Monday, October 21, 2019

Miracle of a Star

             💥  Carina Nebula  💥

Each day is a wonder, a miracle of universal life - it's everywhere.  I know there's life in the outer regions of space because it would be ludicrous to think it only happened here on Earth.   We know the immediate cosmos we live in was subject to the same bombardment of asteroids and meteors that this planet has endured - which brought life here - so to me, it is  endlessly everywhere.  Someday, we'll know for sure.  For now, we reach for our star, SOL, for warmth and light.  Without it, we would disappear.

We live each day as if we'll not be given another, and try not to waste a second of this precious gift.  When we sleep we breathe, our brain gives us pictures in dreams, and we wake to another day not promised.  At least, we hope to.  When I close my eyes I'm already dreaming, and I always expect to see another sunrise - the break of day that is ushered in by SOL.  Shining and sparkling before me, this star guides us in the light and is still there in the dark, though we don't see it - but it's always there.  Our Star.

Just as Luna, our moon, is always there whether visible or not, so is our Sun, always there, as we circle it and get our life from it.  All earthlings reach up to it, in gratitude.  So it always was - but will not always be, as stars have life so they have their deaths, and in those deaths are new stars born.  Without death there would be no new life.  It's a cycle.  💥  

Friday, June 7, 2019

No Moon Means No Life On Earth

Without our incredible satellite, LUNA, this planet would never have been able to kick-start life nor hold onto it.  Our single moon is able to bring water into tide pools - and when Earth was young it was in these shallow, wet areas that the first single-cellular life got its start.  If the water hadn't been able to ebb and flow, the most simple of organic life - bacteria - couldn't have survived.  
We owe it all to Luna.    

Monday, May 27, 2019


You're going to feel anger, disbelief and the urge to find these people and curse them out.  Loudly.  WATCH it, then I'll tell you what you're really seeing.  It happened in the City of Brotherly Love, Philly:

What you just saw was a social experiment in how people react to certain situations.  You'll notice the man prepared for his "seizure" then fell down - looked so real.  Sadly, people either ignored him or gathered to stare.  Then the worst thing, a "thief" comes by to rob the stricken epileptic and took his wallet.  Notice how he was able to walk out of Walmart with no one doing a thing.  This social experiment was set up to gauge peoples' instinct to help, to feel compassion for another human.  I wish it had been different, but I don't believe this is how all humans act toward each other.  In my heart, I know good people are all over the world, ready to offer help and support to anyone who needs it.  Where were those people on this day?  WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?  

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Off to Mars !

So I'll never make it to Mars, so what.  Seems my NAME will lol.  Thanks to NASA Voyager on Twitter, they're accepting the names of interested people who want their names aboard the famous Atlas rocket launching July 2020 to the Jezero Crater on the red planet.  The names will be engraved on a chip, probably thousands, and we land in February 2021.  It may not be me, but it's as close as I'll get, I'll take it! 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Beth and Joe

Who can stay still when drinking in the sensuality of blues rock singer BETH HART as she pairs with cosmic guitarist JOE BONAMASSA?!?  I need say no more, just listen, and WATCH.

"I'd rather be a blind girl, than to see you walk away..."  Oh babee! 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Thank you Cory Booker !

My former mayor and friend, Sen Cory Booker who guided my city as best anyone could, is standing up by staying mute in the Kavanaugh mess.  The silence is meant to display disgust and ire.  How does someone like Kavanaugh even make judgeship is no mystery in the right-ist climate this country has been leaning toward for some time now.  Scary stuff.


Thoughts upon the Man I Loved as we Lay side by side,
on his bed, in his home,
and he drifted into sleep.
I thought I felt a long breath from his lips.
There it was.
The man who died in my arms.
The man who held my heart and future.
The man I can't release.
The Dead Man.

Like a friend who missed their cue,
I came in late at home with you -
Let me take you back with me
we'll feast upon our symphony.
You went too far and lost your way
then I committed one delay -
and in that hour you sealed my fate,
now night awaits at every gate.
And I forgot how sleep occurs
And I forgot the use of words
And I forgot that joy is gifted
I can't see my spirit lifted.
Constant tears have taken hold
of what was once my love so bold,
Everywhere I see a shade
which hastens to make me afraid.
Ghosts have taken residence
inside my soul - I feel too tense,
loosen please this chain of fear
and come back home my dear.