Monday, August 3, 2020

Been Awhile

I may have stopped blogging, but I haven't stopped caring about the cosmos, and everything in it.  If we get through this pandemic without too much damage, I hope it will teach some folks a lesson about being kinder and more patient with Earth and our fellow earthlings. 
If our star, SOL, explodes in a nova, we'll have gone extinct long before, because of the heat.  Right out of this galaxy.  Would any life forms even know humans once existed?  All our accomplishments, our monuments, our hopes and dreams, the incredible people who've gone before - will it be remembered in some faraway place in this vast universe?   

We left our mark, just in case.  Our signature is everywhere on Earth, and now on Mars as well.  Ad astra!         

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

CRUEL INDIFFERENCE

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:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2144351/shocking-moment-a-man-is-robbed-while-he-has-a-seizure-at-busy-supermarket-but-not-all-is-what-it-seems/

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEHwO_UEp7A 

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. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=cLgEnlz7djo