Friday, November 30, 2018

Cyber Monday

November 26, 2018

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Today features online sales as those who enjoy bargains rush to websites that have great deals. Some websites are featuring Cyber Week to allow shoppers time to find bargains. I tend to find bargains on eBay where I only buy new items. Often I comparison shop between Amazon and eBay though Amazon is best for quick delivery. Good luck finding bargains but be careful as Mercury is still Retrograde.

Earth Changes This Week

As 2018 comes to a close most people around the world are finally aware that Earth Changes are accelerating and will affect everyone's lives one way or another. People look to put blame and find solutions. I'm glad to know that most of us understand that this is all part of closure.

Seasons: As things change so too do the nature of seasons. Here in the US northeast we enjoy the change of seasons yet only two seasons seem to show themselves in recent years - summer and winter. There were a few nice Autumn days that got washed away by the storms that swept across the country.

Air pollution is another problem especially with accelerating wildfires highlighted this month in California. If a volcano decides to belch up ash, the situation will grow worse.

Then there's global flooding, extreme temperatures, earthquakes, and more.

The planet is falling far short of the 2 degree Celsius goal to limit climate change, according to a new report from the UN. That goal, set in 2015 in the Paris Climate Agreement, would help humanity avoid the worst effects of a warming world, like massive droughts, rising sea levels and more destructive hurricanes. But the UN report says projected emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas, would result in an average global temperature rise by 2100 of 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.8 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial temperatures. The report urges world governments to do more to lower their carbon dioxide emissions before it's too late.

Welcome to the future.

Alaska earthquake: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake just struck outside of Anchorage, Alaska.


Here is an unfolding pattern in California and other places: Wildfires followed by rain resulting in mudslides with major earthquake activity brewing beneath the surface.

Northern California, reeling from Camp Fire devastation, evacuates from flash floods

Antarctic Island Exploded 4,000 Years Ago

Deceptive and Dangerous: A Gallery of An Antarctic Volcano

Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'

Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change

Fires fueled spread of grasslands on ancient Earth

Wildfires bring climate's dark forces to the stratosphere

Climate change could lead to threefold increase in powerful storms across Europe and North America

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter

Ocean circulation in North Atlantic at its weakest

How the Atlantic Ocean became part of the global circulation at a climatic tipping point

Strong chance of a new El Nino forming by early 2019

Death will be one of the highest economic costs of climate change

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

Bernie Sanders on climate change report: 'The future of the planet is at stake'

Archaeology in the News This Wee

Archaeologists Are Looking for Dead Sea Scrolls Inside 2 Newfound Qumran Caves

Ancient Hominins May Have Lived Alongside Modern Humans in Arabia

Haunting, 9,000-Year-Old Stone Mask Discovered in a Field in the West Bank

The 'Chinese Pyramids' and the pole star

Hidden history of Rome revealed under world's first cathedral

Prehistoric cave art reveals ancient use of complex astronomy

A mammoth, woolly rhino and a medieval village: the unexpected treasures beneath the A14

Exquisitely Preserved Mummies Discovered in One of Egypt's Largest Tombs

Archaeologists find the oldest burials in Ecuador

Earliest Depiction of Jesus Christ in Israel Discovered. Here's What It Shows

Photos: The Ancient Ruins of Shivta in Southern Israel

Ancient Civilizations Index

Physical Sciences Index

How to Power Wash Your Obelisk for the Winter

Start with a power washer and couple of guys to help.

You'll need a truck with a bucket to reach the top.

After power washing your obelisk you need a guy to repaint the inscriptions.

The Obelisk and the Verrazano Bridge are Tuning Forks.
Be sure the frequencies are aligned when you are finished.
You'll know all is well because a brisk wind will suddenly blow up and
you can almost hear whispering through the trees as they prepare for winter.

The freshly cleaned Obelisk in the Shadow of my Home

After power washing your obelisk it's time to warm up by the Christmas Tree and wait for Santa.

December 2-10, 2018 - Happy Chanukah

Destination Moon

Is a space war brewing? Russia announces it will establish a lunar colony
by 2040 just hours after Nasa says it's returning to the moon 'to stay'
Daily Mail - November 30, 2018

9 US Companies Are Going to the Moon! Here Are NASA's New Partners - November 29, 2018

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA
  PhysOrg - November 29, 2018

'We're returning to the moon - to stay': NASA reveals $2.6bn plan to work with
private firms to build lunar landers and promises a manned base within a decade

  Daily Mail - November 29, 2018

Moon rocks sell for $855,000 in New York: Sotheby's
  PhysOrg - November 29, 2018

Earth's Moon Index

Destination Mars

Mars 2020 landing site offers unique opportunities
  PhysOrg - November 29, 2018

Soar Over NASA's InSight Landing Site on Mars in This Stunning Video - November 29, 2018

Safely on Mars, InSight unfolds its arrays and snaps some pics  
PhysOrg - November 29, 2018

Mars Index

Monday, November 26, 2018

InSight Probe Lands on Mars

NASA's InSight lander has touched down on Mars   CNN - November 26, 2018

Why Is NASA Looking for 'Marsquakes'?   Live Science - November 26, 2018

InSight. It's hard to believe that governments still hide the truth about Mars, the Moon, and here on Earth, what lies beneath Antarctica.

Thanksgiving 2018 With Ellie's Family

Thanksgiving 2018 With Ellie and her Family

Migrant Caravan

The Migrant Situation is a difficult topic to blog about because, like you, I have my opinions and you may strongly disagree. The need to help those escaping oppression conflicts with the ability to do so successfully in most cases. Regimes in most Central and South American countries rival many countries in the Middle East where human rights don't exist and people seek the safety of European countries.

We know that end times push souls to the max in the fight for freedom which has become a global soul experience. The freedom souls see ahead is the release from the confines of physical reality when all fades to black and the simulation of our reality ends.

In the meantime ... the US is no longer a safe haven as we struggle with endless unsolvable issues.

If I was handling the current situation, I wouldn't admit anyone to the country until I knew where they were going and who was going to take care of them as resources here are often limited and leads to crime and exploitation.

Last night I watched people in the news protesting and saying that we should admit the migrants - we are talking thousands of people each year. Perhaps these protestors would like to support and take care of migrant families or something to that effect if it can be arranged.

For today ... Migrant caravan: Mexico to deport group which stormed US border

National Cake Day

November 26, 2018

National Cake Day

What's your favorite cake? I'm not a cake person so I have no preference. When my daughters were young, and I was a stay at home mom, we backed several award winning cakes. Always fun at the time of the holidays and should be creative.

Among my clientele are several famous pastry chefs and a professor at Johnson & Wales.

Cake baking dates to ancient times and civilizations.

If I could turn the clock back on cakes in my childhood ... here I am at age 6 ... the little girl smiling at a celebration on July 4, 1949 in the Catskill Mountains. There has always been something strange to me about that the energies of that day, date, and the cake with one candle. It transports me to Reality, Z, and Extraterrestrials. I would not connect with Z until 6 years later ... but I can sense him and others there ... watching ... waiting ...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 - Full Moon Gemini - Mercury Retrograde - Sun in Sagittarius

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, enjoy the day whether alone or with family and friends. 2018 has not been an easy year due to the political, social and geophysical climates we face as a nation.

For some events have been life-altering and often shattering. Honor the love you share with others, and the freedoms we share to date as a nation.

In the past unexpected change would come after years ... then months ... then weeks ... now we understand it comes out of the blue so we must cherish the good things in our lives and move forward as we come to the end of 2018.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade is tradition yet many of our traditions seem to be falling by the wayside this year. On a sunny yet record shattering cold day here in the city the balloons, floats, performers, clowns, band, and bystanders are a go as the energy builds for the 2018 parade. Enjoy!

November 22, 2018


The site of the real first Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Anxiety Disorder: How to beat it  

A few things you (probably) don't know about Thanksgiving

How the Formerly Ubiquitous Pumpkin Became a Thanksgiving Treat

How an Unremarkable 'Brunch in the Forest' Turned Into the Thanksgiving We Know

November 16 - December 6, 2018 - Mercury Retrograde

It's a major holiday week as many of us head out to spend time with family. We know the issues that faced the nation in 2018 from natural disasters to mass shootings and other things that have left us questioning the future for ourselves, our families and reality.

My family and I always talk about being grateful for everything we have. Thanksgiving is a day to gather and play.

This year Mercury Retrograde falls during the Thanksgiving holidays so be prepared for a change in plans especially as it affects transportation and communication with the most people traveling since 2010. Thanksgiving also highlights with a full moon 0° Gemini which is ruled by Mercury ... communication).

November 22, 2018

Full Moon 0° Gemini

November 22, 2018

Sun in Sagittarius

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter.

Many connect the history of our country (and reality) to ancient Egypt and the symbolic messages left behind by those who created the storylines we embrace today. The 18th Dynasty featured many key payers most notably King Tutankhamun and his bloodline which some connect with extraterrestrials. On this date in 1922 (November 22, 1922 or 11/22/22) Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun's tomb.

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We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects
surpassing all we could have ever imagined. The first impression was overwhelming.

Howard Carter Quotes

Fire and Smoke

In case you didn't know ... smoke from the California wildfires has traveled 3,000 miles across the country seen here as a haze. Here's How Smoke from California Wildfires Affects the Human Body   Live Science - November 21, 2018

From Brooklyn ... Fiery multi-car crash on Brooklyn Bridge turns deadly   New York Post - November 21, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Kennedys in the Algorithm (Pattern)

If ever a family stirred emotions on the
American Political Scene it was the Kennedys

November 20, 1929 - June 6, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy was an American
politician and lawyer from Massachusetts.

Robert F. Kennedy Google Videos

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it
automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after.
In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.

Robert F. Kennedy Quotes 1

Robert F. Kennedy Quotes 2

November 22, 1963

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas

John F. Kennedy Assassination Google Videos

November 25, 1960 - July 16, 1999

John F. Kennedy, Jr.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Google Videos

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. was a
pilot, lawyer, journalist, and socialite.

It's hard for me to talk about a legacy or a mystique.
It's my family - my father, my mother, and my sister.

We're a family like any other. We look out for one another.
The fact that there have been difficulties, hardships, or obstacles, makes us closer.

John F. Kennedy Jr. -- Vogue Magazine, 1993

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Quotes

November 27, 1957

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy Google Videos

Caroline Kennedy is an award winning American
author, attorney, and former diplomat.

Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers.
But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life,
you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories.
Those memories, good and bad,
are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.

Caroline Kennedy Quotes

The Stolen Bike

Holiday season - be careful as people with no money become desperate. It's a crazy world out there. I was out shopping and parked my car alongside a man chaining his bike to a pole. When I came out of the store someone had stolen the bike leaving this tire behind.

Happy Birthday Joe Biden

Will you run for president in 2020 and try to make things right? By 2020 we will be living in a different world so it's hard to speculate on who potentially could fix issues that you and I know are unsolvable. Further, the simulation could close by then.

The Clintons and the Trumps - Are we characters in their games?

Tuesday November 20, 2018

A&E is featuring a three-part documentary (Sunday-Tuesday) called The Clinton Affair. For me it was a walk down memory lane though I rarely follow politics as everything presented is fabricated one way or another and actually events play out like scripted scenarios or reality TV. I remember the Clinton scandals and disliked the players involved all part of intertwined scenarios.

Segue to this time line - with the addition of social media and we have another president with a similar scenario and those who want to take him down - the women, the political system, the media, and more. Clinton actually referred to his investigation as a "Witch Hunt". Clinton overcame obstacles to remain in office but at the end of the day it would cost Hillary a presidential bid as many remember the corruption.

The Clintons and the Trumps - another overlapping pattern unfolds.

What goes around comes around ... and sometimes hits home

Remember Trump's 2016 chant ...
"Lock her up" in reference to Hillary Clinton's emails?

Well ... In 2017 Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to discuss or relay official White House business, according to emails released by a nonpartisan watchdog group. The Washington Post reported Monday the White House conducted an investigation into Trump's email usage and that she used her personal email address for much of 2017.

According to emails released by the watchdog group, American Oversight, Trump used her personal account to email Cabinet officials, White House aides and assistants. The Presidential Records Act requires all official White House communications and records be preserved. Austin Evers, the executive director of American Oversight, said in a statement, "The president's family is not above the law, and there are serious questions that Congress should immediately investigate.

Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? Was she sending classified information over a private system?" The Democrats will certainly pursue this in the effort to overthrow Donald Trump.

Friday, November 16, 2018

FAO Schwartz Reopens

It's one week until Thanksgiving and six and a half weeks till Christmas. It's that time of the year people shop for toys and other gifts. As you know Toys 'R Us is gone and many retail stores simply can't compete with Amazon and websites of that kind. Next week is Black Friday although we know sales have been going on for weeks.

Here's a NYC blast from the past as a client came to see me yesterday who starts work at the new FAO Schwartz in Manhattan which reopens tomorrow at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Years ago I had another client who was a professional shopper at FAO Schwartz for the rich and famous. What great stories she shared about the shopping habits of celebrities.

The current Midtown Manhattan store will be staffed with demonstrators, magicians and men and women playing costumed roles, including toy soldiers. The new location is as much about the experience as the shopping ... as people visit from near and far. Who's having more fun ... mom ... dad or the kids?

I remember taking my children - and my grandchildren to buy toys at FAO Schwartz then strolling along 5th Avenue enjoying the holiday energies and window displays.

Many areas, such as new England, are known for their beauty and holiday spirit over this holiday season but NYC can compete with the best of them. We need a little magic especially this year which so much going on.

What I remember most of about FAO Schwartz was the dance-on piano which will return.

With snow in the air and just starting in Brooklyn, holiday plans are taking shape and it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Unexpected Snowfall and Wildfires Overpower the Country

Thursday afternoon - View from my window making the storm look like landscape art

What Went Sideways? Storm Team 4 Offers Post-Mortem on Snowvember Nightmare

I made this video Thursday evening of another tenant in my building whose BMW SUV got stuck going up the driveway ramp as he tried to get out before the snow was cleared away.

Friday - While the west coast deals with record setting wildfires and their aftermath ... 1,300 miles of country - from the midwest to the east coast - deals with record setting snowfall and its aftermath in 13 states - and it's only November. New York had its biggest November snowfall in 136 years with 6.4 inches. The sun is out ... the wind has subsided ... temperatures rising into the 40's washing away the ice and snow.

No one was expecting a storm of the magnitude stranding thousands of people and causing untold damage. Always remember - the end comes out of the blue.

Mercury Retrograde

November 16 - December 6, 2018

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Button Day

November 16, 2018

Button Day

This is my collection of buttons. I don't sew as much as I used
to but through the years I collected an assortment of buttons.
As with my crystals, each button has a story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

52nd Country Music Association Awards - CMAd

November 14, 2018

The CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry. The televised annual presentation ceremony features performances and award presentations by popular country music artists, with occasional appearances from pop and rock artists. The 52nd annual ceremony will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and broadcast by ABC.

I may be a Jewish girl from Brooklyn but I was raised but my daddy on country and western music so I consider myself part of that culture along with good old rock 'n' roll.

I remember listening to country greats on the radio and collecting vinyl by some of the famous singers and musicians of the 1940's and 50's. Yep I go back that far. I enjoy visiting Nashville for the music and line dancing and never miss country award shows.