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Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane celebrates 81st birthday

Grace Barnett Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco’s burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s. Her music career spanned four decades. She performed with The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. She also had a sporadic solo career. Slick provided vocals on a number of iconic songs, including “Somebody to Love”, “White Rabbit”, “We Built This City”, and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

After retiring from music, Slick began painting and drawing. She has done many renditions of her fellow 1960s musicians, such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and others. 

Slick has been married twice—to Gerald “Jerry” Slick, a cinematographer, from 1961 to 1971, then to Skip Johnson, a Jefferson Starship lighting designer, from 1976 to 1994. She has one child—a daughter, China Wing Kantner (born January 25, 1971). China’s father is the former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, with whom Slick had a relationship from 1969 to 1975.

 

Meet Erika James, first woman appointed dean of the Wharton School

Meet Erika James, the first woman to be appointed dean of the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Black woman begins history-making job as dean of prestigious school.

Erika H. James became the dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy.

Prior to her appointment at Wharton, Dean James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020.

An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 139-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America. Dean James has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women’s Leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School.

The World’s First Business School

For more than 135 years, Wharton has been the place where visionaries, inventors, and trailblazers get their start.

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania — a radical idea that revolutionized both business practice and higher education.

Since then, the Wharton School has continued innovating to meet mounting global demand for new ideas, deeper insights, and  transformative leadership. We blaze trails, from the nation’s first collegiate center for entrepreneurship in 1973 to our latest research centers in alternative investments and neuroscience.

Loma Prieta earthquake 31 years since the deadly earthquake.

Loma Prieta earthquake 31 years since the deadly earthquake.

15-seconds that transformed SF.

A San Francisco Bay area earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude, killed 67 and injured over 3,000. Over 100,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. (Oct. 17, 1989) 

I remember this day as if it were yesterday. I was talking to my wife (she was at home about 5-miles away) and during our conversation she yelled out, “Earthquake!” I replied, “Not over here”, then a minute later my work building started bouncing and the ceiling came down. From the second floor of my building, I jumped down the stairway and I ran out the front door. When everything settled down since I was management I put on a helmet and reentered the building looking for anyone trapped in the building. 

On my drive home over the Dumbarton Bridge, (Menlo Park to Newark/Fremont, California) I saw three KGO radio antenna towers laying in the Bay. What an eerie feeling. 

Damage:

Five people were killed on Sixth Street between Bluxome and Townsend in San Francisco as a brick facade collapsed onto the sidewalk and street.

Major property damage in San Francisco’s Marina District 60 mi (97 km) from the epicenter resulted from liquefaction of soil used to create waterfront land. Other effects included sand volcanoes, landslides and ground ruptures. Some 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses were damaged.

In Santa Cruz, close to the epicenter, 40 buildings collapsed, killing six people. 

An estimated 1.4 million people lost power following the quake, mainly due to damaged electrical substations.

Power was restored to most of San Francisco by midnight, and all but 12,000 customers had their power restored within two days.

The quake caused an estimated $6 billion (equivalent to $13 billion today) in property damage, becoming one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history at the time.

Billie Eilish singing “Bad Guy” on Rotating Stage

Tonight I throughly enjoyed watching/listening to Billie Eilish singing “Bad Guy” (Live From Saturday Night Live) on a rotating stage. Wow what a phenomenal effect. Click here to view the video, you will love it!

https://youtu.be/Jn1Uwsg3eRQ

First to dance on a rotating stage was Fred Astaire. It’s no great secret how Fred Astaire was able to literally “dance around the room” in Stanley Donen’s 1951 movie Royal Wedding. The hotel room set was constructed inside a huge rotating steel cage, all the furniture was bolted down, and the camera and cameraman were strapped down and traveled around 360 degrees while Astaire danced away, always remaining upright as the room rotated around him.

Second to dance on a rotating stage was Michael Jackson.

Billie Eilish did a phenomenal job singing and dancing on her rotating stage on Live From Saturday Night Live singing “Bad Guy” Watch the attached video.

Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Here is a choice of two different Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Say hello to your must-try fall lunch – Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad! If you’re brand new to the world of freekeh, this salad is an easy and delicious way to get your feet wet. And if freekeh is already a regular part of your diet, then this is a recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your stash!

This Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad is a culmination of all of my favorite salad-y things in one bowl. It’s part dark leafy green salad and part wholegrain salad, plus it’s full of fun, seasonal goodies that I love, like crisp apples and roasted butternut squash.

The base of the salad is a mix of shredded kale and cooked wholegrain freekeh, which has a similar texture and mouthfeel to wheat berries. They’re firm, yet chewy, with an earthy, nutty taste.

Whisk together apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, mustard powder and tarragon in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix together celery, golden raisins, currants, scallions, red onion, almonds and sunflower seeds in large bowl. Add dressing and freekeh to large bowl, and toss until combined.

1.) Autumn Cracked Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup freekeh.

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, quartered.

1 1/2 cups grapes.

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil.

1 cup edamame.

4 cups baby kale.

1/2 cup pecans, toasted.

1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled.

2.) Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole-grain freekeh

1 1/2 cups water

1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups kale leaves (stems removed), finely shredded

1 medium apple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup toasted pecans

Salt

Freshly ground pepper

“Flying-V” Dutch developed futuristic aircraft makes successful maiden flight

“Flying-V” Dutch developed futuristic aircraft makes successful maiden flight

Dutch Researchers ‘“Flying-V” has completed a successful maiden flight of the futuristic and fuel efficient aircraft that could one day carry passengers in its wings. 

The unique design of the Flying-V places the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings, and experts hope that the plane’s aerodynamic shape will cut fuel consumption by 20% compared to today’s aircrafts.

The Flying-V is developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and partner Dutch airline KLM, to take the highly anticipated aircraft along its next developmental steps.

Experts worked hard to optimize the plane: in order to improve telemetry, the team was forced to change the aircraft’s center of gravity and adjust its antenna.

A team of researchers and engineers tested the aircraft at a guarded airbase in Germany, where they worked with an Airbus team to test takeoffs, maneuvers and approaches, and landing. 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/flying-v-maiden-flight-intl-scli-grm/index.html

National Dog Day – August 26th

National Dog Day – August 26th

Over 15,000 years ago, a lone hunter came across an injured wolf and aided the animal by nursing him back to health.

Or so the theory goes. One thing is for sure, that when early humans domesticated wolves they formed a friendship that has endured the test of time.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption.

National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Our mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day…for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they’re detecting cancer and seizures…things even humans cannot do.

Women’s Equality Day – August 26

In a perfect world, Women’s Equality Day wouldn’t even be a thing. On August 26, 1920 women in America were first legally given the right to vote. Fifty years later,  Congress commemorated the day by designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971

Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.

Source: Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Product Project

Rock ‘n’ Roll History on August 26: Jimi Hendrix * The Beatles * Donna Summer * Don Henley

Rock ‘n’ Roll History on August 26: Jimi Hendrix * The Beatles * Donna Summer * Don Henley 

1967

August 26, 1967

Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” is released, 53 years ago. Although it is now considered a Rock ‘n’ Roll classic, the single only reached #65 on the Billboard chart. 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s bassist, Noel Redding, died at his home in Ireland of unknown causes on May 11, 2003, at the age of 57. Drummer Mitch Mitchell was found dead in a Portland, Ore. hotel room on November 12, 2008. He was 62.

1968

August 26 

Apple Corps releases five single records, including The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” backed by “Revolution” 52-years ago. It will become the band’s biggest hit.  

1976 

August 26 

Donna Summer groans and sighs her way through her erotic Disco hit “Love To Love You Baby” on American Bandstand. Even though the song reached #2 in America, Donna later admitted that she was not completely sure of some of the lyrics, and parts of the song were improvised during the recording. 

1989

August 26 

Ringo Starr wins a court order to prevent a record producer from releasing material Starr considered to be of inferior quality due to the impaired state Starr was in when it was recorded. 

August 26 

Eagles’ drummer Don Henley sees his solo effort, “The End of the Innocence” peak at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

1966 

August 27 

The Association’s “Cherish” is released in the US, where it will reach #1 a month later. Although the song is actually longer, the label showed the running time to be exactly three minutes, to keep radio programmers from dismissing the record as too long

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Hendrix’s performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbowsat Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New Yorkon August 18, 1969. 

Jimi Hendrix was one of the 32 acts to perform at Woodstock, and boy did he put on one hell of a show donning a white leather and blue-beaded fringed jacket. Hendrix was actually the last to perform at the festival for a crowd of 30,000 onlookers as many of the music-loving concertgoers had already gone home because of the rain delays.

The ones who waited in anticipation for Hendrix’s two-hour performance with his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows were certainly thrilled they waited, as it has gone done in history as a defining moment of the ’60s. Hendrix might have been the last act to perform, but he was the highest paid and earned himself a nice sum of $18,000.

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Conservatives cringed @ his rendition of Star Spangled Banner @ the time, but now it is iconic piece of American music. RIP Jimi.

WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and started upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours — one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded with a long medley that included the solo performance of the Star Spangled Banner that would become emblematic not only of Woodstock, but of the 1960’s.

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Trivia


Question:

Does anyone know why a large majority of Hendrix’s’ songs, he tunes a half step down. … step down.
I have always thought it was:
a) for singing and
b) because it is easier to bend the strings if they’re tuned down.
Jimi Hendrix Trivia: All Along the Watchtower 
The rhythm guitar you hear in the beginning of “All Along the Watchtower” is a 12 string acoustic performed by Dave Mason. The 12 string is a key part of what makes All Along The Watchtower so distinctive. You will notice if you play the chords on a regular 6 string it just doesn’t have the right feel to it.
Basic Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Rig Setup
Let’s start by looking at the rig Jimi Hendrix used in his famous performance at Woodstock in 1969.
This is quite a basic setup so let’s look through the labelled gear:
        A: 1968 Fender Stratocaster
        B: Coiled Cable
        C: VOX wah pedal
        D: Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face
        E: Uni-Vibe with expression pedal
        F: Marshall 100w Superlead Plexi heads with 4×12 stacks
In addition to the
(A) VOX wah
(B) Uni-Vibe
(C) Fuzz Face
(D), this rig includes an Octavia
The Octavia (also known as Octavia Fuzz, Octafuzz and Octavio) was a prototype when Hendrix used it. It was designed by Roger Mayer – Hendrix’s sound technician. It mixes in an octave higher than the original input as well as add in some fuzz distortion.
The Uni-Vibe was created to simulate the sound of a Leslie speaker. Think of it as a chorus/vibrato/phaser pedal. This is again a key component to achieving a great Hendrix tone because it is such a distinctive and unique effect.

Woodstock Music & Arts Festival 51st Anniversary. Held on August 15 – 17, 1969

The historic Woodstock Music & Arts Festival began on this date in 1969. Held on August 15 – 17, 1969, the landmark event for the era’s counterculture drew hundreds of thousands of people to Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York for a rain-drenched, muddy, three days of peace, love and most of all, music.

As we mark Woodstock’s 51st birthday, we celebrate not only our history, but look squarely at our present and the better future we all aspire to create.

Richie Havens’ festival-opening performance. Havens took the stage first because Sweetwater, the intended openers, were stuck in traffic and ended up needing a police escort to get on site. The rest of the playlist follows chronologically through the weekend, ending with Jimi Hendrix’s legendary sunrise performance the morning of Monday, August 18, 1969.

Included are partial or complete sets performed by Tim Hardin, Melanie, Joan Baez, Santana, Mountain, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane (with Nicky Hopkins), Joe Cocker, Country Joe & The Fish, Ten Years After, The Band, Johnny Winter, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Sha Na Na.

Linda Rendle named as Clorox next CEO, elevating the number of Fortune 500 women leaders to a new record of 38.

Linda Rendle named as Clorox next CEO, elevating the number of Fortune 500 women leaders to a new record of 38. Linda Rendle, CEO position is effective on Sept. 14.

The 42-year-old Linda Rendle oversees all of the cleaning company’s corporate and business development plans, as well as its five global functions including marketing, sales, product supply, information technology and research and development.

Rendle, will be on the company’s board of directors, joins an elite group of women who are running corporate America’s top firms. Though her addition to the Fortune 500 group will bring the number of women CEOs to a record high.

Right now, women comprise less than 8% of the leaders on the Fortune 500 list, and none of those women are Black or Latina. When looking at the overall C-suite, women comprise only a fifth of these roles despite making up nearly half of the entry-level workforce.


Best Comedians on Netflix

With today’s Political climate may I suggest the following six comedians who are the best (In my humble opinion) comedians on Netflix. For the most part fairly low potty mouth. If a comedian or writter has to hide behind profanity to be funny then they aren’t that funny. These six comedians are the Super Bowl of Funny. I hope you like them. 

Comedians:

1.) Jim Gaffigan – Grammy-nominated 

2.) John Mulaney – Intellectually he is at the very top. Both of his parents were Attorneies. Very classy guy, former writter for SNL. 

3.) Jerry Seinfeld – “23 Hours” routine. 

4.) Sebastian Maniscalco

5.) Dana Carvey – Surprisingly funny 

6.) Kathleen Madigan 

* I do not recommend Ali Wong, what a Potty (Filthy) mouth! 

Beetle Celebrates its 82nd Year

VW Beetle Celebrates its 82nd Year
The VW Beetle was once the world’s bestselling car.

Eighty-two years. Yup, that’s how long the VW Beetle has been around. It’s one of the most iconic cars in automotive history – recognized and loved by many for its distinct shape, which really hasn’t changed much in eight decades, and rich heritage.

Important Moments in Volkswagen History?
We can’t believe that Volkswagen is celebrating 80 years! Wow! In those eight decades, Volkswagen has enjoyed a colorful history with many important milestones. To celebrate Volkswagen’s 80th birthday, we are going to share a timeline that highlights some of the most important moments in VW history!
May 28, 1937 – Volkswagen (which literally translates to “the people’s car”) is created.
1938 – The Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany is completed and the first Type 1 (the Beetle) rolls off the assembly line.
WWII – During the war, Volkswagen primarily focused on military vehicles. The Volkswagen factory sustained heavy damage from Allied air attacks.
1945 – After the Allied victory, the British helped rebuild the Volkswagen factory and mass produce new cars.
1949 – Volkswagen vehicles become available in the United States, and within a few years, became a favorite worldwide brand. The Type 2 (known as the VW Bus) was also introduced and would become a popular vehicle choice (along with the Beetle) during the Hippie movement of the 1960s.
1955 – Volkswagen Group of America is established to better serve the growing US market. The millionth Type 1 Beetle also rolled off the assembly line that year.
1968 – Moviegoers are introduced to Herbie, a headstrong Volkswagen Beetle with #53 decals in the Disney film, The Love Bug.
1972 – The Volkswagen Beetle surpasses the Ford Model T in production numbers (15,007,034) on February 17. This made it history’s most produced single model at the time.
1974 – Volkswagen begins to produce its Golf hatchback model, which would arrive in the US in 1978 as the Rabbit. A new factory in New Stanton, PA would produce the models for the American market.
1979 – The Volkswagen Jetta is introduced and enjoyed excellent sales in Europe. It would not arrive in the US until 1993 and experienced dismal sales for the first year.
1998 – The Volkswagen New Beetle is produced and would remain in production until 2011.
2002 – Volkswagen’s first modern SUV, the Touareg, is introduced.
2003 – The last Type 1 Beetle (production number 21,529,464) is made on July 30.
2008 – Chattanooga, TN becomes the home of a new Volkswagen production plant.
2009 – Volkswagen merges with Porsche
VW History:
The system of autobahns would bring the people of Germany together, and affordable cars populating them would give the impression of an affluent nation that had been ushered into the modern age.
Hitler chose Ferdinand Porsche as its chief designer. Hitler laid the foundation stone for the new Volkswagen factory on May 26, 1938.
Once the war began, the factory Volkswagenwerk at Wolfsburg created vehicles for the army, supported by slave labor.
The Beetle was the product of Ferdinand Porsche and the consulting specialists Porsche hired, such as Austrian Erwin Komenda and Hungarian Béla Barényi, who published a design identical to the Beetle in the mid-1920s and is considered the true “father of the people’s car.”

Women’s Life in the Viking Age

Women’s life in the Viking Age
 
Viking Women enjoyed more freedom and held more power in their society than many other women of their day.
 
Women in Viking Age Scandinavia did enjoy an unusual degree of freedom for their day. They could own property, request a divorce and reclaim their dowries if their marriages ended. Women tended to marry between the ages of 12 and 15, and families negotiated to arrange those marriages, but the woman usually had a say in the arrangement. If a woman wanted a divorce, she had to call witnesses to her home and marriage bed, and declare in front of them that she had divorced her husband. The marriage contract usually stated how family property would be divided up in case of a divorce.
 
Woman played an active role in managing her husband, as well as the household. Norse women had full authority in the domestic sphere, especially when their husbands were absent. If the man of the household died, his wife would adopt his role on a permanent basis, singlehandedly running the family farm or trading business. Many women in Viking Age Scandinavia were buried with rings of keys, which symbolized their roles and power as household managers.
 
If further information is needed please visit:
https://www.history.com/news/what-was-life-like-for-women-in-the-viking-age
 

summer skin protection

Protect Your Skin This Summer

Summer Skin Protection

Summer skin protection can be as easy as wearing a hat and keeping your arms covered. Especially for young children, though, SPF sunscreen is essential  when you will be outdoors in the sun. SPF sunscreens with with a strength of S30-50 are recommended for children over 6 months. Before 6 months of age, doctors recommend using physical barriers, such as clothing or umbrellas, rather than sunscreen. 

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. with an estimated 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year. According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, it develops as an abnormal or uncontrolled growth of mutated cells of skin, typically in the top layer known as the epidermis. Skin cancer may initially appear as a bump or irregular patch on the skin. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. It’s critical that you protect yourself

Source: Protect Your Skin as Summer Heats Up – Memphis Daily News

The First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) 2020

In 2020, Summer Solstice in Northen Hemisphere will be 3:07 AM PST on Saturday, June 20

All times are in Pacific Time.

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Schools and universities typically have a summer break to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. In almost all countries, children are out of school during this time of year for summer break, although dates vary. In the United States, public schools usually end in early June while colleges get out in early May.

Changes (Work in Progress) in Airport Travel:

UK Researchers in trail tests are using specially trained airport dogs at key entry points at airports to sniff out the coronavirus in humans. The basic idea is to detect those people infected and isolate them from the rest of the community.

The US Transportation Security Administration is working on plans to check temperatures at some American airports.

The Las Vegas airport announced that it had installed vending machines loaded with personal protective equipment.

TSA working on plan to check temperatures at some American airports.

At the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), officials are trialing a live operation of CLeanTech, a full-body disinfection booth.