"All things are wearisome, more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time." Ecclesiastes 1:8-10


No fear, no envy, no meanness...Bob Dylan (as reported by Liam Clancy)

He's "The One"

Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

And the sky cracked open, and terrifying forks of lightning split the earth, releasing deafening explosions of roaring thunder. And the mighty wind blew, creating a maelstrom of fury and rage... And then all was quiet, and the gentle sea serenely rolled on, as it has since the beginning of time.


Darwinism: A Creation Myth For Biologists!

Mayan Creation Myth

In the beginning were only Tepeu and Gucumatz. These two sat together and thought, and whatever they thought came into being. They thought earth, and there it was. They thought mountains, and so there were. They thought trees, and sky, and animals. Each came into being. Because none of these creatures could praise them, they formed more advanced beings of clay. Because the clay beings fell apart when wet, they made beings out of wood; however, the wooden beings caused trouble on the earth. The Gods sent a great flood to wipe out these beings, so that they could start over. With the help of Mountain Lion, Coyote, Parrot, and Crow they fashioned four new beings. These four beings performed well and are the ancestors of the Quiché.

(Click link for more Creation Myths)


The paradigm is shifting, the evidence is gathering, and darwinian evolution is withering on the vine

How life might travel through space is one of the questions addressed by Dr. Alan Tunnacliffe (pictured) of the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University. He studies life's capability to survive harsh conditions including drying, extreme temperatures and pressures, and intense radiation. In a short video he shows tiny rotifers reviving after exposure to such extremes.


The Scientific Case For Intelligent Input

(Click link for discussion)

"Look round the world: contemplate the whole and every part of it: you will find it to be nothing but one great machine, subdivided into an infinite number of lesser machines, which again admit of subdivisions, to a degree beyond what human senses and faculties can trace and explain. All these various machines, and even their most minute parts, are adjusted to each other with an accuracy, which ravishes into admiration all men, who have ever contemplated them. The curious adapting of means to ends, throughout all nature, resembles exactly, though it much exceeds, the productions of human contrivance; of human design, thought, wisdom and intelligence. Since therefore the effects resemble each other, we are led to infer, by all the rules of analogy, that the causes also resemble; and that the Author of Nature is somewhat similar to the mind of men; though possessed of much larger faculties, proportioned to the grandeur of the work, which he has executed..."


My FLICKR Photostream
With pictures of Sophie, Eric, Leah, Natalie, Tommy and Johnny!!
www.flickr.com

My Facebook Page

My Favorite Movie Scenes

My FLICKR Photostream
More Pictures!
www.flickr.com

Visit My Blog

Late Night Music Club

My YouTube Videos


Leah

Wendy, Jen, Les, Carrie

Eric and Sophie

Statement of Purpose:

My only purpose in writing this web site is to have fun and keep myself amused. There's probably nothing I can tell you that you don't already know, or can find out easily if you want to. I used to believe that we find ourselves here on this earth with no purpose and that it is up to us to give meaning to our lives. I still believe that, more or less. But I'm beginning to feel that there must be a deeper level of explanation since this world in which we live is assembled with such a remarkable ingenuity that I cannot accept it as an incidental quirk of nature or a random, purposeless event. I am beginning to believe that each of us is here to plant a seed. As a teacher for 33 years, and the parent of 4 wonderful children, a little bit of me lives on in each of them.

Therefore, I will never die...

And whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get out my Bruce Springsteen albums as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. (Apologies to Herman Melville!)

"There is no dark side in the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark"


"I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more had I been understood."


Big Bang: A Creation Myth For Cosmologists!

The European Space Agency’s infrared orbiting telescope Herschel has sent back this image of the Rosette cloud, for your viewing pleasure. This shot shows the formation of large stars near the Rosette Nebula, around 5,000 light-years away. It is a false colour image, with 70 micron wavelengths showing blue, 160 microns green and 250 microns red. The colours hence show temperatures, with the red being a chilly -263 degrees C and the blue a positively balmy -233 degrees. “The bright smudges are dusty cocoons hiding massive protostars,” says a statement from ESA. “These will eventually become stars containing around ten times the mass of the Sun. The small spots near the centre and in the redder regions of the image are lower mass protostars, similar in mass to the Sun.”

(Click link for discussion)
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? How I wish, how I wish you were here. We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year, Running over the same old ground. What have you found? The same old fears. Wish you were here.

On Immortality

"I only wish that I was young again. I do not accept my fate gracefully. I resent every day that passes. I see nothing in my future but pain, sickness and death. I am just waiting each day for the next horrible thing that will happen to me. I cannot be saved. It is too late. I have only my dreams to keep me alive. I am walking along the beach, with the ocean waves dancing at my feet, with the blood-red sun setting on the horizon. I am walking on the street in a quiet New England village with snow gently falling and the smell of wood burning in the hearths. I look into the warm, peaceful homes and I see the families gathered around the dinner table. I am sitting under a large oak tree in a summer pasture, filled with wildflowers and buzzing with insects. I am with a young lady and we are having a picnic. I am young and strong and handsome, and I am hopelessly in love. I want to sing, to dance, to recite poetry, to listen to music. There is no anger, no hatred, no envy, no pride, no sorrow, no fear. I am at peace and time is standing still, frozen in a great crystal of beauty. I want to be here forever, because I am young and happy and free".

The Patti Smith Group
I am the spring, the holy ground, the endless seed of mystery, the thorn, the veil, the face of grace, the brazen image, the thief of sleep,
the ambassador of dreams, the prince of peace. I am the sword, the wound, the stain. Scorned transfigured child of Cain. I rend, I end, I return.
Again I am the salt, the bitter laugh. I am the gas in a womb of light, the evening star, the ball of sight that leads that sheds the tears of Christ dying and drying as I rise tonight. Isabella, we are rising. Isabella, we are rising . . .
Sensation
On the blue summer evenings,
I shall go down the paths,
Getting pricked by the corn, crushing the short grass:
In a dream I shall feel its coolness on my feet.
I shall let the wind bathe my bare head
I shall not speak, I shall think about nothing:
But endless love will mount in my soul;
And I shall travel far, very far, like a gipsy,
Through the countryside -
as happy as if I were with a woman.

Arthur Rimbaud


Strange, indeed, that you should not have suspected that your universe and its contents were only dreams, visions, fiction! Strange, because they are so frankly and hysterically insane - like all dreams: a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave his angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice and invented hell - mouths mercy and invented hell - mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him! - Mark Twain

My first car
1950 Pontiac Silver Streak

1961 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible! My Favorite car.





Maui 2006

Arizona 2005

Kauai and Molokai

Alaska 2004

Nova Scotia & PEI

The Canadian Rockies

Fractal Gallery with Poetry!!

Gun Control

My Stories and Poems

Hoaxes and Myths

Top Ten Lists

Favorite Female Musicians

Heredity and Environment

Bertrand Russell

Teaching

Rules of Life

Classic Diners

Rules Of Life

Arizona

Hawaii 2004

Colorado Rockies

Utah

Hawaii 2003

My Computer Art

Bob Dylan

My Scrapbook

Where I was when Kennedy was shot

Evolution

Conversation on Evolution

Scientific Case for Intelligent Design

The Burgess Shale

Moby Dick

Richard Feynman

My Favorite Quotes

Big Bang? Hah!

Mencken's Creed

Fractals & Chaos
Cosmology
Yosemite Album


Gail at Zion (Weeping Rock) Gail at North Rim of Grand Canyon Gail at Magdalen Islands (Quebec)


Fractal Art
Planetary Photojournal
Maxfield Parrish
Hubble Gallery


Stevie Nicks Gallery

Some Scientists I Admire

Sir Fred Hoyle Barbara McClintock Hannes Alfven Halton Arp


The Most Beautiful U.S. Coin.

Encyclopedia of United States Coins

Visit my Birthplace in Brooklyn!! Bored? Click Here!




Click HERE to listen to WFUV City Folk music from New York