Category Archives: Astronomy

Items astronomical in nature

Dealing With the donald Cultists….A Bit of Humor!

Greetings and Salutations;   Well,  the donald cultists cannot get over their humiliating win,   and so continue to attempt to attack anyone they can.   The following example showed up on my FB page earlier today….     Carl … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Day – A Memorial and Contemplation

Greetings and Salutations; Today,  January 27th,  is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   Today,  we should spend a moment to cast our minds back to the atrocities that the Third Reich inflicted on  a huge collection of people, focusing on the … Continue reading

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The Storm Is Not Coming…IT IS HERE!

Greetings and Salutations;   We are approaching the end of the first full week of the president-elect’s administration.   Perhaps to the surprise of some,  he is doing exactly what he said he was going to do in the inflamed … Continue reading

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The Woman’s March; What It Said To Me

Greetings and Salutations; Some time before the inauguration,  plans grew to hold a Woman’s March in protest against the new administration,  on the  21st of January.   This idea really caught on,  not only in the United States,  but all … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part Twelve – The Power has been Transferred

Greetings and Salutations; At Noon today,  the deed was done.  President-Elect donald was sworn into the office.    This inauguration has been a reflection of the campaign and election.   For example,  the CLAIMS presented by the Donald, and his … Continue reading

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A Time to Pause; A time to Assess: Martin Luther King – Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

Greetings and Salutations; The speech I posted about yesterday was hardly the last important legacy left us by Dr. King.    He had  seen a document,  decrying his activities,  and signed by a number of Religious Leaders.   While he … Continue reading

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Where have all the bee-girls gone? Long time passing…

  Greetings and Salutations; Sigh….the world of the beekeeper is full of odd moments these days.    The problems with bees being killed off by environmental pressures continues, and hives across the land are being exterminated.    The stupidity of … Continue reading

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Notes From The Sky!

Greetings and Salutations;      Just a quick note to remind everyone that this month is the Orionid Meteor Shower.    It is a lengthy stream of debris,  so will continue on,  gradually growing towards its peak around October 21st. … Continue reading

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A Meditation on this Memorial Day Weekend

     Greetings and Salutations;       I have been poking around online, and, on the cable channels this weekend,   and contemplating the state of the World in general,  and America in specific.   It is, I am … Continue reading

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Ever Visited an Old Growth Redwood?

Greetings and Salutations;       Some of the most amazing and majestic trees left in America are the old growth Redwoods, living out West.   However,  thanks to the issues brought on by Global Climate Change,   these treasures … Continue reading

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Politics…When Did Lying Become OK?

The following is an Email forwarded to me by a friend. Some variation of it has been around since 2011 (at least), but, it keeps surfacing.    Although normally I just ignore nonsense like this,  I decided this time to … Continue reading

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Life is Complicated…Observations on Jackson Galaxy

     Greetings and Salutations;      Over the past year or so, I have started watching Jackson Galaxy’s Animal Planet program, “My Cat From Hell”.   I have to say I like it a lot, as Jackson does a … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Things Past…

     Greetings and Salutations;       Proust, in his famous tome “Remembrance Of Things Past”, spent something like a dozen pages describing the joys of having some Madeline cookies and Tea in the afternoon.    Now, to a … Continue reading

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I am feeling a little stuffed today….

     Greetings and salutations;      Once again, I am relieved to find that there are stranger people than me out there.   I ran across this link about Walter Potter, who lived around the 1850-1890 time frame.   … Continue reading

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How do YOU deal with Stress?

     Greetings and Salutations;      After far too long as a Renter,  we are moving into the Octagon on The Hill.   Thanks to the economy,  my health issues, and the difficulties that are a hallmark of two … Continue reading

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Why should someone have to die because some punk is “bored?”

  Greetings and Salutations; Once again, my fellow Americans have shown that they have the capacity to amaze me and push the limits of how one should conduct oneself. In short, Christopher Lane was an Australian baseball player, in the … Continue reading

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Why the Space Program is SO worth it

     Greetings and Salutations;      There are so many amazing images that NASA is collecting, that I thought I would share one here.    This is an image of two of Saturn’s moons (Mimas and Pandora) hanging in space … Continue reading

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Lovely pictures of Technology in Action

     Greetings and Salutations;      Hidden in the mass of terrible news of destructive weather, personal tragedy and general scumminess on the part of Mankind, there are some bright points.  This, for example is a great photograph of … Continue reading

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More contemplations on Society after the Mayan NoPocalypse

      Greetings and Salutations;       I hope that we all had a great time as our “end of the world” parties were disrupted by the massive shocks of the Earth being destroyed by a huge asteroid … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope – 22 years and going Strong.

   Greetings and Salutations;      Perhaps one of the most useful pieces of scientific equipment launched by NASA was the Hubble Space Telescope         Amazingly enough, as of today (April 24th, 2012), it has been quietly orbiting the Earth … Continue reading

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