Thursday, April 14, 2016


April 14, 2016

Look Up at the Sky Day

Clouds call to me. I hear Z say, "Look at the clouds," knowing a message awaits. These messages are more accurate than any other form of divination I use. I often find answers to things I am thinking about as clouds create either still images or a "video" while floating across the sky as if connected to my consciousness. Do you follow cloud patterns when relaxing? It's called Cloud Scrying or Pareidolia.

April 14, 1828

Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language was published on this day in 1828. Webster was nearly 70 at the time of his crowning achievement. As a colonial American, he was so bothered by the dismal state of English instruction, he devoted most of his life to improving it.

After the American Revolution, Webster was a young teacher in Connecticut, where children learned from British textbooks in one-room schoolhouses. At the time, spelling was plagued by inconsistencies. That bothered him. To start, he eliminated "u" from words like "colour" and "honour." That was a change introduced in what would come to be known as the "Blue-Backed Speller" because of its blue cover. It sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

For his next project, he hoped to give the U.S. a kind of national independence in language. A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language (1806) further Americanized British spellings, like swapping the order of the "r" and "e" in "theatre" and "centre." It also cataloged words in use, but not listed in any dictionary, like "caucus," "census" and "presidential." An additional 22 years of work produced his 70,000-entry behemoth, including 5,000 words never before included in an English lexicon. By the time he died in 1843, he had largely united the country in language.

Today, we use google and other forms of technology for spelling, grammar, and more ...

Sci-fi writers and actors born on this day

April 14, 1935

Erich von Daniken

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Erich von Daniken is a controversial Swiss author best known for his books about extraterrestrial influence on human culture since prehistoric times. He is one of the main figures responsible for popularizing the "paleo-contact" and ancient astronaut hypotheses - human evolution may have been manipulated by means of genetic engineering by extraterrestrial beings. He frequently appears on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. May you "live long and proper" confirming your theories.

Physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitations exists throughout the planet.

Erich von Daniken

April 14, 1954

Bruce Sterling

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Bruce Sterling is an award winning
American science fiction author.

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away... was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet. Everything is about readiness and awareness.

Bruce Sterling Quotes 1

Bruce Sterling Quotes 2

April 14, 1961

Robert Carlyle

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Robert Carlyle is an award winning
Scottish actor. Filmography

I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination,
and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world.

Robert Carlyle Quotes

April 14, 1968

Anthony Michael Hall

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Anthony Michael Hall is an award winning
American actor, producer and director. Filmography

To see the future is one thing. To trust what you see is another.

Anthony Michael Hall Quote

April 14, 1949

John Shea

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John Shea is an award winning American
actor and director. Filmography

Life is about the battle of good and evil retold again and again.

John Shea as Lex Luther

John Shea Quotes

April 14, 1977

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is an award winning American
actress, producer, and entrepreneur. Filmography

People don't want to just make brownies anymore.
They want to make something cooler and more innovative.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Quotes

Ellie's New Plants for Spring

The plant on the right has a rhythm of its own. When you move it, the leaves sway together.

The corn plant, the clock, and mirror reflections

My Egyptian bathroom updated