Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday under a
New Moon 18° Aries

New York is about politics as we move to the April 19 presidential primaries. Presidential candidates are campaigning in different venues across the state. I missed John Kasich here in Bay Ridge two days ago because I didn't know he was speaking. I like him but don't think he will win. New Yorkers do not like Ted Cruz and he feels the same about us. Trump is very strong here. As the "Bernie or Bust movement grips the nation - a new poll shows Hillary's big lead in New York dwindling. The political rhetoric is starting to way on us but for now New Yorkers are demonstrating for and against candidates.

Machine guns, grenade launchers and heat-seeking missiles, weapons coveted by terrorists, are available from groups hosting online arms bazaars on Facebook, a New York Times analysis finds. These markets, which also offer trafficking services to would-be refugees, have been appearing in regions where Islamic State militants have a strong presence.

If you are a fan of "American Idol" - or have been in the past - tonight is the series finale. Lots of talent over the past years ...

I have always been fascinated by conjoined twins. A long-running program offering separation surgery for conjoined twins from poor families around the world has been quietly run by the Saudi government, with individual cases approved by King Salman. According to its head surgeon, all but four of the program's 74 patients are still alive. Fascinating photos of the separation - pre-and post - of Pakistani twin girls and their family.

Are we living in a computer game?   Daily Mail - April 6, 2016
Everything around us seems real enough, but recently a growing number of scientists have started to wonder whether life is all just an incredibly sophisticated simulation. Although the debate has been raging for years, Neil deGrasse Tyson recently gathered a group of eminent scientists in an attempt to put the theory to bed - or at least discuss ways to test it. And the mathematical evidence seemingly points to the fact that our lives could be nothing more than an elaborate computer game-style existence.

Crystal Connections

When I first got into metaphysics - in the mid 1980's - I dated a man named Chris who sold crystals at psychic fairs on weekends. Back in the day he gave me these sterling silver and crystal earrings made of rose and clear quartz. Through the years I never wore them until today when they called to me .. so I put them on. Then guess what happened? Yup ... Chris called after many years.

April 6, 2016 ... It's still cold and windy in Brooklyn ...
View from my terrace where my friend Anna and I lasted for about two
minutes before going back inside. Not to worry... it will all soon change.

Maybe I should write a country song.
"Squinting in the Winds of Time
Trying to see my way clear of its Illusion.
Emotions ride the waves of life
Playing out in this delusion."

Merle Haggard dies on his 79th birthday

April 6, 1937 - April 6, 2016

Merle Haggard

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Merle Haggard is an award winning American country music
singer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Discography

It's a wonderful thing to live as long as I have and be able to appreciate nature.

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