Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Speaking of Contrails

Between 12 am and 5 am early Wednesday morning,March 28th, NASA will send a half dozen rockets from Virginia to the upper edges of our atmosphere and release aluminum to study the winds. Coastal viewers from the Carolinas through New Jersey should be able to see the show.

What will happen to the reflective and conductive aluminum after it disperses is unclear.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Love & Contrails

yeah, I love my dog and my daughter, and they love me and each other as well. :)
As I was reviewing this pic, I couldn't help but notice the sky in the background. There has been a lot of internet buzz in the so-called tin foiled hat circle that claims contrails are chemtrails and those are chemicals that are deliberately being applied to the atmosphere.
I remember seeing jet exhaust in the sky my whole life, these many long years, ha. I remember spending a day at the beach in the mid atlantic and my mother observing high haze, and saying those were the days you were really gonna burn so put on the coppertone!
Yeah, I blistered a few times.
Anyhow, it seemed obvious to this lay person that jet exhaust was merely that-moisture and stink. Oh, sorry, just recalling getting behind one of those D,C. city buses in 90 degree heat and 100 precent humidity, yuck.
That was until global warming started getting a lot of press and the backing of the scientific community. I started observing how contrails were thick and heavy leading into what was supposed to be a stretch of (unseasonably)warm clear days.
We were forecast for 70 today, March 18th. I saw 76 on my outdoor thermometer (incredibly, in the shade). Yesterday I was observing the sky with a friend- and the way the contrails were skimming out in the direction of the sun. I gestured and said, "the next one will be along there, and then one along there," and a few minutes we looked up and there they were, high altitude jets moving along to their destination. I contemplated a minute, judging cirrus tracks, and pointed, "next, over there, and there between that one, " and then they also appeared.
Well, maybe I would just make one hell of an air traffic controller! :)
Because it would seem obvious that is what I was actually witnessing, because no scientific mind could ever hope to believe that if one was trying to dilute the energy of the sun to mitigate the effects of the sun on global warming that they were writing a science fiction novel.
If the normal amount of sun's rays were prevented from reaching earth, all that carbon absorbing vegetation would slow in growth enough to cause an even larger growth of CO2 in the atmosphere. ( a major contributing factor of global warming). Not to mention the mildews and fungi and blight caused by less sunlight reaching the surface.
Somebody in charge has actually thought of that, right?

Friday, March 16, 2012


Many have no happier moments than those that they spend in solitude, abandoned to their own imagination, which sometimes puts scepters in their hands or miters on their heads, shifts the scene of pleasure with endless variety, bids all the forms of beauty sparkle before them, and gluts them with every change of visionary luxury.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012



"... Friends and Relatives, continue to listen: It is to perform this duty that we are this day gathered. The season when the maple tree yields its sweet waters had again returned. We are all thankful that it is so. We therefore expect all of you to join in our general thanksgiving to the maple. We also expect you to join in a thanksgiving to the Great Spirit, who has wisely made this tree for the good of man. We hope and expect that order and harmony will prevail... Na-ho'"

Seneca prayer
The League of the Iroquis
Lewis Henry Morgan

Monday, March 5, 2012

Circus Dreams

What a pleasant surprise to discover that we know a talented movie director! Thanks to the Taylors for inviting us to Maine International Film Festival's screening of Circus Dreams, directed by Signe Taylor.
The film is a documentary about the nation's only all-youth circus, Circus Smirkus, based in Vermont. Every year hundreds of aspiring 10-18 year olds apply for a chance to perform in a travelling circus for a season; 70 shows held in Northern New England.
Circus Dreams was highly entertainig, and has won several awards, including : Indie Spec Award, Boston International Film Festival; Youth Jury @ Sprockets, Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth; and Best Film for families, Seattle International Film festival.
Congratulations, Signe, on such an outstanding film!
Maine Public Tv will hold two screenings of a one hour version of Circus Dreams:
Thursday April 5 @ 10 pm
Saturday April 7 @ 3 pm

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rush is a moron

Limbaugh hates Liberals so much I don't understand why he isn't advocating birth control for those "sluts"?

Doesn't he want the "moral majority" ?