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Ever Feel Like a Speck of Dust? (Hubble pictures put things in focus)
Guess what? You ARE a speck of dust, compared to the vastness of the universe. Looking at these pictures is kinda overwhelming, like, if the size of the universe is unfathomable, then why bother even trying to explore it? (The Rest of the Story...)
More Hubble Pictures...
As promised from yesterday, more from space station hubble... (hubble pictures)
Dear Stella: But I Tried so Hard!
New Poetry Contest Winner!
Oh, please, tell me please-
I was enchanted-
Oh please, I'm begging-
*** Find some classic love poems for Valentine's Day in our Poetry Page
Monday Morning Smile
From A Mother With Love, From the Foothills
I am writing this letter slow because I know that you can't read fast.
Just so ya know, we don't live where we used to. Your dad read in the paper that most accidents happen within 20 miles from your home, so we moved. I won't be able to send you the address, as the last family that lived here took the house numbers when they left so that they wouldn't have to change their address.
This place is real nice. It even has a washing machine. I'm not sure if it works too well though. Last week I put a load in, pulled the chain, and haven't seen them since.
The weather isn't too bad here, it only rained twice last week. The first time it rained for three days and the second time for four days. How's the weather where you are? The coat you wanted me to send you, your Uncle Steve said it would be a little too heavy to mail, so we cut the buttons off and put them in the pockets.
We got another bill from the funeral home. They said if we don't make the last payment on Grandma's grave, up she comes. And Grandpa locked his keys in the car yesterday. We were worried because it took him two hours to get me and Shelby out.
Your sister had a baby this morning but I haven't found out whether it's a boy or girl, so I don't know if you're an aunt or an uncle. If the baby is a girl, your sister is going to name it after me, she's going to call it Mom.
A little bit of tragedy to report: Uncle Pete fell in a whiskey vat last week. Some man tried to pull him out but he fought them off and drowned. We had him cremated and he burned for three days. Then, three of your friends went off a bridge in a pick-up truck. Ralph was driving. He rolled down the window and swam to safety. Your two friends, Sonny and Leroy were in the back. They drowned because they couldn't get the tailgate down.
There isn't much more news at this time. Nothing much has happened, son.
Love, Your Ma
PS, I was going to send you some money but the envelope was already sealed.
Is it Love You're Feeling, or Just Infatuation?
This is an old classic column from the "queen of advice for the lovelorn", Ann Landers. It is one of her best essays, quietly timeless advice for a couple at any stage of relationship.
"Infatuation is instant desire - one set of glands calling to another. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows, one day at a time.
*** No one can take the place of Ann Landers, but.... we are very proud of our advice column! Offering some of the best down-home common-sense advice you have ever heard. Check it out: Dear Stella
True Love is Forever...
Have you seen this photo? We saved it for Valentine's day, to commemorate lover's day with you in a touching and appropriate manner.
Last week, in Northern Italy, during excavation for a new factory building, ancient artifacts were uncovered, turning the site into an archaeological dig.
There, among flint tools, arrowheads and a knife, archaeologists unearthed two skeletons locked in a tender eternal embrace. The remains appear to have been from the Neolithic period, and are 5,000 to 6,000 years old. The site is outside Mantua, just 25 miles south of Verona, the romantic city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet.
The pair are believed to have been a man and a woman and are thought to have died young, as their teeth were found intact, said Elena Menotti, the archaeologist who led the dig. "Experts will now study the artifacts and the skeletons to determine the burial sites age and how old the two were when they died", she said.
What a find! Although scientists feel it has "more of an emotional than a scientific value", it sure lights up your imagination, doesn't it?
Who were they? What sudden and tragic event caused them both to die young, and together? Was it another Romeo and Juliet double suicide? Scientists have already theorized that the man may have died first, and then the woman sacrificed to keep him company in his journey to the afterlife. Jeez!
DNA testing may determine whether the two were related, but will not fill in the rest of the story for us. Alas, we likely will never know the true story behind this most moving display of true love.
Happy Valentine's Day, Ya'll!
The Morning After...After the 'I do' comes the true love
Ahh, Valentine's Day. The scent of chocolate perfumes the air. Yesterday was the day that attentive men and women felt obligated to express their love because retailers suckered them into it. (The Rest of the Story...)
Movie Review... Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, opens today in theaters. About a superstar motorcycle stunt rider who made a deal with the devil in order to save his father and secure the safety of his true love. Warning: this is not Academy Award material, nor is it a Chick Flick. Go see it just for the fun of seeing Nicolas Cage on a burning motorcycle, with flames shooting from his head.
Read this except from a movie review in the Montreal Film Journal:
"If you're expecting no more than B-movie fun, "Ghost
***Sounds like an unintentional comedy! Frankly, we'd rather go rent something more decent for a cozy night in. Find something from our stacks of celluloid: Love Flicks, pop some popcorn, and relax!
Monday Morning Smile... It Ain't Swearin'
Sometimes, name-calling just isn't swearing!
Computing By Remote Control! ( Go To My PC )
5 Simple Secrets for Enhancing True Love
Movie Review: The Astronaut Farmer
Hey, we've got a fun movie for you that opens today!
This is a great fantasy yarn about an ex-astronaut-trainee who left NASA to save the family farm. What does he do in his spare time? Why, he builds a rocket in his barn! (Just couldn't give up his dream of making it into space). Trouble begins when he tries to order up 10, 000 pounds of rocket fuel.
In steps the bad guys... None other than the Department of Homeland Security! There are some sobering thoughts among this make-believe tale of pursuit of the American Dream. Oh, just give it a rest! Turn your brain off for a couple hours and go see The Astronaut Farmer.... pure entertainment, pleasant escapism...
Monday Morning Grin... You Can't Fix Stupid!
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely and in
SEX IN CYBERSPACE..... (When Scott met Sarah)
You've heard about it... online sex. And you really find it hard to believe, don't ya? Well, it can happen to anyone if they are not careful. Don't let this happen to you... (The Rest of the Story...)