Social Musings 101: Patience

We live in a very paced society. If we want soething we don’t have to wait we can have it now. If you want a bbq rib plate with pecan pie there’s a restaurant that will make it for you. If you want some macaroni taco salad, there’s someone or some where you can find or get access to that. So if we can have anything we want instantly then why am I talking about patience. I am talking about patience because some things take time. Take for granted the redwoods or Sequoias in Northern California. Those trees take years and years and years to rise to those heights. So while I’m not saying don’t go hard at what you do. No do that actually and more. But on some of the bigger things we want in life take your time and enjoy the process. So if you want be build a 20,000 square foot house with detailed design I’m sure this will take much longer than a copy and paste regular house. So all I’m saying is when you’re rushing something step back and ask yourself why am I rushing this, what do I fear? Let me slow down and see what happens. Enjoy your day and life. ~Electramorhipism

Social Musings 101: The Dopplar Radar

In this online posting of people who have contributed to society, I discuss none other than, Christian Doppler. So what Mr. Doppler contributed to society is the principle of the doppler radar effect. The principle basically says that a waves movement and  is based on where your at where your observing the object. But what did this principle give birth to? Well for one this weather radar that showed all these metorlogists that these clouds coming were packing alot of rain. Can you imagine a world or society and not knowing when rain or thunderstorms were coming. Wow. We would really be in trouble. Plus if you have ever worked in the military or flown jets you are thankful for this principle of doppler radar. As a result less people died or were blown away from being warned about an advanced attack for it happened. The doppler radar has given birth to the medical sciences using the effect to detect sickness in the body as well. The police use the doppler radar effect to detect how fast we’re going and to issue citations if need be. So thanks to Mr. Doppler, countless spin offs of his priniciple have been built and put into use. Doppler’s idea has created hundreds of jobs from the installers and repairers of radar to the techs that monitor and scale the equipment to use and I almost forgot the manufacturers of the equipment, plus the drivers, and trains, airplanes, that move the equipment as well. You can read more about Christian Doppler by clicking the link.

Christian Doppler Effect

Social Musings 101: The Mascot

So today we run across and discuss the Mascot. I see Mascots as like the public cheerleader for schools, companies, and establishments. If you have ever watched College Game Day On ESPN you know what I’m talking about. The Mascots will go head to  head in different battles and types of games and adventures. It is really fun to watch. If you have ever been to a USC game and seen the trojan trounce down the field with a trojan on board you know what I mean. But when you see that (we’ll at least me) I think back to the old days of roman glory, and the game is played at the coliseum. Which is an epic ancient arena where death matches and all types of entertainment was held. You ever wonder why there isn’t a team mascot called the carpet? Yay, go carpet, carpet. Probably because it doesn’t inspire much fan fare. Or a team called the eye, ohhhhhhhh, look, here comes the eye…coming down the field…..be afraid be very afraid. Oh well, just some more thoughts for the day. If you are in area where its rainy try to stay out of this rain. If you live where it’s dry, enjoy the weather. If you live where it’s snowy, please stay warm and don’t forget to live a little and play with some snow during this season. Have a Wonderful Day.

~Jamaal R. James.

Social Musings 101: The Bikini

So although its the middle or beginning of winter right now the perfect subject to cover is the bikini. Some people when they think of the bikini get sad because of their self image about their body well others get excited for the chance to show off what assets they have been given. So today we thank Louis Reard and Jacques Heim, both French. The first being a engineer and the second being a fashion designer. We say thank you to them both as they helped many realize their beauty and not be afraid to show case this beauty. The design of bikini’s has given many writers and social commentators plenty of fuel to talk about religion, morals and ethics and those consequences involved with the bikini. The bikini has also given rise to many jobs to designers and manufactures as they came up with new designs and colors to attract the women who choose to wear these items. Many children owe their lives to  the bikini as the parents were attracted to one another after one saw the other in a bikini. So thank you Mr. Reard and Heim. You can read more about the history of the bikini by clicking the link.

The bikini.

Social Musings 101: The Telescope

So in this posting of people who have contributed to society we discuss none other than  Hans Lippershey. Mr. Lippershey’s contribution was the telescope. I know many of us have watched the doom and gloom end of the world movies. Yes, all those movies were made because scientists and others have the power to see extremely far distances in space. We can see further into space because of Mr. Lippershey and others who thought along the lines of Mr. Lippershey. As a result of this new invention are minds have been expanded and opened to the vast limitlessness of the universe as well. So the next time you go to an observatory give Mr. Lippershey a quiet Thank You for what he’s done and his contribution that’s made our lives easier. You can read more about Mr. Lippershey by clicking the link.

The history of the telescope.

Social Musings 101: The Smoothie

So many of year are probably drinking one as we speak. If you’re not drinking of one you have been thinking of one or want one. What is the illustrious drink that you prefer? Yes you guessed it the “Smoothie”. Many of us take for granted the ability to drink fruit in a glass or cup before we start or during our day. According to Wikipedia the Fred Waring came out with an electric blender. He hired a home economics consultant named Mabel Stegner to come up with some recipes for the blender. She came up with several recipes for the blender which included mixing fruit and milk together and other combinations. So the next time you go to your favorite smoothie shop, say Thank You to Fred and Mabel. Since the two, put their minds together and gave us this new social staple of value, alot of us have been healthier as a result. Not only that but the smoothie industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Who would have thought that selling liquid fruit could make so much money? You can read more about the history of the smoothie by clicking the link below. Until next time enjoy your friday.

The Smoothie

Social Musings 101: The Elevator

So in this posting I want to muse about the elevator. According to (Wikipedia) some of the first elevators were in the monasteries of Egypt and in Rome. So the elevator has gone through many developments from hand cranked pulleys to electric powered ones. Can you imagine (if you will)….well wait. First have you ever worked in a high rise building? So most high rise building have around 60-80 floors. So without an elevator everyday you would have to have on a pair of running shoes or jogging shoes and a change of clothes because once you made it to the top you would need to change out. People would dread going to work and only the most fit people would work in high rise buildings. That would probably even change the architecture and design of buildings in society. As these types of buildings wouldn’t be built because companies would cease to put offices in locations that didn’t attract the top talent. But that didn’t happen. As a result of the elevator several different professions have jobs, from window washers, to building and safety, to elevator mechanics, to engineers. So this posting is just saying thank you to all the people who had a hand in perfecting and crafting the elevator into what it is today. You can read more about the invention of the elevator by clicking the link.

The history of the elevator

Social Musings 101: German World War 2 Deserters

So I was thinking about The movie, “Miracle At Saint Anna”, and remembered the German deserter that they were trying to kill. So in this posting of people who have contributed to society I take my hat off to the German Deserters of World War 2. I say that because the madness that purveyed the country at the time was out of control. People killing people. Taking valuables, accusations, after accusations. Some of these soliders must have thought to themselves what in the hell is going on here. This isn’t what I signed up for. In the face of you traitor they had a fundamental understanding of human nature and what needed to be done. Now if someone signed up saw bullets and then said oh no this isn’t for me that different. But if he or she said and these people are being gassed and burned because of what? And made there exit strategy then I say Thank You to these men and women as they saved the lives of others. While taking a stand for the human race. You can read more about some of things these men have went thru by clicking on the link.

Germany’s WW 2 Deserters 

Social Musings 101: Christmas Trees

So in this posting of People who have contributed to society, I want to focus on, the Christmas Tree. So according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews used the Christmas tree to remind themselves of the importance of eternal life. The Christmas tree tradition as we currently know it came from Germany during their renaissance period. But early versions of the Christmas tree were decorated with fruit such as apples and oranges. The adding of lights to the Christmas Tree only came about after the advent of electricity. It is also believed that the garland and pine trees ward off evil spirits, so the tree is a good one to have in/around the house. So thanks to all the people involved in the tree profession that started this Christmas tree tradition. As many families have shareable memories after having gone as a family together to get trees. Many people are gainfully employed as tree picker uppers, and train and truck drivers are employed in the pickup, delivery, and processing of the trees from their original destinations. Well Happy Early Merry Holidays. You can read more about the history of Christmas Tree by clicking here. Christmas Trees. Lol