Thursday, December 11, 2014


The weather across many parts of the country the now highlighting the news. That image I 'saw" recently of snow on the ground and the rooftops below - has come to pass though it seems to be melting now.

  Downpours, gales, 20-foot waves -- and blizzards -- to blast California   CNN - December 11, 2014

Ascension on the Syfy Channel

The word Ascension in metaphysics refers to leaving physical reality and returning to light and consciousness at the end of the experiment. It probably has another meaning in the miniseries. I don't think I'll like this show but will try it.

Ascension is an upcoming Canadian/American television miniseries. It is an original science fiction mystery drama that takes places in an alternate present aboard a generation ship, and will consist of 6 one hour-long episodes. Ascension is inspired by the real-life Project Orion that existed under the administration of President John F. Kennedy. The show sets up an alternate version of reality in which, in 1963, President Kennedy and the U.S. government, fearing the Cold War will become hot and lead to the destruction of the Earth, decided to launch a covert space mission. They sent 600 men, women and children into space on a century-long voyage aboard the USS Ascension, a massive, self-sustaining generation ship. Their mission is to colonize Proxima Centauri, assuring the survival of the human race. Nearly 50 years into the journey (the present), as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman - the first homicide since their departure - causes the ship's crew to question the true nature of their mission.