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Chet Raymo, “The Burden of Thinking”

08/03/2015 20:29:03 PM

“The Burden of Thinking”by Chet Raymo“Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. I am reluctant to speak for gray for fear of being considered > read more

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

08/03/2015 20:28:33 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/03/2015 20:26:21 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

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, "The Waking"

08/03/2015 20:25:38 PM

"The Waking""I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.I learn by going where I have to go.We think by feeling. What is there to know?I hear my being dance from ear to ear.I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.O > read more

"Overachieving and Overreaching: A Sign of Imbalance"

08/03/2015 20:24:29 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/03/2015 20:17:10 PM

Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. Thanks for stopping by. > read more


08/03/2015 20:16:15 PM

"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, > read more

The Economy: “Why It’s Not Time to Dance on Gold’s Grave”

08/03/2015 13:21:50 PM

“Why It’s Not Time to Dance on Gold’s Grave”by Bill BonnerPARIS – “Today, help comes from an unexpected direction – Alan Greenspan! After so many years of mumbly-dumbly gobbledygook and credit-pumping folderol (much of the blame for the > read more

"How It Really Is"

08/03/2015 10:25:53 AM

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Healthcare: “But It's Damn Profitable!”

08/03/2015 10:16:04 AM

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The Poet: Mary Oliver, "When Death Comes"

08/01/2015 22:11:51 PM

"When Death Comes"“When death comeslike the hungry bear in autumnwhen death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purseto buy me, and snaps his purse shut;when death comes like the measle-pox;When death comeslike an iceberg between the shou > read more

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

08/01/2015 22:07:40 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/01/2015 22:05:31 PM

“Separated by about 14 degrees (28 Full Moons) in planet Earth's sky, spiral galaxies M31, left, and M33 are both large members of the Local Group, along with our own Milky Way galaxy. This wide-angle, telescopic mosaic captures colorful details of > read more

"The Best Of Times..."

08/01/2015 22:01:01 PM

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring o > read more

Chet Raymo, "The Silence"

08/01/2015 21:59:48 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/01/2015 21:58:23 PM

Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"And People Still Wonder..."

08/01/2015 21:57:51 PM

"We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. > read more

"Face It..."

08/01/2015 21:55:14 PM

"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." > read more

"10 Steps to Making Change Easier: Smoothing Transitions"

08/01/2015 21:48:12 PM

"10 Steps to Making Change Easier: Smoothing Transitions"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Change doesn't have to be hard, here are 10 steps to help make it easier:1. Begin by making small changes or break up large-scale changes into more manageable inc > read more

"How It Really Is"

08/01/2015 21:41:50 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

07/31/2015 21:00:27 PM

Arvada, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

07/31/2015 20:54:37 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

07/31/2015 20:52:52 PM

“Almost every object in the below photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky > read more

The Poet: Rachel Sherwood, “The World in the Evening”

07/31/2015 20:50:32 PM

“The World in the Evening”by Rachel Sherwood"As this suburban summer wanders toward darkcats watch from their driveways — they are boredand await miracles. The houses show, through windowsflashes of knife and fork, the blue lightof televisions, > read more

Chet Raymo, "Sic Et Non"

07/31/2015 20:40:36 PM

"Sic Et Non"by Chet Raymo"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,and that is that I know nothing."- Aristotle"Richard Capobianco's explanation of what philosophers do- or should do- strikes me as on the mark. So, to put it simply, good philo > read more

"It Is Our Fate..."

07/31/2015 20:30:35 PM

"Well, it is our fate to live in a time of crisis. To live in a time when all forms and values are being challenged. In other and more easy times, it was not, perhaps, necessary for the individual to confront himself with a clear question: What is it > read more

"Helpless People..."

07/31/2015 20:22:41 PM

"Almost all Americans have had an intense school experience which occupied their entire youth, an experience during which they were drilled thoroughly in the culture and economy of the well-schooled greater society, in which individuals have been ren > read more

"5 Emotional Vampires and How to Combat Them"

07/31/2015 20:13:13 PM

"5 Emotional Vampires and How to Combat Them"by Therese J. Borchard"I thought you'd all appreciate some vampire talk. In her book, "Emotional Freedom," UCLA psychiatrist Judith Orloff identifies five kinds of vampires that are lurking around and can > read more

The Economy: “China Losing Control As Stocks Crash Despite Emergency Measures”

07/31/2015 20:05:56 PM

“China Losing Control As Stocks Crash Despite Emergency Measures”By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard"Chinese equities have suffered the sharpest one-day crash in eight years, sending powerful tremors through global commodity markets and smashing currencie > read more

"How It Really Should Be"

07/31/2015 13:55:06 PM

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Vangelis, "Come To Me"

07/30/2015 23:10:35 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

07/30/2015 23:00:48 PM

"The most distant object easily visible to the eye is M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy some two and a half million light-years away. But without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy - spanning over 200,000 light years - appears as a faint, neb > read more

“12 Cliches to Live By"

07/30/2015 22:59:48 PM

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"In The Time Of Your Life..."

07/30/2015 22:56:41 PM

"In the time of your life, live - so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unasham > read more

Chet Raymo, “Squaring The Circle”

07/30/2015 22:54:13 PM

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THe Daily "Near You?"

07/30/2015 22:51:31 PM

Barkerville, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"People Who Don’t Get It: Living with It"

07/30/2015 22:50:50 PM

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Psychology: "Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State"

07/30/2015 21:50:28 PM

"Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State" > read more

The Universe

07/30/2015 20:50:38 PM

"The Evolution of a Dream" > read more

The Economy: Gerald Celente, "Panic In The Markets, Panic In the Air"

07/30/2015 20:49:44 PM

STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!Gerald Celente, "Trends In The News": "Panic In The Markets, Panic In the Air" > read more

Musical Interlude: Enya, “Watermark”

07/29/2015 20:52:44 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

07/29/2015 20:50:49 PM

“How fast can a black hole spin? If any object made of regular matter spins too fast- it breaks apart. But a black hole might not be able to break apart- and its maximum spin rate is really unknown. Theorists usually model rapidly rotating black ho > read more

Paulo Coelho, “Solitude Is Not The Absence of Love”

07/29/2015 20:49:38 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. > read more

"After All..."

07/29/2015 20:47:17 PM

"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, > read more

"The World Is Too Much With Us..."

07/29/2015 20:41:10 PM

"The world is too much with us; late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:Little we see in Nature that is ours;We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!"- William Wordsworth, 1770- 1850 > read more

Chet Raymo, “Cultivating Amazement”

07/29/2015 20:39:59 PM

“Cultivating Amazement”by Chet Raymo“There is only one question, says the poet Mary Oliver: "How to love this world." > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

07/29/2015 20:38:58 PM

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

"Three Things..."

07/29/2015 20:38:10 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

“Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?”

07/29/2015 20:37:13 PM

“Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?”by Frances Moore Lappé“In his book “Violence”, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in o > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?"

07/29/2015 20:34:54 PM

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Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit - In The Spirit”

07/28/2015 20:51:22 PM

Music by Chuck Wild, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit - In The Spirit”Images courtesy of ESA, NASA, and The Hubble Space Telescope.- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens

07/28/2015 20:49:10 PM

“Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight. But both are winging their way across this broad celestial landscape, spanning almost 7 degrees across planet Earth's night sky toward the conste > read more

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

07/28/2015 20:48:07 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: Ranier Maria Rilke, "I Love The Dark Hours"

07/28/2015 20:46:37 PM

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"Where I Needed To Be..."

07/28/2015 20:45:26 PM

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The Universe

07/28/2015 20:43:02 PM

“If you knew for absolute certain that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you'd all be looking for a number of qualiti > read more


07/28/2015 20:42:07 PM

“The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that r > read more

Chet Raymo, “Examination of Conscience”

07/28/2015 20:41:06 PM

“Examination of Conscience”by Chet Raymo“I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is > read more

Greg Hunter, "Dane Wigington: Geo Engineering Doing Most Destruction to Planet"

07/28/2015 20:34:21 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

07/28/2015 20:27:30 PM

Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

2002, “An Ocean Apart”; “Challenge from Heaven”

07/25/2015 23:25:36 PM

2002, “An Ocean Apart”-, “Challenge from Heaven” > read more

Health: “Wish Fulfillment? No. But Dreams Do Have Meaning”

07/25/2015 23:16:50 PM

“Wish Fulfillment? No. But Dreams Do Have Meaning”By Tiffany Sharples > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

07/25/2015 23:16:28 PM

La Porte, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

07/25/2015 23:02:39 PM

“Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies collided. But the stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, don't collide in the course of the ponderous event, lasting hundreds of mil > read more


07/25/2015 23:01:56 PM

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. > read more

The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

07/25/2015 22:43:16 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

"Forgive, Forget..."

07/25/2015 22:32:26 PM

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget;the naïve forgive and forget;the wise forgive but do not forget."- Thomas Szasz > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Meaning Of Life?”

07/25/2015 22:28:01 PM

“The Meaning Of Life?”by Chet Raymo"There is only one meaning of life, the act of living itself."– Erich Fromm"I had heard from a high-school student in the midwest who had read my book 'Skeptics and True Believers,' in which, as you may know, > read more

"I Am Here - I Am Here..."

07/25/2015 19:07:33 PM

"An active life serves the purpose of giving man the opportunity to realize values in creative work, while a passive life of enjoyment affords him the opportunity to obtain fulfillment in experiencing beauty, art, or nature. But there is also purpose > read more

"Take Care..."

07/25/2015 18:30:47 PM

"Take care to get what you like in life, or you will be forced to like what you get." - George Bernard Shaw > read more

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2"

07/24/2015 20:15:04 PM

Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

07/24/2015 20:01:39 PM

“Jets of streaming plasma expelled by the central black hole of a massive spiral galaxy light up this composite image of Centaurus A. The jets emanating from Cen A are over a million light years long. > read more

Chet Raymo, "The Song of Amergin"

07/24/2015 19:59:04 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

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Do You Remember?"

07/24/2015 19:52:10 PM

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“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”

07/24/2015 19:50:07 PM

“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”by The DailyOm“As humans our lives are completely intertwined with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Nature is a mirror, inspiring and teaching us, deepening our sense of belonging in the world. Wherever > read more

"The Way..."

07/24/2015 19:48:56 PM

"Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be serv > read more

Carlos Castaneda, "The Predator of Man"

07/24/2015 19:47:32 PM

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Psychology: “20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”

07/24/2015 19:45:27 PM

“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D."We all know the type. The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us. Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one butto > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

07/24/2015 19:22:37 PM

Culpeper, Virginia, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Remember That..."

07/24/2015 19:21:34 PM

“Your country ain't your blood. Remember that.”- Santino “Sonny” Corleone > read more

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven”

07/23/2015 18:41:38 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

07/23/2015 18:26:08 PM

“How did we get here? Click play, sit back, and watch. A new computer simulation of the evolution of the universe - the largest and most sophisticated yet produced - provides new insight into how galaxies formed and new perspectives into humanity's > read more

The Poet: David Whyte, “The Sea”

07/23/2015 18:24:03 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

Paulo Coelho, "The Mouse And The Books"

07/23/2015 18:22:33 PM

"The Mouse And The Books"by Paulo Coelho"When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of livin > read more

Chet Raymo, “The (Unattainable) Thing Itself”

07/23/2015 18:19:02 PM

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"The Pear Tree"

07/23/2015 18:17:16 PM

"The Pear Tree""There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, > read more

"How to Give Yourself a Metabolic Tune-Up: 8 Tips for a Longer, More Energetic Life"

07/23/2015 18:11:57 PM

"How to Give Yourself a Metabolic Tune-Up: > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

07/23/2015 18:07:36 PM

Katy, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Most Precious Of Your Possessions..."

07/23/2015 18:06:41 PM

"You wake up in the morning and lo! Your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life. It is yours. It is the most precious of your possessions. No one can take it from you. It is unsteala > read more

Psychology: "Why Saints Sin and Sinners Get Saintly"

07/23/2015 18:03:16 PM

"Why Saints Sin and Sinners Get Saintly"by"To many, when New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer fell from grace it seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep" (Full Album)

07/22/2015 20:32:45 PM

Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep" (Full Album)- > read more

"I Don't Pretend..."

07/22/2015 20:19:48 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

07/22/2015 20:14:02 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, > read more

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

07/22/2015 14:47:40 PM

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"The Limits Of The World..."

07/22/2015 14:38:27 PM

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”- Arthur Schopenhauer > read more

The Universe

07/22/2015 14:37:19 PM

"Friends are friends because they've discovered how much they have in common. Opponents, adversaries, and foes are friends too, who have not yet discovered this. It's as if a band of amazing angels got together, before time even began, to celebrate t > read more

Seismology: “The Really Big One”

07/22/2015 14:32:57 PM

“The Really Big One”An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

07/22/2015 14:23:42 PM

Newport Beach, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Stronger for It: Mending a Broken Heart"

07/22/2015 14:21:19 PM

"Stronger for It: Mending a Broken Heart"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"A heart that has been broken and seen pain, reveals within it, a crack that allows more light in. Heartbreak happens to all of us and can wash over us like a heavy rain. When exp > read more

"If You Caught A Glimpse..."

07/22/2015 14:18:51 PM

"If you caught a glimpse of your own death,would that knowledge change the way you live the rest of your life?"- Paco Ahlgren, "Discipline" > read more

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