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“The 13th Warrior: Prayers Before Final Battle”

10/06/2015 00:03:28 AM

“The 13th Warrior: Prayers Before Final Battle”Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan: > read more

"What Is Life?"

10/05/2015 23:50:28 PM

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."- Crowfoot, > read more

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

10/05/2015 21:05:04 PM

Afshin, “Prayer of Change”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/05/2015 21:03:27 PM

“Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expandi > read more

Chet Raymo, “Learning And Yearning”

10/05/2015 21:02:09 PM

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"Who Am I: The Heart Of Unknowing"

10/05/2015 20:58:12 PM

"Who Am I: The Heart Of Unknowing"by The DailyOm"The question of who we are is a seed that can bear much fruit if given the chance to unfold. At some point in our lives, or perhaps at many points in our lives, we ask the question, “Who am I?” At > read more

"The Future..."

10/05/2015 20:56:38 PM

"We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, > read more

Psychology: "If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong"

10/05/2015 20:55:32 PM

"If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong:The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers"by Cal Newport"The Berlin Study: > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/05/2015 20:53:10 PM

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more


10/05/2015 20:52:18 PM

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Musical Interlude: Michael Franti: "Hey World (Don't Give Up)"

10/04/2015 23:21:23 PM

Michael Franti: "Hey World (Don't Give Up)"- > read more

Musical Interlude: Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up”

10/04/2015 23:11:17 PM

Jason Mraz, “I Won't Give Up”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/04/2015 23:08:42 PM

“Point your telescope toward the high flying constellation Pegasus and you can find this expanse of Milky Way stars and distant galaxies. Centered on NGC 7814, the pretty field of view would almost be covered by a full moon. NGC 7814 is sometimes c > read more

"A Few Questions to Ask"

10/04/2015 23:05:29 PM

"A Few Questions to Ask"By Eric Peters"Debating the merits of > read more

“What Is Synchronicity?”

10/04/2015 23:02:25 PM

“What Is Synchronicity?”by Zen Gardner"First of all, the mystical synchronicity mechanism > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/04/2015 23:00:13 PM

Vienna, Wien, Austria. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Poet: Denise Levertov, "Variation On A Theme By Rilke"

10/04/2015 22:59:35 PM

"Variation On A Theme By Rilke"("The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1")"A certain day became a presence to me;there it was, confronting me- a sky, air, light:a being. > read more

Chet Raymo, “Asymptote”

10/04/2015 19:48:41 PM

“Asymptote”by Chet Raymo“My pal Brian Doyle had another of his terrific essays in the Notre Dame Magazine, recounting a moment back in 1974 when, as an ND undergraduate, he bumped into the famed Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. "I read some > read more

"A Fire Hydrant..."

10/04/2015 19:32:03 PM

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"How It Really Is"

10/04/2015 19:29:28 PM

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Chet Raymo, “Nature”

10/04/2015 00:51:46 AM

“Nature”by Chet Raymo"I've been pondering what nature might teach us, and why we should want to know it. First of all, I am a big believer that nature is our only reliable teacher. I have little confidence in pure reason as an avenue to truth, an > read more

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

10/04/2015 00:50:50 AM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

10/04/2015 00:45:24 AM

"This rugged road through the dark Atacama Desert seems to lead skyward toward the bright stars and glowing nebulae of the southern Milky Way. If you follow the road you will get to Cerro Armazones peak in Chile, future construction site for the 40-m > read more

The Poet: Robert Bly, "The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog"

10/04/2015 00:40:46 AM

"The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog""I never intended to have this life, believe me -It just happened. You know how dogs turn upAt a farm, and they wag but can't explain.It's good if you can accept your life - you'll noticeYour face has beco > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/04/2015 00:37:47 AM

Green River, Utah, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"The Otters Of The Universe"

10/04/2015 00:34:47 AM

“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can > read more

"All Man Can Do..."

10/04/2015 00:32:59 AM

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"How It Really Is"

10/03/2015 23:56:42 PM

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Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Right-Wing Idiocies This Week

10/03/2015 23:54:20 PM

“5 Right-Wing Idiocies This Week: > read more

"The Truth..."

10/03/2015 23:49:51 PM

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”- Flannery O’Connor > read more

Chet Raymo, "Lessons"

10/02/2015 19:01:30 PM

"Lessons"by Chet Raymo"There is a four-line poem by Yeats, called "Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors":"What they undertook to doThey brought to pass;All things hang like a drop of dewUpon a blade of grass."Like so many of the short poems of Yeats, > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Soft Focus”

10/02/2015 19:00:03 PM

Liquid Mind, “Soft Focus”- > read more

“The Nature Of The Universe: Why Are We Here? Why Were We Born?”

10/02/2015 18:46:20 PM

“The Nature Of The Universe: > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/02/2015 18:45:31 PM

“Very faint but also very large on planet Earth's sky, a giant Squid Nebula cataloged as Ou4, and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula, are both caught in this scene toward the royal constellation Cepheus. Composed with a total of 20 hours o > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/02/2015 18:16:02 PM

Gainesville, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

The Poet: Linda Pastan, “What We Want”

10/02/2015 18:02:34 PM

“What We Want”“What we wantis never simple.We move among the thingswe thought we wanted:a face, a room, an open bookand these things bear our names-now they want us.But what we want appearsin dreams, wearing disguises.We fall past,holding out o > read more

"My Wish For You..."

10/02/2015 17:54:22 PM

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"How It Really Is"

10/02/2015 14:59:41 PM

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The Economy: “Are You Prepared for ‘Financial Prohibition’?”

10/02/2015 14:55:11 PM

“Are You Prepared for ‘Financial Prohibition’?”by Bill BonnerROME – "What are we doing in Rome? We’ll tell you Monday. That will give us time to figure it out… In the meantime, remember: Cash is king. It’s one of the best-performing m > read more

"The Mind of Mr. Putin"

10/02/2015 11:19:11 AM

"The Mind of Mr. Putin"by Patrick J. Buchanan“Do you realize now what you have done?” So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did > read more

Musical Interlude: Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”

10/01/2015 21:19:22 PM

Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”- > read more

Paulo Coelho, “10 Lessons from Einstein”

10/01/2015 18:11:53 PM

“10 Lessons from Einstein”by Paulo Coelho1. Follow Your Curiosity: > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/01/2015 18:07:17 PM

“Almost every object in the below photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky > read more

Chet Raymo, “Walking Wary”

10/01/2015 15:48:41 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 Daily "Near You?"

10/01/2015 14:25:00 PM

Mesquite, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"When Life Throws You a Curve Ball: Embracing Unpredictability"

10/01/2015 14:23:57 PM

"When Life Throws You a Curve Ball: Embracing Unpredictability"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"When the unexpected happens, you always have your inner core strength which cannot be taken from you. In life, we are always setting goals for ourselves and > read more

Psychology: "This Prank Proved That Americans Don’t Read Past Headlines"

10/01/2015 13:50:14 PM

"This Prank Proved That Americans Don’t Read Past Headlines"by Heather Callaghan"But it may have proven more. A social media April Fool’s prank spearheaded by NPR in 2014 is, ironically, drawing some reflection. This isn’t one of those frustrat > read more

The Economy: “Gregory Mannarino: Greatest Theft in History Coming”

10/01/2015 13:09:19 PM

“Gregory Mannarino: Greatest Theft in History Coming”By Greg Hunter’s"Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says what is going on in the stock market is way worse than a so-called “correction.” Mannarino explains, “We are defin > read more

“Question to Millennials: Why Are You Not Mad as Hell Yet?”

10/01/2015 13:07:33 PM

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The Poet: John Clare, "I Am"

10/01/2015 13:02:19 PM

CrazyTalk, "I Am"“I Am”"I am— yet what I am none cares or knows;My friends forsake me like a memory lost:I am the self-consumer of my woes—They rise and vanish in oblivious host,Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes;And yet I am, a > read more

Musical Interlude: Georg Deuter, “Lavender Fields”

09/30/2015 19:57:20 PM

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Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Continuum”

09/30/2015 19:53:28 PM

Vangelis, “Continuum” > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/30/2015 19:50:54 PM

“What will become of these galaxies? Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In thi > read more

"Chromaradio: Choose Your Own Musical Interludes"

09/30/2015 19:50:06 PM

"Our purpose is to offer a wide range of music selections that fit any style. Ranging between Greek and international mainstream hits, New Age, the sounds of nature, smooth jazz, Soul and Christmas. > read more

Chet Raymo, "Starlight"

09/30/2015 19:31:35 PM

"Starlight"by Chet Raymo"Poor Calvin is overwhelmed with the vastness of the cosmos and no small dose of existential angst. He is not the first, of course. Most famously the 17th-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal wailed his own despair: "I fee > read more

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

09/30/2015 19:29:18 PM

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the oth > read more

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk"

09/30/2015 19:07:40 PM

"A Walk""My eyes already touch the sunny hill.going far ahead of the road I have begun.So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;it has inner light, even from a distance-and changes us, even if we do not reach it,into something else, which, hardly se > read more

The Economy: “Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World”

09/30/2015 14:17:57 PM

“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World”by Jim Quinn“In America, the criminally insane rule and the rest of us,or the vast majority of the rest of us, either do not care, do not know, > read more


09/30/2015 14:15:44 PM

"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/30/2015 14:15:13 PM

Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Until The Last Moment”

09/29/2015 20:58:04 PM

Yanni, “Until The Last Moment”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/29/2015 18:26:32 PM

“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (10 > read more

"Of The Questions Recurring...:

09/29/2015 18:23:38 PM

“Oh Me! Oh Life! of the questions recurring, > read more

"How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion"

09/29/2015 18:09:57 PM

"How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion"by Pamela Meyer"What if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest and decide for yourself: > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Spare And The True”

09/29/2015 18:04:13 PM

“The Spare And The True”by Chet Raymo“Twice during the past few years, someone has alerted me to quotes from my Globe columns in the American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.), illustrating the use of words. For spacefaring, the dictionary cites my > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/29/2015 17:55:09 PM

Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

The Poet: Stephen Levine, “Half Life”

09/29/2015 17:52:53 PM

“Half Life”"We walk through half our lifeas if it were a fever dream,barely touching the ground,our eyes half open,our heart half closed.Not half knowing who we are,we watch the ghost of us driftfrom room to room,through friends and loversnever q > read more

John Robbins, “Being A Human in This World, A Personal Credo”

09/29/2015 17:51:10 PM

“Being A Human in This World, A Personal Credo” > read more

"The Recipe For Perpetual Ignorance..."

09/29/2015 17:46:25 PM

"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: > read more

Medical Insurance: "Ready To Revolt Yet?"

09/29/2015 16:49:25 PM

"Ready To Revolt Yet?" > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Remember Now”

09/28/2015 22:12:03 PM

2002, “Remember Now”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” (Original Version from 1964)

09/28/2015 22:09:24 PM

Simon & Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” (Original Version from 1964)- > read more

Rightwing Nuthouse: "Republican Role Models Gone Wrong”

09/28/2015 22:04:30 PM

“Bill Maher New Rules: > read more


09/28/2015 22:02:20 PM

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealo > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/28/2015 21:56:42 PM

“Separated by about 14 degrees (28 Full Moons) in planet Earth's sky, spiral galaxies M31 at left, and M33 are both large members of the Local Group, along with our own Milky Way galaxy. This narrow- and wide-angle, multi-camera composite finds det > read more

"Fourth Turning: Crisis Of Trust, Part 3"

09/28/2015 21:41:37 PM

"Fourth Turning: Crisis Of Trust, Part 3"by Jim Quinn"In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I pondered possible Grey Champion prophet generation lead > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/28/2015 16:54:38 PM

Camden, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“The Mirroring World: We Are like Nature”

09/28/2015 13:49:02 PM

“The Mirroring World: We Are like Nature”by The DailyOm“As humans our lives are completely intertwined with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Nature is a mirror, inspiring and teaching us, deepening our sense of belonging in the world. Wherever > read more

"What If?"

09/28/2015 13:19:36 PM

"What if when you die they ask, "How was Heaven?" > read more

"All Life Really Means..."

09/28/2015 12:58:37 PM

"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. > read more

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

09/27/2015 21:42:57 PM

Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”; "The Pale Blue Dot"

09/27/2015 19:30:05 PM

Vangelis, “Alpha”-• > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/27/2015 19:07:00 PM

A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky W > read more

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes"

09/27/2015 19:04:49 PM

"The Opening of Eyes""That day I saw beneath dark cloudsThe passing light over the water,And I heard the voice of the world speak out.I knew then as I have before,Life is no passing memory of what has been,Nor the remaining pages of a great bookWaiti > read more

“The Opposite Of Loneliness"

09/27/2015 18:52:19 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

09/27/2015 18:50:27 PM

Talca, Maule, Chile. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, “On Saying ‘I Don't Know’"

09/27/2015 18:48:15 PM

“On Saying ‘I Don't Know’"by Chet Raymo"When Charles and Emma Darwin bought the house that would be their family home for forty years, at Downe, sixteen miles south of London, one of Charles' first improvements was to have the flints removed fr > read more

"Never Being Afraid..."

09/27/2015 18:40:24 PM

''How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very > read more

Rightwing Nuthouse: "5 Nuttiest Right-Wing Moments This Week

09/27/2015 13:43:01 PM

"5 Nuttiest Right-Wing Moments This Week: > read more

"How It Really Is"

09/27/2015 13:26:16 PM

Meanwhile...Same as it ever was, and will be... > read more

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “The Voice”

09/25/2015 19:13:04 PM

Moody Blues, “The Voice”- > read more

The Poet: Jorge Luis Borges, "Time"

09/25/2015 19:08:11 PM

"Time""Time is the substance from which I am made.Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river;it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger;it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."- Jorge Luis Borges > read more

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven”

09/25/2015 19:05:57 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

09/25/2015 18:54:34 PM

“The universe is filled with galaxies. But to see them astronomers must look out beyond the stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This colorful Hubble Space Telescopic portrait features spiral galaxy NGC 6384, about 80 million light-years away in > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”

09/25/2015 18:53:41 PM

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The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

09/25/2015 18:47:03 PM

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09/25/2015 18:45:35 PM

"At last, the answer why. The lesson that had been so hard to find, so difficult to learn, came quick and clear and simple. The reason for problems is to overcome them. Why, that’s the very nature of man, I thought, to press past limits, to prove h > read more

"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind"

09/25/2015 18:44:17 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

09/25/2015 18:03:21 PM

Umm Al Fahm, Haifa, Israel. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"All Sins..."

09/25/2015 16:58:51 PM

"All sins, of course, deserve to be treated with mercy: we all do what we can, and life is too hard and too cruel for us to condemn anyone for failing in this area. Does anyone know what he himself would do if faced with the worst and how much truth > read more

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