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Good News Tuesday for May 18, 2021: The Dogs are Back, Baby Turtles, Brain Power, and a Persistent 9-Year-Old Chooses Her Hero

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

The Dogs are Back in the White House

After the Biden’s younger rescue dog, Major, caused minor injuries to a secret service agent who who surprised him, the dogs went away to training. Now they’re back in the white house with plans for a feline sister. One thing I love about this story is that the Bidens didn’t give up on Major. They got him the extra help he needed to come back and be part of the family. Here are details from USA Today.

Baby Turtles Rescued from Storm Drains

Over 825 baby diamondback terrapin turtles have been rescued from storm drains in New Jersey and are being cared for at the university until they can be released into the wild. Here’s more from CNN.

Paralyzed Man Achieves New Record Writing with His Mind

Using a “brain-to-text” system, a paralyzed man typed 18 words per minute – more than doubling the the previous record for typing with this type of interface. CNN explains how the process works.

Honoring All Our Heroes

Nine-year-old Noa was assigned to write about Amelia Earhart. But Noa wanted to write about Bessie Coleman, the first black (and Native American) female pilot in America. Since there were no opportunities for Ms. Coleman’s training in America, she saved her money and went to France for her pilot training. Like her hero, Noa was persistent. Here’s what happened:

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for May 18, 2021: The Dogs are Back, Baby Turtles, Brain Power, and a Persistent 9-Year-Old Chooses Her Hero

  1. JoAnna, more wonderful news. The video of Noa and her report on Bessie Coleman was so inspiring! ❀

    I once had a similar situation as a teacher in an Islamic school. Fourth grade students were reporting on various countries. Palestine was not on my list because of its ambiguous status. The student did not want to report on Israel. At the request of her mother, the school librarian, she successfully reported on Palestine instead. πŸ™‚ All the best1

  2. I love the video of Noa. I’ve always been a huge fan of Bessie Coleman.

    • So glad you loved the video. Me too! Sadly, I did not recall the name Bessie Coleman before seeing it, but I’m thankful that Noa shined such a lovely light on her hero.

  3. Blown away by the story of nine-year-old Noa who persisted in writing about Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in America.

  4. I was glad to see Major make it back into the house.

  5. So good for Noa and her mother – BUT why on earth didn’t the teacher find out for herself

  6. Wonderful news once again! I loved all of them, but especially cherished the story about the misbehaved dog whose behavior was interpreted through the eyes of compassion and forgiveness. Thanks, dear JoAnna! πŸ’“

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