I vividly remember that night in Chicago when this young family walked unto the stage, into a huge crowd of people mesmerized by the fact that Barack Obama had been elected President of the United States.
I remember Michelle’s black and red dress.
I remember the two young girls walking along, hand in hand, with their parents.
What could they have been thinking?
Today is, technically, their last day in the White House.
I’m sure that by now they have already packed and moved along.
It wasn’t a perfect presidency.
Many goals were accomplished, many weren’t.
The fact remains that advancement in many causes was achieved.
I say goodbye, from the heart, to this family who offered their unqualified, sincere service to this country.
A mother’s love is a wonderful love packaged from heaven with special care.
A mother’s love is like no other love in which you can compare.
A mother’s love is purified by Angels and flows directly from her soul.
A mother’s love is justified by God and by his hands he created the mold.
This mold that was shaped and fashioned by God has endured the test of time.
This mold that was taped and recorded by women rang out like a heavenly chime.
A mother’s love is unconditional, and from her heart this can be told.
A mother’s love is nutritional; it is the fruit that feeds our soul.
A mother’s love ‘IS’ true love, and from her heart she cannot lie.
A mother’s love is eternal, the kind that wont’ ever die.
A mother’s love is the tie that binds, and her bond can never be broken.
A mother’s love is branded in our hearts, even when her words aren’t spoken…
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”
The break-up of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential musical groups in history, has become almost as much of a legend as the band itself or the music they created while together.
The Beatles were active from their formation in 1960 to the disintegration of the group in 1970.
The break-up itself was a cumulative process throughout 1968 to 1970, marked by rumors of a split and ambiguous comments by the Beatles themselves regarding the future of the group.
Although in September 1969 John Lennon privately informed the other Beatles that he was leaving the group, there was no public acknowledgement of the break-up until Paul McCartney announced on 10 April 1970 he was quitting the Beatles.
With 1 male left worldwide, northern white rhinos under guard 24 hours
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya (CNN)
At first glance, Sudan looks like any other northern white rhino: stout and agile, with square lips. He grazes under the hot sun, his massive head lowered to the ground, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya.
When he’s not wallowing in his enclosure, he waddles around the sprawling savannah, stopping briefly to drink water from a concrete hole. But Sudan is not just any rhino.
He’s the last known male northern white rhino left in the entire world.
For an animal on the verge of extinction, the fate of the subspecies rests on his ability to conceive with the two female northern white rhinos at the conservancy.
The last male northern white rhino in the world is being protected around the clock by armed guards in Kenya.
The northern white rhinoceros, or northern square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), is one of the two subspecies of the white rhinoceros. Formerly found in several countries in East and Central Africa south of the Sahara, it is listed as Critically endangered. This subspecies is a grazer in grasslands and savanna woodlands. As of December 2014, there are only five rhinos of this subspecies left. They all belong to the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic.
After 2000, six northern white rhinoceros had lived in the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic but four of them (which were also the only reproductive animals of this subspecies) were transported to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Africa, in 2009, where scientists hoped they would successfully breed and save this subspecies from extinction; one of the four died in October 2014. One of the two remaining in the Dvůr Králové Zoo died in late May 2011, making Nabire the only rhino there. Another rhino lives at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park in California. A second rhino, Angalifu, also lived at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park and died in December 2014.
Following the phylogenetic species concept, recent research has suggested the northern white rhinoceros may be an altogether different species, rather than a subspecies of white rhinoceros, in which case the correct scientific name for the former is Ceratotherium cottoni. Distinct morphological and genetic differences suggest the two proposed species have been separated for at least a million years.