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"A Look to the Heavens"

09/16/2014 01:22:10 AM

"How fast can a black hole spin? If any object made of regular matter spins too fast- it breaks apart. But a black hole might not be able to break apart- and its maximum spin rate is really unknown. Theorists usually model rapidly rotating black hole > read more

"Tank Man"

09/15/2014 22:02:54 PM

"Tank Man"by Wikipedia“He who is brave is free.” > read more

"Laughter, Hope, Power..."

09/15/2014 21:52:52 PM

"Laughter is the sound of hope. > read more

"A Deeper Truth..."

09/15/2014 21:42:31 PM

"There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and th > read more

"Undistracted Energy: Pure Thoughts"

09/15/2014 21:36:10 PM

"Undistracted Energy: Pure Thoughts"by The DailyOM"The longer we are able to hold a positive thought, the stronger that energy around us becomes. If we make no effort at all, our thoughts usually scatter in a vast array of directions. They start and > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/15/2014 21:33:51 PM

Overland Park, Kansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"A New Day Will Come..."

09/15/2014 21:20:39 PM

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The Poet: David Whyte, "The Winter of Listening"

09/15/2014 21:14:46 PM

"The Winter of Listening"? > read more

"On A Long Enough Timeline..."

09/15/2014 21:08:53 PM

"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."- "Tyler Durden", "Fight Club" > read more

Gaza: “Nation of Cowards”

09/15/2014 20:57:15 PM

“Nation of Cowards”By John Chuckman“What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is no > read more

Ebola: “U.S. Government To Buy 160,000 Ebola Hazmat Suits To Prepare For Full-blown Global Pandemic”

09/14/2014 20:32:16 PM

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Musical Interlude: Mars Lasar, “Seven Tears”

09/13/2014 20:50:16 PM

Mars Lasar, “Seven Tears”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Mars Lasar, "Valley Of The Giants"

09/13/2014 20:42:36 PM

Mars Lasar, "Valley Of The Giants""Yosemite Valley on the wings of an eagle only as Mars Lasar can take you. This transcendent musical adventure is a multi-sensory journey through one of the world 's most magical creations of nature, Yosemite Valley. > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/13/2014 19:53:26 PM

“Bright spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping t > read more

Chet Raymo

09/13/2014 19:52:30 PM

“The Broken Web”by Chet Raymo“Every fall, when a mysterious seasonal alarm clock tells them to go, the monarch butterflies of our New England meadows set off on one of the most remarkable migrations in the animal kingdom. They wing their way to > read more

History: "What Was the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest?"

09/13/2014 19:49:10 PM

"What Was the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest?"By David Crossland"In September 9 AD, Germanic tribesmen slaughtered three Roman legions in a battle that marked the "big bang" of the German nation and created its first hero - Hermann. > read more

"What They Are Capable Of Being..."

09/13/2014 19:44:16 PM

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,and you help them to become what they are capable of being."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/13/2014 19:39:34 PM

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Being Proud of Who You Are"

09/13/2014 19:32:47 PM

"Being Proud of Who You Are"by Dr. Kevin Ross Emery"We have been told that pride goeth before the fall and that pride is not just a sin, but one of the seven deadly sins. Of course we also have the idea that we should take pride in our work, be proud > read more

“The Human Need for a ‘Higher Purpose’"

09/13/2014 19:22:18 PM

“The Human Need for a ‘Higher Purpose’"by Evolutionary-Metaphysics"One of the more compelling reasons why some people hope for the existence of a purposeful creative process is because it can give a sense of meaning to their lives. Believing in > read more

"How Is One To Live..."

09/13/2014 19:18:59 PM

“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becom > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Elysian Fields”

09/12/2014 23:03:30 PM

2002, “Elysian Fields”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/12/2014 22:48:41 PM

“Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in con > read more

"The Whole Of Life..."

09/12/2014 22:47:15 PM

"The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues."- Terry Pratchett, "Movin > read more

Paulo Coelho, “The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”

09/12/2014 22:46:02 PM

“The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”by Paulo Coelho"I remember reading a piece of news on the Internet that a man was found dead in Tokyo on 10 June 2004, dressed in his pajamas. So what? I imagine that most people who die wearing their pajamas either > read more

"The Rhythm Of Living..."

09/12/2014 22:44:04 PM

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change -this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear;out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."- Bruce Barton > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/12/2014 22:39:50 PM

Falmouth, Maine, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, “Examination of Conscience”

09/12/2014 22:38:32 PM

“Examination of Conscience”by Chet Raymo"I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery,” a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a > read more

The Poet: Tom Disch, "What to Accept"

09/12/2014 22:36:07 PM

"What to Accept"by Tom Disch"The fact of mountains. The actualityOf any stone - by kicking, if necessary.The need to ignore stupid people,While restraining one's natural impulseTo murder them. The change from your dollar,Be it no more than a penny,Fo > read more

"Choose One..."

09/12/2014 22:34:47 PM

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"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"

09/12/2014 21:59:55 PM

"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"by The DailyOM"Ultimately, you are the one. We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fac > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/11/2014 21:41:28 PM

"Was Devils Tower once an explosive volcano? Famous for its appearance in films such as Close Encounters, the origin of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, USA is still debated, with a leading hypothesis holding that it is a hardened lava plume that probably n > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Joy of Unbelief”

09/11/2014 21:40:40 PM

“The Joy of Unbelief”by Chet RaymoIn a recent “New Yorker,” James Wood reviews a new collection of essays called “The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now,” edited by the literary scholar George Levine and published by Princet > read more

"They Have To Learn It..."

09/11/2014 21:39:02 PM

"It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it. To love is good, too: love being difficult. For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all t > read more

"Our Goal..."

09/11/2014 21:37:54 PM

"The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: > read more

"The Supreme Paradox"

09/11/2014 21:36:41 PM

"The Supreme Paradox"by Robert Ardrey?"Man is a fraction of the animal world… We are not so unique as we should like to believe. The problem of man’s original nature imposes itself upon any human solution. Amity – as Darwin guessed but did no > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/11/2014 21:35:22 PM

Plainfield, Indiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more


09/11/2014 21:34:45 PM

"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth."- Ludwig Borne > read more

"The Genesis of Evil"

09/11/2014 21:32:53 PM

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“How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath”

09/11/2014 19:34:32 PM

“How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath”by Scott A. Bonn, Ph.D“Many forensic psychologists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there are meaningful differences betw > read more

"How It Really Was, And Is"

09/11/2014 18:18:21 PM

"A think tank called the "Project for the New American Century," headed by people like Dick Cheney, revealed the thinking behind 9/11: “America’s military must rule out even the possibility of a serious global or regional challenger anywhere in t > read more

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

09/10/2014 21:34:22 PM

Adiemus, “Adiemus”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/10/2014 21:30:47 PM

“What created the Waterfall Nebula? No one knows. The structure seen in the region of NGC 1999 in the Great Orion Molecular Cloud complex is one of the more mysterious structures yet found on the sky. Designated HH-222, the elongated gaseous stream > read more

"Face It..."

09/10/2014 21:29:34 PM

"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." > read more


09/10/2014 21:28:36 PM

“Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it,I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why doI keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop...”- "Grey's Anatomy" > read more

Psychology: "Life's Extremes: Smart vs. Dumb"

09/10/2014 21:27:23 PM

"Life's Extremes: Smart vs. Dumb"by Adam Hadhazy“Legendary feats of intelligence - Ken Jennings winning 74 consecutive "Jeopardy!" games - have their match in astonishing acts of stupidity, like a would-be robber who dons a mask without remembering > read more

Chet Raymo, “ID”

09/10/2014 21:25:19 PM

“ID”by Chet Raymo“I have this fantasy of arriving at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter checks his online ledger: "Yep, you're in," he says. I look over his shoulder and see a vast white building stretching into the distance. A big sign on the roof > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/10/2014 21:23:10 PM

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“No Economy For Americans”

09/10/2014 21:21:59 PM

“No Economy For Americans”By Paul Craig Roberts“The Dow Jones stock average closed Friday at 17,137, despite the fact that the payroll jobs report was a measly 125,000 new jobs for August, an insufficient amount to keep up with the growth in th > read more

"It Is Not Enough..."

09/10/2014 21:20:49 PM

"I love the valiant; but it is not enough to wield a broadsword, > read more

“Attachment vs. Detachment: Finding the Psychological Golden Mean”

09/10/2014 21:19:36 PM

“Attachment vs. Detachment: > read more

Musical Interlude: Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown”

09/09/2014 23:12:16 PM

Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/09/2014 19:14:26 PM

"Sometimes, you can put some night sky in your art. Captured above Japan earlier this month, a picturesque night sky was photographed behind a picturesque frosted leaf. The reflecting ice crystals on the leaf coolly mimic the shining stars far in the > read more


09/09/2014 19:13:03 PM

"Thought..."by Ken Wilber"Thought proceeds in a line, while the real world does not. Thought is sequential, successive, one-dimensional, while the real world presents itself as a multidimensional, simultaneous pattern of infinite variety. Thought pre > read more

Chet Raymo, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

09/09/2014 19:06:55 PM

“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” > read more

"What Is Consciousness?"

09/09/2014 19:06:07 PM

"What Is Consciousness?"As Seen On: > read more

Psychology: “Different Bodies, Different Minds: The Handedness Bias”

09/09/2014 19:03:05 PM

“Different Bodies, Different Minds: > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/09/2014 19:01:11 PM

Aztec, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Life Is Never Easy..."

09/09/2014 19:00:31 PM

"Life is never easy for those who dream."- Robert James Waller > read more

"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"

09/09/2014 18:59:32 PM

"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"by The DailyOM"Often it takes something major to wake us up as we struggle to maintain an illusion of control. In life, most of us want things to go to the places we have envisioned ourselves going. We have > read more

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

09/09/2014 18:56:52 PM

"You Reading This, Be Ready""Starting here, what do you want to remember?How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?What scent of old wood hovers, what softenedsound from outside fills the air?Will you ever bring a better gift for the worldthan the br > read more

The Poet: Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight"

09/09/2014 02:15:54 AM

"Music and Moonlight""We are the music makers,And we are the dreamers of dreams,Wandering by lone seabreakers,And sitting by desolate streams;World-losers and world-forsakers,On whom the pale moon gleams:Yet we are the movers and shakersOf the world > read more

"Always Been Sane..."

09/09/2014 00:35:54 AM

"As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight."- G. K. Chesterton > read more

Paulo Coelho, “Change and Renewal”

09/09/2014 00:33:13 AM

“Change and Renewal”by Paulo Coelho“When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’ Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The ne > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/08/2014 23:18:52 PM

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Archaelogy: "The Mysterious Megaliths of New England"

09/08/2014 22:31:50 PM

"The Mysterious Megaliths of New England" > read more

"Promise Me..."

09/08/2014 22:28:40 PM

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe,and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”- Christopher Robin to “Pooh” > read more

"We Deny..."

09/08/2014 22:26:01 PM

"We deny that we're tired, we deny that we're scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we're in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so > read more

“Learned Helplessness: The War On You”

09/08/2014 22:19:29 PM

“Learned Helplessness: The War On You” > read more

"How It Really Is"

09/08/2014 22:08:29 PM

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“37 Lies Americans Tell Themselves To Avoid Confronting Reality”

09/08/2014 20:07:27 PM

“37 Lies Americans Tell Themselves To Avoid Confronting Reality”by Mike Adams“Have you noticed the incredible detachment from reality exhibited by the masses these days? The continued operation of modern society, it seems, depends on people mak > read more

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, "The Boxer"

09/07/2014 22:54:52 PM

Simon & Garfunkel, "The Boxer"- > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

09/07/2014 20:56:10 PM

Liquid Mind, “Night Light” > read more

Psychology: "The Illusion of Truth"

09/07/2014 20:51:50 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

09/07/2014 20:47:32 PM

“NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest. Discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel in the constellation of Sculptor, NGC 253 lies only about ten million light-years distant. NGC 253 is the lar > read more

Chet Raymo, “Learning And Yearning”

09/07/2014 20:43:08 PM

“Learning And Yearning” > read more

The Daily "Near You?'

09/07/2014 20:41:38 PM

San Isidro, San Jose, Costa Rica. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"I Rescued A Human Today"

09/07/2014 20:40:40 PM

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“What Is ‘The Law of Attraction?’”

09/07/2014 20:38:49 PM

“What Is ‘The Law of Attraction?’”by Michael Bernard Beckwith“Why is it that just by walking into a room some people light up the atmosphere with their presence? Why, when certain individuals speak, do their listeners become spellbound, whi > read more

Paulo Coelho, "The Power Of The Word"

09/07/2014 20:34:42 PM

"The Power Of The Word"by Paulo Coelho"Of all the powerful weapons of destruction that man has invented, the most terrible – and the most cowardly – is the word. Knives and firearms leave traces of blood. Bombs shake whole buildings and streets. > read more

"Gates Of Light..."

09/07/2014 20:33:06 PM

“The way the soul is with the senses and the intellect is like a creek. When desire weeds grow thick, intelligence can’t flow, and the soul creatures stay hidden. But sometimes the reasonable clarity runs so strong it sweeps the clogged stream op > read more

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Circles Of Our Lives"

09/07/2014 00:46:39 AM

"The Circles Of Our Lives"by Wendell Berry"Within the circles of our liveswe dance the circles of the years,the circles of the seasonswithin the circles of the years,the cycles of the moon,within the circles of the seasons,the circles of our reasonsw > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/06/2014 22:26:17 PM

“Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory. Their young, blue star clusters and pink star forming regions along sweeping spiral arms are guaranteed to attract attention. But small irregular galaxies form stars too, like NGC 4449, about > read more

Chet Raymo, "What Does It All Mean?"

09/06/2014 22:24:20 PM

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Musical Interlude: The Alan Parsons Project, “Prime Time”

09/06/2014 19:55:29 PM

The Alan Parsons Project, “Prime Time”- > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/06/2014 19:50:07 PM

Saint-basile, Quebec, Canada. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"We Do Not Need Magic..."

09/06/2014 19:48:03 PM

“Every day, I saw more evidence about the evils humankind will inflict on their fellow humans to gain or maintain power… What is more, those who choose not to empathize may enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil > read more

"A Companion Who Goes With Us..."

09/06/2014 19:45:39 PM

"Someone once told me that time is a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, that reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind > read more

The Universe, "Don't Be Afraid"

09/06/2014 19:38:49 PM

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"It May Be..."

09/06/2014 19:36:31 PM

"It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work,And that when we no longer know what way to go, we have begun our real journey."- Wendell Berry > read more

"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid"

09/06/2014 19:30:59 PM

"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid"Author Unknown"Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be > read more

“Drought Apocalypse Begins In California As Wells Run Dry”

09/05/2014 20:38:01 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

09/05/2014 19:45:55 PM

Owyhee, Nevada, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Poet: Barbara Crooker, "In the Middle..."

09/05/2014 19:44:47 PM

"In the Middle...""In the middleof a life that's as complicated as everyone else's,struggling for balance, juggling time.The mantle clock that was my grandfather'shas stopped at 9:20; we haven't had timeto get it repaired. The brass pendulum is still > read more

Archaeology: “From Foraging To Farming: The 10,000-Year Revolution”

09/05/2014 19:41:54 PM

“From Foraging To Farming: The 10,000-Year Revolution”by PhysOrg“Excavation of 19,000-year-old hunter-gatherer remains, including a vast camp site, is fuelling a reinterpretation of the greatest fundamental shift in human civilisation – the o > read more

Chet Raymo, “Walking Wary”

09/05/2014 19:40:06 PM

“Walking Wary”by Chet Raymo“Virginia Woolf called them "moments of being," those unanticipated encounters with something in nature (including, of course, human nature) that sets one back on one's heels, drops the jaw, sends chills up the spine. > read more

"The Trouble With Most People..."

09/05/2014 19:38:29 PM

"The trouble with most people is that they think with their > read more

"How It Really Is"

09/05/2014 16:30:26 PM

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"Less Time And Inclination..."

09/05/2014 16:18:28 PM

“We have looked first at man with his vanities and greed and his problems of a day or a year; and then only, and from this biased point of view, we have looked outward at the earth he has inhabited so briefly and at the universe in which our earth > read more

Free Download: Mark Twain, "Letters From the Earth"

09/05/2014 14:45:30 PM

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