Turning a Blind Eye. Commercializing Space. Ageless. South Beach & Wynwood.
It all started with an email to the Indianapolis Star and their five-month investigation into the mishandling of sexual abuse allegations by the national governing body USA Gymnastics. After reading the piece, Rachel Denhollander, with the emotion that many of us can never understand, wrote the email in which she painfully described how the USA Gymnastics’ team doctor sexually molested her under the guise of performing medical treatment on her back. The IndyStar thankfully used all of their media power to publicize the email eventually resulting in 156 women coming forward to tell their story of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, the team doctor of both USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. In last week’s sentencing hearing, it was fitting that Ms. Denhollander was the last of the 156 women to deliver a statement during Nassar’s seven-day hearing. At the end of her statement, all of the courtroom gave her a standing ovation, saluting her courage for coming forward and ending the terrifying abuse delivered by this so-called doctor. The fallout resulted in the entire Board of USA Gymnastics immediately resigning as well as the President and Athletic Director of Michigan State University. As for Nassar, (note: I will not dignify him by using the Dr. prefix in front of his name), the Judge in the case sentenced him to as many as 175 years in prison. The Judge knows, as well as all of us, that Nassar will have limited days of life left once he enters prison. Prisoners, as violent as their crimes may have been, have zero tolerance to ‘live’ with sexual predators, especially of children. To Hell, Larry Nassar.
Falcon Heavy. Nothing to do with the Atlanta Falcons and their failure to return to the Super Bowl. Falcon Heavy is SpaceX’s newest rocket, the most powerful rocket currently in operation – and the second-most powerful rocket ever built. The most powerful rocket in history was NASA’s Saturn V rocket, which was used for the Apollo moon landings and was retired in the 1970s. This is another Elon Musk effort to commercialize space, as once the Falcon Heavy accomplishes it objective of reaching deep orbit, many entities plan on using the Falcon Heavy to carry payloads and satellites into space. Quite an accomplishment for Elon Musk, who in one word is quite the visionary.
Roger Federer. After last night, his 20th Grand Slam win. At 36-years old. Enough said.
On the lighter side of things, a wedding in the Miami area provided for a wonderful weekend of fun and celebration. To my daughter and son-in-law: all the best for a life of fulfilled with happiness and joy. XO.
Adios and Have a Funday Sunday!!