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Happy Labor Day!

08/31/2014 21:54:31 PM

Have a safe and happy Labor Day folks, and thanks for stopping by! > read more

"The Invitation"

08/31/2014 19:23:57 PM

"The Invitation""It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for,and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk lookinglike a fool for > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/31/2014 19:19:38 PM

“This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the > read more

"The Essential Thing..."

08/31/2014 19:18:46 PM

"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself”

08/31/2014 19:17:47 PM

“The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself” > read more

"Why Are You Here?"

08/31/2014 19:14:34 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/31/2014 19:07:55 PM

Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Why We are Susceptible to Manipulation"

08/31/2014 19:04:35 PM

"Why We are Susceptible to Manipulation"by George Washington"Biologists and sociologists tell us that our brains evolved in small groups or tribes. As one example of how profoundly the small-group environment affected our brains, Daily Galaxy points > read more

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

08/31/2014 18:59:55 PM

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

"The Truth Is..."

08/31/2014 18:50:46 PM

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start search > read more

Musical Interlude: Yanni “Live at the Acropolis, - Acroyali/Standing in Motion”

08/30/2014 23:22:35 PM

Yanni “Live at the Acropolis, - Acroyali/Standing in Motion”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Live at the Acropolis - Until the Last Moment”

08/30/2014 23:15:05 PM

Yanni, “Live at the Acropolis - Until the Last Moment”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/30/2014 21:42:58 PM

“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it like this: all dusty. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the de > read more

Chet Raymo, "Thank God, It's Doomsday"

08/30/2014 21:41:55 PM

"Thank God, It's Doomsday" > read more

The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

08/30/2014 21:39:29 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

Anthropology: “Monogamy May Sound Sweet, But Why It Evolved Isn't”

08/30/2014 21:35:51 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/30/2014 21:34:19 PM

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

"13 Cliches to Live By"

08/30/2014 21:33:16 PM

"13 Cliches to Live By"by"1. > read more

"Recognizing Happiness: Analyzing the Path"

08/30/2014 21:28:57 PM

"Recognizing Happiness: Analyzing the Path"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"When we take the time to recognize when we are happy and what that feels like, it becomes easier to recreate. Those of us on the path of personal and spiritual growth have a te > read more

Psychology: "Maslow's Pyramid Gets a Much Needed Renovation"

08/30/2014 18:25:21 PM

"Maslow's Pyramid Gets a Much Needed Renovation"by"If you have ever felt that your children are your life's work, then you may in fact be recognizing a high-level psychological need. Caring for your children, feeding them, nurturing them, > read more

Fukushima:"Officials: About 2 Trillion Becquerels of Fukushima Radioactive Material Flowed Into Ocean Every Month During 2013"

08/30/2014 00:56:29 AM

"Officials: About 2 Trillion Becquerels of Fukushima > read more

Musical Interlude: Clannad, “Mystery Game”

08/29/2014 22:53:09 PM

Clannad, “Mystery Game”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/29/2014 22:45:24 PM

“To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the lower right with open star cluster M52. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from > read more

Paulo Coelho, “Closing Cycles”

08/29/2014 22:25:19 PM

“Closing Cycles”by Paulo Coelho“One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutti > read more

"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"

08/29/2014 22:23:56 PM

"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"by The DailyOM"When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. There are times when we may find ourselves struggling or even fighting with ou > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/29/2014 22:20:43 PM

Coppenbrügge, Niedersachsen, Germany.Thanks for stopping by. > read more

A Maze Or Labyrinth..."

08/29/2014 22:19:57 PM

"The difficulty in dealing with a maze or labyrinth lies not so much in navigating the convolutions to find the exit but in > read more

Chet Raymo, “Whence Ourselves?”

08/29/2014 22:16:10 PM

“Whence Ourselves?”by Chet Raymo“I recently thought of > read more

The Poet: Wendell Berry, “Leavings”

08/29/2014 22:05:30 PM

“In time a man disappearsfrom his lifelong fields, fromthe streams he has walked beside,from the woods where he sat and waited.Thinking of this, he seems tomiss himself in those placesas if always he has been there.But first he must disappear,and t > read more

"Fukushima Increased Cesium Levels 100 to 1,000 Times Worldwide... and 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 Times On the U.S. West Coast"

08/29/2014 18:32:37 PM

"Fukushima Increased Cesium Levels 100 to 1,000 Times Worldwide... > read more

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Blue World”

08/28/2014 20:36:19 PM

The Moody Blues, “Blue World”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/28/2014 20:29:34 PM

"Similar in size to other large, bright spiral galaxies, IC 342 is a mere 7 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis. A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our night > read more

Chet Raymo, "Dust"

08/28/2014 20:28:32 PM

"Dust"by Chet Raymo"In Chekhov's play "The Three Sisters" sister Masha refuses "to live and not know why the cranes fly, why children are born, why the stars are in the sky. Either you know and you're alive or its all nonsense, all dust in the wind." > read more

"One Hope At A Time..."

08/28/2014 20:25:55 PM

"You can never tell what people have inside them > read more

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

08/28/2014 20:23:39 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: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

08/28/2014 20:22:54 PM

"The Peace of Wild Things""When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty on the water, and the great he > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/28/2014 20:20:51 PM

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

"Where I Needed To Be..."

08/28/2014 20:20:09 PM

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“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies”

08/28/2014 20:18:20 PM

“The Dangerous World of Logical Fallacies” > read more

Free Download: Ayn Rand, "Anthem"

08/28/2014 20:16:56 PM

"Anthem: Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Masterpiece"by Roderick > read more

Fukushima: "TEPCO Drops Bombshell About Sea Releases; 8 Billion Bq Per Day"

08/27/2014 20:40:16 PM

"TEPCO Drops Bombshell About Sea Releases; 8 Billion Bq Per Day"by SimplyInfo"TEPCO made the startling admission today at a press conference that the plant is leaking 8 billion bequerels per day. (8 gigabequerels)5 billion bq of strontium 902 billion > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/27/2014 19:33:07 PM

"What caused this outburst of V838 Mon? For reasons unknown, star V838 Mon's outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became the brightest star in the entire Milky Way Galaxy in January 2002. Then, just as suddenly, it faded. A > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Maintenance of Self”

08/27/2014 19:32:06 PM

“The Maintenance of Self”by Chet Raymo"Ah, yes, the pitcher plant. Those devouring goblets. Those caldrons of digestive juices. And now naturalists have found the biggest one yet, as big as a chalice, on a mountaintop in the Philippines, its punc > read more

Free Download: Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”

08/27/2014 19:30:10 PM

Free Download:Charles Haanel, > read more

Black Elk, "I See His Face..."

08/27/2014 19:26:28 PM

"The Sun, the Light of the world.I hear him coming.I see his face as he comes.He makes the beings on earth happyAnd they rejoice.O, Wakan Tanka, I offer to You this world of Light."- Black Elk, "The Sacred Pipe" > read more

"The First Rule Of Life..."

08/27/2014 19:25:04 PM

"The first rule of life is to reveal nothing, to be exceptionally cautious in what you say, in whatever company you may find yourself. If you have a secret, you have only to whisper it to your dearest friend with the strictest injunction that it will > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/27/2014 19:21:35 PM

Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Wendell Berry, "Remembering Now"

08/27/2014 19:20:46 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

The Economy: “The Impending Catastrophe”

08/27/2014 19:00:01 PM

“The Impending Catastrophe”by Karl Denninger“It's not difficult to see this coming, if you bother to look. There is no rule of law any more if you're a government employee - or one of those protected by same. Let's put together just a partial l > read more

"A Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness"

08/27/2014 18:59:03 PM

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Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”

08/26/2014 23:10:09 PM

Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”- > read more

"Being Human: A Personal Credo"

08/26/2014 23:01:40 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/26/2014 22:59:52 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

"Where They Went..."

08/26/2014 22:58:15 PM

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, > read more

"How Could You? A Dog's Story"

08/26/2014 22:57:15 PM

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The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

08/26/2014 22:54:44 PM

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Chet Raymo, "That Cottage of Darkness"

08/26/2014 22:53:06 PM

"That Cottage of Darkness"by Chet Raymo"Theresa asked those of us who count ourselves agnostic to comment on Julian Barnes' new book "Nothing To Be Frightened Of," reviewed by Garrison Keillor in the New York Times Book Review. Barnes, a professed ag > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/26/2014 22:51:29 PM

Grays, Thurrock, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"You Ever Wonder?"

08/26/2014 22:50:28 PM

“Centuries ago, sailors on long voyages used to leave a pair of pigs on every deserted island. Or they'd leave a pair of goats. Either way, on any future visit, the island would be a source of meat. These islands, they were pristine. These were hom > read more

Paulo Coelho, “What’s The Price?”

08/26/2014 22:49:09 PM

“What’s The Price?”by Paulo Coelho“Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple. The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his > read more

Musical Interlude: David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest”

08/25/2014 21:41:58 PM

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"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"

08/25/2014 21:21:46 PM

"Effort and Understanding: Having It Easy"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"When we view the lives of others and think they have it easy, we are not seeing the whole of their life or the story they are presenting. Our lives are an exercise in facing cha > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/25/2014 21:20:08 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

"The Most Beautiful People..."

08/25/2014 21:19:01 PM

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. > read more

Jim Valvano, "Three Things..."

08/25/2014 21:15:56 PM

“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have y > read more

“How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp”

08/25/2014 21:14:52 PM

“How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp”by Jan Bruce“There's a woman I know, a writer and consultant, who says she's more stressed out by what she's not doing than what she is doing. When she's in the flow of work, she's consumed by it, productive, > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/25/2014 21:12:46 PM

Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, “Examination Of Conscience”

08/25/2014 21:11:56 PM

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08/25/2014 21:10:47 PM

"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every humandecision comes down to the choice between two alternatives."- Jeff Duntemann > read more

“How the Brutalized Become Brutal”

08/25/2014 18:09:23 PM

“How the Brutalized Become Brutal”by Chris Hedges“The horrific pictures of the beheading of American reporter James Foley, the images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic > read more

Musical Interlude: Constance Demby, “Eternal Return”

08/24/2014 18:22:43 PM

Constance Demby, “Eternal Return”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Constance Demby, “Ocean Without Shores”

08/24/2014 18:21:42 PM

Constance Demby, “Ocean Without Shores”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/24/2014 18:11:05 PM

“Across the heart of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies lies a striking string of galaxies known as Markarian's Chain. The chain, pictured above, is highlighted on the upper right with two large but featureless lenticular galaxies, M84 and M86. Prominen > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

08/24/2014 18:09:19 PM

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

Paulo Coelho, “The Cycle of Nature”

08/24/2014 18:07:06 PM

“The Cycle of Nature”by Paulo Coelho“In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement. The winter struggles to reign supreme, but, in the end, is obliged to accept spring’s victory, which brings with > read more

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"

08/24/2014 18:05:12 PM

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Just as new beginnings are important, so is honoring the experience of closure. Life is a collage of beginnings and endings that run together like still-wet paint. Yet before we c > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/24/2014 18:04:04 PM

Spokane, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"That One Reason..."

08/24/2014 18:02:33 PM

“Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse > read more

Chet Raymo, "Rules for Thinking And Believing"

08/24/2014 17:59:56 PM

"Seven Rules for Believing"by Chet Raymo"I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' > read more

"What A Paradox..."

08/24/2014 17:53:54 PM

“What a curious picture it is to find man, homo sapiens, of divine origin, we are told, seriously considering going underground to escape the consequences of his own folly. With a little wisdom and foresight, surely it is not yet necessary to forsa > read more

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "Above the Clouds"

08/23/2014 22:19:35 PM

Kevin Kern, "Above the Clouds"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/23/2014 21:06:01 PM

“Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together. Mountains > read more

"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"

08/23/2014 21:04:39 PM

"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"True compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. Compassion is the ability to see the deep connectedness between our > read more

Chet Raymo, “Wonder And Humility”

08/23/2014 21:00:57 PM

“Wonder And Humility”by Chet Raymo“My generation is the last who will remember these old Mobil gas pumps with the round glass globes on top and the sign of the Flying Horse. Or, for that matter, the two-lane blacktops that threaded their way ac > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/23/2014 20:57:59 PM

Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and HerzegovinaThanks for stopping by. > read more


08/23/2014 20:56:50 PM

“There is a sacredness in tears.They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” - Washington Irving > read more

"The Wisdom Of Satchel Paige"

08/23/2014 20:49:07 PM

“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.”“Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.”“Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.”“How old would you be if y > read more

“A Look Behind The Thick Façade of Civilization”

08/23/2014 19:15:20 PM

“A Look Behind The Thick Façade of Civilization”by Capt. Ray Jason"Most of the sky was clear and starry, but ten miles out to sea there was a cluster of clouds filled with lightning. I was anchored peacefully behind a low island that afforded me > read more

"How It Really Is"

08/23/2014 18:46:44 PM

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"The Grapes of Wrath" (Excerpts)

08/23/2014 16:31:37 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." [referring to the banks- CP]"The bank is something more than men, > read more

The Universe

08/22/2014 23:55:10 PM

“A little known secret concerning life in the jungles of time and space is that however far you reach, you will go farther. However great your dreams, they will be grander. And however much you love, you will be loved much more. We call it the Law > read more

Musical Interlude: Roger Waters, “The Tide Is Turning”

08/22/2014 19:21:28 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/22/2014 19:18:40 PM

“From an altitude of over 5,000 meters, the night sky view from Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes is breathtaking in more ways than one. The dark site's rarefied atmosphere, at about 50 percent sea level pressure, is also extremely dry. That > read more

Chet Raymo, “A Fishy Tale”

08/22/2014 19:15:28 PM

“A Fishy Tale”by Chet Raymo"As dumb as a goldfish. I mean, what could be dumber than swimming around in murky water all day - glassy eyed, slimy scaled, cold blooded - waiting for someone to sprinkle food flakes into the pond or tank. On a scale > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/22/2014 19:14:27 PM

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

"The Human Condition"

08/22/2014 19:13:30 PM

"The Human Condition"by Meanings of Life"Man remains largely unknown of himself. What are we, in our innermost recesses, behind our names and our conventional opinions? What are we behind the things we do in our lives, behind what we see in others an > read more

"Sons Of The Cosmos..."

08/22/2014 19:07:10 PM

“We are sons of the cosmos, but our conscience, our soul, make us strangers in that same cosmos, from which we were produced, and which still remains secretly intimate to us. Earth life is unique, or at least particularly rare in the cosmos, and ou > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Leaf and the Cloud"

08/22/2014 19:05:52 PM

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08/22/2014 19:02:54 PM

"I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more – the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort – to dea > read more

“How to Be Brave in 8 Steps”

08/22/2014 19:00:08 PM

“How to Be Brave in 8 Steps”by Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD > read more

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