Good morning glory!

I have realized depending on where you are, city, urban, rural, state, country, institution or what have you, people say good morning or afternoon or don’t even acknowledge others exist in their busy lives.

 On normal times I suppose we go on our merry way with no care in the world. If something great or not so much happens, then we look around or act accordingly for others to notice. Thanks to technology we don’t have to be at the spot to witness something. 

 I always wonder why in some places people are friendly and hospitable while others are distant and standoffish? 

 What makes us comfortable or uncomfortable? I know being in familiar places we feel more open to others while if in strange places we are more closed in which is a natural instinct. What could I do to be more open and mindful of others? Could my smile and “good morning” wish to someone having a bad day or a rough start better?

 It is about afternoon here in the Midwest in Crystal Lawns Illinois USA. Have a great time wherever you are and take the time to aknowledge life in all its glory!


Why does phosphorus glow in the dark?

 There’s a couple of types of phosphorus, and not all of them glow in the dark. Red phosphorus is decidedly un-glowy, but it’s very useful as a flame retardant. White phosphorus is the glowing variety — but it’s not light or dark that causes the effect. Actually, it’s a chemical reaction. When white phosphorus comes in contact with oxygen, it starts to glow a greenish hue. But that’s not why your glowsticks or glow-in-the-dark yo-yos are easy to find at night — and it’s a good thing too, since white phosphorus is also very explosive.

Okay, so it might get confusing for a minute. Because your glowsticks don’t use phosphorus, but they do use phosphors. These are substances that absorb energy from light, then slowly releases that energy in the form of more light over the course of several hours. The glowing property that phosphors have is called “phosphorescence”, and just to make things extra confusing, phosphorus itself isn’t phosphorescent. It’s chemiluminescent. Got it?