Saturday, January 24, 2015
Last week we explored some of the more fanciful beliefs people have about our closest solar system neighbor, the moon.
This beautiful orb when it rises full is a stunning object and has been the subject of romanticism, legend, superstition and wonder for thousands if not millions of years.
While our ability to travel there has removed some of the moon's mysteries, there is still much we do not know about our neighbor, such as how it became our satellite.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
I was listening to a back episode of Coast to Coast AM from over the holiday week, and the guest who was on the show was discussing the idea of a hollow moon, something I heard about and dismissed many years ago. I have to admit though while I found the theories the gentleman purported to be interesting, I am still not convinced that his beliefs are accurate.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen, and those that concern wealth and control of the world are especially attractive to us, the masses of the planet.
There is endless speculation, some not necessarily without merit, regarding these conspiracies which include the Bilderberg Group, the Masons, and of course the Rothschilds. What brought this subject to mind was a recent post on that venerable source of reliable truths, Facebook.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Happy New Year everyone. I hope the dawn of 2015 brings hope, peace and joy for a happy healthy new year.
We were explaining to my daughter this week about the family traditions for new year's celebrations before Thursday. My wife, Katie, explained why we eat pork on New Year's Day and seafood on New Year's Eve.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
First, I would like to wish all of you a slightly belated but very Merry Christmas. It is difficult to believe in a few short days we will be saying adieu to 2014 and welcoming 2015.
It has been quite a year as several well-known icons and personal inspirations left this world much too soon, and in some cases under circumstances that created such a shockwave of sadness.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
The lack of respect for ancient historical landmarks has angered the Peruvian government along with researchers and others who have a deep respect for the history of the cultures of our planet.
One of the world's foremost mysteries, the Nazca Lines, was disrespectfully defaced and disturbed by extremist Greenpeace protestors whose very act on a natural artifact betrays their hypocrisy for their message.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Discovery Channel had a special on this past Sunday that brought reality television to a new low.
Naturalist Paul Rosolie announced on his two-hour special "Eaten Alive" that he would be eaten by a 20-foot anaconda on television.
He supposedly had a specially made suit and helmet to withstand the reptile's force. Apparently there was a large buildup to the climax. He ended up in the snake's coils, and as the snake started to suck in the helmet-covered head of Rosolie, the naturalist called it quits.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
There is an interesting video on YouTube that I found several months ago called "Powers of Ten." This was a short film produced by Charles and Ray Eames of the Eames Office in 1977, and it is a fascinating view of our world, the world without and the world within.
The movie opens with a picnic in a field in Chicago, and the narrator describes how the camera will zoom out at a certain rate as it leaves the Earth, the solar system, our galaxy and continues to zoom out on an imagined, hypothetical journey through the universe.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Our fairy tales and legends are awash with stories of giants, mythical races of giant men and women that once roamed the world. Most major civilizations have stories about giants from ancient Greece to modern America.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
I was talking with a group of friends over the weekend and the discussion turned to the bizarre, specifically strange happenings while driving.
We were sharing legends we heard about our areas, and one of my friends mentioned that one night on his way home he was traveling at a good rate of speed when all of a sudden he saw two figures just ahead step out on the highway and within striking distance, yet as the car was about to hit the pair they disappeared.