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Philosopher Alan Watts compared our planet to an apple tree in one of his deep, yet entertaining talks.  It’s a 50-plus year old lecture in which he says we are not born into the world but born out of it. The … Continue reading

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Thinking About Giants

The images popped up within one of my quirky dream vignettes. I found myself in a hyper-fast spaceship on a collision course with the Sun. The ship veered off at the last moment and ricocheted towards the planet Jupiter. Near … Continue reading

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Prevent Melanoma

Three of my friends have experienced concern about suspicious moles or some sort of pre-cancerous spots on their skin. I’ve been fortunate in avoiding the same conditions even though I have “fair” skin. There is cause for concern because melanoma … Continue reading

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“The frosty sky, like a furnace burning, The keen air, crisp and cold, And a sunset that splashes the clouds with gold But my heart to summer turning.” The first stanza of “A Winter Sunset” by Lord Alfred Douglas sums … Continue reading

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What About Pluto?

The astronomical object, Pluto, was discovered on February 18, 1930 by the young astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. He had been studying photographs taken the month before by the telescope at Arizona’s Lowell Observatory, where Tombaugh worked. From that time until 2005 … Continue reading

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Scrutinizing The Solstice

Here in the Great Plains, the main topic of small talk is the weather.  My fellow Nebraskans seem to take extreme pleasure in grousing about the Winter.  I have a sneaking suspicion that many Nebraskans would grumble about the consistency … Continue reading

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Vulcan “Discovered”

I know what might be going through your mind, after noting the title of today’s post.  Complete with the “Star Trek” theme song and images of Leonard Nimoy would be the fictional planet of teevee and movie fame.  No, this … Continue reading

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