Thanksgiving opens the door to the Holiday Season as another year ends.
As we move into Thanksgiving Week, many will reflect on how difficult 2017 has been, at home and abroad. It's been a whiplash year of developments enough to awaken even the most spiritual person about the fate of reality. That which has been abused and hidden is now coming to the surface. Along with that, we find the predictable increase in all the things I've blogged about for over the past two decades from climate change, to natural disasters, to imploding paradigms in the human condition and more. Many American families will celebrate Thanksgiving in ways they never imagined one year ago and yet the human spirit will prevail yet with a different perspective on the flow of reality.
You are among the lucky people, if 2017 brought positive things to your life and to those you love and care about most. On the matter of how much people have become enlightened in 2017 - there were the usual healing and awakening events that go along with one's belief in their source of creation. For those heading out this weekend, for a week away with family and friends, travel safely. Travel conditions look good across the country. Once again I'll be in NJ with my children, grandchildren, and extended family. It's been a positive year for us and we all appreciate it.
Interstellar asteroid is given a name BBC - November 17, 2017
Notorious Sicilian Mafia "boss of all bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87. Riina was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders.
A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime NBC - November 17, 2017
Leonid Meteor Showers are this Weekend - Best Places to See Them
TIME - November 16, 2017
New Moon 26° Scorpio
Why This Viral Painting-Restoration Video Gives Experts the Chills
Live Science - November 16, 2017
Math at the Met - Amid the museum's 2 million works of art lie numerous mathematical curiosities Scientific American - November 16, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City - known worldwide and hereinafter as "the Met" - is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world. Founded in 1870, it holds two million works of art, from antiquity to today, from all around the world. We propose here a guided tour of the Met's hidden math. The Met's collections include works of art with surprising mathematical content. These works span the globe, human history, and the Met's curatorial departments. They include numerals, shapes, perspective, astronomy, time, and games. (On a second tour, still in the planning stages, we hope to show you patterns, symmetries, and various mathematical activities.)
'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m BBC - November 16, 2017
A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World). It is the highest auction price for any work of art and brought cheers and applause at the packed Christie's auction room. Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 and there are fewer than 20 of his paintings in existence.