Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands On Comet: The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission by crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public’s imagination. NASA says that upon landing on the rocky object, the spacecraft will then transition from Rosetta to “Rosetta Stone” and begin teaching the comet simple phrases in…Continue
My counselor asked me today which is bothering me more, the PTSD or the depression. How do I tell them apart?
I'm sitting on my sofa right now anxious about going to bed, as I am almost every night. That is the PTSD.…Continue
The first is from Japan:
The second is based on a song from Mary…Continue
Mr Trump is hardly alone among great Americans, as you'll recall from your no doubt stellar grammar school educations, in pointing out what really matters.
. "Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth, and check out the sex…Continue
Does anyone here believe that the Clinton's would jeopardize their daughter and grandchild by involving Chelsea in a criminal or unethical enterprise? :
I am an independent. I think it's every person's right to be idealistic and hold out for a better world, even if it means rejecting the "old" one. I'm proud of my daughter for being that way.
My generation started the attitude as it now persists. We said politics is rigged, the system is warped, and all politicians are wicked. The Viet Nam war turned us into a gang of cynics by the age of nineteen.
Then, we watched the likes of Nixon elected, and G. W. Bush, and…Continue
I went to the hot water pond to relax. There were lots of other people doing the same thing. …Continue
My Dear Friend,
I’m writing because I can’t seem to reconcile the controversies I’ve been seeing in the news about police brutality, violence against police, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, black, white. Especially here in “Chi-raq,” these issues have a palpable presence. I took the time to look into the Black Lives Matter movement and I’ve been following the stories in the news as often as time allows. It is about fighting racism and police brutality, to give a voice to…Continue
It is no coincidence that the bossa nova craze coincided with the years in which I achieved my greatest romantic success–first through sixth grades. No music is better suited to inspire thoughts of love than that associated with the Portugese term translated roughly as “the new thing or trend or fashionable wave or something.”
It was perhaps the Fates who decreed it–they have had nothing to do since the demise of the ancient Greeks! I was prepared as no…Continue
It was cool here today, and it is supposed to be 45F tonight. It got me thinking about getting the bird feeders ready.
Throughout the year, during the times that we don’t have hummingbird or seed…Continue
Many of us are no doubt familiar with the image, captured by photographer Jonathan Bachman, of Ieshia Evans as she faced Baton Rouge’s police during a peaceful protest this past July against the police killing of Alton Sterling. Clad in a light, airy sundress on that hot and muggy midsummer day, Ieshia stands her ground as the police move in to arrest her. A far cry from…Continue
BOSTON. This city, often referred to as the “Athens of America,” sometimes by non-residents, is famous for many things; the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, the first use of ether to remove a tooth, the first three-point basket in NBA history by Chris Ford.…Continue
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He showed himself last night a model candidate for a cultural era wherein personal, political, expectations, and those for intellectual curiosity have tumbled to earth, bored themselves beneath the dirt, a time of prizing brusque (or sappy) emotional appeals over reasoned, civil argument, over honest exchange and sincere attempts at consensus/compromise, a time in which we've long since taught that all…Continue
Tonight at the debate we watched an economic argument about taxing the wealthy unfold, but it mainly consisted of the two candidates taking swings at each other. Hillary says making the wealthy pay their fair share will help the economy. Trump says it will drive jobs offshore.
No, it won't, but Hillary didn't explain why it won't. If…Continue
Im obsessed with this photo of a sunrise I saw from my deck. For days I have been formulating a plan to capture this moment and put it on a canvas. I finally went to Walmart and got a 12 by 16 canvas and a little white paint to beef up my arsenal. I have assembled all my tools and am ready to…Continue
The photo above is my going away picnic two years ago when I almost moved away because I was running out of money. I was…Continue
I was meditating on the little hill in front of our house yesterday morning while, unbeknownst to me, a killer lurked a few feet away.
Peering down, I reflexively…