Tag Archives: Mercury

Just Enough to be Dangerous

I love the expression “I know just enough to be dangerous” because it reflects a total honesty about oneself in the determination to know more about any particular subject. While such honesty invariably reveals a boldly naked look in the astrological mirror of the mind, the person who has attained such a responsibly frank observation

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Fatal Journey in Himachal Pradesh, India – July 20, 2017

At least 28 are feared dead in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the result of a private bus falling into a gorge around 9:15 this morning.                                                        

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New York City: Chaos Cloaked in White, June 30, 2017

A major New York City area hospital was the scene of a stunning series of gunshots today in which 5 were wounded and two more including the shooter were dead. Dr. Henry Bello, the shooter, had slipped into the hospital wearing a white lab coat in which he hid a “long gun.” As I’ve written

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The Man and The Maths: Srinivasa Ramanujan

Last week, quite by accident, I came across a movie I might not have even bothered to watch. But who can resist Dev Patel especially when you haven’t yet seen “Lion,” another flick I’ve been hoping to see soon? Filmed in India and the UK, the scenery alone was marvelous. Patel plays the role divinely all the

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The World Tapestry: Play Ball! Up Close and Local–and International!

Baseball has been pretty popular in this part of upstate New York. Two of my uncles, nicknamed Spider and Little Spider, played semi-pro ball, and the last thing my father did on the day he died was attend a ballgame of the Triplets, the farm team for one of the big leagues. If you were

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The World Tapestry: Reflections on Japan, Hiroshima and Fukushima

                                                                            Dedicated to you, Judy, wherever you are… I woke up on Saturday morning with the intention of

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World Tapestry: Another Suicide Attack in Istanbul

In the midst of my working on another article today, the following news has been pouring in from Istanbul where another suicide attack has been set off at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, a massive airport with an international terminal where the bombings have occurred. This is the latest of attacks not only in Turkey but throughout

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Neptune, Cloud Walking, and Another Gift from the Cosmos! – Part 2

Part 1 NASA’s K2 Finds Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star K2-33b, shown in this illustration, is one of the youngest exoplanets detected to date. It makes a complete orbit around its star in about five days. – Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech These two characteristics combined provide exciting new directions for planet-formation theories. K2-33b could have formed

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Neptune, Cloud Walking, and Another Gift from the Cosmos! – Part 1

In the midst of writing this yesterday, I broke from my norm and added more. I’ve written several pieces on Neptune already. No surprise. While some of you may moan and groan at this god of the sea, please ignore any winces and whines that may sound as if I don’t adore dear old Nep! It’s

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Undecaquartisextile – A Gravitational Wave on the Cosmic Banquet Table!

This computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy. The black region in the center represents the black hole’s event horizon, where no light can escape the massive object’s gravitational grip. The black hole’s powerful gravity distorts space around it like a funhouse mirror. Light from background stars is stretched

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