Tuesday, March 22, 2005
March 22, is "World Water Day"
"Some 2.4 billion people have no toilets or sewers, and 1.1 billion do not even have drinkable water. Every day, an estimated 22,000 people, half of them children, die of diseases borne by polluted water, such as typhoid, cholera, malaria and diarrhoea."
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Monday, March 14, 2005
We were driving south on I-5 Saturday night and witnessed
a bright white light get brighter and spawn a magnificent
blue-green tail. It looked like it crashed to earth but
scientist guess it went into the Pacific. It looked so close
but people saw it from Portland to the Tri-Cities and
all over Seattle. Wow! I was too stunned to grab my camera.
Monday, March 07, 2005
It is not rare to be a traveler in India and find yourself in front of a
television screen filled with images of sweaty pro-wrestlers. You may
even find the people around you cheering for their favorites.
From an Indiatimes article on the newest Indian pro-wrestler.
"The Original Playa from the Himalayas"
Thursday, March 03, 2005
radio in space
"A MYSTERY object near the centre of our galaxy is sending out powerful pulses of radio waves. It is unlike any known source."
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because
there is ugliness.
All can know good as good only because there is evil.
Therefore having and not having arise together.
Difficult and easy complement each other.
Long and short contrast each other;
High and low rest upon each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other;
Front and back follow one another.
Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, teaching
The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease,
Creating, yet not possessing,
Working, yet not talking credit.
Work is done, then forgotten.
Therefore it lasts forever.
from the Tao Te Ching