear at my doorstep but my friend Sherif who has now moved back to Philadelphia and wanted to take me out to dinner. On December 12, 2017 (12.22), we celebrate the 17th anniversary of our meeting as we flew over the Great Pyramid. It was a great trip down memory lane with shared feelings on many levels. Where will we go from here? Every day is a new adventure ...

Counting the Days

Many of us are counting the days for one thing or another. For me, it's about getting my computer back either the end of today or most likely on Monday. The video card has to be tested over a few days which is the delay, but don't forget we are in Mercury Retrograde so I don't want to rush the repairs.

Lots of social events and family reunions as holiday season rolls in. Perhaps you are counting the days to see loved ones and share or create new memories.

Are you waiting for a baby to be born, a business decision, the end of the school term, the start of yet another diet and self-help regime, the results of medical tests, or something else that will bring a fresh perspective in 2018?

Bah and Humbug

The Senate Tax Bill passes. Now, we all understand that the House has to get their side and bill passed, and it all has to get reconciled before any bill goes to Trump. So, nothing is law, yet. But we still examine what the Senate has done. And guess what, corporations are the winners! I know, not a big surprise with a republican government. Losers include 13 million Americans without insurance. Here's a good detail of the winners and losers on the senate tax bill. All I know is the rich get richer and everyone else gets screwed.

Republicans still have a lot of differences between the House and Senate tax bills to hash out. Read more on what those differences are here.