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English - Life, Our World, History
notes · 2d ago

Ponder Ancient Muslim Tolerance

Originally posted on notestoponder: I doubt many could fathom a world of religious tolerance under Islam. Ancient history lends itself to images of holy war, crusades and religious oppressio...
notes · 6d ago


My home of 18 years sits on a Vancouver corner near B.C. Children’s Hospital. A tidy middle class neighborhood dotted with parks, worlds away from the 10 minute drive downtown. Traffic circl...
notes · 2W ago

Sunday Morning Sagan

Pondering Carl Sagan – a Sunday morning post dedicated to the greatest visionary of our time. Five Sunday minutes with Carl Sagan puts Monday morning in perspective. A dose of Sunday morning...
notes · 2W ago

Acoustic Kitty

In 2001 declassified CIA documents revealed Operation Acoustic Kitty. The premise – use cats to spy on Soviet embassies and the Kremlin. Launched in 1961, Acoustic Kitty faced considerable c...
notes · 3W ago

Allow Me To Introduce The Moon

The cosmos doesn’t have to by a mystery, the first step begins with our Moon. Once you know the Moon, cosmic threads unravel with confidence. Allow me to introduce the Moon – Moon phase comp...
notes · 3W ago

Official End Of The World Song

This evening’s commute began as any other. Far from remarkable, CBC Radio sang background vocals – traffic, weather, Trump, Trump, Trump. Then I heard  “this is the official end of the world...
notes · 3W ago

Landing On Pluto

Last week NASA released a video compilation of New Horizons 2015 landing on Pluto. What would it be like to actually land on Pluto? This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NAS...
notes · 4W ago

Spare Editorial Jibber-Jabber, Ponder Trump First Week Fact

Media inundates our lives with relentless editorial jibber-jabber surrounding Donald Trump. Take a moment to ponder nothing but the facts –  
notes · 1M ago

Google Lunar XPRIZE

September 13, 2017 marks ten years since Google announced the Lunar XPRIZE at a technology conference sponsored by Wired magazine. Up for grabs – a $30 million US prize pool, $20 million top...
notes · 1M ago

Core No. 7

Originally posted on notestoponder: It strikes me as appropriate – my 701st post not only contains No. 7, but resonates with ancient wonder that got me blogging in the first place. No. 7 req...