Terrific News Tuesday

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Help with Hurricane Harvey
  • On the Road for the Eclipse
  • Mining Ban near Yellowstone
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Driverless Pizza Delivery

Help with Hurricane Harvey

Here’s how you can help Texas residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey (WaPo):

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10. The organization is also asking for volunteers.

Other organizations include the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse, and Heart to Heart International.

More information can be found HERE.

Please help where you can!

On the Road:

Steve Hartmann and his two sons, George and Emmett, viewed the solar eclipse in central Nebraska last week.

For nine-year-old George, it was extra special. Hartmann explains that George is autistic, and one of the many blessings of his autism is this ability — shared by many like him — to find overwhelming joy in the most underwhelming minutiae.

It also was extra special for us to see how much George enjoyed the magnificent show.

Mining Ban near Yellowstone:

It was great to hear that U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on forested public lands in Montana near Yellowstone National Park. It was also reported that he will also consider blocking other types of mining. (AP)

We can’t allow anything to harm our national treasure.

Kansas City Royals:

The Kansas City Royals extended their scoreless streak to 43 innings, five shy of the record, getting shut out for a fourth straight game in a 12-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. (AP)

Since this is Terrific News Tuesday, I must point out that the Royals are only three games out of the final Wildcard playoff spot – even with this losing streak.

How’s that for a glass half-full attitude?

Driverless Pizza Delivery:

USA Today reports that Ford and Domino’s Pizza are teaming up to deliver pizza in the driverless car. They will be testing the new delivery service in the Detroit suburb of Ann Arbor, where Domino’s is based.

The customer will receive a text message when the pizza arrives, and then they will have to go to the curb to get the pizza.