Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Super Moon

April 26, 2017

We enter the energies of a New Moon Supermoon 6° Taurus. Different behavior patterns and global events align with a supermoon. That is for you to experience in the reality of your life and the greater picture. As you know moons in different zodiac signs affect each of us differently, sometimes not at all. We watch and see what happens over the next few days which brings us to the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Don't forget we are still under the influence of Mercury Retrograde - Repetitions and Delays.

In the energies of the Supermoon things are heating up on the political front on day .... (Ellie counting back from Saturday) ... ah yes ... day 97 ... but who's counting. Day 100 will come and go and we will enjoy weekend plans especially those of us in the northeast where April showers will give way to sun with temps in the 80's. I once wanted to be a TV weather girl. We all fantasize careers that never happen ... like Trump who dreamed of becoming President. Oh ... wait ... his dream came true and the people of the world protested opening doors to friendships, dreams and the other side.

April 26, 2017

National Richter Scale Day

Note how the Richter Scale and Donald Trump's signature share a common thread ...

Earthquake Files on Crystalinks

We Blow Stuff Up

We came in with a "Big Bang" and go out the same way.

April 26, 1986

Chernobyl Disaster

  Chernobyl Disaster Google Videos

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred
at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


The story of humanity, and your journey, is written in DNA - the codes of
reality brought forth to experience in the algorithms of consciousness.

April 25, 2017


DNA - Text and News Articles

Although DNA Day was made into an official observance by the U.S. Congress, it is the NGHRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) who seem to organize events and speakers to go into halls and speak to both students and the general public who wish to find out more about DNA. The day commemorates the 50 year anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery (and published article) of the Double Helix, as well as the completion of the Genome Project which took 13 years to complete. The Human Genome Project was completed in April 2003 and this day is to honor that, as well as the discovery of the Double Helix.

Remodeling and Buying a Home

Spring is the time people move or remodel their homes, lives, and often beliefs. When planning construction be sure the contractor has great references. Pay as the work progresses. It will always cost you more ... and take longer than projected. People are still getting ripped off. I work with John the maintenance man in my building. Last week he installed a new gold waterfall faucet in one of my bathrooms. I loved it so much I decided to get another one for the master bathroom. Found it on Amazon

  Spring housing: 'Strongest seller's market ever'   NBC - April 24, 2017
Spring homebuyers are pounding the pavement at a furious pace, but the pickings are getting ever slimmer. Even as more homes come on the market for this traditionally popular sales season, they're flying off fast, with bidding wars par for the course. Home prices have now surpassed their last peak, and at the entry level, where demand is highest, sellers are firmly in the driver's seat.

Hacking and Cracking

Living in a world defined by hacking and cracking ... At the mercy of hackers ... Enter the world of Cyber drama ... There is no doubt Russia hacked our presidential election though the results would have been the same. Now we find this curious story that many of you may have considered ... French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

Popular Antivirus Program Mistakenly IDs Windows as Threat, Creating Chaos   BNBC - April 25, 2017
An antivirus service used by tens of thousands of businesses and millions of home users shut down an untold number of computers around the world Monday after it mistakenly identified core parts of Microsoft Windows as threats, the company confirmed.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Promises, Promises

People, especially those running for office, promise a lot of things which we know are impractical and will never happen. Today, we realize some things not only can't be fixed, but can't be redefined in or by time. No one should give a time-frame to fix things as Trump is learning, especially where there are no solutions. Time is an illusion. Dates given in prophecies are always wrong as time does not exist ergo neither do we ...


I miss you Bernie and often look at your opinions on today's events. Remember 2016 when so many of us hoped you'd defeat Hillary, though we knew Trump was the designated winner for reason yet to be revealed. Can Bernie Sanders Save the Democratic Party?


You are experiencing in VR (Virtual Reality) or AR (Augmented Reality) ... Focus. Focus helps define what we do in life - from the simplest decisions to something more profound. Today, we refer to focus as mindfulness or other terms but it's all the same. As we age our computer brains start to lose focus - the same said about the reality in which we experience. Focus is through the lens (eye) of time in the hologram of reality.

Political Focus this week takes us to possible US government shutdown and the election in France. Everywhere you look people want their old-style establishment governments overthrown even at the risk of something that could turn out worse. The reason is obvious - the old ways no longer work and in most cases never did - perhaps just upscaled version of what came before. Could the answer be as simple as governments in general do not work?

Bipartisan systems are flawed as both sides seek balance though rarely finding it for any given period of (in) time. Balance is more difficult today because the world is changing and corruption is more easily found out. Like a game of Monopoly, it's about money and power and always has been. To look at history is to know that the ruling class in most civilizations exploits those they are supposed to protect while the lower-class suffers great defeat and indignity. Is there a solution? For whatever remains in this program I don't think so because, as you know, physical reality is based on duality which means the battles continue until the end of time.

Focus on Protests the Peaceful Revolutions/Resolutions: Saturday's March for Science was about many issues mainly saving the planet on Earth Day. As you know humans are programmed to make a difference. Some people are able to do this as individuals but for the most part group efforts work best - the lesson being there is strength in unity.

Most people understand that huge unstoppable climate changes are occurring as they are personally experiencing them. Can they be stopped by scientific method? The answer is no - it's not the algorithm of reality in end times. But unity creates many positive outcomes from friendships, to information sharing, to jobs, to just learning about the bigger picture and gaining perspective. Peaceful protests are definitely part of the human dynamic in today's world and therefore will continue on. Everyone knows the importance of science as it advances humanity in both positive and negative ways. About saving the planet ... It's not "too little too late" ... it's about the collapsing hologram in end times creating a bigger picture in the landscape of human design. I still wait for proof on other planets in our solar system that show end times as everything is connected. We are on the event horizon of the greatest discovery of all time - who we are and why we are here.

April 24, 1479 BC

Thutmose III ("Thoth is born") ascended to the throne of Egypt and ruled for almost 54 years.
Sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty which included Tutankhamun (King Tut),
Queen Hatshepsut, and Akhenaten who ruled with Queen Nefertiti.

Many cultures have legends about blue skinned aliens - sometimes thought of as the progenitors of the human race - the "blue bloods" whose bloodlines exist today. From the Hopi Blue Kachinas to the Hindu Gods to blue-skined gray aliens and Reptilians - to others more humanoid - it all goes to your frame of reference and genetic memories from other subroutines you are experiencing in the hologram. Films such as Avatar - among others - depict more evolved aliens as blue.

The Hubble Telescope

What's in space? More than we know but for today ... we go to the Hubble Telescope. What a job it has done in teaching us about space. This little guy (13.2 X 4.2m or 43.3 X 13.8feet) - just keeps sending back messages. Did it ever photograph a UFO? I'm sure it has but as we know the information was redacted.

April 24, 1990

Hubble Telescope is launched Wikipedia

  Hubble Telescope Google Videos

The great spirals ... apparently lie outside our stellar system.

Edwin Hubble Quotes

The Spiral of Consciousness linked to the Black Hole of Creation lie outside our stellar system. - Ellie Crystal

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Erin Moran dies

As I reach back to my high school timeline, who can forget the
adventures of Fonzi and the gang on "Happy Days". Today there is
sorrow as we read about the death of actress Erin Moran at age 56.

April 23, 2017

World Book Day

On the anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, we celebrate World Book Day. Everybody has a book in them - it's their story or journey. Most people attempt to write either a book, a poem, a blog or something that expresses their emotions. Physical reality is about experience and the catharsis of emotions through self-expression in a creative way. The women in the bookstore in the image above are glancing through my book 2012 Sarah and Alexander in the Alchemy of Time.

April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616

William Shakespeare

  William Shakespeare Google Videos

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon", or simply "The Bard". His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare Quotes 1

William Shakespeare Quotes 2

Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire

  Watch Incredible Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draw a Whole City From Memory  
National Geographic - April 22, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Memos and Memories

Turning Sweet 16

Marilyn, Anita, Fran, Mike - 2017

The past few days have been about catching up with more friends from my high school and college days in Brooklyn. From my perspective, it seems like a lifetime ago. The fact that I remember names, dates, places, and even birthdays is exciting at my age when most people are experiencing memory loss. You know me, I don't worry about things like that. Friends and I have exchanged pics and calls ... continuing on today with Fran. I think I'm the only one left in Brooklyn. Marilyn mentioned that they all went blond (or in Mike's case, bald) and couldn't believe my hair is still its natural color.

Okay ... Let's segue to what's going on in the big bad world of dramas ... Ellie checking the news ... still in the same predicaments as yesterday morning at this time ... diversions, cover-ups, and people trying to figure out what's going on behind the scenes. Very exhausting and makes you wonder if it's worth the effort with just a few exceptions that include North Korea and terrorism as humans continue to blow stuff up.

Speaking of cover-ups ... does anybody watch The Blacklist? There were back to back episodes this week revealing more about past connections between Mrs. Kaplan, Elizabeth, Raymond, and other main characters. Really worth watching. I look forward to the final three episodes of Season 4.

In case you missed the memo ... it's Earth Day for those who are trying to heal, help, and save the planet. This all goes to the theme of people wanting to make a difference. That too seems like the distant past as we move closer to the source of reality as if on the event horizon of a black hole (truth).

Speaking of space ... the Lyrid meteor showers peak this weekend. Back in the day they were considered harbingers of doom. For today we just consider meteor showers a colorful display in the sky ... while many sky watchers wish they connected to celestial "friends". If you were writing a story about the Lyrids what themes would come to mind. For me it would be reunion and love.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Eager to demonstrate progress on President Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the administration is pushing to resurrect a Republican bill before his 100th day in office, which falls at the end of next week. But Congress has a more urgent priority: a potential government shutdown. Lawmakers return from a two-week recess on Monday, with just a few days to prevent the federal government from running out of money. Health care may have to wait.

A deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday could tip voting in the first round of a presidential election this weekend. Candidates who are perceived as tougher on crime and terrorism, especially the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, could benefit from the reaction to the shooting, which killed a police officer and wounded three other people. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.

April 21, 1838 - December 24, 1914

  John Muir Google Videos

John Muir, also known as "John of the Mountains", was an American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas.

The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130-mile-long route, was named in honor of him. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams.

Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", while biographer Donald Worster says he believed his mission was "...saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism.". On April 21, 2013, the first ever John Muir Day was celebrated in Scotland, which marked the 175th anniversary of his birth, paying homage to the conservationist. Read more ...

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir Quotes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sexual Harassment
in the Workplace

There are all sorts of injustices and discrimination in the workplace as we exist in duality. Sexual-harassment - both male and female - is and always has been a major issue. The most common theme is the rich, powerful, and respected older white man who harasses younger subordinate employees to help them get a "head." Once that pattern is set in motion, he can't help but continue because he knows he can get away with it. We've seen this play out in politics, the business world, the entertainment industry, sports, and just about everywhere else.

Sex has as much influence and impact on the human dynamic (experience) as money and power - things people become addicted to. This is our algorithm - there is no changing it. Most people think no one knows about an office affair - either coerced and voluntarily - but that's not true.

People who are being sexually harassed at work have choices to make. Do they stay on because they need the money and there's no other employment available? Do they share what's going on with their family, friends or therapist? Just another recycled drama that people have to deal with. The difference in today's tech world is that things get found out - and proved faster than ever before. Then there's social media - often a mean machine.

This is the lead-in to the latest situation over at FOX news - the firing of Bill O'Reilly after an investigation of sexual harassment allegations against him. This follows the 2016 fiasco at Fox news with Roger Ailes. Both men will maintain their innocence to the world, but what about to their families and friends? Too many men programmed like O'Reilly and Ailes think this is no big deal, which explains why Trump still supports Bill O'Reilly. It's just the way they're programmed.

Zodiac Themes

There are themes I often reference when certain signs begin. Take for example Taurus. Taurus aligns with Spring, not just in the transitional sense of the elements, but in the sense of freedom. First, we find what I call The Call of the Wild Syndrome - the need for personal freedom when relationships that are dysfunctional, boring, and in general no longer work, end. This can be a short-term relationship in which one or both people realize it's not in their best interests and want someone new or to be alone. Then, there's the outdated/outmoded long-term relationship whose issues run deep where at least one of the parties realizes they need to move on. This can be accompanied by children finishing their education which often sets parents free.

Taurus is ruled by Venus - so we want to be in love and feel that emotion as it chemically ignites and catalyzes our journey into awareness.

I have also found that people who suffer from depression disorders will move away from obligations at this time - leaving jobs, relations, and do a lot of "nothing" - often saying they are soul searching. Trips are planned. Interesting also that this theme corresponds with Weed Day. We all know the deal with smoking weed - positive and negative - legal and illegal - as one of many ways to justify self-medication. One good thing about realizing that the program of our reality is breaking down - is facing the truth about mental illnesses and substance-abuse. There is so much information out there - including the obvious look at one's genetic codes. Denial no longer works and people know that.

Taurus is also a time for making decisions as new things enter our lives in April, May and June. This can include job, relocation, romance, creativity, and all the good things that make life more meaningful in our crazy world. This can also bring closure to things we have been waiting for such as the sale of a home and completion of school.

We need the changes that come with the seasons and the zodiac signs. They bring definition and show us the way. They shake us up from an otherwise boring dream reality.

April 20 - May 21, 2017

Sun in Taurus

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Taurus.

Taurus is a fixed Earth sign ruled by Venus.

April 20, 2017

Weed Day

  It's time you learned how 4/20 became 'Weed Day'  
CNN - April 20, 2017

420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis and by extension, as a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture or simply cannabis itself. Observances based on the number 420 include smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m. (with some sources also indicating 4:20 a.m. on any given day, as well as smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20 (4/20 in U.S.).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


  Aaron Hernandez commits suicide, officials say   CNN - April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder, was found hanged Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence, officials said. The death of Hernandez, 27, comes just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case.

  Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short in Georgia Special Election, Race Goes to Runoff   BBC - April 19, 2017
It was a near-miss for Democrats in Georgia's 6th Congressional District - and President Donald Trump was crowing about the opposition party falling short. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker who shattered fundraising records, finished well ahead of his challengers - but came just shy of the 50% threshold necessary to win the closely watched race outright, according to the Associated Press, which called the race just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

  Trump Administration Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions: Tillerson   NBC - April 19, 2017

  Huge Asteroid to Give Earth a Very Close Shave today   NBC - April 19, 2017
An asteroid roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar will speed safely by Earth at a mere distance of 1.1 million miles - or less than five times the distance from Earth to the moon. But the flyby - remarkably close by astronomical standards - serves as a reminder that somewhere out there an asteroid may have our name on it.

When the New England Patriots visit the White House today to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, several players will be missing. "I don't feel welcome in that house," said LeGarrette Blount. The missing players won't be the first to decline a White House visit. Tom Brady of the Patriots did so the last time the team won the Super Bowl, in 2015, citing a family commitment. Larry Bird didn't show when the Boston Celtics visited the Reagan White House in 1984. "If the president wants to see me, he knows where to find me," Mr. Bird said. The tradition of sports teams visiting the White House dates back to at least 1865, when President Andrew Johnson welcomed two amateur baseball teams. The first championship team believed to have visited didn't have to travel far: It was the Washington Senators, after winning the 1924 World Series. Even Canadian teams have visited.

April 19-30, 2017

TriBeCa Film Festival

TriBeCa Film Festival    Google News

The TFF was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro
in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center
and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


It's US Income Tax Day -- Trump's promise to overhaul the tax code is in serious jeopardy, and his refusal to release his tax returns is emerging as a central hurdle. Democrats have pledged not to cooperate on a new plan unless they know how it might benefit the president and his family, and a growing number of Republicans are also calling for him to share his tax forms. Will Trump ever reveal his taxes? Doubtful.

Politics is a changing game ... filled with surprises. Across the pond ... UK Prime Minister Theresa May to seek early election   CNN - April 18, 2017

More politics ... Supporters of President Erdogan of Turkey like the idea of a strong leader standing against external aggression. In a phone call on Monday, Trump congratulated Erdogan after his victory in a referendum that expands the power of the presidency, but whose results the opposition has contested. The vote makes it less likely that Turkey will be able to join the European Union.

  Here's Why Trump Cares So Much About Tuesday's Election   NBC - April 18, 2017
Why so much hubbub over a single congressional seat in Georgia? Tuesday's special election in the state's 6th Congressional District is drawing national media attention because the vote is being seen as an early indicator of more consequential elections to come, especially next year's midterms.

Boston Marathon 2017

My grandson Michael (#22) and his Boston College friends and roommates at the Boston Marathon.

In the news ...

Boston Marathon 2017 Results: Human Spirit Wins Again - April 18, 2017

  Boston Marathon's first woman Kathrine Switzer competes 50 years later  
BBC - April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dr. Cleaner

Yesterday, I updated my Mac OS system to Sierra and am happy to report all of my applications made a successful transition. I decided to update because of all the pop-up malware, etc. that was driving me crazy. I am by far not an authority on this. Next I cleared the history on Safari and Chrome. From there I went to the Apple Store - the only place I would buy a cleaner - and found a free download called Dr. Cleaner which was updated March 27, 2017. Waiting to see what happens as the day progresses. Forgot to mention - I'm having fun with Siri.

Panic in Coney island

Sunday, while I was busy washing my terrace doors and windows - a neighbor drove to Coney Island for the day as she likes the beach. After she returned she told me this was as scary as the day she escaped The North Tower on 9/11. False reports of gunshots during dispute sets off chaotic stampede at Coney Island. What should we more scared of - local crazies or terrorists? I know this list can be much longer but I'm stopping here

White House Easter Egg Roll

21,000 people and 18,000 eggs: the Trump White House braces for its first Easter Egg Roll  
Washington Post - April 17, 2017

Boston Marathon

My grandson Michael is back at Boston College and said he would send a pic today. We shall see.

Boston Marathon -- Wikipedia -- Twitter -- Google News