This Day in History

December 31, 1879 — Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Note: I will be continuing “This Day in History” posts on a random basis in the future. It has been an interesting experiment to look at the past and realize that no matter how much progress we have made in so many areas, we are circling backwards in others and are, at times, closer to the original problem than we are to the solution for it.

I have hope that we can begin to heal the cracks and divisions that we are experiencing in our society once we realize that we, as individuals, cannot get our way in every situation we face. It’s a matter of compromise and compassion.

Let’s face it, if Mick Jagger can’t always get what he wants, the rest of us have no shot.

Best wishes for Peace, Love and Chocolate in 2019,

  6 comments for “This Day in History

  1. January 1, 2019 at 5:58 AM

    I’ve enjoyed reading this series, Allan. It’s amazing to stop and reread events that happened on this exact day. It’s such a tangible way of reminding ourselves of time, however we see it. Look forward to reading more. Wishing you a great new year.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 1, 2019 at 9:38 AM

      Thank you for your insightful comments. It has been amazing to “look back” over the last year and see how far we have advanced and how much we are still stuck in some loops that are not working for us. There’s a lot to be thankful for and a lot of room for improvement.

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  2. December 31, 2018 at 8:32 AM

    Good. They are very enjoyable. Happy New Year to you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 31, 2018 at 8:36 AM

      Happy New Year to you, Peter. Thanks for your comments and participation over the last year.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 31, 2018 at 6:37 AM

    Let’s hope that we get at least a portion of what we need in the coming year. There’s a lot on the list. Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

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