Entries from October 2014

Flying Selfie

October 31, 2014

“The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.  The paths are not found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” ~ John H. Schaar Flying saucers are real and NASA is launching them. On June 28th, NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator […]

This Too Shall Pass

October 22, 2014

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe Thursday, October 23rd, North Americans will watch the Moon take a bite from the Sun.  A partial solar eclipse in the late afternoon will occur when a portion of the Moon moves in […]

Bee is for Ballare

October 17, 2014

“Everything in the Universe has rhythm.  Everything dances.” ~ Maya Angelou Most people know that honey bees pollinate plants and crops, build houses out of wax and produce honey.  But did you know that honey bees communicate to each other by dancing? Honey bee colonies typically contain one queen bee (a fertile female), thousands of […]

Oki Doki Carciofi

October 7, 2014

“Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.” ~ Mike Myers A friend of mine who lives in Italy once asked me to explain the meaning of “okey-dokey”, the colloquial English language expression for “o.k.”.  I told him the term is similar […]

See the Light

October 1, 2014

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” ~ Walt Whitman A new sunrise is on the horizon.  A company co-founded by former engineers at Tesla and Nasa has developed a new smart light bulb.  Called the Alba (the Italian word for “sunrise”), the bulb contains sensors that track motion, room occupancy and ambient […]