My Mind Is Not Tolerating This.


Goats in a tree…I’m beginning to feel like I can do anything – anything – a n y t h i n ggggg.



The Nile and Egypt + Van Gogh


A night view of the Nile River winding up through the Egyptian desert toward the Mediterranean Sea, and Cairo in the river delta.   From the ISS.


I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. ~ Van Gogh


M2-9 Wings Of A Butterfly Nebula + William James Quote


Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. ~ William James

Explanation: Are stars better appreciated for their art after they die?  Actually, stars usually create their most artistic displays as they die.  In the case of low-mass stars like our Sun and M2-9 pictured above,  the stars transform themselves from normal stars to white dwarfs by casting off their outer gaseous envelopes. The expended gas frequently forms an impressive display called a planetary nebula that fades gradually over thousand of years. M2-9, a butterfly planetary nebula 2100 light-years away shown in epresentative colors, has wings that tell a strange but incomplete tale. In the center, two stars orbit inside a gaseous disk 10 times the orbit of Pluto. The expelled envelope of the dying star breaks out from the disk creating the bipolar appearance. Much remains unknown about the physical processes that cause planetary nebulae.

From APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

The Future Is… + Rumi


The eBook version of my memoir, Saturation, is now available for $4.99 for almost all eReaders.   I’d originally listed it for $7.99.  The first 40% is free for both the paperback and eBook versions.    For the eBook version go here: or to your eReader bookstore.  For the paperback version contact me here or email

The Breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.  Don’t go back to sleep. ~ Rumi

Look At It! & Lao Tzu Quote


It’s a clouded leopard cub and I want one!  This little guy was born this past Tuesday at the Point Defiance (I’ve been to that park – it’s amazing) Zoo in Tacoma, WA.  There are only eight in the US.


“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are
and you know what you want.”  ~ Lao Tzu

Perseids & Niels Bohr Quote

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It
forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. ~ Niels Bohr

Why Was This Nebula Named Cat’s Eye?


I’ve had cats before and not one of them had eyes that looked anything like this.  Two separate images.  Pretty! I want one.