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“Hillary Clinton: Class President of A Failed Generation”

08/24/2016 22:55:09 PM

“Hillary Clinton: Class President of A Failed Generation”By David Stockman"The U.S. is heading straight for a fiscal calamity in the next decade. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) assumes we’ll go 207 months, through 2026, without a recessi > read more

Musical Interlude: Pressure Drop, “Dusk Chillout”

08/24/2016 22:31:32 PM

Pressure Drop, “Dusk Chillout”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/24/2016 17:26:20 PM

“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. > read more

Chet Raymo, “Thinking Like A Tortoise”

08/24/2016 17:12:38 PM

“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

“Dark Night of the Soul: Surrendering the Ego”

08/24/2016 17:08:35 PM

“Dark Night of the Soul: Surrendering the Ego”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"While we are in a dark night of the soul experience, hold steady knowing the light will appear once again. Whenever a word is overused, it is most likely being misused, > read more

"If You Had The Chance..."

08/24/2016 16:40:52 PM

"Looking at the people, listening to the breathing, heaving, laughing, struggling music of the slum, all around me, I remembered one of Khaderbhai's favorite phrases. “Every human heartbeat,” he'd said many times,” is a universe of possibilitie > read more

"Joe Smith"

08/24/2016 16:28:12 PM

"Joe Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (made in Japan) for 6 am. While his coffeepot (made in China) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (made in Hong Kong). He put on a dress shirt (made in Sri Lanka), and his design > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/24/2016 16:23:37 PM

Osage Beach, Missouri, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

The Universe

08/24/2016 16:22:41 PM

“If you knew for absolute certain that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you'd all be looking for a number of qualiti > read more

The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

08/24/2016 16:16:41 PM

"The Moment""The moment when, after many yearsof hard work and a long voyageyou stand in the centre of your room,house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,knowing at last how you got there,and say, > read more

"The Denial System..."

08/23/2016 22:19:32 PM

"In order to protect our emotional wounds, and because of our fear of being hurt, humans create something very sophisticated in the mind: a big denial system. In that denial system we become the perfect liars. We lie so perfectly that we lie to ourse > read more

Musical Interlude: Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream”

08/23/2016 22:11:23 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/23/2016 22:06:44 PM

“Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of > read more

"Humanity's Main Event, What a Show!"

08/23/2016 22:02:49 PM

"Humanity's Main Event, What a Show!"by Eric Blair, Activist Post"Sometimes I meditate about sitting on the Moon watching events unfold on Earth. It seems to help me keep observational perspective on the big picture instead of getting caught up in th > read more

Kahlil Gibran, “Children of Gods, Scions of Apes”

08/23/2016 21:54:00 PM

“Children of Gods, Scions of Apes”"All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you. The speech they weave is a link between you and your human siblin > read more

"We Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way..."

08/23/2016 21:43:41 PM

"Lots of people are born into lives that feel like a journey in the very middle of a big ship on familiar seas; they sit comfortably, crossing their legs, they know when the sun will rise and when the moon will wane, they have plans that they follow, > read more

Paulo Coelho, “We Are The Revolution: Declaration of Principles"

08/23/2016 17:59:09 PM

“We Are The Revolution”by Paulo Coelho“My literature is totally committed with a new political attitude– human beings in search of their own identity.We are the revolution taking place. We are responsible for the world in every sense– polit > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/23/2016 17:57:54 PM

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

“Learning from the Big Picture: Cycle of Life”

08/23/2016 17:37:35 PM

“Learning from the Big Picture: Cycle of Life”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“While we are on earth we are all human beings in different phases of our lives and soul development. As we walk through the world, the people we encounter appear so di > read more


08/23/2016 14:36:10 PM

"No, none of us seem so very real. We're only supporting > read more

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"

08/22/2016 19:31:24 PM

Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/22/2016 19:29:32 PM

“Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Many globular clusters were destroyed over the eons > read more

Chet Raymo, "Matters of Life and Death"

08/22/2016 19:27:47 PM

"Matters of Life and Death"by Chet Raymo"For the past few days I've passed this poor bedraggled creature on the sidewalk. I cannot help but think of that essay in Lewis Thomas' "The Lives of a Cell" called > read more

"The Meaning Of Life Is..."

08/22/2016 19:23:38 PM

"I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, > read more

"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"

08/22/2016 19:21:04 PM

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

"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"

08/22/2016 19:17:41 PM

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The Poet: Julian Symons, “Pub”

08/22/2016 19:17:18 PM

“Pub”By Julian Symons“The glasses are raised, the voices drift into laughter,The clock hands have stopped, > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/22/2016 19:14:04 PM

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

"There Comes A Time..."

08/22/2016 19:13:04 PM

"There comes a time in the life of us all when we must lay aside our books or put down our > read more

"Hillary or Billary or Pillary or Shillary or Chillary or Killary"

08/22/2016 19:04:14 PM

"Hillary or Billary or Pillary or Shillary or Chillary or Killary" > read more

“Hillary: Making Government Great Again”

08/22/2016 00:30:36 AM

“Hillary: Making Government Great Again”by David Stockman“Hillary wants to use government to make government great again. In fact, Hillary wants to make Big Government even greater. But government doesn’t make anything great, not even itself. > read more


08/22/2016 00:17:07 AM

"Whenever we take the focus off ourselves and move it outward, we benefit. Life's most fortunate ironies are that what's best for the long run is best now, and selflessness serves our interests far better than selfishness. The wider our circle of con > read more

Poll: Donations

08/22/2016 00:04:51 AM

This blog's been here over 8 years with no ads, banners, popups or donation buttons. Due to pending changes in circumstances beyond my control I'm considering placing a Donation button here, reluctantly. Very simply, would you donate to keep things g > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds")

08/21/2016 22:20:21 PM

Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds")- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/21/2016 19:23:07 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, “To Love The Darkness”

08/21/2016 19:21:45 PM

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

08/21/2016 19:19:23 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

"Mystery of the 'Golden Ratio' Explained"

08/21/2016 19:17:17 PM

"Mystery of the 'Golden Ratio' Explained"by Richard Merritt"DURHAM, N.C. - The Egyptians supposedly used it to guide the construction the Pyramids. The architecture of ancient Athens is thought to have been based on it. Fictional Harvard symbologist > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/21/2016 19:15:51 PM

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

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, “Return to Freedom”

08/21/2016 16:20:36 PM

2002, “Return to Freedom”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth"

08/20/2016 22:08:44 PM

Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/20/2016 21:27:30 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, “Speak, Earth”

08/20/2016 21:26:09 PM

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"Thucydides in the Underworld"

08/20/2016 21:24:17 PM

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"People Who Don’t Get It: Living with It"

08/20/2016 21:21:36 PM

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"Human Destiny- the Grace of the Present Moment"

08/20/2016 21:19:10 PM

"Human Destiny- the Grace of the Present Moment"by Michael Dowd"Our present situation, I think, can be summarized by the following three sentences: 1. The glory of the human has become the desolation of the Earth. 2. The desolation of the Earth is be > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/20/2016 16:22:40 PM

Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russian Federation. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Paul Craig Roberts, "Will Human Evil Destroy Life On Earth?"

08/20/2016 16:16:29 PM

"Will Human Evil Destroy Life On Earth?"By Paul Craig Roberts“The World Wildlife Fund tells us that there are only 3,890 tigers left in the entire world. Due to exploitative capitalism, which destroys the environment in behalf of short-term profits > read more

"We Must Picture Hell..."

08/20/2016 15:45:22 PM

"We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his > read more

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “Alone”

08/20/2016 15:34:59 PM

“Alone”“Lying, thinking > read more

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Night”

08/20/2016 00:14:23 AM

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Chet Raymo, “Retreat From Reason”

08/19/2016 22:00:19 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/19/2016 21:55:29 PM

“M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later > read more

"Hillary Clinton: Dictatress of the World"

08/19/2016 21:51:35 PM

"Hillary Clinton: Dictatress of the World"by David Stockman"As John Quincy Adams so profoundly observed long ago, America’s security does not require that it search the world for monsters to destroy. But apparently, Hillary Clinton does. It was Cli > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/19/2016 19:37:31 PM

Rancho Cordova, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"Oswego, New York Nuclear Plant Leaking Radiation for 4 Years!?"

08/19/2016 19:30:36 PM

"Oswego, New York Nuclear Plant Leaking Radiation for 4 Years!?"with Thom Hartmann"Paul Gunter, Reactor Oversight Project, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has revealed that highly radioactive waste has been leaking into o > read more

"The Illusion of Freedom"

08/19/2016 14:02:46 PM

"The Illusion of Freedom"By Chris Hedges"The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expe > read more

"How It Really Is"

08/19/2016 11:14:45 AM

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"If We Believe In Nothing..."

08/19/2016 10:51:56 AM

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"Al Swearengen": "Change And Misfortune..."

08/19/2016 10:34:44 AM

Minion: "I'm older and much less friendly to change."Al Swearengen: "Change ain't looking for friends. Change calls the tune we dance to."Al Swearengen’s Take On Misfortune > read more

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/19/2016"

08/19/2016 00:15:23 AM

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/19/2016"By Greg Hunter’s"So much for the so-called “recovery,” there’s not going to be one. Retail and tech are the latest to signal the economy is tanking. Retail is warning sales are bad. Macy’s is c > read more

"Paris, 1787: It Reaches Manhattan, Doubtless Due to Continental Drift"

08/19/2016 00:10:29 AM

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"How Far We Have Not Come..."

08/18/2016 22:43:00 PM

"If you want to see how far we have not come from the cave and the woods, from the lonely and dangerous days of the prairie or the plain, witness the reaction of a modern suburban family, nearly ready for bed, when the doorbell rings or the door is r > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

08/18/2016 22:28:18 PM

Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/18/2016 20:12:09 PM

“The 2016 Perseid meteor shower performed well on the night of August 11/12. The sky on that memorable evening was recorded from a perch overlooking Yosemite Valley, planet Earth, in this scene composed of 25 separate images selected from an all-ni > read more

The Poet: Jeanne Lohmann, "Questions Before Dark"

08/18/2016 20:06:35 PM

"Questions Before Dark""Day ends, and before sleepwhen the sky dies down, consideryour altered state: has this daychanged you? Are the cornerssharper or rounded off? Did youlive with death? Make decisionsthat quieted? Find one clear wordthat fit? At > read more

Chet Raymo, “Perchance to Dream”

08/18/2016 20:06:05 PM

“Perchance to Dream”by Chet Raymo“I believe I mentioned here a year or two ago how so many of my current dreams are set in the house and city I grew up in - 4106 Anderson Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Never in any of the other places I have l > read more

“The American People Can’t Be Trusted”

08/18/2016 19:38:38 PM

“The American People Can’t Be Trusted”by Will Durst"I know my own nation best. That's why I despise it the most. > read more

"The Federal Reserve’s Cycle of Monetary Insanity (and Treason)"

08/18/2016 15:14:00 PM

"The Federal Reserve’s Cycle of Monetary Insanity (and Treason)"by Jeff Nielson"In 2008 the central bankers of the West went berserk with their monetary crimes. Interest rates were driven to near-zero. Money-printing was driven to near-infinity, as > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: Poco, “Rose of Cimarron”

08/18/2016 15:04:26 PM

Poco, “Rose of Cimarron”- > read more

“Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation”

08/17/2016 21:19:26 PM

Steve Cutts, “Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation”Music: Edvard Grieg, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”- > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Cocoon”

08/17/2016 21:17:35 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/17/2016 20:31:17 PM

“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st ce > read more

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

08/17/2016 20:27:45 PM

Mark Twain’s “Letters From the Earth”by Wikipedia“Letters from the Earth” is one of Mark Twain’s posthumously published works. The essays were written during a difficult time in Twain’s life; he was deep in debt and had lost his wife an > read more

Chet Raymo, "Lessons"

08/17/2016 20:06:01 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

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk"

08/17/2016 17:56:56 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 Daily "Near You?"

08/17/2016 17:56:07 PM

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

"Declaring Our Intentions: Ready For Change"

08/17/2016 17:54:08 PM

"Declaring Our Intentions: Ready For Change"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"If you are feeling stuck in your life and are ready for change, take time to declare to the Universe that you are ready. There comes a point in most of our lives when we feel > read more

"What We Believe..."

08/17/2016 17:43:21 PM

"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape > read more

"The Two Ways to Move Through Life"

08/17/2016 17:23:43 PM

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"3 Standard Deviations Above The Mean! 99.73% Certainty the Stock Market Is Ready To Collapse"

08/16/2016 21:31:06 PM

"3 Standard Deviations Above The Mean! > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/16/2016 19:59:43 PM

“It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That's because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic. When viewed from inside that plane- as Earth dwellers are likely to do- the planets all appe > read more

Chet Raymo, "On Saying 'I Don't Know'"

08/16/2016 19:38:47 PM

"On Saying 'I Don't Know'"by Chet Raymo“Johannes Kepler is best known for figuring out the laws of planetary motion. In 1610, he published a little book called “The Six-Cornered Snowflake” that asked an even more fundamental question: How do vi > read more

"Free Personality Test: The Jung Typology Test"

08/16/2016 19:33:54 PM

"The Jung Typology Test"by Human Metrics“The unexamined life is not worth living.”- > read more

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Wish to Be Generous"

08/16/2016 19:32:49 PM

"The Wish to Be Generous""All that I serve will die, all my delights,the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field,the silent lilies standing in the woods,the woods, the hill, the whole earth, allwill burn in man's evil, or dwindlein its own age. > read more

"I Pity You, Too..."

08/16/2016 19:30:21 PM

"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and hi > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/16/2016 16:12:45 PM

Post Falls, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"It'll Do..."

08/16/2016 16:11:56 PM

Deputy Wendell: “It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?”Sheriff Bell: “If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.”- “No Country For Old Men” > read more

"Eternal Enemies..."

08/16/2016 16:09:26 PM

"Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolera > read more

“The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers”

08/16/2016 15:21:07 PM

“The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: > read more

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

08/15/2016 21:51:51 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/15/2016 21:47:44 PM

“While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42) > read more

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

08/15/2016 21:45:22 PM

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"Stop Stress From Killing You"

08/15/2016 21:43:37 PM

"Stop Stress From Killing You"by Elizabeth Walling"What is stress? Physiologically, stress could be considered any event that triggers a marked response by the adrenal glands. In basic terms, this response is the release of cortisol. It's the body's > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/15/2016 21:39:02 PM

Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Life Is Hard?"

08/15/2016 21:37:37 PM

"Life is hard? True- but let's love it anyhow,though it breaks every bone in our bodies."- Edward Abbey "When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" > read more

Henry Miller, "Tropic of Cancer", Excerpt. "They Should Want Roses..."

08/15/2016 21:35:17 PM

“The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will > read more

"Passive Aggressive Behavior: Claiming our Feelings"

08/15/2016 21:30:13 PM

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"How It Really Is"

08/15/2016 19:35:48 PM

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"Refusing To Think..."

08/15/2016 14:49:56 PM

"It is not any crime you have committed that infects your soul with permanent guilt, it is none of your failures, errors or flaws, but the blank-out by which you attempt to evade them- it is not any sort of Original Sin or unknown prenatal deficiency > read more

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