Tracking Santa

Tracking Santa across the globe is a high-tech endeavor that requires satellite technology and the work of many government agencies to ensure Santa is safe. Use NORAD’s Santa Tracker to see where the jolly old elf is throughout the day and night! 

Merry Christmas!


40,000 Foot Monument

40,000 Foot Monuments

Yesterday I took a cross-country flight to San Diego from my hometown of Milwaukee. I told my co-worker whom I was flying with that I often use my travels to see the beautiful landscapes of the United States and Canada. This photo was taken at around 40,000 feet in Arizona looking northwest to Utah’s Monument Valley. Even though I was only able to see it for a very brief time, it made me want to visit it in person some time!

Super Beaver Moon 2016

Super-Beaver Moon 2016

Tonight is the Supermoon of 2016—which is also the Beaver Moon (full moon in November). The moon is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth today (actually tomorrow, November 14 in the morning) than it typically is. This happens every year, but it doesn’t always coincide with a full moon! The last time it did was 68 years ago in 1948. The next instance of this happening is in 2034.

NASA states that the moon tonight is about 238,000 miles from Earth and appears in the sky to be 14% larger to the eye and will reflect about 30% more light from the sun than it usually does.

Take a peek outside and witness what many have never seen before. Even if it does just look like the moon, this is possibly a once in a lifetime astronomical event for many.

Happy viewing!

NASA Supermoon Site

Memoirs of World War II


World War II was little over 70 years ago making those who fought in their late 80’s into their 90’s. Every day we loose more and more true heroes who risked their lives so we could have freedom. Many have untold stories and show what true grit and courage it took while fighting in the war.

On this Veteran’s Day (Remembrance Day) I strongly encourage you to visit Josh Scott’s efforts to record the stories these veterans have to offer on his Facebook page Memoirs of World War II. Josh has just started this project but has done a wonderful job in helping bring the stories of World War II veterans to life.

If you know a Veteran or happen to pass one while on a walk, thank them for their service today. Without their service, the World could be much different for all of us.

Thank’s Dad!