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Musical Interlude: 2002, “Sea of Dreams”

03/30/2015 23:19:23 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

03/30/2015 20:23:10 PM

“Magnificent island universe NGC 2403 stands within the boundaries of the long-necked constellation Camelopardalis. Some 10 million light-years distant and about 50,000 light-years across, the spiral galaxy also seems to have more than its fair sha > read more

“At Home In An Infinite Universe”

03/30/2015 20:10:44 PM

“At Home In An Infinite Universe”by Chet Raymo“They are questions that bedeviled thinkers for thousands of years: Is the universe infinite or finite, eternal or of a finite age? > read more

"We Must Ask Ourselves..."

03/30/2015 19:34:23 PM

''As Americans, we must ask ourselves: Are we really so different? Must we stereotype those who disagree with us? Do we truly believe that ALL red-state residents are ignorant racist fascist knuckle-dragging NASCAR-obsessed cousin-marrying roadkill-e > read more

"Just Where You Begin Again..."

03/30/2015 19:32:56 PM

"When we're headed toward an outcome that's too horrible to face, that's when we go looking for a second opinion. And sometimes, the answer we get just confirms our worst fears. But sometimes, it can shed new light on the problem, make you see it in > read more

"How The Completely Demented Right Wingnuts Would Like It To Be"

03/30/2015 19:28:43 PM

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“How Much Time Do Americans Spend Plugged Into The Matrix Every Day?”

03/30/2015 19:18:59 PM

“How Much Time Do Americans Spend Plugged Into The Matrix Every Day?” > read more

"Finding Our Way Back..."

03/30/2015 19:04:36 PM

“Biology says that we are who we are from birth. That our DNA is set in stone. Unchangeable. Our DNA doesn't account for all of us though, we're human. Life changes us. We develop new traits. Become less territorial. We start competing. We learn fr > read more

"Why We are Susceptible to Manipulation"

03/30/2015 19:00:32 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

The Daily "Near You?"

03/30/2015 18:59:20 PM

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

Rightwing Nuthouse: “4 Right Wing Lunacies this Week: Phil Robertson's Insane Bloody Atheist Fantasy”

03/29/2015 14:08:39 PM

“4 Right Wing Lunacies this Week: > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/28/2015 22:37:32 PM

“Also known as the Cigar Galaxy for its elongated visual appearance, M82 is a starburst galaxy with a superwind. In fact, through ensuing supernova explosions and powerful winds from massive stars, the burst of star formation in M82 is driving the > read more

"A Perpetual Illusion..."

03/28/2015 22:34:40 PM

"Human life is thus only a perpetual illusion; men deceive and flatter each other. No one speaks of us in our presence as he does of us in our absence. Human society is founded on mutual deceit; few friendships would endure if each knew what his frie > read more

"The First Rule Of Life..."

03/28/2015 22:31:50 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?"

03/28/2015 22:27:57 PM

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

The Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "What If?"

03/28/2015 22:27:19 PM

"What If?""What if you slept?And what if,In your sleepYou dreamed?And what if,In your dream,You went to heavenAnd there pluckedA strange andBeautiful flower?And what if,When you awoke,You had the flowerIn your hand?... Ah, what then?"- Samuel Taylor > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Silence”

03/28/2015 22:21:34 PM

“The Silence”by Chet Raymo“The hiding places of my powerSeem open; I approach, and then they close;I see by glimpses now; when age comes on,May scarcely see at all, and I would give,While yet we may, as far as words can give,A substance and a l > read more

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

03/28/2015 22:19:03 PM

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“Parasitic Derivatives - One Quadrillion Dollars: Too Big to Understand”

03/28/2015 15:02:38 PM

“Parasitic Derivatives - One Quadrillion Dollars: Too Big to Understand”By David Hague“I recently returned from two weeks of ‘high level’ meetings with a group of Bankers [this is code for two weeks of subsidized debauchery with bankers] in > read more

The Poet: Maya Angelou, "Good Morning"

03/28/2015 14:57:25 PM

"Here, on the pulse of this new day,You may have the grace to look up and out,And into your sister's eyes, > read more

"How It Really Is"

03/28/2015 12:53:23 PM

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“MidEast Energy Alert: Why the Crisis in Yemen Could Get Ugly Very Fast”

03/27/2015 01:07:58 AM

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“Black Helicopters Rehearse Transporting ‘American Enemy Combatants’ to Jade Helm 15 ‘Black Sites’”

03/27/2015 00:39:47 AM

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Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Memories Of An Angel (Oblivion)”

03/26/2015 18:13:42 PM

Deuter, “Memories Of An Angel (Oblivion)”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/26/2015 17:29:22 PM

“Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is just below center in this telescopic field of > read more

Chet Raymo, "Matters of Life and Death"

03/26/2015 16:21:59 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 "Death In the Open." How rare it is, he writ > read more

"The Meaning Of Life..."

03/26/2015 16:17:17 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

The Poet: Julian Symons, “Pub”

03/26/2015 16:00:15 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?"

03/26/2015 15:45:08 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Nicey-Nicey Land..."

03/26/2015 15:40:16 PM

"In nicey-nicey land, you must be happy-clappy > read more

“The ‘Deep State’ Is Now in Charge”

03/26/2015 15:22:39 PM

“The ‘Deep State’ Is Now in Charge”by Bill Bonner“But when he is disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may requir > read more

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

03/25/2015 22:22:19 PM

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“Millions of Americans Are Embarrassingly Ill-Informed– And They Do Not Care”

03/25/2015 22:18:59 PM

“Millions of Americans Are Embarrassingly Ill-Informed– And They Do Not Care”There must be terrible consequences when ignorance reaches a certain level.By Rick Shenkman"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/25/2015 18:30:49 PM

“Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way. About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized early on as a spiral nebula and is actually one of the bri > read more

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Waking”

03/25/2015 18:28:43 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

03/25/2015 16:37:52 PM

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

Chet Raymo, “The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”

03/25/2015 15:33:42 PM

“The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”by Chet Raymo“Albert Einstein said, "Theories should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." At first glance, this may sound like a Zen koan, or a paradox. In fact, it is a profound statement that says more > read more

“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”

03/25/2015 15:03:22 PM

“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“Each stage we go through has its time of fulfillment and recession, as do all living things.Flowers and leaves both begin their lives as organisms so tiny we cannot see > read more

"The Truth..."

03/25/2015 14:46:33 PM

“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, > read more

"Since When?"

03/25/2015 14:42:20 PM

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to > read more

The Economy: "The American Dream – Moonshine and Scam"

03/25/2015 14:21:49 PM

"The American Dream – Moonshine and Scam"by Bill BonnerGualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "When we left you yesterday, we were trying to connect the bloated, cankerous ankles of the US economy to the sugar rush of its post-1971 credit-bas > read more

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Fraternite Angelique”

03/24/2015 18:20:13 PM

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"Make Them Laugh..."

03/24/2015 17:42:15 PM

Look, it's all going to Hell in a handbasket, that's obvious... The economy, wars, climate change, loss of civil liberties and the existence of a very real police state, and worst of all Fukushima. The least we can do is try to understand how and why > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/24/2015 17:36:12 PM

“NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces > read more

Chet Raymo, "Sunshine"

03/24/2015 17:30:01 PM

"Sunshine"by Chet Raymo"Deep in the belly of the Sun, where the temperature is 10 million degrees, protons- the nuclei of hydrogen- are fused together to form the heavier nuclei of helium. By a marvelous magic of nature, the helium nuclei weigh about > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

03/24/2015 17:18:16 PM

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

Paulo Coelho, "The Water Pitcher"

03/24/2015 17:13:42 PM

"The Water Pitcher"by Paulo Coelho"A legend tells of a man who used to carry water every day to his village, using two large pitchers tied on either end of a piece of wood, which he placed across his shoulders. One of the pitchers was older than the > read more

The Poet: Edgar Allan Poe, “A Dream Within A Dream”

03/24/2015 16:55:58 PM

“A Dream Within A Dream”by Edgar Allan Poe“Take this kiss upon the brow! > read more

“The Saker Interviews Paul Craig Roberts”

03/24/2015 15:22:49 PM

“The Saker Interviews Paul Craig Roberts”by The Saker“I had been wanting to interview Paul Craig Roberts for a long time. For many years I have been following his writings and interviews and every time I read what he had to say I was hoping tha > read more

Musical Interlude: Richard & Adam, “Hallelujah”

03/24/2015 00:11:07 AM

Richard & Adam, “Hallelujah”-'d never heard them before tonight, simply wonderful...It's part of a playlist, let it play, and enjoy... you will. > read more

"When We Have Time..."

03/23/2015 18:56:05 PM

“How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/23/2015 18:55:56 PM

"The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed > read more

Chet Raymo, “Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright...”

03/23/2015 18:28:22 PM

“Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright...”by Chet Raymo“Divinity is not playful. The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest. By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet." You may recall these words from Annie > read more

"Oh, Come Now..."

03/23/2015 16:11:51 PM

“One of the saddest lines in the world is, 'Oh, come now - be realistic.' The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride. > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

03/23/2015 16:09:50 PM

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomThanks for stopping by! > read more

The Poet: Shu Ting, “Perhaps”

03/23/2015 15:55:58 PM

“Perhaps”“Perhaps these thoughts of ours will never find an audience.Perhaps the mistaken road will end in a mistake.Perhaps the lamps we light one at a time will be blown out, one at a time. Perhaps the candles of our lives will gutter out wit > read more

The Economy: "America Is No Longer a Republic or a Democracy"

03/23/2015 12:48:08 PM

"America Is No Longer a Republic or a Democracy"by Bill BonnerGualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "Last week was bad for the dollar, but good for US stocks. On Friday, the greenback capped its worst five days of trading in four years. The Do > read more

“Congress Is Nowhere Near Fixing Medicare”

03/23/2015 11:29:56 AM

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"How It Really Is"

03/23/2015 09:18:03 AM

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Musical Interlude: Jefferson Airplane, "Go Ask Alice"

03/22/2015 23:59:18 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

03/22/2015 23:54:19 PM

“This beautiful, bright, spiral galaxy is Messier 64, often called the Black Eye Galaxy or the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy for its heavy-lidded appearance in telescopic views. M64 is about 17 million light-years distant in the otherwise well-groomed nor > read more

Paulo Coelho, "The Seagull and the Mouse"

03/22/2015 23:52:59 PM

"The Seagull and the Mouse"by Paulo Coelho"A seagull was flying over a beach in the Black Sea when it saw a mouse. It swooped down from the skies and asked the rodent, “Where are your wings?” Each of them spoke a different language, and the mouse > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

03/22/2015 23:50:52 PM

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

O Brave New World..."

03/22/2015 23:50:16 PM

"How many goodly creatures are there here! > read more

Chet Raymo, “Speak, Earth”

03/22/2015 23:48:33 PM

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Satire: “Disturbed Man Tries To Get Into White House”

03/22/2015 16:01:57 PM

“Disturbed Man Tries To Get Into White House”by Andy BorowitzWASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – “A disturbed Canadian man wants to try to get into the White House, according to reports. The man, who was born in Calgary before drifting to Texa > read more

"How It Really Is"

03/22/2015 15:01:30 PM

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03/22/2015 14:55:53 PM

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day,listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky,is by no means a waste of time." - Sir John Lubbock > read more

"Rightwing Nuthouse: 7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week"

03/22/2015 10:53:26 AM

“7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/21/2015 22:28:35 PM

"Is this what will become of our Milky Way Galaxy? Perhaps if we collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in a few billion years, it might. Pictured below is NGC 7252, a jumble of stars created by a huge collision between two large galaxies. The collision w > read more

Chet Raymo, “Out Of Eden”

03/21/2015 22:27:11 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

03/21/2015 22:08:06 PM

Tangerang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Poet: James Broughton, "Having Come This Far"

03/21/2015 22:06:08 PM

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"We Hate Truth"

03/21/2015 14:04:19 PM

"We Hate Truth"by Richard M. Dolan"Blaise Pascal once wrote that unhappiness in this world could be eliminated if only people learned to sit quietly in their rooms. We constantly pursue outside stimulation. Anything will do. From all types of games a > read more

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Candle of Life”

03/21/2015 13:14:25 PM

The Moody Blues, “Candle of Life”- of a playlist... enjoy. > read more

The Poet: Dylan Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"

03/21/2015 12:47:40 PM

"The finest thing we can experience is the mysterious. > read more

"A Flight Through The Heavens"

03/21/2015 12:37:49 PM

"A Flight Through The Universe"“This animated flight through the universe was made by Miguel Aragon of Johns Hopkins University with Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium and Alex Szalay of Johns Hopkins. There are close to 400,000 galaxies in the > read more

"The Song of Amergin"

03/21/2015 12:20:08 PM

"The Song of Amergin"by Chet Raymo"It is commonly called "The Song of Amergin," and it is reputed to be the first poem composed in Ireland, by one of the "Milesian princes" who colonized the island several hundred years before the birth of Christ."Th > read more


03/21/2015 12:11:16 PM

"History cannot be permanently falsified; > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

03/20/2015 10:01:56 AM

Wasilla, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Climate Change: “Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Winter Maximum"

03/20/2015 09:56:05 AM

“Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Winter Maximum, > read more

"A Plague On The Earth..."

03/20/2015 09:55:54 AM

If Earth was a truck...“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth o > read more

"How It Really Is"

03/20/2015 06:54:36 AM

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“Data and Goliath: Four Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Digital Surveillance”

03/20/2015 04:38:50 AM

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Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up, 3/20/15"

03/20/2015 00:39:21 AM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

03/19/2015 19:51:33 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

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

03/19/2015 19:51:04 PM

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Free Download: Walt Whitman, "Leaves Of Grass"

03/19/2015 19:43:24 PM

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Paulo Coelho, “Obsession Arrives And Says...”

03/19/2015 19:41:29 PM

“Obsession Arrives And Says...”by Paulo Coelho“Obsession arrives and says: ‘Your fate now belongs to me. I will make you look for things that do not exist. From now on, your heart will know no peace, because I will drive out enthusiasm and ta > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Wind In The Willows”

03/19/2015 19:38:22 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

03/19/2015 19:34:40 PM

Greenwood, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Vanishing Days..."

03/19/2015 19:33:30 PM

“The sunset on which we gaze is a sunrise on the other side of the world, > read more

“Anxiety! Why We're Anxious and the Secret to Getting Better”

03/19/2015 19:30:50 PM

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03/19/2015 19:28:18 PM

"I like pigs. > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

03/18/2015 20:32:01 PM

“The striking spiral galaxy M104 is famous for its nearly edge-on profile featuring a broad ring of obscuring dust lanes. Seen in silhouette against an extensive bulge of stars, the swath of cosmic dust lends a broad brimmed hat-like appearance to > read more

"A Moment With Nature"

03/18/2015 20:22:59 PM

"The leaves streamed down, trembling in the sun. They were not green, only a few, scattered through the torrent, stood out in single drops of green so bright and pure that it hurt the eyes; the rest were not a color, but a light, the substance of fir > read more

The Poet: W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"

03/18/2015 20:21:15 PM

"Defenselessunder the nightOur world in stupor lies;Yet, dotted everywhere,Ironic points of lightFlash outwherever the JustExchange their messages:May I, composed like themOf Eros and of dust,Beleaguered by the sameNegation and despair,Show an affirm > read more

"The Friend"

03/18/2015 20:18:26 PM

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. T > read more

"Compassion and Enabling"

03/18/2015 20:15:15 PM

"Compassion and Enabling"by admin"Sometimes there is a very blurry line between feeling and expressing compassion, and enabling someone. Showing compassion is giving someone space and understanding so they can work through their predicament whilst re > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

03/18/2015 18:45:12 PM

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