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Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Intergalactic Radio Station”

01/25/2015 23:12:35 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

01/25/2015 23:00:33 PM

"Some spiral galaxies are seen almost sideways. NGC 3190, one such galaxy, is the largest member of the Hickson 44 Group, one of the nearer groups of galaxies to our own Local Group of galaxies. > read more

Chet Raymo, “A Life Sentence”

01/25/2015 22:59:44 PM

“A Life Sentence”by Chet Raymo“’We each only really speak one sentence in our lifetime. That sentence begins with your first words, toddling around the kitchen, and ends with your last words… in a nursing home, the night-duty attendant vagu > read more

"The Right Cards..."

01/25/2015 22:57:47 PM

“Just because fate doesn't deal you the right cards, > read more

"I Pity You..."

01/25/2015 22:50:23 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


01/25/2015 22:45:46 PM

“Sooner or later, fate puts us together with all the people, one by one, who show us what we could, and shouldn’t, let ourselves become. Sooner or later we meet the drunkard, the waster, the betrayer, the ruthless mind, and the hate-filled heart. > read more

“The Prisoner: ‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”

01/25/2015 22:44:07 PM

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"How It Really Is"

01/25/2015 22:41:30 PM

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"Fortune’s Fools"

01/25/2015 22:30:37 PM

"Fortune’s Fools"by Phil > read more

"Smoothing Transitions: 10 Steps to Making Change Easier"

01/25/2015 22:00:35 PM

"Smoothing Transitions: 10 Steps to Making Change Easier"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Change can be hard for anyone, following these ideas below can make it a little less stressful.1. Begin by making small changes or break up large-scale changes in > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

01/24/2015 20:53:00 PM

“Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cl > read more

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

01/24/2015 20:46:46 PM

"Ten Rules For Being Human"Rule One:You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it,but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth.Rule Two:You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'l > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "The Eskimos Have No Word for ‘War’”

01/24/2015 20:44:39 PM

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"Who Says You Have To?"

01/24/2015 20:42:14 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

01/24/2015 20:38:53 PM

Travelers Rest, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Paulo Coelho, "Incompetence Behind Authority"

01/24/2015 20:37:55 PM

"Incompetence Behind Authority"by Paulo Coelho"Jean was walking with his grandfather through a public square in Paris. At a certain point, he saw a shoemaker being mistreated by a client, whose footwear showed a flaw. The shoemaker listened calmly to > read more

"Come To The Edge..."

01/24/2015 17:42:39 PM

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Chet Raymo, "A Walk In The Woods"

01/24/2015 17:33:47 PM

"A Walk In The Woods"by Chet Raymo"I went for a walk in the deep woods west of Boston with sons Tom and Dan and spouses. The highlight of the day was coming across this beaver dam.We were bowled over by the size and engineering sophistication of the > read more

"How It Really Is"

01/24/2015 17:30:09 PM

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“As Time Goes By, It Gets Tougher to ‘Just Remember This’”

01/24/2015 17:28:15 PM

“As Time Goes By,It Gets Tougher to ‘Just Remember This’”by ScienceBlog“It’s something we just accept: the fact that the older we get, the more difficulty we seem to have remembering things. We can leave our cars in the same parking lot e > read more

"The Last Whale"

01/23/2015 23:08:56 PM

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Fukushima: "Killer Whales Dying Along Pacific Coast"

01/23/2015 23:07:51 PM

Click image for larger size."Killer Whales Dying Along Pacific Coast"By ENENews > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Velvet Morning"

01/23/2015 20:12:19 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

01/23/2015 19:57:15 PM

“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy > read more

"Consider The Following..."

01/23/2015 19:56:31 PM

"Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from other > read more

Chet Raymo, “Living In The Little World”

01/23/2015 19:53:57 PM

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"My Pronounced Lack Of Need..."

01/23/2015 19:47:04 PM

"My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility > read more

"The Limits of Our Freedom"

01/23/2015 19:39:51 PM

"The Limits of Our Freedom"By Mark Harrison"Viktor Frankl, the Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, wrote in "Man’s Search for Meaning", ‘Between stimulus and response there is a space, and in that space lies all our freedom.’ In the m > read more


01/23/2015 19:38:41 PM

"Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

01/23/2015 19:26:59 PM

"Evidence""Where do I live? > read more

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1/23/15”

01/23/2015 00:36:00 AM

“Weekly News Wrap-Up, > read more

Musical Interlude: Kitaro, “Matsuri”

01/22/2015 21:47:35 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

01/22/2015 21:42:34 PM

“Here is one of the largest objects that anyone will ever see on the sky. Each of these fuzzy blobs is a galaxy, together making up the Perseus Cluster, one of the closest clusters of galaxies. The cluster is seen through a foreground of faint star > read more

"Did You Ever Wonder?"

01/22/2015 21:17:28 PM

"Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real,and you're just a reflection of him?"~ Calvin and Hobbes > read more

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

01/22/2015 21:16:16 PM

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

01/22/2015 21:13:51 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

01/22/2015 21:12:25 PM

Miles City, Montana, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more


01/22/2015 20:58:42 PM

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

"An Old Farmer's Advice"

01/22/2015 20:54:04 PM

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“The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People”

01/22/2015 19:32:24 PM

“The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People”by George Dvorsky and Levi Gadye“Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need to know abou > read more

"Fukushima Update, 1/21/15"

01/21/2015 23:12:56 PM

"Fukushima Update, 1/21/15""Study: Fukushima plume spread worldwide, far exceeding the hundreds of miles mentioned previously — 100 Quadrillion becquerels of Cs-137 released tops Chernobyl — “Implicates radiological hazard at distances otherwis > read more

“Where Self-Esteem Comes From”

01/21/2015 21:59:02 PM

“Where Self-Esteem Comes From”by David Cain > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Terra, Earth”

01/21/2015 19:35:04 PM

Liquid Mind, “Gold In The Shadows”, “Terra, Earth” > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

01/21/2015 19:32:32 PM

"Big beautiful spiral galaxy M66 lies a mere 35 million light-years away. About 100 thousand light-years across, the gorgeous island universe is well known to astronomers as a member of the Leo Triplet of galaxies. In M66, pronounced dust lanes and y > read more

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

01/21/2015 19:31:42 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

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

01/21/2015 19:26:26 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


01/21/2015 19:19:04 PM

'Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. > read more

Satire: “Republican Fashion Icon”

01/21/2015 19:03:34 PM

“Republican Fashion Icon”Joni Ernst Says She Used To Wear Bucket on Head for No Apparent Reasonby Andy BorowitzWASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) shared more folksy stories of her childhood on Wednesday, telling re > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

01/21/2015 16:29:25 PM

Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Be Open: Embracing New Information"

01/21/2015 16:27:47 PM

"Be Open: Embracing New Information"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"As we live we will go through the processes of opening to new information, integrating it, and stabilizing our worldview. Living in an information age, it is easy to become overwhelme > read more

“Beaten Dogs”

01/21/2015 02:00:15 AM

“Beaten Dogs”by CoyotePrime“And so, > read more

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

01/21/2015 01:18:58 AM

"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

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

01/20/2015 19:33:16 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

01/20/2015 19:29:10 PM

“It looks like a lunar landscape but this remarkable photograph actually shows our Milky Way and the planet Jupiter in all their glory - viewed from a cave in America's Utah desert. The spiral galaxy, which cannot be seen with the naked eye, was ca > read more

Chet Raymo, "The Ogre And Us"

01/20/2015 19:25:39 PM

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“The World As An Introvert: 13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It”

01/20/2015 18:20:37 PM

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The Poet: Theodore Roethke, "In a Dark Time"

01/20/2015 18:00:42 PM

"In a Dark Time"by Theodore Roethke"In a dark time, the eye begins to see,I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;I hear my echo in the echoing wood-A lord of nature weeping to a tree. > read more

Satire: “Richest One Per Cent Disappointed to Possess Only Half of World’s Wealth”

01/20/2015 13:06:53 PM

“Richest One Per Cent Disappointed to > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

01/20/2015 12:54:53 PM

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

"How It Really Is"

01/20/2015 08:12:41 AM

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“The Beginning of the End of the $100 TRILLION Bond Bubble”

01/20/2015 02:15:18 AM

“The Beginning of the End of the $100 TRILLION Bond Bubble”by Phoenix Capital Research“The big story in the world is the bond bubble. For over 30 years, sovereign nations, particularly in the West have been buying votes by offering social payme > read more

"27 Facts That Show How The Middle Class Has Fared Under 6 Years Of Barack Obama"

01/20/2015 01:00:59 AM

by Michael Snyder“During his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening, Barack Obama is going to promise to make life better for middle class families. > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Night Light"

01/19/2015 22:17:29 PM

Liquid Mind, "Night Light"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

01/19/2015 18:15:12 PM

"The most distant object easily visible to the eye is M31, the great “Andromeda Galaxy some two and a half million light-years away. But without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy - spanning over 200,000 light years - appears as a faint, > read more

Kahlil Gibran, "A Poet's Voice"

01/19/2015 18:13:35 PM

“You are my brother, but why are you quarreling with me? Why do you invade my country and try to subjugate me for the sake of pleasing those who are seeking glory and authority?Why do you leave your wife and children and follow Death to the distant > read more

"The Transparent Self"

01/19/2015 18:10:59 PM

"We begin life with the world presenting itself to us as it is. Someone – our parents, teachers, analysts – hypnotizes us to 'see' the world and construe it in the 'right' way. These others label the world, attach names and give voices to the bei > read more

"Whatever Your Fate Is..."

01/19/2015 18:09:23 PM

"Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment- not discouragement- you will find the stren > read more

Paulo Coelho, "Walking the Path"

01/19/2015 18:03:07 PM

"Walking the Path"by Paulo Coelho"I reckon that it takes about three minutes to read my text. Well, according to statistics, in that same short period of time 300 people will die and another 620 will be born. It takes me perhaps half an hour to write > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

01/19/2015 17:53:40 PM

Vestaburg, Michigan, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“Self-Compassion: The Most Important Life Skill?”

01/19/2015 17:51:19 PM

“Self-Compassion: The Most Important Life Skill?”by Robin Nixon“A charming animated baby, Kristin Neff's son Rowan retreated into himself as a toddler, losing his few words and becoming prone to inexplicable screaming fits. There are numerous w > read more

Musical Interlude: Celtic Spirit, "Medley: Miller's Crossing, The Kiss, Last Of The Mohicans"

01/19/2015 01:22:03 AM

Celtic Spirit, > read more

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Day of Service"

01/19/2015 01:12:35 AM

Wishing everyone a safe, happy and thoughtful day... > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Remember Now”

01/18/2015 19:51:40 PM

2002, “Remember Now”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

01/18/2015 19:49:53 PM

"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluis > read more

The Universe

01/18/2015 19:48:32 PM

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"The Purpose Of Life..."

01/18/2015 19:47:35 PM

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

01/18/2015 19:46:32 PM

Cumberland Center, Maine, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Fear By Another Name"

01/18/2015 19:45:47 PM

"Fear By Another Name"by Michael Brenner"Assassination of American citizens by presidential dictate, blanket suspension of habeas corpus indefinitely, massive wiretapping and surveillance with and without warrant, torture as the official policy of th > read more

"The 12 Rules of Survival"

01/18/2015 19:43:31 PM

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Chet Raymo, “Sky High”

01/18/2015 19:40:51 PM

“Sky High”by Chet Raymo“As upright primates, the sky is half of our visual field, but we give it only a tiny fraction of our attention. Food, drink, sex and shelter are all to be found close to the ground. What goes on above our heads is mostly > read more

Chet Raymo, “Away Above The Chimney Pots”

01/18/2015 02:00:53 AM

“Away Above The Chimney Pots”by Chet Raymo“So Oz finally became home; the imagined world became the actual world, as it does for us all, because the truth is that once we have left our childhood places and started out to make up our lives, arme > read more

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

01/18/2015 01:58:54 AM

"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

"Even Darkness Must Pass..."

01/18/2015 01:57:15 AM

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The Economy: “'Pin' Meet 'Housing Bubble 2.0'”

01/17/2015 18:45:41 PM

“'Pin' Meet 'Housing Bubble 2.0'”by Jim Quinn“The 30 Year U.S. Treasury bond yield hit 2.35% yesterday. That is the lowest rate in U.S. history for the 30 Year Treasury. During the deepest darkest depths of the recession in March 2009, after th > read more

Alex Jones, “Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Discusses Current Events”

01/17/2015 17:56:18 PM

“Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Discusses Current Events”Alex Jones talks with expert Dr. Paul Craig Roberts about current events, > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind II: Slow World”

01/17/2015 01:05:59 AM

Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind II: Slow World”- > read more

"How It Really Is"

01/16/2015 21:33:13 PM

“More Than Half Of American Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty”- UN report claimed that worldwide, every single night, > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

01/16/2015 18:40:44 PM

“How did spiral galaxy ESO 510-13 get bent out of shape? The disks of many spirals are thin and flat, but not solid. Spiral disks are loose conglomerations of billions of stars and diffuse gas all gravitationally orbiting a galaxy center. A flat di > read more

Chet Raymo, "A New Creation"

01/16/2015 18:39:10 PM

"A New Creation"by Chet Raymo"The famous C-major fortissimo chord of > read more

The Poet: Robinson Jeffers, "Love That (Not Man Apart From That)"

01/16/2015 18:34:57 PM

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"Remembering Now..."

01/16/2015 18:33:21 PM

“You think you will never forget any of this, you will remember it always just the way it was. But you can't remember it the way it was. To know it, you have to be living in the presence of it right as it is happening. It can return only by surpris > read more

"Sometime In Your Life..."

01/16/2015 18:31:02 PM

"Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. > read more

"A Lion Fight..."

01/16/2015 18:29:19 PM

"It's good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose. So chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight. Jus > read more

“Some Things You Need To Know”

01/16/2015 18:27:16 PM

“Some Things You Need To Know”by Marc“I know you’re reading this. And I want you to know I’m writing this for you. Others will be confused. They will think I’m writing this for them. But I’m not. This one’s for you.I want you to know > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

01/16/2015 18:24:48 PM

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1.16.15”

01/16/2015 02:05:32 AM

“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 1.16.15” > read more

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

01/16/2015 02:05:10 AM

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

Musical Interlude: Stephen Sicard, Logos, “Fraternite Angelique”

01/16/2015 01:39:48 AM

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Chet Raymo, “Navigating”

01/15/2015 18:54:15 PM

“Navigating”by Chet Raymo“My ignorance grows by leaps and bounds. I try to keep up. I read "Science" and "Nature" every week. I check the new-book shelves in the college library for anything of interest. I do a modest amount of surfing science > read more

Musical lnterude: 2002, “The Dreaming Tree”

01/15/2015 18:51:54 PM

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