Sunday, January 28, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018



Four people were driving in a car when it was hit by a truck, All four died and went to heaven.

The keeper of the gate said to the four people:
"Before I can let you in, you must answer one question".

The Jew immediately walks up to St. Peter and says he will would like to be first.

So St. Peter asks him: “Who is the most recent Prophet of God?"

The Jew says, “That’s easy, it is Moses.

St. Peter tells the Rabbi to return to earth to do some independent research.


A Christian preacher then walks up, and St. Peter asks him: Tell me, who is the most recent Prophet of God?”

The preacher proudly answers…"It is Jesus! He was the only begotten Son of God.”

St. Peter shakes his head and returns the preacher to earth…


The Muslim steps forward, and St. Peter asks him the same question.

”Muhammad, may peace be upon Him!” he shouts.

“No! You must go do some Independent research.”

Meanwhile, a Baha’i is thinking...”I can nail this!”

The Baha’i walks up…St. Peter smiles at him, the Bahá'í grins back…St. Peter Nods, the grinning Baha’i nods back…

Then St. Peter asks: “Can you spell Huququ'lláh?"

Monday, January 22, 2018

дружная птичка!

I walked up on an American Goldfinch at the suet feeder this afternoon. It was just an arms length away.

дружная птичка!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bay Bridge

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pilgrim's Shoes

Pilgrim's Shoes

“All prejudices, whether of religion, race, politics or nation, must be renounced, for these prejudices have caused the world’s sickness. It is a grave malady which, unless arrested, is capable of causing the destruction of the whole human race. Every ruinous war, with its terrible bloodshed and misery, has been caused by one or other of these prejudices.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks

Monday, January 15, 2018

Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere

This image was taken on Dec. 16, 2017 at 10:12 PST (1:12 p.m. EST), as Juno performed its tenth close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 8,453 miles (13,604 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of 27.9 degrees south.  LINK

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sunrise in Murmansk

First sunrise in 40 days celebrated by the people of Murmansk. The daylight lasted for a little over an hour.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Eagle Boy Totem

Eagle Boy

During the cool summer evenings, the chief's nephew would go down the narrow piece of land, jetting out into the ocean, to feed eagles. The other villagers called him lazy when he went off to gaze at the skies rather than help dry salmon for the approaching winter. Only his grandmother believed in her heart that he would prove himself one day.

When the village became short of food, the uncle decided to move everyone, except his nephew, to the Euchlegan Rivers further north.

The nephew, now lonely and without food, watched as an eagle flew out to the spit. As he watched, the eagle released his tight hold on a salmon. 

He stumbled on rocks as he quickened his pace to get to the food. The nephew burst with joy when more eagles came with offerings for him.

Meanwhile, the uncle did not fare well. There were no Euchlegan in the rivers.

As they returned to the nephew they all noticed his strength from being well fed. He offered food to them. In return they gladly offered their wealth to him. He became a much respected man in the village which filled his grandmother with much happiness.