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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hubble updating history

Today's post is a collection of miscellaneous links from Making Good Mondays that have one thing in common, the Hubble Space Telescope, or HST. The image for this post is one of the top ten Hubble image favorites.

After cautious anticipation by NASA, the Hubble servicing mission in 2008 was canceled. In effect Hubble's bubble broke, because a major piece of HST equipment went out just before the NASA repair mission was to commence. Such an event is understandable because Hubble just had its 19th birthday.

The mission is now actually underway, with the first of five spacewalks to repair and refurbish Hubble to begin shortly. The entire population of "space nuts" like me will be glued to the NASA TV channel. Space related Twitter tweets and Hubble hopes will be at a high level. We are excited because of the possibility of many more years of science coming from the work of the HST repair crew now in orbit.

Astro_Mike, Mission Specialist Mike Massimino, just sent down a Twitter message from orbit this morning "From orbit: Rendezvous and grapple were great, getting ready for our first spacewalk set." It was enough to set off a Kindle buzz and Twitter "terrifics!" He will be one the inside astronauts choreographing today's space walk, and he will be one of the outside actual space walkers tomorrow. The crew of Endeavor is standing by to effect a rescue in the unlikely event that Atlantis could not come back to earth.

You will be amazed by the eye candy for Endeavour and the various other visual links available if you follow some of these links, see Space and savor the images, for example, or if you check out the post with "The bestest list," as well as learn who's reading and why.

NASA and Congress are not yet in sync because of other priorities. President Obama has not appointed a new NASA administrator, again because of higher priorities. But from all I can tell the acting administrator is doing fine and the mission is doing fine. I look forward to several days of "space nut" fun.

Godspeed to the crew.

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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.