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A case of the Mondays: Nightmares and dreamscapes


It has been well over a decade since my paternal grandmother died. Over the years I have been given the gift of having some dreams about her--however she was never actually in them.. only her vacant house and her empty garden. Last night, that changed. I had a dream that we were saying goodbye to her house and her life (a long time after mind you) and she was in it.. she gave me a great big hug and whispered "where did the time go?" and finally "I love you.' Even though it was a dream it felt like magic.. My dream ended with me asking her, "Do you believe in God" and ....boom. The alarm clock began to do its early morning magic-buster.. I never got an answer.. But I know that she loves me.. Ironically, this was also the first dream in which my son was actually in it--I have been a dad for two and a half years but this was a first.. I was showing my son Ayden a pear tree she had.. I found an old toy in her house..
But as for that potent God question?
Alarm clock.


Now onto the news.. the nuclear threats.. the human threats.. the alien threats.. and the winter threats.. I ask you to ask yourself: Is any news good?

Here is something to consider.. A Yale professor on Fukushima: "All of humanity will be threatened for 1000s of years" if the rods in Fukushima Unit 4 pool touch and have a nuclear reaction.. That is a very true statement.. Humanity itself is already being affected by the events of Fukushima--we have been showered with radiation north of the equator for months. And when strong earthquakes occur in the same region of Honshu, as they did last week, and TEPCO tells us that nothing bad occurred, it's laughable. The worst of the bad already happened. Just as you can't fix stupid, you also can't amp up calamity..

There were two major events on Saturday October 26 2013.. The Fire in the Sky news on YouTube reported on meteors with multiple sightings.. According to the report, sonic booms accompanied the meteors.. one report said a low meteor went right above a women's garage, saying it looked like a 'basketball on fire.' There were other reports of loud booms and explosions giving off a blue and green and red smoke trail.. There was another story from just Sunday in which a large fireball image was captured over Poland..

The kids aren't alright: A new trend on Youtube has girls asking if they are ugly.. The NEW YORK POST reports that girls age 9 to 14 are asking the world if they are attractive...

Blast from the past courtesy an old newspaper: A newspaper in 1886 reported that a 10-foot 'wild man' with 7-foot arms was killed.. According to the old news account, the man also had hair all about his body and face.. Now I know it was well over one hundred years ago, and scientific understanding was ancient, but could they have gotten this one that wrong? Was there a 10-foot wild man? The then Waterville SENTINEL reported that very thing..

Meet the actor who plays dead for a living.. Chuck Lamb has appeared in numerous shows and movies ... as a dead man. Naturally he is pale and bald, so seemingly has .. just looks dead? But Lamb is a professional dead man, the one that producers call when they need a victim..

When astronauts get back from space, their eyes are altered.. Apparently one in five report vision changes after their space trips.. Something to consider as private space companies will soon huddle people up in ships and take us into the wild future..

Also on SNL this weekend: Miley twerking in a colonial gown..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …

A dog eat dog afterlife

I read a somewhat moving article on HUFF PARANORMAL about a man who lost his pet dog.. In death, he sought to find the animal’s spirit.. His method was to use a smoke bomb and camera.. The author of the article is sure that he saw the face of his beloved deceased pet on the foggy image..
Before you laugh and mock, there’s two things to note.. First off, science can explain so much. But there’s a cutoff when science stops.. At least at this point. Logic may say that this image is just smoke within smoke.. For for the believer when faith, it’s something more. And science by no means can explain even a morsel of faith., And secondly– perhaps this would be more for pet owners– who didn’t lose an animal and feel the presence of that same beloved pet after death? And even more, I have known a handful of people that claimed per visitation from an afterlife.. In my own circumstance, I fondly remember seeing my dog Newt walk by my door. It was after he died. I had a witness– he saw it but years l…