Sunday, July 28, 2013

See NASA's Hurricane Google Hangout (Rob hosts!)

I (Rob) am managing the outreach (public information) about NASA's new hurricane mission called "HS3" which stands for the Hurricane Severe Storms Sentinel mission. The HS3 mission is flying unmanned aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean this summer in late August through mid-September to find out answers to why some tropical cyclones strengthen rapidly, and how the dry, dirty Saharan air the blows from northern Africa's desert, affects the storms. The HS3 flew last year, and will fly each year through 2015. For more info, go to:
  On Tuesday, July 23, I helped organize and got to host a "Google Hangout"   that featured from NASA a research meteorologist, pilot, and program manager, and our friend and colleague Brian McNoldy a research meteorologist at the Univ. of Miami (and blogger for Washington Post Capitol Weather Gang).
   It's on YouTube and runs an hour. This was the first time I've done one of these and it took a little getting used to how Google technology worked, but it worked out. If you're interested, here's the entire video.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next