Happy New Year!
Thank you for being part of
Spyderwolf’s Galaxy during 2013!
We wish you peace, happiness, abundant good health
and a very Prosperous New Year!!
Life may be cruel, life may be terrifying, but do not give up.
The American revolution, for example, the Americans were farmers, the British were well trained soldiers with lots of experience of battle. The farmers won. Why? They had hope.
They both had allies. The Americans had the French. The British had the Germans. But while the British fought to control, the Americans fought for their lives and their freedom. The hope of something better.
Another example would be 9/11. That hurt the economy real bad and killed thousands. But we still stand. We have hope. Don’t give up. Continue. You can do it. If you cry, that is okay. It says your human.
Another example would be the Black death pandemic. Over an estimated 3.5 million people lost their lives. That outbreak of disease ravaged Europe between 1347 and 1351, taking a proportionately greater toll of life than any other known epidemic or war up to that time. But Europe is still there.
In France the Toulouse chemical factory explosion occurred on September 21st 2001. It was heard over 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. The explosion was so great that it measured 3.4 on the Richter scale. It devastated the factory and the town as the explosion was equivalent to 20-40 tons of TNT. But the people rushed to their neighbors and helped each other through the aftermath, giving hope to each other that they would rebuild and survive.
In 1556 China the Shaanxi Earthquake shook the world. The catastrophic earthquake is also the deadliest earthquake on record, killing approximately 830,000 people. More than 97 counties in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui were affected on the quiet morning of January 23rd 1556. Most of the population in the area at the time lived in yaodongs, artificial caves in loess cliffs, many of which collapsed with catastrophic loss of life.
The Great East Japan Earthquake also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake occurred on Friday March 11 2011 off the coast of Japan. The epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula. According to Wikipedia: It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. What did more damage than the earthquake off shore, was the subsequent tsunami that devastated the coast line, including a nuclear power plant that is still affecting the local community today.
All these disasters have taken their toll on people. But those who maintained hope that they would survive, endure and over come brought their people and communities forward and are still sharing their gifts of hope today.
Now listen to this song by Nickelback – and Stand Together with Hope! (YouTube)
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NASA Learns About Space From Beneath The Ocean
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California is hoping to learn more about life on other planets. How? By participating in the search for life right here in the depths of our oceans. Learning how life began here on Earth will help NASA search for life on other planets.
New research co-authored by Mike Russell has given credence to the theory that Earth’s first life began at alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottom of our oceans. Understanding this process can help NASA search for life on icy-planets or moons such as Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s Enceladus.
You can read more about this joint research from NASA’s JPL Latest News article: “How Did Earth’s Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?”
NASA’s Image Of The Day
Waterspouts are basically non-supercell tornadoes that form over water. The east coast side of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean in general is arguably the most active area for water weather in the world. And waterspouts are part of those weather patterns.
(Cumulo- means “heap” or “pile” in Latin.) Cumulus clouds are a genus-type of low-level cloud that can have noticeable vertical development and clearly defined edges. They are often described as “puffy” or “cotton-like” in appearance, and generally have flat bases. According to Wikipedia.
It’s from these types of clouds that waterspouts form from most frequently. Most people believe the cloud is sucking up water from the ground. Actually it’s the opposite. The funnel cloud is made of water, but they are the droplets from the cloud falling to the ground.
While many waterspouts form in the tropics, other areas also report waterspouts, including Europe, New Zealand, the Great Lakes and even Antarctica.
NASA’s picture of the day page has a great link to Wikipedia’s explanation of what Waterspouts are and how they’re formed. Check it out. We learned quite a bit today.
My Mom is a very spiritual person. She’s not “religious”; she’s spiritual. She shares what she knows and what she has learned with others on her blog Springwolf Reflections. She’s also an author and has a published book on the subject. I’m very proud of my Mom.
One thing I like about my Mom is that she doesn’t force her beliefs on me. I ask questions, she answers them and she lets me figure out what I believe. She is fond of saying our experiences create our reality and our perspective of the world around us. No two people will ever have the exact same experience.
I’m not sure what I believe yet. I’m more like my Dad in that I’m into science, experiments that test a hypothesis. But there are things I can’t explain that I believe in. Ghosts for example. They don’t fit into science, but I can’t discount the experiences I’ve had either.
The more we learn, the more our views are altered. The more we experience the more data we add to our view. Right now, I believe anyone who follows a stagnate belief restricts their ability to grow and learn. And that goes for religion and science. Some scientists are so rigid in their view they automatically discount anything “spiritual”. I don’t think that’s right either.
For now I’ll follow one of my folks favorite quotes:
Believe In Yourself, Even When No One Else Does. ~ Harvey McKay ~