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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Would you believe this?!

Stranger than fiction -- Today's post gathers a number of links sent by my regular contributors, "betmo" and Jon.

Birds descended from dinosaurs -- Popular Science: "Scientists find a missing link*" (1/20/09) "A new fossil sheds light on the evolution of feathers and a rare group of dinosaurs."

See it to believe it -- BBC News: "'Spookfish' has mirrors for for eyes*" (1/7/09)

Hard to believe -- Yahoo! News: "Fishermen saved off Australia after 25 days at sea# - (1/20/09)

Who would believe that honey bees could be threatened? McClatchy: "Beekeepers worry about water*" (1/8/09). If there is not enough water for the almond growers, then pollination could be threatened. One-third of all U.S. bee colonies have already been lost due to Colony Collapse Disorder.

I thought I had heard everything -- MSNBC: "Sand thieves stealing Caribbean beaches#" (10/27/08) To quote:
Sand stolen across Caribbean for construction. 'We will lose our beaches' unless crime is taken seriously, one official says.
My favorite animals are forever surprising me -- MSNBC: "African elephants equate roads to poachers#" (10/27/80) To quote:
New roads across Central Africa are forcing endangered forest elephants into smaller and smaller habitat areas, a study released Monday found. It's not vehicles that are a danger, instead the intelligent animals seem to know that the roads bring poachers.
This is very hard to believe -- The Poor Mouth: "Banjos in brain surgery*" (10/13/08). Our friend, Dan'l, joked, "Talk about fiddling while Rome burns!" To quote the story:
According to the BBC a musician undergoing brain surgery to treat a hand tremor played his banjo throughout to test the success of the procedure.

My topical post today at South by Southwest and The Reaction is about politics.

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emmapeelDallas said...

What an interesting post!

Carol Gee said...

Thanks, Emma. Good to "see" you. Stop by anytime.


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
  • "Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.