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Musical Interlude: Eagles, “The Last Resort”

08/29/2015 21:31:06 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/29/2015 21:21:41 PM

"Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud some 400 light-years away, the lovely Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster is well-known for its striking blue reflection nebulae. In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the Orion Arm of our Milky > read more

"Making Your Best Guess..."

08/29/2015 21:20:29 PM

"Making Your Best Guess"by Arthur Silber“We are not gods, and we are not omniscient. We cannot foretell the future with certainty. Most often, cultural and political changes are terribly complex. It can be notoriously difficult to predict exactly w > read more

"Premonitions: Yes, We Do Have A Sixth Sense”

08/29/2015 21:12:51 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/29/2015 20:45:06 PM

Roswell, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Chet Raymo, “Wooing The World”

08/29/2015 20:40:00 PM

“Wooing The World”by Chet Raymo“...Thisby knowsso little of the world as yet: > read more

"10 Steps to Making Change Easier: Smoothing Transitions" by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

08/29/2015 20:19:57 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"

08/29/2015 20:13:28 PM

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"The Way You Carry It..."

08/29/2015 20:10:15 PM

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."- Lena Horne > read more

"8 Ways You Don't Realize Stress Is Ruining Your Health"

08/29/2015 20:01:54 PM

"8 Ways You Don't Realize Stress Is Ruining Your Health"Researchers are finding more reasons than ever to chill out.By Larry Schwartz"We live in a hyped-up, caffeinated, digitized, 24/7, corporations-are-people kind of world. Along with the miracles > read more

Musical Interlude: Edward Elgar, “Nimrod”

08/28/2015 19:43:43 PM

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"Not Mad..."

08/28/2015 19:31:14 PM

"Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/28/2015 19:30:20 PM

"Beautiful Nebula discovered between the Balance [Libra] & the Serpent [Serpens]..." begins the description of the 5th entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous catalog of nebulae and star clusters. Though it appeared to Messier to be > read more

The Poet: Octavio Paz, "Brotherhood"

08/28/2015 19:25:18 PM

"Brotherhood""I am a man: little do I last > read more

Chet Raymo, “Out Of The Silence”

08/28/2015 19:20:46 PM

“Out Of The Silence”by Chet Raymo"A few words about Douglas Christe's “The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology”, the title of which is drawn from the 4th-century monastic writer Evagrius of Pontus: "When the mind has > read more

"Do You Wish To Know?"

08/28/2015 18:48:56 PM

"Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard- the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money- the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the cri > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/28/2015 18:32:24 PM

San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"How to Get Good at What You’re Bad At"

08/28/2015 15:51:08 PM

"How to Get Good at What You’re Bad At"by David Cain"It’s been almost two years since I’ve become my own boss, and I am still fairly bad at it. Any real boss would fire me. I take long lunches and don’t come back sometimes. I defer important > read more

"Home Is Where the Heart Is, Wherever You Are"

08/28/2015 15:39:02 PM

"Home Is Where the Heart Is, Wherever You Are"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"A turtle carries its home on its back, as humans we carry our home in our heart. The word “home” has a wide variety of connotations. To some, home is merely a place wher > read more

The Universe

08/28/2015 15:24:08 PM

"A goal or a dream that doesn't challenge the dreamer to become more than they've ever been, to go where they've never gone, and to feel things they've never felt, is actually like wishing for a giant life-snooze button. Wanting abundance without an > read more

The Economy: Must Watch! "Plunge Protection Team Losing Control of Markets- Jim Sinclair'

08/26/2015 21:33:38 PM

MUST WATCH!"Plunge Protection Team Losing Control of Markets- Jim Sinclair"By Greg Hunter’s"Legendary gold expert Jim Sinclair says what is going on right now in the stock market is just the warm-up act. Sinclair contends, “This i > read more

"I Wish You Enough"

08/26/2015 18:32:36 PM

"I Wish You Enough"by Bob Perks"I never really thought that I'd spend as much time in airports as I do. I don't know why. I always wanted to be famous and that would mean lots of travel. But I'm not famous, yet I do see more than my share of airports > read more

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth”

08/26/2015 18:18:28 PM

Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth”- Einaudi, “The Royal Albert Hall Concert”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/26/2015 18:12:23 PM

“What are those strange blue objects? Many of the brightest blue images are of a single, unusual, beaded, blue, ring-like galaxy which just happens to line-up behind a giant cluster of galaxies. Cluster galaxies here typically appear yellow and- to > read more

Chet Raymo, "Know Thyself"

08/26/2015 18:05:06 PM

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Free Download: Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

08/26/2015 18:00:44 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/26/2015 17:52:41 PM

Suwanee, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"The Lives They Lead..."

08/26/2015 17:50:48 PM

“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed > read more

"We Deny..."

08/26/2015 17:49:11 PM

"We deny that we're tired, we deny that we're scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we're in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so > read more

"Not Made For Defeat..."

08/26/2015 17:46:53 PM

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Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Celestial Harmony"

08/25/2015 19:45:00 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/25/2015 19:42:08 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, n > read more

"Which Would You Choose?"

08/25/2015 19:39:54 PM

"If you knew that hope and despair were paths to > read more

"Lakotah Instructions for Living"

08/25/2015 19:38:25 PM

"Lakotah Instructions for Living""Friend do it this way - that is, whatever you do in life,do the very best you can with both your heart and mind.And if you do it that way,the Power Of The Universe will come to your assistance,if your heart and mind > read more

Chet Raymo, “Work Of The Heart”

08/25/2015 19:37:17 PM

“Work Of The Heart”by Chet Raymo“In 1914, at age 39, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke had a substantial body of published work behind him. "Work of sight is achieved," he wrote; "now for some heart work." That's more or less what I have been doing o > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/25/2015 19:35:54 PM

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Three Words..."

08/25/2015 19:34:56 PM

"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life.It goes on."- Robert Frost > read more

"Buying Time"

08/25/2015 19:33:42 PM

"Buying Time"Author Unknown"A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much mo > read more

The Universe

08/25/2015 19:30:34 PM

"True life mastery is more a function of knowing what to want,than knowing how to get what you want. Anyone can get stuff, > read more

“The REAL Reason China’s Economy Is Crashing”

08/25/2015 15:09:17 PM

“The REAL Reason China’s Economy Is Crashing”by George Washington"We noted in 2009, in a piece titled “China 2009 = America 2001 = Rome 11 BC“: “One of the top experts on China’s economy – [economics professor] Michael Pettis – has > read more

Musical Interlude: Deuter ,”Sea & Silence”

08/24/2015 20:48:05 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/24/2015 20:47:08 PM

"A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size o > read more

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

08/24/2015 20:46:24 PM

"Cosmic View"by Chet Raymo"When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: > read more

"You Better Decide..."

08/24/2015 20:45:24 PM

“A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it.What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. > read more

Paulo Coelho, “Closing Cycles”

08/24/2015 20:43:49 PM

“Closing Cycles”by Paulo Coelho“One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutti > read more

“The Farewell”

08/24/2015 20:42:34 PM

“The Farewell”“Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.It was but yesterday we met in a dream.You have sung to me in my aloneness, and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky.But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/24/2015 20:41:44 PM

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

"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"

08/24/2015 20:40:37 PM

"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"by The DailyOM"When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. There are times when we may find ourselves struggling or even fighting with ou > read more

"On A Long Enough Timeline..."

08/24/2015 20:39:41 PM

"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." > read more


08/24/2015 15:02:50 PM

"STOCK MARKETS IN WORLDWIDE FREEFALL"China Down 8%… Dow Drops 1,000 In Minutes... Bounces Back...5 Reasons Stocks Are Tumbling Worldwide On 'Black Monday'by Alexander C. Kaufman and Ben WalshNEW YORK - "Wall Street woke up to, if not a Black Monday > read more

Musical lnterlude: Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning”

08/24/2015 01:38:23 AM

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"Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball"

08/24/2015 01:27:06 AM

"Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball"By Joe Bageant"As an Anglo European white guy from a very long line of white guys, I want to thank all the brown, black, yellow and red people for a marvelous three-century joy ride. During the past 300 years of the ind > read more

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

08/23/2015 22:09:22 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/23/2015 22:03:57 PM

"By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark, a crooked profile evoking its popular name, the Witch Head Nebula. In fact, this entrancing telescopic portrait gives the impression the witch has fixed her gaze on Orion's bright supergiant star Ri > read more

Chet Raymo, "Angling for Happiness"

08/23/2015 22:02:56 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 plan > read more

"To See The World..."

08/23/2015 21:58:34 PM

"To see a world in a grain of sand,And a heaven in a wild flower,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,And eternity in an hour." > read more

"True Courage..."

08/23/2015 21:54:54 PM

"In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice,and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it,a vision of some necessity higher than oneself."- Brenda Ueland > read more

"That's Life"

08/23/2015 21:51:36 PM

"That's Life"by Chuck Gallozzi"The following is an ancient Chinese parable that is told to this day because of the wisdom it contains. Once upon a time, a poor farmer was dismayed to learn his horse had died during the night. "That's terrible," his n > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/23/2015 21:47:00 PM

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

"They're Gonna Need A Bigger Balance Sheet"

08/23/2015 21:28:31 PM

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The Economy: Gerald Celente, "Trends In The News - Markets Melting Down"

08/23/2015 01:52:49 AM

Gerald Celente, "Trends In The News - Markets Melting Down"- > read more

Chet Raymo, “Stretching The Imagination”

08/23/2015 01:49:56 AM

“Stretching The Imagination”by Chet Raymo“Professor, that stuff you spoke of in class this morning- about the beginning of the universe..."Yes?"Well, you know how you said that the universe began 14 billion years ago as an infinitely small poin > read more

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, "Colors of a New Dawn”

08/22/2015 19:04:53 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

08/22/2015 18:56:06 PM

“The delightful Dark Doodad Nebula drifts through southern skies, a tantalizing target for binoculars in the constellation Musca, The Fly. The dusty cosmic cloud is seen against rich starfields just south of the prominent Coalsack Nebula and the So > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”

08/22/2015 18:48:32 PM

“Wild Geese”"You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mi > read more

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, "The Invitation"

08/22/2015 18:47:03 PM

"The Invitation""It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for,and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk lookinglike a fool for > read more

Psychology: “Persistence: Why It's Sometimes Better To Walk Away”

08/22/2015 18:44:51 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/22/2015 18:37:33 PM

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

Psychology: "Life Choices - Facing Difficult Decisions"

08/22/2015 18:36:25 PM

"Life Choices - Facing Difficult Decisions"By Jennifer Mclynch"We have all been at a point in our lives where we have to make a difficult decision, and we just don’t know how. We spend countless hours thinking about it, contemplating all of the opt > read more


08/22/2015 18:29:40 PM

"I'm an optimist. I've always believed the future is going to be better than the past. And I also believe I have a role in that. The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change. I can do better. If you can get up every > read more

Musical Interlude: Jonn Serrie, “And The Stars Go With You” (Full Album)

08/21/2015 22:58:37 PM

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The Economy: “This Is A ‘Crash’"?

08/21/2015 20:40:05 PM

“This Is A ‘Crash’"? > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/21/2015 18:58:00 PM

“Why does the Sombrero Galaxy look like a hat? Reasons include the Sombrero's unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. Billions of old stars cause the diffu > read more

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

08/21/2015 18:51:12 PM

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The Only Time..."

08/21/2015 18:48:24 PM

"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got."- Art Buchwald"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 e > read more

"Nothing Permanent..."

08/21/2015 17:57:39 PM

"There is nothing permanent except change."- Heraclitus > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

08/21/2015 16:16:41 PM

Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Talking"

08/21/2015 16:09:38 PM

"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

"5 Tips For Handling Stress"

08/21/2015 16:04:48 PM

"5 Tips For Handling Stress"by AARP"Are you stressed? Who isn't? At one time or another, we're bound to feel stress from work, family, finances, social situations, or illness. It might be acute, short-term stress which comes from being stuck in a tra > read more

"How It Really Is"

08/21/2015 15:45:55 PM

LOL! But look on the bright side! For lawyers, business is very good... > read more

The Poet: Wilfrid Scalen Blunt, “A Dream of Good”

08/20/2015 20:21:17 PM

“A Dream of Good”“To do some little good before I die;To wake some echoes to a loftier theme;To spend my life’s last store of industryOn thoughts less vain than Youth's discordant dream;To endow the world's grief with some counter-schemeOf lo > read more

Musical Interlude: David Arkenstone, “Heart of Spring”

08/20/2015 19:03:41 PM

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"The World You Desired..."

08/20/2015 18:46:33 PM

“In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never a > read more

“Ashley Madison Users Outed”

08/20/2015 18:31:36 PM

“Ashley Madison Users Outed”By Reporter“Thousands of cheating spouses working in the highest quarters of the U.S. government have been identified in a major global hack of adultery dating site Ashley Madison. Millions of users of > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/20/2015 16:31:06 PM

"A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to t > read more

Chet Raymo, “Things In Themselves, Myself Being Myself”

08/20/2015 16:30:15 PM

“Things In Themselves, Myself Being Myself”by Chet Raymo“One of the consistent themes of this blog has been the search for "the thing itself," that is, a knowledge of reality that is not mediated by accidents of history, culture, religion, poli > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Morning Poem"

08/20/2015 16:25:24 PM

"Morning Poem""Every morningthe worldis created. > read more

“Fog: Coming Out of a Haze”

08/20/2015 16:16:42 PM

“Fog: Coming Out of a Haze”by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM“We can all fall into a fog once in while, but know it will soon lift and the sun will shine upon you again. When we feel muddled and unfocused, unsure of which way to turn, we say we are > read more

The Daily "Near You"

08/20/2015 16:13:10 PM

Grays, Thurrock, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by. > read more


08/20/2015 16:12:31 PM

"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every humandecision comes down to the choice between two alternatives."- Jeff Duntemann > read more

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “The Storm”

08/19/2015 18:18:55 PM

Yanni, “The Storm”"The Concert Event" Live Concert from Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas 2004 > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

08/19/2015 18:13:41 PM

“In cosmic brush strokes of glowing hydrogen gas, this beautiful skyscape unfolds across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy and the center of the northern constellation Cygnus the Swan. The featured image spans about six degrees. > read more

Chet Raymo, “On Beauty”

08/19/2015 18:07:48 PM

“On Beauty”by Chet Raymo“I frequently muse about works of art in these postings. These have ranged from the highly abstract to the ultra-realistic, from the Middle Ages to the present. Often they have been paintings that I used for a while as a > read more

"The Pain, The Glory..."

08/19/2015 18:07:03 PM

“Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of > read more

The Poet: David Whyte, "What To Remember When Waking"

08/19/2015 17:03:34 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

08/19/2015 16:00:42 PM

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. Thanks for stopping by. > read more


08/19/2015 15:58:51 PM

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

"Our Finest Moments..."

08/19/2015 15:57:32 PM

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start sear > read more

Psychology: “Top 10 Self-Control Strategies”

08/19/2015 15:50:26 PM

“Top 10 Self-Control Strategies”by PsyBlog“Self-control is vital to our success. People who have good self-control tend to be both more popular and more successful in many areas of life. Those with low self-control, though, are at risk of overe > read more

"What Does It Mean?"

08/19/2015 15:47:48 PM

“What does it mean to be deemed a madman in a society run by madmen? What does it mean to be judged a deviant in a nation dominated by deviants? Why is it that a so called “terrorist” in an atmosphere of dread and tyranny always seems to end up > read more

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