Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)"

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Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)"

04/22/2014 18:21:12 PM

Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)"-

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/22/2014 18:19:04 PM

“One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy lies 11.8 million light-years away toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major).

Paulo Coelho, "The Cry Of The Desert"

04/22/2014 18:17:49 PM

"The Cry Of The Desert"by Paulo Coelho"As soon as he arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, a missionary decided he would stroll through the desert at the city’s boundary every morning. On his first stroll he noticed a man lying on the sand, caressing the

The Poet: William Stafford, "Starting With Little Things"

04/22/2014 18:14:26 PM

"Starting With Little Things"

"The Breton Fisherman's Prayer: On Destroying What We Love"

04/22/2014 18:10:47 PM

"The Breton Fisherman's Prayer:

Chet Raymo, "Ratchet"

04/22/2014 18:05:45 PM

"Ratchet"by Chet Raymo"My MacBook laptop has been annoying me with glitches that are signs of old age (or planned obsolescence). Am I sorry? Not really. At last I can justify buying what I've wanted for several years - a MacBook Air. And here it is,

The Daily "Near You?"

04/22/2014 18:03:31 PM

Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Two Possibilities Exist..."

04/22/2014 18:01:39 PM

"Welcome to Planet Earth, the third planet from a star named the Sun. The Earth is shaped like a sphere and composed mostly of rock. Over 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water. The planet has a relatively thin atmosphere composed mostly of nitro

Carl Sagan, “The Pale Blue Dot: Where We Make Our Stand”

04/22/2014 17:14:35 PM

Carl Sagan, “Pale Blue Dot”-

“10 Planetary Facts for Earth Day 2014”

04/22/2014 17:09:52 PM

“10 Planetary Facts for Earth Day 2014”by Phil Plait“Today is Earth Day, a worldwide celebration of our home planet. I know you’ll be hearing a lot of talk about the environment today, humanity’s global impact, and more … which is great,

But Not You..."

04/21/2014 20:18:17 PM

"Let others lead small lives, but not you.Let others argue over small things, but not you.Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you."- Jim Rohn

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers"

04/21/2014 20:16:41 PM

2002, "Starwalkers"

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/21/2014 20:14:17 PM

“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistib

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

04/21/2014 20:12:04 PM

Chet Raymo, “This View of Life, With Its Several Powers”

04/21/2014 20:09:05 PM

"Subversive And Revolutionary, Destructive And Terrible..."

04/21/2014 20:05:13 PM

"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin – more even than death... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit.

The Daily "Near You?"

04/21/2014 20:00:26 PM

León, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

“The American Dream Turns Into a Global Nightmare”

04/21/2014 19:59:17 PM

“The American Dream Turns Into a Global Nightmare”By Paul B. Farrell“The American Dream? Now a global nightmare? A ticking time bomb, a lethal virus spreading worldwide, could destroy the entire world, backfire, take down America and capitalism

“The Bundy Paradigm: Will You Be a Rebel, Revolutionary or a Slave?”

04/21/2014 16:45:11 PM

“The Bundy Paradigm:

"How It Really Is"

04/21/2014 16:28:12 PM

Musical Interlude: Hong Kong Festival Orchestra Flash Mob 2013: Beethoven's “Ninth Symphony, ’Ode to Joy’"

04/20/2014 18:09:28 PM

Hong Kong Festival Orchestra Flash Mob 2013: Beethoven's “Ninth Symphony, ’Ode to Joy’"-

Chet Raymo, “Live Long Enough To Live Forever?”

04/20/2014 16:44:30 PM

“Live Long Enough To Live Forever?”by Chet Raymo“Since we returned to New England from a winter on an island with little access to medical technologies, my spouse and I have been busy sorting out all those things that make life at age 77 active

Happy Easter

04/20/2014 05:54:54 AM

"How It Really Is"

04/19/2014 18:21:12 PM

“8 Terrifying Facts About NSA Surveillance”

04/19/2014 16:49:54 PM

“8 Terrifying Facts About NSA Surveillance”By Jim Hightower“On Monday, April 14, the the Washington Post and the Guardian US newspapers received the Pulitzer for Journalism Public Service for their reports on NSA spying. In light of their hard

"How Many Times?"

04/19/2014 16:41:56 PM

“How many times do you have to get hit over

“What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know: America’s Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy”

04/19/2014 16:33:01 PM

“What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know:

Musical Interlude: Bruce Springsteen, “Streets Of Philadelphia”

04/19/2014 07:56:03 AM

Bruce Springsteen, “Streets Of Philadelphia”-

“The Strangelove Effect”

04/18/2014 22:03:00 PM

“The Strangelove Effect”by John Pilger“I watched “Dr. Strangelove” the other day. I have seen it perhaps a dozen times; it makes sense of senseless news. When Major T.J. “King” Kong goes “toe to toe with the Rooskies” and flies his

Greg Hunter,“Weekly News Wrap-Up 4.18.14”

04/18/2014 02:08:34 AM

“Weekly News Wrap-Up 4.18.14”By Greg Hunter’s

"How It Really Always Was, And Is"

04/17/2014 14:39:21 PM

The Economy: "What Do Janet Yellen and Yuri Geller Have in Common?"

04/17/2014 14:28:15 PM

"What Do Janet Yellen and Yuri Geller Have in Common?"by Bill Bonner“It looks as though the US stock market is in the process of topping out. But if you'd bet heavily on a bear market, each time you saw one coming, you'd be broke by now. We will wa

“Overpopulation Is Not A Problem For Us”

04/17/2014 13:56:03 PM

“Overpopulation Is Not A Problem For Us”By Raul I Meijer“On a day like this, when Bloomberg runs the hilarious and preposterous headline “Euro Periphery Emerges as Haven as Bonds Rise”, and markets are up because the Chinese government anno

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/16/2014 22:08:12 PM

“In the 1920s, examining photographic plates from the Mt. Wilson Observatory's 100 inch telescope, Edwin Hubble determined the distance to the Andromeda Nebula, decisively demonstrating the existence of other galaxies far beyond the Milky Way. His

“The Descent Of Man”

04/16/2014 22:04:31 PM

“The Descent Of Man”Has Human intelligence been on an intellectual and

"Dreamers Of the Day..."

04/16/2014 22:03:33 PM

"Always Been Sane..."

04/16/2014 22:01:49 PM

"As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight."- G. K. Chesterton

The Daily "Near You?"

04/16/2014 22:00:09 PM

Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "Free As A Bird"

04/16/2014 21:57:45 PM

"Free As A Bird"by Chet Raymo"All afternoon I have been watching a pair of hummingbirds play about our porch. They live somewhere nearby, though I haven't found their nest. They are attracted to our hummingbird feeder, which we keep full of sugar wat

"The Champ"

04/16/2014 21:54:53 PM

Rumi, "The Tavern,"

04/16/2014 21:50:54 PM

"All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I c

"How It Really Is"

04/16/2014 19:32:05 PM

George Carlin, “The American Dream”

04/16/2014 19:24:42 PM

STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!George Carlin, “The American Dream”-

Edward Abbey, "I Promise You This..."

04/15/2014 21:14:04 PM

"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight fo

Rumi, "Sit, Be Still, And Listen..."

04/15/2014 21:10:28 PM

"Sit, be still, and listen,because you're drunk,and we're at the edge of the roof."- Rumi

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/15/2014 21:07:45 PM

"Bright stars, clouds of dust and glowing nebulae decorate this cosmic scene, a skyscape just north of Orion's belt. Close to the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, the wide field view spans about 5.5 degrees. Striking bluish M78, a reflection nebula, is

Crowfoot, "What Is Life?"

04/15/2014 21:06:30 PM

Paulo Coelho, “I’d Rather Be In Hell”

04/15/2014 21:05:21 PM

“I’d Rather Be In Hell”by Paulo Coelho"As soon as he died, Juan found himself in a gorgeous place, surrounded by all the comfort and beauty he had dreamed of. A fellow dressed in white approached him and said, “You have the right to have what

Chet Raymo,"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"

04/15/2014 21:03:08 PM

"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"by Chet Raymo"'The Anecdote of the Jar' by Wallace Stevens:

Free Download: Olaf Stapledon, “Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future”

04/15/2014 21:01:12 PM

“Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future”by Olaf Stapledon“Great are the stars, and man is of no account to them. But man is a fair spirit, whom a star conceived and a star kills. He is greater than those bright blind companies.

Alan Watts, "It Comes, Then, To This..."

04/15/2014 20:59:14 PM

"It comes, then, to this: that to be "viable", livable, or merely practical, life must be lived as a game - and the "must" here expresses a condition, not a commandment. It must be lived in the spirit of play rather than work, and the conflicts which

The Daily "Near You?"

04/15/2014 16:17:21 PM

Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

Eckhart Tolle, "Suffering"

04/15/2014 16:14:39 PM

"True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at this moment. This inner alignment with Now is the end of suffering. Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you ha

"Are You?"

04/14/2014 19:14:31 PM

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/14/2014 19:11:28 PM

"This Hubble Heritage image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 3982, about 68 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It's hard to imagine a more glorious galaxy than NGC 3982, a face-on spiral that's swirling like a pinwheel 68 million li

Psychology: "Positive Self-Deception"

04/14/2014 19:08:01 PM

"Positive Self-Deception"by"Most people think of the "mentally disordered" as a delusional lot, holding bizarre and irrational ideas about themselves and the world around them. Isn’t a mental disorder, after all, an impairment o

"Who Are You? How Do You Know?"

04/14/2014 19:06:09 PM

"Go without a coat when it's cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it's all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of har

Chet Raymo, “L'amor Che Move il Sole e L'altre Stelle”

04/14/2014 18:47:19 PM

“L'amor Che Move il Sole e L'altre Stelle”by Chet Raymo“Like many of us, I faithfully check APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). When this image popped open the other day it took my breath away. I sat there gaping for five minutes.Click image f

"How It Really Is"

04/14/2014 14:59:45 PM

Paul Craig Roberts,“Washington is Humanity’s Worst Enemy”

04/14/2014 14:54:36 PM

“Washington is Humanity’s Worst Enemy”by Paul Craig Roberts"How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom?

“US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study”

04/14/2014 12:42:59 PM

“US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study”by Eric Zuesse“A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoun

“Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens”

04/14/2014 12:23:31 PM

“Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens”by“In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced o

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “You and Me”

04/14/2014 06:43:22 AM

Moody Blues, “You and Me”-

Musical Interlude: Native American, “Ghost Dance- Power Drums, Spirit Pride”

04/13/2014 17:06:22 PM

Native American, “Ghost Dance- Power Drums, Spirit Pride”- it UP!

"How It Really Is"

04/13/2014 15:15:52 PM

Satire: “Nation Stunned To Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago”

04/13/2014 13:59:38 PM

“Nation Stunned To Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago”by Andy BorowitzWASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Millions of Americans were in a state of shock this past week after learning that Congress had accomplished something

“7 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: Colbert Causes Conservative Meltdown Edition”

04/13/2014 12:53:19 PM

“7 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week:

The Economy: "How About Some Truth?"

04/13/2014 12:22:32 PM

"How About Some Truth?"

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”

04/11/2014 20:04:49 PM

Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”-

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “To the One Who Knows”

04/11/2014 19:25:25 PM

Yanni, “To the One Who Knows”

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/11/2014 19:21:37 PM

"Galaxies don't normally look like this. NGC 6745 actually shows the results of two galaxies that have been colliding for only hundreds of millions of years. Just off the above digitally sharpened photograph to the lower right is the smaller galaxy,

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet..."

04/11/2014 19:20:23 PM

"And yet, though we strainagainst the deadening gripof daily necessity,I sense there is this mystery:All life is being lived.Who is living it then?Is it the things themselves,or something waiting inside them,like an unplayed melody in a flute?Is it t

"The Paradox of Our Time"

04/11/2014 19:18:07 PM

Dr. Bob Moorehead, "The Paradox of Our Time"-"The Paradox of Our Time"“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

"For This Is What We Do..."

04/11/2014 19:09:17 PM

"For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowe

Chet Raymo, “Cranes or Skyhooks?”

04/11/2014 19:06:47 PM

“Cranes or Skyhooks?”by Chet Raymo“In the late 19th century, an intractable problem bedeviled scientists. Geologists had convincingly demonstrated that the Earth was hundreds of millions of years old, and fossil evidence suggested that life had

Paulo Coelho, "Solitude..."

04/11/2014 19:05:07 PM

“Solitude Is Not The Absence of Love”by Paulo Coelho“Without solitude, Love will not stay long by your side, because Love needs to rest as well, so that it can journey through the heavens and reveal itself in other forms. Without solitude, no p

The Daily "Near You?"

04/11/2014 19:03:15 PM

Dundee, Dundee City, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

The Economy:"The Fed's Childishly Naïve Theory of Credit”

04/11/2014 17:46:04 PM

"The Fed's Childishly Naïve Theory of Credit”by Bill BonnerGualfin, Argentina. “Today, we return to familiar territory. We have seen it before: The slowdown in the economy. The overpricing of assets (particularly stocks). The huge increase in de

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/10/2014 21:06:28 PM

“War Against The Weak”

04/10/2014 20:03:16 PM

“War Against The Weak”by Robert Kirkconnell"Teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that t

The Daily "Near You?"

04/10/2014 17:20:35 PM

Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Level Of Intelligence..."

04/10/2014 17:16:54 PM

“If Man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these

“This Is Wholesome: Honey Maid Has A Message For Satan and the American Decency Association”

04/10/2014 16:58:20 PM

“This Is Wholesome:

“7 Really Stupid and Offensive GOP Remarks on the Day They Shot Down Equal Pay for Women”

04/10/2014 16:25:01 PM

Bill Bonner, "How to Survive at 9,000 Feet Above Sea Level”

04/10/2014 12:15:39 PM

“How to Survive at 9,000 Feet Above Sea Level”by Bill BonnerGualfin, Argentina. “We have been developing an important insight into the way the economy works... with a view to understanding what might happen next. We'll return to it tomorrow. To

"Perfect Adjustment..."

04/10/2014 11:04:18 AM

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their

The Daily "Near You?"

04/09/2014 20:01:23 PM

“3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People”

04/09/2014 16:45:11 PM

“3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People”by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Beyond Undoing"

04/09/2014 16:18:16 PM

"Beyond Undoing"

"How It Really Is"

04/09/2014 16:17:17 PM

Chris Floyd, “False Flags and Imperial Facades: Tales of ‘Progressives’ in Power”

04/09/2014 14:12:50 PM

“False Flags and Imperial Facades: Tales of ‘Progressives’ in Power”By Chris Floyd

“The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return”

04/09/2014 11:34:58 AM

“The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return”by Jeffrey Tucker“The least of the problems with income tax is that it takes your money. The really big problem is that the income tax takes your life. It gives the government direct acce

Musical Interlude: Roger Waters, “Tide Is Turning”

04/09/2014 05:10:18 AM

Roger Waters, “Tide Is Turning”-

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/09/2014 04:39:02 AM

“NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-formin

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke,"All Will Come Again"

04/09/2014 00:46:41 AM

"All Will Come Again"by Rainer Maria Rilke"All will come again into its strength:the fields undivided, the waters undammed,the trees towering and the walls built low.And in the valleys, people as strong and varied as the land.And no churches where Go

"I Pity You..."

04/09/2014 00:36:08 AM

"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

"Are There Any Questions?"

04/08/2014 20:54:40 PM

"Are There Any Questions?"by Robert Fulghum"Are there any questions?" An offer that comes at the end of college lectures and long meetings. Said when an audience is not only overdosed with information, but when there is no time left anyhow. At times

The Daily "Near You?"

04/08/2014 20:53:23 PM

Prescott Valley, Arizona, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Rune Charms For Warriors And For Peace”

04/08/2014 20:51:45 PM

History: “Why the Vikings Were Feared”

04/08/2014 20:50:36 PM

“Why the Vikings Were Feared”by Patrick Cockburn“Journalism is said to be the first draft of history, but it is often disappointing to find that the second or third drafts, by historians, move little further in establishing the truth about what

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