Orbit Baby

10 Dec 18
DIG

Is space the new frontier? What are the links between the so-called “age of exploration,” and the conquering of the American West, and the United States space program? We will be covering those questions and others in today’s podcast, The Final Frontier: History, Science, and Space Exploration. Listen, download, watch on YouTube, or scroll down […]

10 Dec 18
essentialdailyscriptures

Who designed snowflakes? Modern photography has captured their endless variety–all symmetrically beautiful, yet amazingly different! What about fur in which we see not only hairs of varying colors adjacent to each other but also a different color on each individual hair from root to top? Or fire? You know–that phenomenon of nature that can be […]

09 Dec 18
Gregory Piko

Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter appeared last month at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra (Australia). Smith’s is a fun venue that offers live music, comedy and/or poetry almost every night of the week. After the usual open mic session, award-winning Sydney poet, Vanessa Proctor, stepped to the stage presenting a selection of her Japanese genre, short […]

09 Dec 18
Keryl Raist

Maji   1/12/36 ABY: Lirium   “You found eight of them?” Rey asks Poe, eyes wide, as eight children, ranging from just out of toddlerhood to gangly adolescent, and six… things… come galumphing out of the cargo ship he just landed near her… town. He keeps his voice low. “No. I found one of them. […]

09 Dec 18
The Dragonfly

If you’re a friend, there’s a few things you need to know before you start coming into my orbit. I grew up the victim of abuse and it’s taken me a very long time to learn that there are things I don’t need to put up with in my life. This freedom of self that allows […]

09 Dec 18
Witches Of The Craft®

Witches of the Craft’s Northern & Southern Hemisphere Journal for December 9 – 10 *********** “I want witchcraft so bad that I can’t stand it. I have wands in my apartment. And I use them sometimes. I walk into the kitchen with my wand, and I come out with something on a platter and I […]

09 Dec 18
Michelle Builds Starships

I am only kidding myself. How can you end a story when it is all you have left to hang on to? You might as well try to make the ground disappear from under your feet. So I must go on, we have to keep going… Slowly… seems like I am beginning to simply accept. […]

09 Dec 18
Rethinking Life

Heaven and hell.  I don’t believe in either one of them but I’ve always wondered why hell is supposed to be DOWN and heaven UP.  (In reality Up and Down, don’t exist).  Sure, life exists everywhere, I mean we are made of stardust, and everything you need for life is in space, but for us, […]

08 Dec 18
Violent Brain Fever

If you lived through the ’90s, you probably remember that strange-upon-reflection moment where everyone was into Gregorian Chant. It’s pretty strange that a religious tradition that is more than 1000 years old, and not even that common in actual Roman catholic practice these days, was suddenly a hot topic. The album Chant, recorded by Benedictine monks, […]

08 Dec 18
Nameless Conversation

I know you know this but formally and publicly, I am, at minimum, eternally grateful to you for the best definition of god, and the song imagine. People say i’m crazy following what i think is Tao.  You are part of the reason I follow.  So is that stupid myth that was shoved down my […]

08 Dec 18
Mock Paper Scissors

Comrade Prznint Trump has nominated former AG William Barr (from Poppy Bush’s administration) to be the permanent head of the DOJ, replacing temporary stooge and noted novelty toilet empresario  Matthew Whitaker: “I did not know him until recently, when I went through the process of looking at people, and he was my first choice from […]

08 Dec 18
Why Evolution Is True

It’s Saturday, December 8, 2018, and National Brownie Day. It’s also the Day of Finnish Music, but I don’t know any Finnish music. How sad; let’s have some! Here’s a rousing Finnish Guard marching song: On this day in 1660, or so reports Wikipedia, “A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for […]

08 Dec 18
Today's RDH

The idea of “naturally” curing tooth decay is a fast-growing fad. It has become such a craze there are Facebook pages and groups encouraging and supporting the idea. One such group called, “Cure Tooth Decay – Heal Tooth Cavities, Dental Caries, Tooth Abscess,” is a closed group, in which you must be accepted to join, […]

08 Dec 18
david blankenship

“Mac is in the barn hooking the tractor’s transmitter back up.  I feel like we are leaving him behind but he says he’s everywhere now,” Audrey says as she directs me to where her car is parked on the back side of her home. “I know, he waved goodbye to me.”   As the three […]

07 Dec 18
Vehicle Traveller

How Aston Martin Is Using Modern Technology to Improve Its Oldest Cars https://www.automobilemag.com/news/aston-martin-heritage/ At Aston Martin, the pace of development, partnerships, and new models is perhaps more feverish than at any time in the company’s century-plus-long history. Much credit for the renaissance must be given to Andy Palmer, who was hired as CEO in 2014 […]

07 Dec 18
The Heroine Journeys Project

Barbara Leckie’s “Kicking the Stone,” in Salamander’s Summer 2018 issue, is a wonderful, complex short story that interleaves three life stories that broadly follow Victoria Schmidt’s formulation of the heroine journey. The short story revolves around the life trajectories of two sisters and a husband and the changing relationships between and among them. In our lives […]