Doting grandmother, among other things.
On this #EarthDay , I'm thankful for the millions of young people around the world who have marched and gone on strike over the last few months to demand urgent action on climate change. The world's leading scientists have told us what we need to do: Cut greenhouse emissions in half by 2030. Now we need to do it. As 16-year-old activist @GretaThunberg says: "I want you to behave like our house is on fire. Because it is." Photo: Mickan Palmqvist
Twenty-four years ago today, 168 people died in a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City. Many of them were children. I'm thinking today of Bill's words at the memorial prayer service: "Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear. When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it. In the face of death, let us honor life. As St. Paul admonished us, Let us 'not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.'" Photo: Oklahoman Archive
Because our son-in-law and his mother, who are from Philadelphia, joined us for our stop in their hometown with @AsomughaFndn , I had to relate the fact that the first onesie either of our grandchildren wore was an Eagles onesie. I'm also pretty sure their first words after "mommy" and "daddy"—and before "grandma" and "pop pop"—were "Fly, Eagles, fly." So we wouldn't have missed Philadelphia for the world. Thanks to Nnamdi and all who joined us! Photo: @maxgrudz
Congratulations to Dr. Katie Bouman, who led the creation of an algorithm that made it possible to produce an image of a black hole for the very first time. Here's to scientists who use their ingenuity (and lots of computing power! ) to help us feel awe over the vastness of space and our precious ability as humans to catch glimpses of it from here on earth. Photo via Flora Graham