Saturday, February 19, 2011
Our solar system has had some trauma in recent years with astronomers a few years ago demoting Pluto from planet status to "dwarf planet" status. Next, astronomers have found giant storms developing on Jupiter and Saturn and several believe the entire solar system is starting to warm for some reason. Finally, on Sunday the sun decided to return to life spitting out a solar flare that was the largest in four years.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Deadly GPS directions, foxes that apparently were man's original best friend and the resurgence of Al "the Weathermonger" Gore all topped news in the last week or so as well as a possible UFO spotted over the Jerusalem Dome. Let's begin our survey of the unusual and weird with global positioning systems.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Global warming proponents have claimed for the last several years that we have been responsible for the changes in our climate and the increasing intensity of our weather. But perhaps the answers do not lie here on Earth but out in the stars. I heard an interesting discussion this week that made me ponder the possibility for another reason as to why our planet seems to be going a bit nuts.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Luke Skywalker stands on the desert of Tantooine near his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen's home observing the setting double sun setting and longing for action and adventure. This is one of the early scenes in the epic film "Star Wars", but it may not be science fiction in our future at least for a few weeks. Betelgeuse is a dying red supergiant star in the Orion constellation about 640 light-years away from here.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Already three weeks into the new year and not only do we continue to have animal deaths around the world, but the unthinkable has happened! Most of us may have lost the astrological signs under which we were born, or have we? The latest viral story on the Internet is that the zodiac has shifted by a sign and we lost a sign of the zodiac years ago that has resulted in this one sign shift.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Happy 2011 everyone. New faces in government, a new year and only three or four days in a worldwide mystery is occurring.
Thousands of animals have died in the first few days of 2011 all over the planet. In scenes reminiscent from last season's ABC episode, "Flash Forward" anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 blackbirds and starlings fell from the sky dead or dying over Beebe, Arkansas a half hour before midnight on New Year's Eve. Initial reports said there were only 1,000 dead blackbirds but as New Year's Day dawned those numbers escalated into the thousands.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
It may be 13 more days until the end of the month and the year 2010, but from the standpoint of our schedule, this is my last column for the year. It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but life continues on for most of us.
This year was an especially challenging one for me and it required me to do a great deal of thinking about what I wanted in life. I'm not exactly sure I was totally successful, but I'm sure glad the rollercoaster ride of 2010 has evened out.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
It is difficult to believe we have already reached December 2010 and true to form temperatures have plummeted from 60 degrees earlier this week to freezing this weekend, but fortunately for now there are no major storms in sight.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Stores and shopping centers spend thousands of dollars to paint lines on their lots in order to attempt to guide people into parking spaces in an orderly fashion especially when the spaces are slanted and not at right angles to the driving lanes. Yet, even with the visual aids it amazes me when people think they know better and do what they want to do in their cars.