Merry Christmas 2018

 
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24 December 2018 07:06
 

Merry, Happy, etc.  Leaving work at noon and not back until Jan. 2.  Heading to Durango, CO the day after Christmas.

 
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Jan_CAN - 24 December 2018 06:44 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKQ7nXx0o8

https://www.noradsanta.org/

Happy Solstice.  Whatever else, nights are getting shorter.  More daylight in our future.

 
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24 December 2018 08:30
 

ho ho ho,

Thanks for the links Jan.

 
 
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24 December 2018 08:40
 

Happy Solstice and New Year, Jan.

 
 
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24 December 2018 08:44
 

Supreme Sol Invictus to all!

 
 
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24 December 2018 09:50
 

Happy Kwanzaa!

 
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EN - 24 December 2018 07:06 AM

Merry, Happy, etc.  Leaving work at noon and not back until Jan. 2.  Heading to Durango, CO the day after Christmas.

A quaint little town, had a very nice Chinese dinner there a couple of years ago while on a 4-corners drive about. If you’re driving through Taos I’d say give my brother a call except he’s here in Hawaii with us. Have a great time!

 
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24 December 2018 12:20
 

This comes at the tail end of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. 

The cosmic perspective flows from fundamental knowledge.  But it’s more than about what you know.  It’s also about having the wisdom and insight to apply that knowledge to assessing our place in the universe.  And its attributes are clear:

The cosmic perspective comes from the frontiers of science, yet it is not solely the provenance of the scientist.  It belongs to everyone.

The cosmic perspective is humble.

The cosmic perspective is spiritual—even redemptive—but not religious.

The cosmic perspective enables us to grasp, in the same thought, the large and the small.

The cosmic perspective opens our minds to extraordinary ideas but does not leave them so open that our brains spill out, making us susceptible to believing anything we’re told.

The cosmic perspective opens our eyes to the universe, not as a benevolent cradle designed to nurture life but as a cold, lonely, hazardous place, forcing us to reassess the value of all humans to one another.

The cosmic perspective shows Earth to be a mote.  But it’s a precious mote and, for the moment, it’s the only home we have.

The cosmic perspective finds beauty in the images of planets, moons, stars, and nebulae, but also celebrates the laws of physics that shape them.

The cosmic perspective enables us to see beyond our circumstances, allowing us to transcend the primal search for food, shelter, and a mate.

The cosmic perspective reminds us that in space, where there is no air, a flag will not wave—an indication that perhaps flag-waving and space exploration do not mix.

The cosmic perspective not only embraces our genetic kinship with all life on Earth but also values our chemical kinship with any yet-to-be discovered life in the universe, as well as our atomic kinship with the universe itself.

At least once a week, if not once a day, we might each ponder what cosmic truths lie undiscovered before us, perhaps awaiting the arrival of a clever thinker, an ingenious experiment, or an innovative space mission to reveal them.  We might further ponder how those discoveries may one day transform life on Earth.

Season’s Greetings Fellow Earthlings.

 
 
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LadyJane - 24 December 2018 12:20 PM

This comes at the tail end of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. 

The cosmic perspective flows from fundamental knowledge.  But it’s more than about what you know.  It’s also about having the wisdom and insight to apply that knowledge to assessing our place in the universe.  And its attributes are clear:

The cosmic perspective comes from the frontiers of science, yet it is not solely the provenance of the scientist.  It belongs to everyone.

The cosmic perspective is humble.

The cosmic perspective is spiritual—even redemptive—but not religious.

The cosmic perspective enables us to grasp, in the same thought, the large and the small.

The cosmic perspective opens our minds to extraordinary ideas but does not leave them so open that our brains spill out, making us susceptible to believing anything we’re told.

The cosmic perspective opens our eyes to the universe, not as a benevolent cradle designed to nurture life but as a cold, lonely, hazardous place, forcing us to reassess the value of all humans to one another.

The cosmic perspective shows Earth to be a mote.  But it’s a precious mote and, for the moment, it’s the only home we have.

The cosmic perspective finds beauty in the images of planets, moons, stars, and nebulae, but also celebrates the laws of physics that shape them.

The cosmic perspective enables us to see beyond our circumstances, allowing us to transcend the primal search for food, shelter, and a mate.

The cosmic perspective reminds us that in space, where there is no air, a flag will not wave—an indication that perhaps flag-waving and space exploration do not mix.

The cosmic perspective not only embraces our genetic kinship with all life on Earth but also values our chemical kinship with any yet-to-be discovered life in the universe, as well as our atomic kinship with the universe itself.

At least once a week, if not once a day, we might each ponder what cosmic truths lie undiscovered before us, perhaps awaiting the arrival of a clever thinker, an ingenious experiment, or an innovative space mission to reveal them.  We might further ponder how those discoveries may one day transform life on Earth.

Season’s Greetings Fellow Earthlings.

And a Merry Weather to you, LadyJane, as weather this time of year can be challenging.

 
 
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25 December 2018 17:10
 

It was interesting, I went to the park to jog and hike today, it was pretty busy, maybe passed 50+ people and no one said Merry Christmas,just hi and good morning. Maybe secularism is winning.

 
 
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25 December 2018 20:05
 

As luck would have it, this year was my turn with the Baby Jesus. He is always a handful. I told the little squirt if He didn’t settle down and take a nap, I would nail Him to the crib. He has just discovered His matter transformation ability and there is nothing to drink in the house. He giggles about all liquids being pee-pee. My home insurance doesn’t cover Acts of God so I have to watch Him constantly.

He started to open His presents and I thought the day would never end. His Dad got Him an Infiniti. It took forever. I have a multitude of chocolate Santa’s so stop by and grab some. I only gave Him one this morning.

Spend just one busy day with Jesus and it becomes clear what God and His Ilk are. They are an inter-cosmic bacteria that ingest nothingness and excrete being. Next year, I’m leaving the porch light off. Humbug.

 
 
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25 December 2018 23:39
 
Nhoj Morley - 25 December 2018 08:05 PM

Spend just one busy day with Jesus and it becomes clear what God and His Ilk are. They are an inter-cosmic bacteria that ingest nothingness and excrete being. Next year, I’m leaving the porch light off. Humbug.

Changing his diaper must have been an interesting experience.

A really, really interesting one.