April showers bring May flowers or so they say but here in the high desert of Arizona, May has brought snow showers and thunderstorms and freezing temps overnight. Seems we’re having a late winter/spring here in the Dineh lands. I am beginning to think Ya-Ta-Hey really means What The Hell?
May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Therefore, May in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa. Late May typically marks the start of the summer vacation season in the United States and Canada and ends on Labor Day, first Monday of September. The two celebratory days in this month include Mother’s Day and Memorial Day (United States), a public holiday, is on May 30, but observed on the last Monday in May. A day when we remember our fallen soldiers and children place flowers on grave sites around the country. Other curious celebrations this month include National Masterbation Month, Hummus Day, and World Whiskey Day.
College grads…. as you sail out into the ever elusive future…
Many college’s, like NAU here in Flagstaff have graduations this weekend. From the college of musicology comes the master parrot-head himself delivering this 2015 commencement address.
Talent, luck. work ethic and above all “passion” should be your guide above profit. There are no shortcuts to success.
Jimmy Buffett’s University of Miami Commencement Speech
Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. My friend and personal astrologer Jonathan Cainer away in the early hours of the morning on Monday, May 2nd. Jonathan’s forecasts were eerily accurate- I had begun to think Jonathan was a mind-reader as well as astrologer. He had a remarkable and unique gift. He does not take it with him… he leaves it with us. Jonathan touched my life in a very personal way and I will sorely miss my friend, my confidant, my advisor.
Here is Jonathan’s last forecast to me. A prophet in his own right.
“It’s easy to forget that nothing in this universe is permanent. Our attention is often so caught up in the drama of trying to change a particular circumstance that we can ignore the bigger picture. We find ourselves chasing after impossible outcomes based on unreliable information. Our beliefs can be misplaced and our expectations may be unrealistic. Soon, though, a new vantage point will become available to you and provide the clarity you need to clear the path ahead
Goodbye my friend.
The most adorable puppy moments from real weddings!
and of course Father’s Day, June 19th, a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. I am not a father but I am a great-uncle to a beautiful boy and girl. Being a grandfather has mellowed out my brother, not to mention turned his hair totally white. Fathers Day is just trying to make Rock N’ Roll scary again. https://www.facebook.com/FathersDayBand
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, the first created park, Yellowstone, celebrates in August. On this note, I have encapsulated the Park Service celebrations in my new book PANSPERMIA.
WHEN YOU SEE THE FRENZIED FEEDING…
YOU WILL BE THE NEXT BLEEDING
The average velocity of the meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere was 10-70 km/second.
quickly slowed by atmospheric friction to speeds of a few hundred kilometers per hour. was still traveling at 11 km/second when it struck Heart Mt bordering Cottonwood Creek North of Cody, WY. IN the Yellowstone area.
Scientists working with NASA’s 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, which made its closest approach today (Jan. 26, 2015) at 8:19 a.m. PST (11:19 a.m. EST) at a distance of about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers, or 3.1 times the distance from Earth to the moon), has its own small moon. NASA scientists have used two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes to bounce radar signals off a passing asteroid and produce images of the peanut-shaped body as it approached close to Earth this past weekend. The images show the rotation of the asteroid, named Asteroid Icarus shock wave that blew out windows, crippled communications infrastructure, and injured hundreds of people. The blast was terrifying for the people who witnessed it, Trees were still standing but completely stripped of leaves. The impact crater was 200-yards wide.