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Musical Interlude: “Homeless Boy Steals The Talent Show”

10/25/2016 21:59:28 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

10/25/2016 21:55:47 PM

"Face-on spiral galaxy M77 lies a mere 47 million light-years away toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. At that estimated distance, the gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across. Also known as NGC 1068, its compact and very > read more

Chet Raymo, “Asperges Me, Domine”

10/25/2016 21:53:48 PM

“Asperges Me, Domine” *by Chet Raymo“Greystone Books publishes a series of "Literary Companions" to natural environments- mountains, rivers and lakes, deserts, gardens, and the sea, so far. Now they come to my environment- night- and have been > read more

"Be Kind..."

10/25/2016 19:31:21 PM

"Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a hard battle." > read more

"Dealing with Difficult People: Opening the Channels of Communication"

10/25/2016 19:29:26 PM

"Dealing with Difficult People: > read more

“Is This How World War III Begins, In Almost Complete Silence?”

10/25/2016 16:13:27 PM

“Is This How World War III Begins, In Almost Complete Silence?”by > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/25/2016 16:12:31 PM

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


10/25/2016 15:58:06 PM

"It's interesting how we often can't see the ways in which we are being strong- like, you can't be aware of what you're doing that's tough and brave at the time that you're doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you'd be scared."- Lena > read more

"Obamacare Premiums Up 30% in TX, MS, KS; 50% in IL, AZ, PA; 93% in NM: When Does the Death Spiral Blow Up?"

10/25/2016 15:36:56 PM

"Obamacare Premiums Up 30% in TX, MS, KS; 50% in IL, AZ, PA; 93% in NM: > read more

"How It Really Is"

10/25/2016 14:47:07 PM

“Elections Expert: ‘We Now Have 4 Million Ineligible and Dead Voters on American Voter Rolls’” > read more

Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

10/24/2016 23:06:04 PM

Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/24/2016 23:00:58 PM

“These three bright nebulae are often featured in telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius and the crowded starfields of the central Milky Way. In fact, 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged two of them; M8, the large nebul > read more

Chet Raymo, “Morning Stars”

10/24/2016 22:56:13 PM

“Morning Stars”by Chet Raymo“For some years this William Blake watercolor hung in my living room, blown up photographically to enormous size (that was back in my darkroom days). An illustration from The Book of Job: "When the morning stars sang > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "In Blackwater Woods"

10/24/2016 22:53:05 PM

"In Blackwater Woods""Look, the trees > read more

Paulo Coelho, "The Book By Camus"

10/24/2016 22:47:54 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

10/24/2016 20:48:50 PM

Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The White Rose, In the Land of the Willfully Blind"

10/24/2016 20:46:52 PM

"The White Rose, In the Land of the Willfully Blind"by Jesse"This is one of my favorite leaflets from 'Die Weiße Rose.' I enjoy their observation that "German intellectuals fled to their cellars, there, like plants struggling in the dark, away from > read more

"Dumbing Ourselves Down: Wanting To Join"

10/24/2016 20:21:30 PM

"Dumbing Ourselves Down: Wanting To Join"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"When we dumb ourselves down, we sell ourselves short and lose an opportunity to shed light where it is needed. The ability to go into any social situation and sense the level of > read more


10/24/2016 17:40:07 PM

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"How It Absolutely Really Is"

10/24/2016 17:29:36 PM

Hey, don't believe them, ask Shillary what she really thinks... > read more

"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies"; "You Cannot Kill Me Here"

10/24/2016 01:05:59 AM

"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies" (Adapted)by Chris Floyd"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reali > read more

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, “Soulshine”

10/24/2016 00:24:05 AM

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“So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America: It's Time We Admit It”

10/23/2016 22:46:14 PM

“So Many People Are Badly Traumatized by Life in America: > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity"

10/23/2016 19:45:35 PM

Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind IV: Unity"- > read more

"A Deep Look to the Heavens"

10/23/2016 19:34:27 PM

"In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it."- YouTube/NASA"It helps to put things in perspective here > read more

"Infinite Distances..."

10/23/2016 19:25:01 PM

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human > read more

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Sunset"

10/23/2016 19:20:22 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

“What If?”

10/23/2016 19:17:16 PM

“What If?”- Paul Craig Roberts“What If?” histories are a good read. They are entertaining, and they provoke thought and encourage the imagination. How different the world would be if different judgments, decisions, and circumstances had preva > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/23/2016 18:49:40 PM

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"The Gates of Hope"

10/23/2016 18:48:17 PM

"The Gates of Hope"by Victoria Safford"In his book "On the Rez," Ian Frazier tells a story about South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. In the fall of 1988 the Pine Ridge girls' basketball team played an away game in Lead, South Dakota. It was one of > read more

"Trump Wins Wisconsin Early Voting- By A Landslide!" Update/Correction!

10/22/2016 22:41:15 PM

"Trump Wins Wisconsin Early Voting- By A Landslide!"by Newsroom"The early voting totals are in and Donald Trump has WON Wisconsin by a landslide! According to vote totals published by "Wisconsin Vote" a service of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisc > read more

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”, Live at Royal Albert Hall, London

10/22/2016 20:26:51 PM

Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”, > read more

"Do You Remember?"

10/22/2016 20:22:10 PM

Do you remember?We danced, as the stars flickered to light..."Do you remember still the falling starsthat like swift horses through the heavens racedand suddenly leaped across the hurdlesof our wishes- do you recall?And we did make so many!For there > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/22/2016 20:16:05 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

Chet Raymo, “Speaking of Water…”

10/22/2016 20:13:22 PM

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

10/22/2016 19:57:16 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

"Surely, You Did Something..."

10/22/2016 19:45:03 PM

"It's 3:23 A.M.And I'm awake because my great great grandchildren won't let me sleep.They ask me in dreams,'What did you do while the planet was plundered?What did you do when the earth was unraveling?Surely you did something when the seasons started > read more

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, John Lodge, “I Dreamed Last Night”

10/22/2016 00:11:49 AM

Justin Hayward, John Lodge, “I Dreamed Last Night”- > read more

"Worthiness: Accepting Our Calling"

10/21/2016 23:54:45 PM

"Worthiness: Accepting Our Calling"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Our worth of being on the planet at this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now. The issue of worthiness may come up in many areas of our lives, as > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “The Sea at Night”

10/21/2016 21:34:43 PM

2002, “The Sea at Night”- > read more

"How It Really Is"

10/21/2016 21:28:40 PM

The total insanity suggested this song... lolCouldn't resist... > read more

"The Unique Human Capacity for War"

10/21/2016 20:15:43 PM

"The Unique Human Capacity for War"By Michael BrennerThe question “why war?” has long inspired scholars to seek answers in human nature. Their findings invariably have been ambiguous and judgments inconclusive. While it is easy to make the case t > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/21/2016 20:12:57 PM

“Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula, the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also > read more

"Just Once..."

10/21/2016 20:09:26 PM

"Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information."- Edward R. Murrow > read more

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”

10/21/2016 20:06:52 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 Poet: William Stafford, "Ask Me"

10/21/2016 19:49:59 PM

"Ask Me""Some time when the river is ice ask memistakes I have made. Ask me whetherwhat I have done is my life. Othershave come in their slow way intomy thought, and some have tried to helpor to hurt: ask me what differencetheir strongest love or hat > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/21/2016 17:21:48 PM

San Angelo, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Greg Hunter

10/20/2016 23:55:32 PM

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 10/21/2016"By Greg Hunter’s > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

10/20/2016 21:36:23 PM

2002, “Falling Through Time”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/20/2016 21:32:52 PM

“Long before Stonehenge was built, well before the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, ancient artists painted life-sized figures on canyon walls in Utah, USA- but why? Nobody is sure. The entire panel of figures, which dates back about 7,000 years, is > read more

"Self-respect, Opinions..."

10/20/2016 21:31:29 PM

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Chet Raymo, “The Sound And Fury”

10/20/2016 21:28:31 PM

“The Sound And Fury”by Chet Raymo“Not so long ago, I mentioned here Himmler and Heydrich, two of Hitler's most terrible henchmen. A friend said to me: "If there's no afterlife, no heaven or hell, then those two diabolical creatures got away wit > read more

"Depending On How You Looked At It..."

10/20/2016 20:27:41 PM

"It was never the right time or it was always the right time, > read more

“No, The Other One”

10/20/2016 19:50:05 PM

“No, The Other One”by jeffi6"Hillary and Donald walk into a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, “The media is really tearing you apart for that scandal.”Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?”Trump: “No, the > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/20/2016 19:42:33 PM

Port-of-spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and TobagoThanks for stopping by! > read more

Mark Twain, “On The Damned Human Race”

10/20/2016 19:40:40 PM

“On The Damned Human Race”by Mark Twain“I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so-called), and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. For it obliges me to r > read more

"The 50-50-90 Rule"

10/20/2016 19:34:49 PM

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Musical Interlude: Brian Crain, “Dream Of Flying”

10/20/2016 00:15:01 AM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

10/19/2016 21:23:16 PM

“What's going on in the center of this spiral galaxy? Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance inclu > read more

Chet Raymo, “In The Sweet By And By”

10/19/2016 21:20:58 PM

“In The Sweet By And By”by Chet Raymo“In the Bahamas there's a saying: Everbody wanna go to hebben, but nobody wanna die. I suppose you could find the same expression anywhere in the world. It's one of those universal axioms, a cognitive disson > read more


10/19/2016 19:39:23 PM

"We ate, we slept, we formed our kaleidoscopic relationships and marched ever forward. We licked chocolate from our fingers. We arranged flowers in vases. We inspected our backsides when we tried on new clothes. We gave ourselves over to art. We elec > read more

"Far-fetched Things..."

10/19/2016 18:57:48 PM

"But far-fetched things do happen. In fact, many people's entire lives are completely far-fetched. I think we are constantly surrounded by extraordinary possibilities. Whether we are aware of them or not, whether we choose to act on them or not, they > read more

The Economy: "A 'Black' Anniversary for a 'Black Swan'”

10/19/2016 17:19:57 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

10/19/2016 16:14:51 PM

Wakefield, Kansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“Afraid of the Truth: Feeling Threatened”

10/19/2016 16:02:18 PM

“Afraid of the Truth: Feeling Threatened”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“Facing the truth upfront rather than turning from it will keep your life moving in a forward and positive direction. Most of us have had the experience of being in possessi > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: Rhonda Mackert, “Solus”

10/19/2016 15:52:41 PM

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"Keep Walking..."

10/19/2016 15:46:15 PM

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Greg Hunter, “Fed Fearful About What It Has Done- Gregory Mannarino”

10/19/2016 00:35:34 AM

“Fed Fearful About What It Has Done- Gregory Mannarino”By Greg Hunter’s > read more

"Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?"

10/19/2016 00:14:33 AM

"Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With > read more

"All In the Waiting..."

10/18/2016 21:40:34 PM

“For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, > read more

Musical Interlude: Greg Maroney, “Natures Fury”

10/18/2016 21:30:05 PM

Greg Maroney, “Natures Fury”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/18/2016 21:27:01 PM

“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (10 > read more

"A Message From The Stone Age"

10/18/2016 21:25:29 PM

"These hands were painted on the walls of a cave in Rio Pinturas, Argentina. The hand forms were created 30,000 years ago by pressing all or part of the hand against the surface, after having applied paint or clay.Despite its clear bodily form, this > read more

Chet Raymo, “Hummingbird and Heron”

10/18/2016 21:20:27 PM

“Hummingbird and Heron”by Chet Raymo"We have two regular visitors to our yard, a hummingbird and a heron. We sit on the screened porch and watch them.The hummingbird comes to the feeder like a tiny lightning bolt, darting so fast we can hardly fo > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/18/2016 20:15:08 PM

Little Elm, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

“10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn”

10/18/2016 20:11:36 PM

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10/18/2016 20:07:01 PM

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.Some come from ahead and some come from behind.But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see.Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"- Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel > read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “The Dreaming Tree”

10/17/2016 23:34:45 PM

2002, “The Dreaming Tree”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/17/2016 23:30:57 PM

“Galaxies dot the sky in this impressively wide and deep image of the Antlia Cluster. The third closest cluster of galaxies to Earth after Virgo and Fornax, the Antlia cluster is known for its compactness and its high fraction of elliptical galaxie > read more

Chet Raymo, “Angling For Happiness”

10/17/2016 23:25:56 PM

“Angling For Happiness”by Chet Raymo“There is a concept in physics called angle of repose. Set an object, a book say, on a plank. Now slowly tip up one end of the plank until the moment when the book just starts to slide. The angle between the > read more

"You Never Know..."

10/17/2016 19:17:36 PM

"There are only things that could have turned out different. You don't have any should or woulds in your life, see? You only have things that could have gone a different way. You never know what truly would have happened if you had done your shoulds > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/17/2016 19:14:32 PM

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

“This Election Is a Pileup of Perversion”

10/17/2016 14:00:08 PM

“This Election Is a Pileup of Perversion”by Bill Bonner‘Had we but world enough and time…‘My vegetable love should grow > read more

"The Odor of Desperation"

10/17/2016 13:05:39 PM

"The Odor of Desperation"by Jim Kunstler"It must be obvious even to nine-year-old casual observers of the scene that the US national election is hacking itself. It doesn’t require hacking assistance from any other entity. The two major parties coul > read more

"A Lion Fight..."

10/17/2016 13:03:02 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 fi > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, “Even Now”

10/17/2016 12:49:22 PM

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"How It Absolutely, Really, Truly, Honestly Is"

10/17/2016 11:53:15 AM

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“WikiLeaks ‘Dead Man's Switch’ Appears to Have Been Triggered”; Update 8:52 PM EDT

10/16/2016 22:59:55 PM

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Musical Interlude: Jace Vek, "Mariner's Theme"

10/16/2016 21:28:12 PM

Jace Vek, "Mariner's Theme"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

10/16/2016 17:19:26 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. Blu > read more

Chet Raymo, “Moments of Being”

10/16/2016 17:16:32 PM

“Moments of Being”by Chet Raymo“A passage from the "Pensees" of Teilhard de Chardin: "Though the phenomena of the lower world remain the same- the material determinisms, the vicissitudes of chance, the laws of labor, the agitations of men, the > read more

“Chronic Stress: The Hidden Health Risks”

10/16/2016 17:14:26 PM

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"A Chime Of Words..."

10/16/2016 17:07:41 PM

"Yes there is a meaning; at least for me, there is one thing that matters- > read more

The Poet: Mark Jarman, "Coyotes"

10/16/2016 17:04:50 PM

"Coyotes""Is this world truly fallen? They say no.For there's the new moon, there's the Milky Way,There's the rattler with a wren's egg in its mouth,And there's the panting rabbit they will eat.They sing their wild hymn on the dark slope,Reading the > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

10/16/2016 17:03:24 PM

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"Boom! Deutsche Bank Largest Customer, QATAR, Pulls the Plug"

10/16/2016 16:59:16 PM

"Boom! Deutsche Bank Largest Customer, QATAR, Pulls the Plug" > read more

The Economy: "Drowning In Debt: 35 Percent Of All Americans Have Debt That Is At Least 180 Days Past Due"

10/16/2016 16:39:53 PM

"Drowning In Debt: 35 Percent Of All Americans Have > read more

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, "Candle of Life"

10/16/2016 00:03:18 AM

Moody Blues, "Candle of Life"- > read more

Wars and Rumors of Wars: “Obama Threatens Putin with Nuclear War”

10/15/2016 23:58:14 PM

“Obama Threatens Putin with Nuclear War”by Eric Zuesse“It’ll be at a time of our choosing,” says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on NBC’’s “Meet the Press,” to be aired on Sunday, October 16th. Interviewer Chuck Todd had asked him, > read more

“Hillary Clinton and the Cinderella Syndrome”

10/15/2016 22:31:06 PM

“Hillary Clinton and the Cinderella Syndrome”by The Zman"If you examine the record of Hillary Clinton in any detail, what jumps out is the staggering incompetence of this woman. There’s nothing on her resume that stands out as a success, other > read more

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