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Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eye of the Wolf”

09/30/2014 21:31:55 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

09/30/2014 21:30:20 PM

“These two spiral galaxies make a photogenic pair, found within the boundaries of the northern constellation Draco. Contrasting in color and orientation, NGC 5965 is nearly edge-on to our line of sight and dominated by yellow hues, while bluish NGC > read more


09/30/2014 21:28:29 PM

"Life is never easy for those who dream."- Robert James Waller > read more

Mary Oliver, "The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"

09/30/2014 21:26:06 PM

"The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"by Mary Oliver"Sometimes I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts.I want to climb some old grey mountain, slowly, takingthe rest of my life to do it, resting often, sleepingunder the pines or, above the > read more

"Ironic, huh?"

09/30/2014 21:22:30 PM

“Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?”- Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come” > read more

"The Otters Of The Universe"

09/30/2014 21:05:54 PM

“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/30/2014 20:30:19 PM

Munich, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, "The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"

09/30/2014 20:29:17 PM

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

"Don't Explain..."

09/30/2014 20:27:08 PM

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"Life Transitions: The Death and Rebirth of Self"

09/30/2014 20:16:46 PM

"Life Transitions: The Death and Rebirth of Self"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Sometimes a part of us must die before another part can come to life. Even though this is a natural > read more

"Never More Frightening..."

09/30/2014 00:04:21 AM

"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than > read more

"What's Really Destroying the American Middle Class"

09/29/2014 22:29:29 PM

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"How It Really Is"

09/29/2014 22:26:39 PM

"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. > read more

“U.S. Aggression - Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire?”

09/29/2014 20:26:13 PM

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Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, "Anthem"

09/28/2014 21:23:51 PM

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"My Purpose..."

09/28/2014 21:16:34 PM

“The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deepMoans round with many voices. Come, my friends,’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.Push off, and sitting well in order smiteThe sounding furrows; for my purpose holdsTo sail beyond the sunset > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/28/2014 21:13:40 PM

"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Desi > read more

Chet Raymo, "The Avid Pursuer"

09/28/2014 21:01:57 PM

"The Avid Pursuer"by Chet Raymo"In his autobiography, "Speak Memory," the novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov writes of the joys of butterfly collecting: "The highest enjoyment of when I stand among rare butterflies and thei > read more

"A Perpetual Illusion..."

09/28/2014 20:55:07 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

"Honoring Life Changes: The Wisdom of Fear"

09/28/2014 20:52:47 PM

"Honoring Life Changes: The Wisdom of Fear"by The DailyOm"Anything really worth doing in our lives will always have some fear attached to it. Anything worth doing will always have some fear attached to it. For example, having a baby, getting married, > read more

"We're All Mad Here..."

09/28/2014 20:46:27 PM

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat, "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come > read more

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think"

09/28/2014 20:43:52 PM

"Things to Think""Think in ways you've never thought before.If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a messageLarger than anything you've ever heard,Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,Maybe wounde > read more

"A Riddle..."

09/28/2014 20:40:16 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

09/28/2014 20:39:08 PM

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

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/26/2014 20:54:16 PM

"These are galaxies of the Hercules Cluster, an archipelago of island universes a mere 500 million light-years away. Also known as Abell 2151, this cluster is loaded with gas and dust rich, star-forming spiral galaxies but has relatively few elliptic > read more

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

09/26/2014 20:54:00 PM

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Chet Raymo, “The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”

09/26/2014 20:40:21 PM

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"The Chief Obstacle..."

09/26/2014 20:39:07 PM

"The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race."- Don Marquis"I love humanity, but I hate people."- Edna St. Vincent Millay > read more

"The Universe Cares Not For Us"

09/26/2014 20:38:05 PM

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Paulo Coelho, “Forget This Idea of Seeking Happiness”

09/26/2014 20:34:35 PM

“Forget This Idea of Seeking Happiness”by Paulo Coelho“Countries where income is under US$ 10,000 a year are countries where the majority of the population is unhappy. However, it was discovered that from that figure upwards, monetary differenc > read more

"The Daily "Near You?"

09/26/2014 20:33:00 PM

Lytham, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Night Pleases Us..."

09/26/2014 20:23:29 PM

“I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that > read more

The Poet: David Whyte, “The Sea”

09/26/2014 20:22:32 PM

“The Sea”“The pull is so strong we will not believethe drawing tide is meant for us,I mean the gift, the sea,the place where all the rivers meet.Easy to forget,how the great receiving depthuntamed by what we needneeds only what will flow its wa > read more

"A Conspiracy Theorist?"

09/26/2014 20:20:03 PM

"When you philosophically oppose an entire power elite, you cannot help > read more

Musical Interlude: David Meirovich, “Sail to the Sun”

09/26/2014 00:21:12 AM

David Meirovich, “Sail to the Sun” > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/26/2014 00:15:05 AM

"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

"Life Is About..."

09/26/2014 00:10:59 AM

"Life is about discovering things that > read more

Paulo Coelho, “The Mystery of Discovery”

09/26/2014 00:09:59 AM

“The Mystery of Discovery”by Paulo Coelho“Tonight, before leaving, I’m going to spend time sorting through the pile of things I never had the patience to put in order. > read more

Chet Raymo, “That Savage of Fire, That Seed...”

09/26/2014 00:02:58 AM

“That Savage of Fire, That Seed...”by Chet Raymo"Let me say this as simply as I can. The Sun, like the universe, is mostly hydrogen. An atom of hydrogen is a single proton and a single electron, bound together. The center of the Sun is so hot - h > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/26/2014 00:01:07 AM

Bacolod City, Bacolod, Philippines. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Paradox of Our Time"

09/26/2014 00:00:08 AM

Dr. Bob Moorehead, "The Paradox of Our Time"- > read more

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

09/25/2014 23:57:24 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 > read more

“A Shiksa's Guide to Understanding Rosh Hashanah”

09/25/2014 20:27:08 PM

“A Shiksa's Guide to Understanding Rosh Hashanah”by Sarah Sweeney“I married a nice Jewish boy, and it's been fascinating learning Jewish traditions and partaking in holidays that I previously mispronounced (Yom Kippur (yom keh'POUR) with a Rhod > read more

"How It Really Is"

09/25/2014 19:16:04 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

09/24/2014 21:30:23 PM

“Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of b > read more

"The Universe As A Hologram"

09/24/2014 21:08:01 PM

"The Universe As A Hologram"by Michael Talbot"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. > read more

"Being Human: A Personal Credo"

09/24/2014 20:45:07 PM

"Being Human: A Personal Credo"by John Robbins"There is so much pain and death in our times. This is not an easy time to be a person of conscience and feeling. It can be terribly hard today to stay in touch with your deep soul. It can seem all but im > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Can You Imagine?"

09/24/2014 19:54:06 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

09/24/2014 19:50:16 PM

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“Bread, Circuses and Bombs - Decline of The American Empire”

09/24/2014 16:48:08 PM

“Bread, Circuses and Bombs - Decline of The American Empire”by James Quinn"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil o > read more

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

09/24/2014 16:34:23 PM

Logos, “Cheminement”- beautiful... do watch this on full screen... magnificent.- CP > read more

"Some Of The Dumbest Taxes Throughout History"

09/24/2014 16:34:12 PM

"Some Of The Dumbest Taxes Throughout History"by Simon Black"In the days of ancient Rome, it was tradition for the upper class to liberate their slaves after a set number of years. The Roman government, however, looked at this as an opportunity to ge > read more

"How It Really Is"

09/24/2014 14:54:48 PM

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"How To Destroy Your Credibility (PA State Cops)"

09/24/2014 14:39:30 PM

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Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind III: “Balance - Lullaby for Grown-ups”

09/23/2014 21:52:35 PM

Liquid Mind III: “Balance - Lullaby for Grown-ups”Deeply relaxing and soothing music for sleep, relief of stress and anxiety, > read more

Henry David Thoreau, "I Learned This, At Least..."

09/23/2014 21:48:52 PM

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behi > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/23/2014 21:46:00 PM

“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters a > read more

"Don't Wonder..."

09/23/2014 21:44:47 PM

"Don't wonder why people go crazy. Wonder why they don't.In the face of what we can lose in a day, in an instant,wonder what the hell it is that makes us hold it together."- "Grey's Anatomy" > read more

Chet Raymo, “The General And The Particular”

09/23/2014 21:43:33 PM

“The General And The Particular”by Chet Raymo“Of the fundamental particles of which the world is made, each one is identical to all others of its species. Every electron is a clone of every other electron. Every proton is interchangeable with e > read more

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams: The 12 Steps”

09/23/2014 21:40:15 PM

“Dreams: The 12 Steps”by Paulo Coelho"When Joseph Campbell created the expression “follow your blessing,” he was reflecting an idea that seems to be very appropriate right now. In “The Alchemist,” this same idea is called “Personal Lege > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/23/2014 21:38:44 PM

Waynesville, North Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Poet: John Glenday, "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"

09/23/2014 21:37:32 PM

"Concerning the Atoms of the Soul""Someone explained once how the pieces of what we arefall downwards at the same rate as the Universe.The atoms of us, falling towards the centre > read more

"The Wonder Of Life..."

09/23/2014 21:35:43 PM

"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of l > read more

"Life Is Not..."

09/23/2014 21:15:06 PM

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Musical Interlude: Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections”

09/23/2014 01:20:15 AM

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“Playing with Words: Origins of Common Phrases”

09/22/2014 21:33:17 PM

“Playing with Words: Origins of Common Phrases”by worldmysteries9“Stump someone.” Meaning: Ask someone a question they can’t answer.Origin: Actually refers to tree stumps. “Pioneers built their houses and barns out of logs … and they fr > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/22/2014 21:32:36 PM

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"A Moment With Nature"

09/22/2014 21:27:22 PM

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous,leading to the most amazing view. > read more

The Poet: Charles Baudelaire, "Contemplation"

09/22/2014 21:05:29 PM

"Contemplation"by Charles Baudelaire“Thou, O my Grief, be wise and tranquil still,The eve is thine which even now drops down,To carry peace or care to human will,And in a misty veil enfolds the town.While the vile mortals of the multitude,By pleasu > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/22/2014 20:27:40 PM

Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Chet Raymo, "Know Thyself"

09/22/2014 20:26:03 PM

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"'Inner Voice' Plays Role in Self Control"

09/22/2014 20:17:48 PM

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Eckhart Tolle, “Watching The Thinker”

09/22/2014 20:15:05 PM

“Watching The Thinker”by Eckhart Tolle"What exactly do you mean by “watching the thinker”? When someone goes to the doctor and says, “I hear a voice in my head,” he or she will most likely be sent to a psychiatrist. The fact is that, in a > read more

"How It Really Is"

09/22/2014 17:13:28 PM

"Change we can believe in..." LOL, LOL, LOL... > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/21/2014 20:40:59 PM

"What's that in front of Orion? Forty kilometers north of Kahta, Turkey, lies Mount Nemrut, a mountain adorned with the fragments of vast statues built over 2000 years ago. The stone sculptures once stood nearly 10 meters high and depicted lions, eag > read more

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Talking"

09/21/2014 20:33:19 PM

"The Prophet- On Talking"by Kahlil Gibran"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your > read more

"Intelligent Life In The Universe?"

09/21/2014 20:30:31 PM

“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life existselsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”- Calvin & Hobbes > read more

Chet Raymo, “Intelligent Life in the Universe”

09/21/2014 20:29:09 PM

“Intelligent Life in the Universe”by Chet Raymo"Hi, honey. The plane just touched down. I'll call you again when I get to the parking lot.""Hi, honey. I'm in the car. Had to wait for my bag. I'm setting out now.""Hi, hon. I'm on the freeway. I sh > read more

Will Rogers, "Live Your Life..."

09/21/2014 20:25:00 PM

“This would be a great world to dance in if we didn't have to pay the fiddler." > read more

“Are We Living in a Holographic Universe?”

09/21/2014 20:21:21 PM

“Are We Living in a Holographic Universe?”by The Daily Galaxy“What if our existence is a holographic projection of another, flat version of you living on a two-dimensional "surface" at the edge of this universe? In other words, are we real, or > read more


09/21/2014 20:19:33 PM

"I have no parents: I make the heavens and earth my parents.I have no home: I make awareness my home.I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death.I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power.I have no means: I ma > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/21/2014 20:18:22 PM

Roselle, Illinois, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

“7 Best Shakespeare Insults”

09/21/2014 20:17:30 PM

“7 Best Shakespeare Insults”by The Huffington Post"You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so." Shakespeare employs this biting insult in "Macbeth" to establish the complete and utter repulsiveness of the three > read more

“The Enneagram: A Guide to Understanding Yourself and The People Around You”

09/21/2014 20:16:16 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

09/19/2014 22:00:26 PM

“This galaxy is having a bad millennium. In fact, the past 100 million years haven't been so good, and probably the next billion or so will be quite tumultuous. Visible on the upper left, NGC 4038 used to be a normal spiral galaxy, minding its own > read more

"Look Me In The Stars..."

09/19/2014 21:59:00 PM

"A voice said, Look me in the starsAnd tell me truly, men of earth,If all the soul-and-body scarsWere not too much to pay for birth."- Robert Frost > read more

"As We Are..."

09/19/2014 21:46:47 PM

"Each of us tend to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. > read more

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

09/19/2014 21:43:42 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 t > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/19/2014 21:38:40 PM

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Life Is One Big Road..."

09/19/2014 21:37:30 PM

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts,don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!”- Bob Marley > read more


09/19/2014 21:35:50 PM

"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puz > read more

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

09/19/2014 21:30:02 PM

"Hope is with you when you believeThe earth is not a dream but living flesh,That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie,That all things you have ever seen hereAre like a garden looked at from a gate.You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there.Could we > read more

"Of This, One Is Certain..."

09/19/2014 21:19:04 PM

Click image for larger size."Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be, whether a long string of perfectly blue days that begin and end in golden dimness, the most seemingly chaotic political acts, the rise of a great city, the crystalline structu > read more

Psychology: "What Is the 'Sleeper Effect'?"

09/19/2014 21:09:01 PM

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Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.19.14”

09/19/2014 02:26:40 AM

“Weekly News Wrap-Up 9.19.14”By Greg Hunter’s“The U.S. is at war with ISIS, well, sort of. > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

09/19/2014 00:14:44 AM

“The Sleeping Beauty galaxy may appear peaceful at first sight but it is actually tossing and turning. In an unexpected twist, recent observations have shown that the gas in the outer regions of this photogenic spiral is rotating in the opposite di > read more

"Self-respect, Opinions...:

09/19/2014 00:13:49 AM

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“Whose Path Are You Walking?”

09/19/2014 00:10:09 AM

“Whose Path Are You Walking?”by Dennis Merritt Jones"It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

09/19/2014 00:04:16 AM

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

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "What Is There Beyond Knowing?"

09/18/2014 23:23:09 PM

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