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Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep” (Full Album)

03/03/2015 00:23:33 AM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

03/02/2015 20:34:19 PM

“NGC 660 lies near the center of this intriguing field of galaxies swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces. Over 20 million light-years away, its peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. > read more

Chet Raymo, “Hearing The Galaxies”

03/02/2015 20:33:32 PM

“Hearing The Galaxies”by Chet Raymo“In her wonderful autobiography, the beloved Mississippi writer Eudora Welty tells of her time at the Mississippi State College for Women. The first book she bought for her bookshelf was In April Once, by the > read more

"What Life Requires..."

03/02/2015 20:33:01 PM

“Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy > read more

Stephen Levine, “Half Life”

03/02/2015 20:30:53 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

“Being a Human in This World, A Personal Credo”

03/02/2015 20:29:42 PM

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“Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive in Times of Change”

03/02/2015 20:28:39 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

03/02/2015 18:22:59 PM

Greenwood, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Kahlil Gibran, "The Perfect World"

03/02/2015 18:22:22 PM

"The Perfect World"by Kahlil Gibran"God of lost souls, thou who art lost amongst the gods, hear me:Gentle Destiny that watchest over us, mad, wandering spirits, hear me:I dwell in the midst of a perfect race, I the most imperfect.I, a human chaos, a > read more

"We Are Free..."

03/02/2015 18:20:55 PM

“The worst that could happen to us is that we have to die, and since that is already our unalterable fate, we are free; those who have lost everything no longer have anything to fear.”“Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, a > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/02/2015 02:00:00 AM

“This intriguing trio of galaxies is sometimes called the Draco Group, located in the northern constellation of (you guessed it) Draco. From left to right are edge-on spiral NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and face-on spiral NGC 5985- all wit > read more

Chet Raymo, “Retirement”

03/02/2015 01:57:36 AM

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The Daily "Near You?"

03/02/2015 01:55:26 AM

Sun City, Arizona, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"I'll Bet..."

03/02/2015 01:54:34 AM

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“Fukushima Equals 3 TRILLION Lethal Doses”

03/02/2015 01:52:27 AM

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"This Is How I Answer..."

03/02/2015 01:38:00 AM

“After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending ou > read more

“Fukushima, shhhh!”

03/02/2015 01:14:20 AM

“Fukushima, shhhh!”by Chautauqua"So you walked the path prescribed for you, making certain that you acquired all the requirements for success. You maintained good grades in school and never caused trouble, for you knew the importance of a good re > read more

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, “Liquid Mind V: Serenity - Awakening.”

02/28/2015 22:43:35 PM

“Liquid Mind is deeply relaxing and soothing music for relief > read more

"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"

02/28/2015 22:41:21 PM

"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"by Marc"Don’t try to be perfect. > read more

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Book of Hours II, 16"

02/28/2015 22:40:12 PM

"Book of Hours II, 16""How surely gravity's law,strong as an ocean current,takes hold of even the strongest thingand pulls it toward the heart of the world.Each thing-each stone, blossom, child-is held in place.Only we, in our arrogance,push out beyo > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/28/2015 22:38:17 PM

“Drifting through the one-horned constellation Monoceros, these dusty streamers and new born stars are part of the active Monoceros R2 star-forming region, embedded in a giant molecular cloud. The cosmic scene was recorded by the VISTA survey teles > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/28/2015 21:15:11 PM

Burke, Virginia, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Desperate Courage..."

02/28/2015 21:10:41 PM

“Desperate courage makes One a majority.”- Andrew Jackson > read more

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

02/28/2015 20:45:21 PM

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"How It Really Is"

02/28/2015 14:26:01 PM

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"10 Reasons Washington Has War Fever"

02/28/2015 14:14:27 PM

"10 Reasons Washington Has War Fever"by Ron Holland"War is merely the continuation of policy by other means." > read more

"American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper"

02/28/2015 13:46:19 PM

"Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind."- John F. Kennedy"American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper"By Pepe Escobar"Chris Kyle's story is now enshrined in celluloid, taking over $300 million at the box office, but the Islamic Army > read more

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

02/27/2015 19:03:23 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/27/2015 19:00:52 PM

"What powers are being wielded in the Wizard Nebula? Gravitation strong enough to form stars, and stellar winds and radiations powerful enough to create and dissolve towers of gas. Located only 8,000 light years away, the Wizard nebula, pictured belo > read more

"Live A Good Life..."

02/27/2015 18:59:46 PM

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there a > read more

The Poet: David Whyte, "In the Beginning"

02/27/2015 18:58:31 PM

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"Against All Odds..."

02/27/2015 18:57:04 PM

"There's a little animal in all of us and maybe that's something to celebrate. Our animal instinct is what makes us seek comfort, warmth, a pack to run with. We may feel caged, we may feel trapped, but still as humans we can find ways to feel free. W > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/27/2015 18:55:10 PM

San Bernardino, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, “Then To The Elements Be Free”

02/27/2015 18:52:07 PM

“Then To The Elements Be Free”by Chet Raymo“Be cheerful, Sir.Our revels are now ended. These our actors,As I foretold you, were all spirits andAre melted into air, into thin air;And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,The cloud-capp'd towe > read more

In Memoriam, How It Really Is"

02/27/2015 18:45:19 PM

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"OPSEC for Activists, Because Encryption Isn’t Enough: An Honest Conversation About Evading Spies”

02/27/2015 18:32:29 PM

"OPSEC for Activists, Because Encryption Isn’t Enough:An Honest Conversation About Evading Spies”by Bill Blunden“None of the claims of what comsec works is to be taken saltless: Tor, OTR, ZTRP are lures.”— “Cryptome”, December 30, 2014. > read more

Rightwing Nuthouse: “Road-Tripping With Jesus? 6 Batsh*t Crazy Right-Wing GOP State Bills”

02/27/2015 18:00:04 PM

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Musical Interlude: Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue”

02/26/2015 19:20:48 PM

Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue”-"Ammonia Avenue"“Is there no sign of light as we stand in the darkness,Watching the sun arise.Is there no sign of life as we gaze at the waters,Into the strangers > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/26/2015 19:08:44 PM

“Except for the rings of Saturn, the Ring Nebula (M57) is probably the most famous celestial band. Its classic appearance is understood to be due to perspective - our view from planet Earth looks down the center of a roughly barrel-shaped cloud of > read more

The Universe

02/26/2015 19:07:43 PM

"A main "Criterion of Consciousness" for the human experience is never having all you want. For as one dream comes true, another swiftly takes its place. Not having all you want is one of life's constants. And learning to be happy while not yet havin > read more

Chet Raymo, "Like Rubies Ringed With Gold"

02/26/2015 19:06:46 PM

"Like Rubies Ringed With Gold"by Chet Raymo"Here's a new Hubble Space Telescope > read more

The Poet: Linda Pastan, "What We Want"

02/26/2015 19:05:29 PM

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"The Human Condition..."

02/26/2015 19:03:47 PM

"I think it's unfair, but they have the right as fallible, > read more

“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”

02/26/2015 19:02:21 PM

“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“Each stage we go through has its time of fulfillment and recession, as do all living things. Flowers and leaves both begin their lives as organisms so tiny we cannot see > read more

Fukushima Update 2/26/15: “Dead Sea Lions Litter Malibu Beaches, Families Shocked"

02/26/2015 18:56:33 PM

“Dead Sea Lions Litter Malibu Beaches, Families Shocked"WARNING: Graphic Images; Babies being eaten by birds; So many 911 calls about dying > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/26/2015 18:55:15 PM

Lytham, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"A Riddle"

02/26/2015 18:54:19 PM

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Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World”

02/25/2015 20:03:09 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/25/2015 19:57:50 PM

“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, vi > read more

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

02/25/2015 19:56:44 PM

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Chet Raymo, "Eve"

02/25/2015 19:55:33 PM

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02/25/2015 19:53:37 PM

"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puz > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/25/2015 16:18:28 PM

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Sheeple Envy: My Self-Defeating Obsession With The TRUTH"

02/25/2015 16:17:03 PM

"Sheeple Envy: My Self-Defeating Obsession With The TRUTH"by Dan W"I have a genetic flaw. (OK, I have several genetic flaws, but here I am referring to one flaw in particular.) And the flaw to which I refer has, to a great extent, ruined my life. Rui > read more

"Clever Fools: Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart"

02/25/2015 16:09:25 PM

"Clever Fools: Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart"by Michael Bond"Is George W. Bush stupid? It's a question that occupied a good many minds of all political persuasions during his turbulent eight-year presidency. The strict answer is no. Bush's > read more

"Be Who You Are..."

02/25/2015 16:04:42 PM

"Be who you are and say what you feel,because those who mind don't matterand those who matter don't mind."~ Dr. Seuss > read more

"How It Really Is"

02/25/2015 15:27:55 PM

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Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Along the High Ridges"

02/24/2015 18:23:51 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/24/2015 18:12:36 PM

"Supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cass A) is a comfortable 11,000 light-years away. Light from the Cass A supernova, the death explosion of a massive star, first reached Earth just 330 years ago. The expanding debris cloud spans about 15 light-years i > read more

"Otters Of The Universe"

02/24/2015 18:10:08 PM

“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


02/24/2015 18:08:38 PM

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you > read more

Free Download: Hermann Hesse, "Siddhartha"

02/24/2015 18:06:40 PM

"Siddhartha"by Hermann Hesse"Siddhartha" is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of a boy known as Siddhartha from the Indian Subcontinent during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, > read more


02/24/2015 18:03:17 PM

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Chet Raymo, "Nullius In Verba"

02/24/2015 18:02:10 PM

"Nullius In Verba"by Chet Raymo"Britain's Royal Society, established in 1660, was the first formal scientific association. It's early membership included such luminaries as Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. They took as t > read more


02/24/2015 17:58:35 PM

"You are what your deep driving desire is;As your deep driving desire is, so is your will;As your will is so is your deed;As your deed is so is your destiny."- Maitri Upanishads > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/24/2015 17:16:14 PM

Burbank, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Conspiracy Theorists"

02/24/2015 17:14:31 PM

"Conspiracy Theorists"In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists", > read more

"Here’s How to Remove the Ghastly Superfish Adware From Lenovo Laptops"

02/23/2015 23:37:06 PM

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Musical Interlude: “Celtic Music, Relaxing And Beautiful Mix”

02/23/2015 22:12:44 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/23/2015 19:59:36 PM

“What is causing the picturesque ripples of supernova remnant SNR 0509-67.5? The ripples, as well as the greater nebula, were imaged in unprecedented detail by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2006 and again late last year. The red color was recoded b > read more

"Worth Living..."

02/23/2015 19:58:51 PM

"Worth Living..."by Norbert Capek“It is worthwhile to liveand fight courageouslyfor sacred ideals.O blow ye evil windsinto my body's fire,my soul you'll never unravel.Even though disappointed a thousand times,or fallen in the fight,and everything w > read more

"The Gates of Hope"

02/23/2015 19:57:40 PM

"The Gates of Hope"by Victoria Safford"In his book "On the Rez," Ian Frazier tells a story about South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. In the fall of 1988 the Pine Ridge girls' basketball team played an away game in Lead, South Dakota. It was one of > read more

Chet Raymo, “You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”

02/23/2015 19:56:29 PM

“You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”by Chet Raymo"What parent hasn't said that to a child. Or at least thought it. "You're taking years off my life," we say. And maybe we mean it and maybe we don't, but it seems like all that energy we are investing i > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/23/2015 19:55:13 PM

Croydon, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

02/23/2015 19:54:38 PM

“Praying”“It doesn't have to be the blue iris, > read more

"Self-respect, Opinions..."

02/23/2015 19:53:19 PM

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"5 Insane Right-Wing Moments This Week: Giuliani Becomes Totally Unhinged"

02/23/2015 19:48:53 PM

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Chet Raymo, “The Cosmography of Myself”

02/22/2015 22:05:57 PM

“The Cosmography of Myself”by Chet Raymo“It was a common conceit of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to think of the human self– body and soul– as a microcosm, a little world made cunningly of elements and an angel-like sprite, a miniature v > read more

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Marfa Lights 1"

02/22/2015 22:04:29 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/22/2015 22:00:56 PM

"Beautiful Nebula discovered between the Balance [Libra] & the Serpent [Serpens] ..." begins the description of the 5th entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous catalog of nebulae and star clusters. > read more

"The Secret Of Surrender: Seeing The Illusion"

02/22/2015 21:57:49 PM

"The Secret Of Surrender: Seeing The Illusion"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Surrender should be seen as a great strength and comes when we let go of trying to attain the impossible. Most of us were raised and live in a culture that emphasizes the id > read more

Paulo Coelho, "The One Guilty Man"

02/22/2015 21:56:55 PM

"The One Guilty Man"by Paulo Coelho"Wise King Weng asked to visit the palace prison. And he began listening to the prisoners’ complaints. ‘I’m innocent,’ said a man accused of murder. ‘I’m here simply because I wanted to give my wife a fr > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/22/2015 21:55:15 PM

Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Ninth Duino Elegy"

02/22/2015 21:54:12 PM

"Ninth Duino Elegy""Praise the world to the angel: leave the unsayable aside.Your exalted feelings do not move him.In the universe, where he feels feelings, you are a beginner.Therefore show him what is ordinary, what has beenshaped from generation t > read more

"If You Have Come to Help Me..."

02/22/2015 21:52:24 PM

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"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"

02/22/2015 21:50:04 PM

"3 Simple Questions That Will Change Your Life"by Jonathan"I love simple solutions to seemingly complex issues, don’t you? So often we seem to complicate the daylights out of things by over-analyzing, dissecting and brainstorming. I gravitate towar > read more

"How It Really Is"

02/22/2015 16:23:40 PM

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Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Along the High Ridges”

02/21/2015 17:45:58 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/21/2015 17:40:17 PM

“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters a > read more

“No Escape from Existential Reality”

02/21/2015 17:38:55 PM

“No Escape from Existential Reality”by Sartre"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."Philip K. Dick"Finally agreement! No one can dispute the reality that we all will die. Since most choose to block out this fate o > read more

Chet Raymo, “Telling Stories: ‘Real’ Life”

02/21/2015 17:37:47 PM

“Telling Stories: ‘Real’ Life”by Chet Raymo"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything > read more

"A Dangerous Place..."

02/21/2015 17:33:49 PM

"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place,a man is lucky to get out of it alive."- W. C. Fields > read more

Free Download: Orison Swett Marden, "An Iron Will"

02/21/2015 17:31:31 PM

"An Iron Will"by Orison Swett Marden"Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924) was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner. Marden was born in Thornton Gore, New Hampshi > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/21/2015 17:26:46 PM

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Ultimate, Extraordinary Extreme..."

02/21/2015 17:26:08 PM

"Evil people hate the light because it reveals themselves to themselves. > read more

"Three Simple Words to Help With Depression"

02/21/2015 17:24:41 PM

"Three Simple Words to Help With Depression"by Jeffrey Fishberger, MD"Transitions and change can be challenging for any of us. The recent earthquake, hurricane and flooding, in addition to the end of vacation and back-to-school, or back to the grind > read more

"All The Dragons..."

02/21/2015 17:23:11 PM

"How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us on > read more

Musical Interlude: Roger Waters, “Tide Is Turning”

02/20/2015 16:07:28 PM

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Musical Interlude: Karunesh, “Joy Of Life”

02/20/2015 16:02:18 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

02/20/2015 15:59:29 PM

“Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud some 400 light-years away, the lovely Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster is well-known for its striking blue reflection nebulae. In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the Orion Arm of our Mil > read more

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