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Ebola: “Scientists: ‘Are Humans 'An Infection' And Ebola Is Earth's Immune Response?”

10/24/2014 00:43:18 AM

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"How It Really Is"

10/23/2014 19:02:53 PM

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"6 Dumbest Right-Wing Moments This Week: Ebola Stupidity Rages On"

10/23/2014 18:58:00 PM

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John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath" (Excerpts)

10/23/2014 18:40:11 PM

"The Grapes of Wrath" (Excerpts)by John Steinbeck"They breathe profits; they eat the interest on money. If they don't get it, they die the way you die without air, without side-meat." > read more

“Shocking New Report: Superrich Have Grabbed Half the World's Assets”

10/23/2014 18:37:04 PM

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Satire: “U.N.C. Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real Classes”

10/23/2014 17:39:36 PM

“U.N.C. Boosters Outraged That Some Athletes Took Real Classes”by Andy BorowitzCHAPEL HILL (The Borowitz Report) — “An organization of University of North Carolina athletic boosters expressed shock and outrage today over a report that a few m > read more

“The Biggest Threat To America”

10/23/2014 16:13:35 PM

“The Biggest Threat To America”by James QuinnSubmitted by Tyler Durden“Presented with no comment...Q: "Who is going to defend the country without the Army?"Zappa: "From what? The biggest threat to America is its own federal government... Will t > read more

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Spirit of Nature”

10/22/2014 21:23:02 PM

Yanni, “Spirit of Nature”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQzJyKTSrI > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/22/2014 21:13:16 PM

“Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition", mysterious reflection nebula VdB 152 really is very faint. Far from your neighborhood on this Halloween Night, the cosmic phantom is nearly 1,400 light-years away. Also catalogued as Ced 201, > read more

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sunset"

10/22/2014 21:11:53 PM

"Sunset""Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colorswhich it passes to a row of ancient trees.You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you,one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth,leaving you, not really belonging to either,not s > read more

Chet Raymo, “Virtual Immortality: Second Life"”

10/22/2014 21:10:09 PM

“Immortality”by Chet Raymo“A second life? I can barely cope with this one. I'm referring to the increasingly popular virtual world Second Life, available to online gamers. One enters Second LIfe by creating a three-dimensional, animated avatar > read more

"Proper Perspecitves..."

10/22/2014 21:07:05 PM

“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/22/2014 21:04:12 PM

Lincoln, Illinois, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“Four Topics About Fear”

10/22/2014 21:00:49 PM

“Four Topics About Fear”by Chandresh BhardwajPosted by Paulo Coelho“The origin of fear lies in the unknown. Be it the darkness, ghosts, weather calamities or whatever is unknown to the man is feared the most. If you are walking in darkness, you > read more

"The Only Way..."

10/22/2014 20:56:49 PM

"The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have > read more

"Living the Good Life: 35 Profound Quotes From the 'Seven Sages of Greece'"

10/22/2014 20:54:57 PM

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"How It Really Is"

10/22/2014 16:24:16 PM

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"How It Really Is"

10/21/2014 20:31:36 PM

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“Alan Shore,” “Speech on America”

10/21/2014 16:31:01 PM

“Alan Shore,” “Speech on America”A little dated, but totally accurate, and it's much worse now. "Boston Legal" character Alan Shore, an attorney, gives an interesting speech on the status quo of the American throng. A thought provoking video. > read more

“Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny”

10/21/2014 16:23:51 PM

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Satire: "New Texas Law Would Require Candidates for Governor to Show Proof of I.Q."

10/21/2014 13:20:36 PM

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Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

10/21/2014 01:19:52 AM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

10/20/2014 23:43:21 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

"Thucydides In The Underworld"

10/20/2014 23:42:14 PM

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"Stop Being Perfect..."

10/20/2014 23:29:12 PM

“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. The things you own end up owning you. We are defined by the choices we make. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different p > read more

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”

10/20/2014 23:27:36 PM

“Finding It Where You Are”by Chet Raymo“Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/20/2014 23:26:23 PM

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

"Life..."

10/20/2014 23:18:11 PM

"Life... is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. > read more

“Once When We Were Free”

10/20/2014 23:16:17 PM

“Once When We Were Free”By Jon Rappoport"We’re so much more sensible now. We don’t live our lives as much as we arrange them and organize them. B follows A. D follows C. We take our medicine and our shots because the doctor says so. We’re c > read more

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Laws"

10/20/2014 23:12:47 PM

"The Prophet- On Laws""You delight in laying down laws,Yet you delight more in breaking them.Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers withconstancy and then destroy them with laughter.But while you build your sand-towers the ocean bri > read more

"How It Really Is"

10/20/2014 23:02:11 PM

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

10/19/2014 18:18:27 PM

"The Circles Of Our Lives""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 reasonswithin the cycles > read more

Musical Interlude: Loreena McKennitt, “Dante's Prayer”

10/19/2014 05:04:52 AM

Loreena McKennitt, “Dante's Prayer”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eKUdsUH3Gc > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/18/2014 21:39:19 PM

"Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar. Prominently barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672, pictured below, was captured in spectacular detail in image taken by the orbiting > read more

The Poet: Antonio Machado, "Wayfarer"

10/18/2014 21:37:25 PM

"Wayfarer""Wayfarer, the only wayis your footsteps, there is no other.Wayfarer, there is no way,you make the way by walking.As you go, you make the wayand stopping to look behind,you see the path that your feetwill never travel again.Wayfarer, there > read more

"The Status Quo: Life as We Know It"

10/18/2014 21:23:55 PM

"The Status Quo: Life as We Know It"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Our lives can sometimes become status quo and that is ok as long as we aren't keeping it that way on purpose. When our lives are going well, and sometimes even when they aren’t, we > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/18/2014 21:22:52 PM

Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Karamazov Question"

10/18/2014 21:10:00 PM

"Tell me yourself, I challenge you—answer. Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only > read more

"There Before Their Eyes..."

10/18/2014 20:47:06 PM

"It's daylight, the sky is cloudy, and human beings believe that beyond the clouds lives an all-powerful God, guiding the fate of men. Meanwhile, look at your son, look at your feet, listen to the sounds around you: down here is the Mother, so much c > read more

"Happiness"

10/18/2014 20:43:40 PM

"Happiness""You can't eat happinessYou can't buy it. You can't wear it.You can't drive it, or drink it, or sell it, or steal it.You can't lock it away. You can't negotiate for it.You can't win it, you can't marry it, you can't inherit it,you can't ch > read more

"Oh, Such Problems... Really? How It Really Is"

10/18/2014 18:16:41 PM

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"We Do Not Need Magic..."

10/18/2014 18:12:19 PM

“If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of > read more

“Finding A Sense Of Calm In The Midst Of A Frantic Life”

10/18/2014 18:07:56 PM

“Finding A Sense Of Calm In The Midst Of A Frantic Life”By Carolyn Gregoire“Stress, anxiety and busyness are, unfortunately, a part of everyday life for most of us. When we operate from a place of stress and frantic energy, everything seems lik > read more

Edward Abbey, "Benedicto"

10/18/2014 00:35:09 AM

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/18/2014 00:32:11 AM

Bridgeport, Alabama, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“It Is What It Isn’t: How Thoughts Create Reality”

10/18/2014 00:31:16 AM

“It Is What It Isn’t: How Thoughts Create Reality”by Pam Grout“Our brains continually sift through the possibilities and pick which bits of information to “see” and believe. Out of sheer laziness, the stuff we choose to perceive—and mak > read more

“Intertwined Fates: We Are All Connected”

10/18/2014 00:29:54 AM

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Chet Raymo, “Thinking Like A Tortoise”

10/18/2014 00:28:33 AM

“Thinking Like A Tortoise”by Chet Raymo“The average lifespan in a hunter-gatherer society is 32 years. If you think you'd like the simplicity and ecological integrity of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, be sure to take your mobile phone and not wan > read more

"How It Really Is"

10/17/2014 21:13:48 PM

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"Trend Analyst on Stocks: “If The Dow Drops Below 15,000… I Would Suggest People Start Buying Food & Ammo”

10/17/2014 21:06:53 PM

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Ebola: "I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola"

10/17/2014 16:09:23 PM

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Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, October 17, 2014”

10/17/2014 03:21:04 AM

“Weekly News Wrap-Up, October 17, 2014”by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Spirit Moves”

10/16/2014 23:22:10 PM

2002, “Spirit Moves”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmwGjLx5bOo > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/16/2014 23:13:14 PM

“Is the night sky darkest in the direction opposite the Sun? No. In fact, a rarely discernable faint glow known as the gegenschein (German for "counter glow") can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky. The gegenschein is > read more

“Blue Skies: The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day”

10/16/2014 23:12:09 PM

“Blue Skies: The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine. When we refer to a “beautiful day,” we are often describing a day that is sun > read more

The Universe

10/16/2014 23:11:15 PM

“If you frequently give yourself permission to doodle, wander, and be totally unproductive, and you actually relish such interludes, I can guarantee that your genius, creativity, and productivity will increase exponentially. I've seen it happen a b > read more

The Poet: Arlene Gay Levine, "The Road"

10/16/2014 23:09:32 PM

"The Road""Here is the road: the lightcomes and goes then returns again.Be gentle with your fellow travelersas they move through the world of stone and starswhirling with you yet every one alone.The road waits.Do not ask questions but when it invites > read more

Paulo Coelho, "Hagakure (Hidden by the Leaves)"

10/16/2014 23:07:12 PM

"Hagakure (Hidden by the Leaves)"by Paulo Coelho"After serving as a samurai for many years, Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659- 1719) decided to share everything he had learned with one of his disciples, Tsuramoto Tashiro. The outcome of these conversations be > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/16/2014 23:05:39 PM

Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, "Humility In The Face of Complexity"

10/16/2014 23:03:45 PM

"Humility In The Face of Complexity"by Chet Raymo"In the September, 2009 issue of "Harper's Magazine," contributing editor Mark Slouka has an essay titled "Dehumanized: When Math and Science Rule the School." The title and subtitle say it all. Educat > read more

“Our Souls Turned into Weapons”

10/16/2014 18:47:12 PM

“Our Souls Turned into Weapons”by Robert Koehler“During basic training, we are weaponized:our souls turned into weapons.” Jacob George’s suicide last month — a few days after President Obama announced that the US was launching its war aga > read more

"How It Really Is"

10/16/2014 17:17:40 PM

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Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Mystical Morning”

10/15/2014 22:57:01 PM

Gandalf, “Mystical Morning”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOpZ_DFneYQ > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/15/2014 22:29:37 PM

“The Sleeping Beauty galaxy may appear peaceful at first sight but it is actually tossing and turning. In an unexpected twist, recent observations have shown that the gas in the outer regions of this photogenic spiral is rotating in the opposite di > read more

"The Biggest Questions"

10/15/2014 22:04:24 PM

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Paulo Coelho, “The Fire of Friendship”

10/15/2014 21:54:00 PM

“The Fire of Friendship”by Paulo Coelho“A man called Ali is in need of money and asks his boss to help him out. His boss sets him a challenge: if he can spend all night on the top of a mountain, he will receive a great reward; if he fails, he w > read more

“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”

10/15/2014 21:52:15 PM

“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D."We all know the type. The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us. Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one butto > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/15/2014 21:44:11 PM

San Salvador, El Salvador. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, "On Miracles"

10/15/2014 21:43:09 PM

"On Miracles"by Chet Raymo"Saint Augustine was a complex fellow, both loving the world and hating it, and he bequeathed something of that love/hate to Roman Catholicism in particular and to Christianity in general. I have seldom had good words for hi > read more

The Universe

10/15/2014 21:41:05 PM

"Of course there are exceptions, but all-in-all it seems to me that > read more

"Emerging Courageous: Walking through Your Fear"

10/15/2014 21:40:36 PM

"Emerging Courageous: Walking through Your Fear"by The DailyOm"Frequently, in walking through our fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of sync with reality. The situations, activities, and individuals that frighten us remain stat > read more

"You Would Think..."

10/15/2014 21:35:11 PM

"We are all hurling through space on a rock and we're all going to die. > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Valley Of Healing Waters"

10/14/2014 21:48:01 PM

2002, "Valley Of Healing Waters"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IWFKmI-3oo > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/14/2014 21:23:20 PM

“This sharp cosmic portrait features NGC 891. The spiral galaxy spans about 100 thousand light-years and is seen almost exactly edge-on from our perspective. In fact, about 30 million light-years distant in the constellation Andromeda, NGC 891 look > read more

Chet Raymo, “All Men Have The Stars”

10/14/2014 21:21:46 PM

“All Men Have The Stars”by Chet Raymo"At the end of his big-bang book "The First Three Minutes", physicist Steven Weinberg famously wrote: "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless." His point is this: We have > read more

"The Whole Of Life..."

10/14/2014 21:19:54 PM

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. > read more

Lucid Dreaming: "Silent Lucidity"

10/14/2014 19:45:35 PM

"Silent Lucidity"by Jason Bellows"There was a time that I could fly. I jutted my right fist into the air, and launched into the sky. My stomach dropped with the sensation of breaking gravity’s bond, and the summer air cooled as I reached higher. Wh > read more

The Daily "Near You?

10/14/2014 19:37:07 PM

Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"What Is Hope?"

10/14/2014 19:34:38 PM

"What Is Hope?"by Ruben Alves"What is hope? It is the pre-sentiment that imagination is more real and reality is less real than it looks. It is the hunch that the overwhelming brutality of facts that oppress and repress us is not the last word. It is > read more

Probability Theory: “Chances Are”

10/14/2014 17:15:07 PM

“Chances Are”by Steven Strogatz"Have you ever had that anxiety dream where you suddenly realize you have to take the final exam in some course you’ve never attended? For professors, it works the other way around — you dream you’re giving a > read more

"How It Really Is"

10/14/2014 15:48:29 PM

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Musical Interlude: Mythos, “Solstice”

10/13/2014 23:32:33 PM

Mythos, “Solstice”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFvCI2Zao-8 > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/13/2014 23:24:21 PM

“Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, the star factory known as Messier 17 lies some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. At that distance, this degree wide field of view spans almost 100 light-years, courtesy of > read more

Chet Raymo, “Seal of Approval”

10/13/2014 23:23:10 PM

“Seal of Approval”by Chet Raymo“What you see above is one of James Thurber's most famous drawings. (He called them drawings, not cartoons.) Why so famous? It's not exactly a knee-slapper. It appeals rather, I suppose, to something in us that is > read more

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

10/13/2014 23:19:47 PM

"Hope""Hope is with you when you believeThe earth is not a dream but living flesh,That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie,That all things you have ever seen hereAre like a garden looked at from a gate.You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there.Co > read more

"We Learn..."

10/13/2014 23:17:18 PM

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. > read more

"Silent Spring for Us?"

10/13/2014 23:11:16 PM

"Silent Spring for Us?"by Paul Craig Roberts"With her 1962 book, "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson got DDT and other synthetic pesticides banned and saved bird life. Today it is humans who are directly threatened by > read more

"Whatever Begins..."

10/13/2014 23:08:19 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

10/13/2014 23:06:54 PM

Sagle, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"We, However..."

10/13/2014 23:02:47 PM

“Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back and forth. In this way they have a certain security... We, however, are not prisoners.” > read more

"Better Not To..."

10/13/2014 23:01:17 PM

"Better not to search for who you are until > read more

Musical Interlude: Cusco, "Flying Condor"

10/12/2014 23:20:21 PM

Cusco, "Flying Condor"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kdIWpSvBSU > read more

Musical Interlude: Jonn Serrie, “Thousand Star”

10/12/2014 18:19:31 PM

Jonn Serrie, “Thousand Star”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DetIKApUnY > read more

The Poet: Paul Fisher, "The Boat"

10/12/2014 18:12:17 PM

"The Boat""Maybe the eyes of a dragon or goddessglare from its prow.More likely it leaks, loses an oar,and reeks of rainbows awash on a sheenof gutted salmon and gasoline.If it’s a liner, we lash ourselvesto whatever will float or sell.No matter wh > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/12/2014 18:09:30 PM

"In 1716, English astronomer Edmond Halley noted, "This is but a little Patch, but it shews itself to the naked Eye, when the Sky is serene and the Moon absent." Of course, M13 is now modestly recognized as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, one > read more

"The Glitter Of The Sun..."

10/12/2014 18:08:17 PM

“I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existe > read more

Chet Raymo, “Telling Stories”

10/12/2014 18:07:12 PM

“Telling Stories”by Chet Raymo"When the pulse of the first day carried it to the rim of night, First Woman said to First Man, "The people need to know the laws. To help them we must write the laws for all to see"...And so she began, slowly, first > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/12/2014 18:05:56 PM

Heredia, Costa Rica. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

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

10/12/2014 18:04:56 PM

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The Poet: Thomas Centolella, "Splendor"

10/12/2014 18:03:32 PM

"Splendor"One day it's the clouds,one day the mountains.One day the latest bloom of roses- > read more



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