Dawn

The small bird was close to our window: her voice rose high and clear in the light mist shrouding the garden. She was celebrating life and the dawn of a new day, she was saying hope is alive, and look at me: I am small, but I am here, for God is great and I … Continue reading Dawn

#DailyPrompt: Reason to Believe ~ and Reflections on a Challenge

What's your reason to Believe? The capital "B" is of course my addition.  For there is one overwhelming reason "to believe", which is the beauty and goodness of the world and of its Creator. Despite the miseries, the poverty, rampant greed and ignominy of the all-powerful and the rich: on one side is Evil, on … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: Reason to Believe ~ and Reflections on a Challenge

Daily Prompt: I Believe

For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false. True: Love is forever Our souls are immortal Beauty will triumph False: Greed rules Evil will triumph The earth is flat

O m’a dit: Régine Deforges’ interview of Pauline Réage (cont’d) #literature

I am posting here, on several pages, the end of my translation of Régine Deforges' s interview of Pauline Réage (1975) . The beginning is here. RD - What seduces you in  a woman, what draws you to her? PR - Her beauty, and her courage. RD - Her beauty? PR - In essence, yes. I … Continue reading O m’a dit: Régine Deforges’ interview of Pauline Réage (cont’d) #literature

#AtoZChallenge: April 24, 2013 ~ Uranium

 You are the most fatal chemical element found on earth, only preceded by plutonium, the byproduct (“waste”) of nuclear reactors.  In nature you are mostly the stable isotope Uranium-238, but your brother, Uranium-235, is much sought after by the sorcerers of nuclear fission since it “only” requires low-energy neutrons to trigger the chain reaction. Nuclear … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 24, 2013 ~ Uranium

#AtoZChallenge: April 3, 2013 ~ (Les) Cévennes

Les Cévennes  They are a mountain range in the South-East of the Massif Central of France (les Cévennes are part of the Languedoc-Roussillon administrative region).  Their highest peaks are Mont Lozère and Mont Aigoual, respectively 1699 and 1657m high.  This remote area has a special geography and an even more special history. Here rivers separate … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 3, 2013 ~ (Les) Cévennes

In awe, it makes me think of what Arthur C Clarke once said about advanced science and magic…

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Ian Hinchliffe, a theoretical physicist who heads Berkeley Lab’s sizable contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, answers many of your questions about the Higgs boson. Ian invited viewers to send in questions about the Higgs via email, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube in an “Ask a Scientist” video posted July 3: http://youtu.be/xhuA3wCg06s
CERN’s July 4 announcement that the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a particle “consistent with the Higgs boson” has raised questions about what scientists have found and what still remains to be found — and what it all means.

http://youtu.be/1BkpD1IS62g

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