16 Nov 2018 Mother Earth

16 Nov 2018 Jackie painting outside with fabric paint Alvarado TX DSC_0257 – used up the last of the fabric paint I had. An abstract interpretation of the mother we all share….earth.

What follows here may or may not make any sense to you.  It’s just come to me to put this together and put it out into the blogosphere and hope it helps somehow.  What has been coming to me with these numbers and words is we are tasking nature to a breaking point and cannot delay or procrastinate change much longer.  The earth doesn’t understand delays and or excuses we might make to put off what is hard but must be done.

witch mother in Simple Gematria equals: 142 *52  – phrase that came up in my meditations recently and I was surprised it had the same value as earth only because I had never put the two together. 

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

earth in Simple Gematria equals: 52*

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

mother earth in Simple Gematria equals: 131

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

human in Simple Gematria equals: 57

12/6/3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

soul in Simple Gematria equals: 67

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

spirit of the earth in Simple Gematria equals: 197

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

= 646

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

*This phrase that came to me thinking about our relationship with the earth.  We have become estranged from whom all of what we are and shall ever be – the earth. 

who suffers the works of man in Simple Gematria equals: 308

who suffers the works of women in Simple Gematria equals: 350

those who cannot speak in Simple Gematria equals: 232

the language of the trees in Simple Gematria equals: 222

all men women and their children in Simple Gematria equals: 279

= 1391/491/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/witches-and-witchcraft-in-the-middle-ages.html – interesting article about the history of what happened to people who were declared to be witches (wise women).

wise women in Simple Gematria equals: 126 (god in Simple Gematria equals: 26)

midwife in Simple Gematria equals: 69 (people in Simple Gematria equals: 69)

=195/69/15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

wise wom·an
[wīz ˈwo͝omən]

NOUN
wise women (plural noun)
  1. a woman considered to be knowledgeable in matters such as herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore.
    synonyms:
    prophet · prophetess · seer · sibyl · augur · wise man · wise woman · sage · oracle · prognosticator · prophesier · forecaster of the future · diviner · fortune teller · ·

    [more]
    crystal gazer · clairvoyant · psychic · spiritualist · medium · palmist · palm reader · spaeman · spaewife · haruspex · vaticinator · oracler
    mother in Simple Gematria equals: 79
    father in Simple Gematria equals: 58
    brother in Simple Gematria equals: 86
    sister in Simple Gematria equals: 90
    stepmother in Simple Gematria equals: 139
    stepfather in Simple Gematria equals: 118
    children in Simple Gematria equals: 73
    grandfather in Simple Gematria equals: 102
    grandmother in Simple Gematria equals: 123
    aunt in Simple Gematria equals: 56
    uncle in Simple Gematria equals: 55
    relative in Simple Gematria equals: 92
    family in Simple Gematria equals: 66
    = 1137/12/6/3 cycle
    friend in Simple Gematria equals: 56
    neighbor in Simple Gematria equals: 78
    = 134/44/8/4/2/1
    city in Simple Gematria equals: 57
    state in Simple Gematria equals: 65
    country in Simple Gematria equals: 116
    home in Simple Gematria equals: 41
    house in Simple Gematria equals: 68
    world in Simple Gematria equals: 72
    planet in Simple Gematria equals: 68
    room in Simple Gematria equals: 61
    = 548/98/17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
    646 + 1391 + 195 + 1137 + 134 + 548 = 4051/91/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
    battle of the sexes in Simple Gematria equals: 186
    patriarch in Simple Gematria equals: 94
    matriarch in Simple Gematria equals: 91
    = 371/11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

    4051 + 371 = 4422/84/12/6/3 cycle

we are using up all the space to run away from arguments in Simple Gematria equals: 569

move away in Simple Gematria equals: 105

urban sprawl in Simple Gematria equals: 145

= 819/99/18/9 cycle (9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9)

(thirteen in Simple Gematria equals: 99)

    4422 + 819 = 5241/75/12/6/3 cycle

cooperation in Simple Gematria equals: 131 (mother earth in Simple Gematria equals: 131)

  5241 + 131 = 5372/89/17/8/4/2/1  or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

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9 Nov 2018 Little Pieces

Phrase that came to me as I was thinking about posting today or not:

mind the little pieces for put together they are a planet in Simple Gematria equals: 553

9 Nov 2018 Jackie bead aluminum metal and hot glue window art Alvarado TX DSC_0248

This is a picture of a sun catcher I made today.  It was something else, I took it apart and made something new with the parts.  It’s not beautiful or fancy but it made me smile when I was done with it.  I like to fix broken things and repurpose things that were one thing to make something different.  This is what nature does with us through the cycles of life I think.

repurpose in Simple Gematria equals: 133

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

repair in Simple Gematria equals: 67

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

fix in Simple Gematria equals: 39

12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle  (human)

replace in Simple Gematria equals: 60

6/3 cycle

borrow in Simple Gematria equals: 91

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

brand new in Simple Gematria equals: 81

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

recycle in Simple Gematria equals: 71

8/4/2/1

= 542

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

it all goes back to the same place in Simple Gematria equals: 260*

8/4/2/1

*If you stop to think about it, no matter where we throw all of our various forms of personal and industrial wastes, it all ends up in the same place and affects us all.

energy in Simple Gematria equals: 74 *various forms but all animated beings need energy to operate

11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

air in Simple Gematria equals: 28

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

water in Simple Gematria equals: 67

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

earth in Simple Gematria equals: 52

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

food in Simple Gematria equals: 40

4/2/1

human in Simple Gematria equals: 57

12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle (fix)

insect in Simple Gematria equals: 70

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

plant in Simple Gematria equals: 63

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

animal in Simple Gematria equals: 50

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

= 501

6/3 cycle

553 + 542 + 260 + 501 = 1856

20/2/1 or 20/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1856

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla – looked up 1856 because it looked like a year to me.  Turns out it was the year Nikola was born.  What’s interesting is I was looking into a couple things about him just yesterday!

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Serbian American inventor
Nikola Tesla
Photograph of Nikola Tesla, a slender, moustachioed man with a thin face and pointed chin.

Nikola Tesla, c. 1896
Born (1856-07-10)10 July 1856
Smiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia)
Died 7 January 1943(1943-01-07) (aged 86)
New York City, United States
Resting place Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
Citizenship Austrian (1856–1891)
American (1891–1943)
Education Graz University of Technology (abandoned)
Engineering career
Discipline Electrical engineering,
Mechanical engineering
Projects Alternating current,
high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments
Significant design Tesla Tower/World Wireless System/Wireless power transfer
Tesla Experimental Station
Tesla’s Egg of Columbus
Tesla coil/Resonant inductive coupling
Tesla turbine
Tesla valve
Tesla’s oscillator
Polyphase system
AC motor/Induction motor
Rotating magnetic field
Radio control
Plasma globe
Plasma lamp
Carbon button lamp
Teleforce/Death ray
Telegeodynamics
Teleoperation
Torpedo [1]
Vacuum variable capacitor
Violet ray
VTOL
Awards
Signature
Nikola Tesla signature 1900.svg

Nikola Tesla (/ˈtɛslə/;[2] Serbo-Croatian: [nǐkola têsla]; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American[3][4][5] inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[6]

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company would eventually market.

9 Sept 2018 Defragging (drawing) and Pluto

Hi there.  Hope this finds you well in your present moment.  As you may have noticed I’ve not been doing so much outdoor chalk drawing lately.  Part of it is because of the wonderful wet weather we’ve been experiencing here lately and part of it something strange that happened to me with color.  I started to make associations, sometimes negative ones, with colors.  The same thing that I was experiencing with specific objects, some of which got broken.  Just taking a break from it and retreating back to pencils and pens for a bit.  Honestly, I’ve never been comfortable with adding color to my art.  It’s such a commitment!  This past Friday I told my friend who has a couple of my paintings that she has proof I stepped out of my comfort zone!

Do you remember the scene in the movie Close Encounters when Richard Dreyfuss character Roy Neary is shaping his mashed potatoes into Devil’s Tower and exclaims, “This MEANS something!?”  Wife is vexed, kids crying in the “Daddy your scaring me” sort of way and there he is trying to explain himself to people who just can’t understand the fuck it is he’s thinking and doing with those mashed potatoes!

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Mashed Potatoes

Published on May 30, 2011

Dinner scene in the 1977 classic movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ from director Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) can’t get the image of the Devil’s Tower out of his head, and creates the shape of it in mashed potatoes…
Copyright © 1977 Columbia Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Life is kind of like that for me sometimes lol!  What the fuck is she thinking?!  What the fuck is she doing?!  What is wrong with her?!  Thankfully my dogs just want to be along for the ride and my husband actually gets the meaning behind most of my art and other expressions.  Sometimes we’ve been known to both shape our piles of mashed potatoes into Devil’s Tower, look at each other and not have to say it.

Some of you may find my “numbers thing” odd.  It’s become for me what doing a crossword puzzle or Suduko might be for someone else.  I am finding there is honesty in numbers that I don’t always find in words.   Like people, words don’t always mean what they say.

8 Sept 2018 – Drawing I did yesterday thinking about how meditating, praying, having a moment of silence is like defragging ourselves.

“Defragging a computer” = 190/10/1

Defragment = 93/12/3 cycle

Prayer = 83/11/2/1

Pray = 60/6/3 cycle

Meditate = 77/14/5   (talk about an intersection in the numbers, #Christ =77)

Chant = 46/10/1

“Moment of silence” = 168/15/6/3 cycle

= 717/15/6/3 cycle

“It all passes through, let it go” = 318/12/3 cycle  (one of my mantras when I’m trying to calm myself down)

anxiety = 98/17/8/4/2/1

fear = 30/3 cycle

worry = 99/18/9 cycle

happiness = 107/8/4/2/1

emotion = 91/10/1

feeling = 58/13/4/2/1

= 483/15/6/3 cycle (the numeric value of my mantra is in the numeric summary of words associated with it.)

= 1518/168/15/6/3 cycle (adding it all up) = “Moment of silence” = 168/15/6/3 cycle

 

Side note – saw just this morning they are taking another look at Pluto.  Just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about this too!  I added it back in and it seems to make sense to do that.  :

“Milky Way Galaxy” = 189/18/9 cycle

166 + 752 = 918 (same numeric values as Milky Way Galaxy)

“Solar system” = 166/12/13/4/2/1

Mercury = 103/4/2/1 Venus = 81/9 cycle Earth = 52/7 Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5

= 668/20/2 or 38/11/2

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

668 + 84 = 752/14/5 or 41/5  (5 like a celestial body?  celestial body = 132/6/3 cycle)

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180907110422.htm

Science News
from research organizations

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet, experts say

Date:
September 7, 2018
Source:
University of Central Florida
Summary:
The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research.

23 Aug 2018 Drawings (brain meditation) and Creed of Peace (Ralph M. Lewis)

Hello to you.  I hope this finds you well wherever and whenever you are as you visit here.  The third photo has a drawing I wasn’t sure I wanted to share.  It’s what I was talking about yesterday (the 9/11 bit).  It’s what came to me when I was thinking about it.  We can’t change what has already been done, we can only move forward and try to avoid making the same mistakes.  It’s hard for me to stay in today sometimes.  My sweet Aunt called the other day and reminded me to do that.  I just wanted to give context to the drawing.  Thank you for the visit!

https://www.worldprayers.org/

Spin of the Prayer Wheel brought me this message; I’ve never seen it before today:

Creed of Peace – 35/21/30 = 86 (last two of year I was born in reverse)

I am guilty of war when I proudly exercise
my intelligence to the disadvantage of my fellow man.

I am guilty of war when I distort other’s opinions,
which differ from my own.

I am guilty of war when I show disregard
for the rights and properties of others.

I am guilty of war when I covet what another has honestly acquired.

I am guilty of war when I seek to maintain my superiority of position
by depriving others of their opportunity of advancement.

I am guilty of war if I imagine my kin and myself to be a privileged people.

I am guilty of war if I believe a heritage entitles me
to monopolize resources of nature.

I am guilty of war when I believe other people must think and live as I do.

I am guilty of war when I make success in life solely dependent
upon power, fame, and riches.

I am guilty of war when I think the minds of people should
be regulated by force, rather than by reason.

I am guilty of war when I believe the God I conceive is
the one others must accept.

I am guilty of war when I think that a land of a man’s birth
must necessarily be the place of his livelihood.

The true articles of peace cannot be legislated but are drawn up in the
personal aspirations and conduct of the millions of little people. When all
men will frankly perceive their common dependence, an understanding will
emerge that will transcend the barriers of time and space, creed and race.

rosicrucian order- creed of peace – ralph m. lewis – 1944  (Rosicrucian order = 190)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Mystical_Order_Rosae_Crucis – The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis = 378

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Official Worldwide Emblem of the Rosicrucian Order

A Rosicrucian Master’s Cross, from the AMORC Rosicrucian Library in San Jose

The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis (AMORC), also known as the Rosicrucian Order, is the largest Rosicrucian organization in the world. It has various lodges, chapters and other affiliated bodies throughout the globe, operating in 19 different languages.

AMORC claims an association with a “perennial philosophy“, often referred to as “The Primordial Tradition“. The Order further states that it is heir and custodian of the “Rose-Croix” of the past, thereby making it the oldest existing Traditional Fraternity and a modern-day manifestation of the ‘Rosicrucian Fraternity’ of old, which is believed by some to have originated in the traditions of the Ancient Egyptian Mystery schools. The ancient Mysteries are said to have been preserved through the millennia by closed secret societies until the early years of 17th Century Europe. At that point, according to AMORC internal mythology, the time was right for the existence of this body of secret knowledge to become open, i.e. revealed, to the world, in the form of the Rosicrucian manifestos. Famous seventeenth century Rosicrucian Michael Maier described the origins of Rosicrucianism as “Egyptian, Brahmanic, derived from the Mysteries of Eleusis and Samothrace, the Magi of Persia, the Pythagoreans, and the Arabs.”[1] Several of his other works also allude to the mysterious origins of the Rosicrucians.[2]

Today, AMORC is regarded as representing an “open cycle” of the ancient Rosicrucian tradition, its existence being a “reactivation” of Rosicrucian teaching in the United States, with previous Rosicrucian colonies in the United States having become dormant.

AMORC presents itself as a worldwide philosophical and humanistic, non sectarian and apolitical fraternal order devoted to “the study of the elusive mysteries of life and the universe.”[3] It is also open to both men and women of legal adult age (18 years old in most countries) regardless of their various religious persuasions.

18 Aug 2018 “With a Thought” (Drawings)

Hello – hope this finds you well in your present moment.  This post is exploring some things that may or may not interest you.  I have had some interesting thoughts pass through with my drawings.  May be something here will resonate.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by!  The abyss that is now the internet is vast.  One can easily get lost within it!

Interesting how often this “grid” is coming into my thoughts.  This is an excerpt from a dream I had 14 May 2017 that involved the grid image for one of the first times.

https://saymber.com/2017/05/14/14-may-2017-mothers-day-birthday-wishes-pergola-demolition-dream-about-traveling-in-space-and-drawings/

“So the dream that woke me up this morning was pretty cool.  I guess my mind’s way of processing all these thoughts I’ve been having about particles and life.  Well in the dream I was traveling in space and it was like a black and white grid.  We actually “went off grid” and beyond what was charted or known.  Something about a ship “picking me up” (the round cell shaped ship) that was free-floating and if you passed through it, you were on a new ship.  I encountered life forms that were just light and colors.  To the person in the dream they were kind of annoying as they “poured in” through rainbow light and had voices but it was hard to understand them.  There was a blonde woman who was very mature but wasn’t very old that was a “life-form.”  I can remember seeing her talking, she was shy but don’t know what she said.”

Numbers in the Words:

“With a thought two become one” = 295/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (This is a phrase that came to me before bed when I was thinking about the drawings of the day.  Without really thinking about it I had drawn 16 lines for my grid.  It’s enormously pleasing and fulfilling to have these sorts of experiences.

Point of Singularity = 250/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Singularity = 155/11/2/1 (still ended up divided in parts)

Image result for point of singularity

In the center of a black hole is a gravitational singularity, a one-dimensional point which contains a huge mass in an infinitely small space, where density and gravity become infinite and space-time curves infinitely, and where the laws of physics as we know them cease to operate.

Singularities – Black Holes and Wormholes – The Physics of the Universe

The Sum of Two = 165/12/3 cycle (This made me chuckle, it take two to make a third.  In my mind, even when you are making something on your own it’s still “two.”  You are a co-creator working with creation (the creator) to manifest something into reality.)

Symmetry = 138/12/3 cycle

Dark Matter = 111/3 cycle

Matter = 77/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Material =79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 – 8/4/2/1

Mass = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

atom = 49/13/4/2/1

particle = 84/12/3 cycle

dust = 64/10/1

ash = 28/10/1

soil = 55/10/1

void =50/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (interesting how matter and void values match up)

gravity = 102/3 cycle

infinity = 106/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (interesting how it comes back to one, not a cycle)

perpetuity = 155/11/2/1 (interesting how this word, contrary to the definition we’ve given it, doesn’t mean forever either)

Perpetuity | Definition of Perpetuity by Merriam-Webster

The word derives ultimately from the Latin adjective perpetuus (“continual” or “uninterrupted”), which is also the source of our perpetual and perpetuate. It frequently occurs in the phrase “in perpetuity,” which essentially means “forever” or “for an indefinitely long period of time.”

perspective = 138/12/3 cycle

perception = 121/4/2/1

eight = 49/13/4/2/1 (when written is the infinity symbol on it’s side, it isn’t an indefinite cycle either)

one = 34/7 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

alone = 47/11/2/1

The Grid = 71/8/4/2/1

forever = 89/17/8/4/2/1 (Again, doesn’t the word and the meaning we’ve given it doesn’t coincide with what the numbers say about it! Forever and most the words like it must measure up to an individuals person’s own interpretation and perspective (a word which ironically DOES have a 3 cycle).  A second can feel both like forever or no time at all depending on who is experiencing it.   

 

17 Aug 2018 Growing pains (Alvarado TX), drawings and dream about black smoke (Severe Storms Show off their “Plume-age” – NASA)

(Yesterdays drawings)

Hello to you.  How are you?!  It’s Friday here as I write to you, about 7:52 am.  We made the mistake of attempting to walk Link and Spot before 7:30 am.  With school having started there are folks walking to and waiting for the school buses, people driving there kids and themselves to school….a bit chaotic.  If it’s hard for me, I can’t imagine how difficult it is for Link and Spot with their heightened senses of hearing and smell.  So we put a note on our door so we don’t make the same mistake everyday lol.  If it was just Kyle and I it wouldn’t be so bad but the dogs don’t handle humans in smaller packaging very well!  Nobody looked very happy that we saw.  I said a prayer for them as I watched the filing on to the bus – “I hope you have a good day oh and be nice to each other!”

Alvarado is growing and there are a lot of things we need to get worked out as this is happening.  I think once the construction in the housing addition is completed we will finally be in a place to do that.  When Kyle and I were still going to City Council meetings we told them something is going to have to be done about North Cummings as they were considering more development.  North Cummings is the road behind our house and one of the main arteries for the neighborhoods around us.  We told them they needed to make another exit for the new addition but they didn’t choose to do that.  Now all the roads are really tore up and congested!  You can’t just keep putting more traffic on a single lane road and not expect there aren’t going to be problems!  Alvarado is right in the middle of Dallas and Ft Worth TX.  We thought it would take longer before those cities started to spread out to us, but such is not the case and it’s only been about 9 years!  The noise is so bad at times I’ve resorted to wearing ear plugs!  Growth is good but you have to be strategic about it and have vision to avoid the mistakes so many other places have made.  You have to think about the quality of life of the people you already have living in a place before profit margins.

changing gears…….

I had an interesting dream before waking that I know was triggered by seeing a NASA article I am sharing with you.  The dream was about staying in a village.  I was in an old house looking out an upstairs window.  I could see an old man standing in a plowed field and it looked like a black clouded storm was going to blow over the man while he was working.  He stayed in the field and when the cloud reached him it seemed to become like black smoke and flowed over him.  He bent down into the cloud of smoke and disappeared.

America’s Biggest Problem (14 min 40 sec long – urban sprawl problem – this is what it’s like to live in Alvarado and other small towns near big cities)

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/langley/severe-storms-show-off-their-plume-age

Severe Storms Show off their “Plume-age”

Aug. 15, 2018

It’s not quite a smoking gun, but one could be forgiven for thinking of it that way: a distinctive cloud formation that often signals damaging storms below.

Easily identifiable in satellite imagery, the Above Anvil Cirrus Plume, or AACP, looks like a plume of smoke emanating out from the top of what, in all likelihood, is a serious storm.

“The plume pattern in the imagery instantly tells you without the need for radar or lightning observations or other information that these are the storms you really, really need to look out for,” said Kris Bedka, an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

The plumes have been a frequent sight over the U.S. this summer as outbreaks of severe weather have raked across the Midwest, bringing high winds, tornadoes and hail with them.

Still image of plumes from North Dakota storms.

In this still image of the North Dakota storms, jet stream air collides with towering updrafts and forms U-shaped areas of cold temperatures shown in blue. The warmer plumes, which are represented by yellow tints, are visible traveling downstream.

Credits: NASA

​Bedka is studying the AACP phenomenon with colleagues at the University of Oklahoma. Their research is showing that compared to non-plumed storms, plumed storms are significantly more likely to produce high winds, major tornadoes and large hail. In addition, their findings could help weather forecasters provide earlier warnings of severe and tornadic storms not just in the U.S. but around the world.

There are also implications for climate.

“Plume signatures are not only useful for identifying potentially severe storms, but they also represent transport of ice and water vapor into the stratosphere,” said Elisa Murillo, a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma who has collaborated extensively with Bedka on AACP research. “Water vapor is a powerful greenhouse gas, and its presence in the stratosphere has strong impacts on climate.”

The Makings of a Plume

To understand why the plumes are such good indicators of severe weather, it helps to understand the conditions that generate them.

Typical thunderstorms top out at the tropopause, the boundary between the troposphere — the lowest part of Earth’s atmosphere — and the stratosphere. As storm-producing cumulonimbus clouds hit the tropopause their tops flatten out, giving them an anvil-like appearance.

Plumes form when intense updrafts puncture the tropopause and drag cloud tops up into the stratosphere with them. There, racing stratospheric jet-stream winds and powerful updrafts collide.

“You have wind flows exceeding 100 miles an hour at the jet-stream level running into this towering updraft,” said Bedka. “So jet-stream winds are forced to go around.”

As the jet-stream air collides with the updraft, it rises slightly and becomes colder, forming a U- or V-shaped area of cold temperatures.

Plumed storms over northeast Kansas and southern Nebraska

In May, these plumed storms over northeast Kansas and southern Nebraska produced numerous tornadoes, baseball-sized hail and 80 mph straight-line winds.

Credits: NASA

The collision between updraft and jet stream also causes a ripple effect and transports cirrus cloud ice downstream to form the plume. Plumes are typically warmer than the underlying anvil cloud because they mix with the air in the stratosphere where temperature warms with height.

Where there’s Smoke…

Over the course of their research, Bedka and his colleagues identified hundreds of plumed storms over the U.S. using highly detailed imagery collected at one-minute intervals by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite System, specifically GOES-14 and GOES-16. They then determined when the plumes first formed, how long they lasted and when they decayed.

Next, they linked that satellite data to radar and lightning data from the same storms. They also compared the timing of plume formation to when severe weather actually occurred and when severe weather warnings were issued by the National Weather Service. What they found was significant.

“We found about 400 plume-producing storms across 13 severe weather outbreaks,” said Bedka, “and in about 100 of them you had a plume appearing 10 minutes before the first warning, potentially providing additional lead time for saving lives and property.”

In a few storms that lead time stretched out even further to about 30 minutes.

The plume-producing storms also generated 14 times more severe weather events per storm than storms without plumes. In addition, 88 percent of EF-2 or greater tornadoes and 86 percent of 2-inch-plus hail reports came from plume-producing storms.

“Identifying this plume feature can be paired with radar observations, routinely available here in the U.S., to improve our warning capabilities,” said Murillo. “In many places across the world where radar data are not as accessible, early identification of AACPs can help improve warnings and severe weather preparedness.”

Kris Bedka

Kris Bedka, atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center, is studying Above Anvil Cirrus Plumes with colleagues at the University of Oklahoma. Their research could improve storm warning capabilities in the U.S. and around the world.

Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

Hail, Hail the Cirrus Plume

In terms of cost, storms that drop hail — often storms of the plumed variety — are the most significant.

According to the National Weather Service, hail did $1.7 billion in damage in the U.S. in 2017 — more than all the damage from lightning, tornadoes and thunderstorm winds combined.

If they’re big enough, hailstones can shatter glass, dent metal, break shingles and mangle crops. A plumed storm over the Cordoba region of Argentina in February 2018 produced hailstones more than 7 inches in diameter. Hail more than 8 inches in diameter has been recorded over Nebraska and South Dakota in recent years.

Though these extreme hail events are rare, Bedka and colleagues hope their research might add a new dimension to the prediction of the severe storms that generate the most dangerous, expensive weather. They’re already collaborating with other scientists to develop an algorithm to automatically detect plumes in satellite imagery.

“The combination of new satellite information such as that from GOES-16 with radar and lightning observations collected from the ground provides an unprecedented package to unravel and provide advance warning of these complex storms,” said Bedka.

Bedka and his colleagues published their findings in a study available in early online release through the American Meteorological Society’s Weather and Forecasting journal.

Joe Atkinson
NASA’s Langley Research Center

Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2018

Editor: Joe Atkinson

Tags: Climate, Earth

 

Numbers in the Words:

Urban Sprawl = 145/10/1

Growth = 91/10/1

Traffic = 63/9 cycle

Weather = 80/8/4/2/1

Climate = 63/9 cycle

Storm = 85/13/4/2/1

Plume = 67/13/4/2/1

Satellite Imagery = 181/10/1

America = 50/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Aug 2018 “I’m Always Here” – We are not alone

Hello.  How are you in your present moment?  Me?  There are so many things I could say, but really I’m grateful.  Within the past couple of months people I care about have been going through some really rough stuff like divorce, the sickness of family and friends and the deaths of family and friends.  It feels like we are all just going through some serious shit right now and it’s hard but like I told my sweet friend last night, “I know it’s hard but it won’t always be this way.”  This is something life has taught me.  This is something losing our sweet dog Sammy taught me.  When hard times come, they only last as long as you allow them to and time is really the best healer.  The more of it that passes between you and what your going through, the less it hurts.  The pain won’t completely go away.  You won’t forget the pain, but it will hurt less.

I am not a materially rich person but in terms of meaningful wealth, there is no earthly equivalent.  Sometimes I forget, sometimes I whine, complain, I wallow, bitch and moan about trivial and frivolous things….most of which I cannot change.   Time passes, things get better.

These moments are so small in the scheme of all the moments.  As I often hear in my mind when I manage to get it quiet, “Let everything pass through.  Everything passes through.  Let the images and emotion that come into your mind just through.”

This morning I was laying in bed worrying about my friends and what they are going to do today and their fur kids.  I’ve been very sad and anxious for them.  In my head I asked  “Are you there?”  and the answer I heard was, “I’m always here.”  Who is this loving, comforting voice I am having a telepathic conversation with?  Is it God?  Is that just my mind manufacturing an answer of comfort for me?  Whatever the answer, that voice helped me get out of bed this morning to come and write this!

We are not abandoned, no matter how it may seem.  No matter how many negative headlines splash in front of our eyes, how many tragedies real or manufactured are put before or placed on us – we are not alone.  All you have to do is ask to be reassured.

 

Enya – Only Time (Official Music Video)

 

13 Aug 2018 For Stephen (drawings), Hidden Figures and Sweetness at the bottom of the pie (books)

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Hidden Figures (book)

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Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures book cover.png
Author Margot Lee Shetterly
Country United States
Language English
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Publication date
6 September 2016
Media type Paperback
Pages 368
ISBN 978-0-06-236360-2

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race is a 2016 non-fiction book written by Margot Lee Shetterly.[1] Shetterly started working on the book in 2010.[2] The book takes place from the 1930s through the 1960s when women were still viewed as inferior to men.[3] The biographical text follows the lives of Human Computers such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three mathematicians (known as “human computers”[4]) who overcame discrimination, as women and as African Americans, while working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race, as well as Christine Darden, who was the first African-American woman to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.[5][6] It was the basis of a film by the same name which was nominated for three Oscars.[1][7] The book reached number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list[8] and got the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017.

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Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women who worked as computers to solve problems for engineers and others at NASA. For the first years of their careers, the workplace was segregated and women were kept in the background as human computers.[9][10] Author Margot Lee Shetterly’s father was actually a research scientist at NASA who worked with many of the book’s main characters. The book explains how these three historical women overcame the discrimination and racial segregation to become three American figures in history. The main character, Katherine Johnson, calculated rocket trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions.[11] Johnson successfully “took matters into her own hands”;[11] by being adamant with her supervisor about her capabilities, Katherine Johnson was allowed into all male meetings at NASA.[11][12]

The Planets and Space – numbers in the words:

Mercury = 103/4/2/1

Venus = 81/9 cycle

Earth = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle

Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle

Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

Planets = 87/15/6/3 cycle

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Moon = 57/12/3 cycle

Star = 58/13/4/2/1

Orbit = 64/10/1

Gravity = 102/3 cycle

Black Hole = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Worm Hole = 109/10/1

Neutrinos = 135/9 cycle

The Large Hadron Collider = 214/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Space = 44/8/4/2/1

Another book I recently read and can recommend that my mom-in-law passed on to me recently.  I gulped it down very quickly lol!  I love that the author Alan Bradley didn’t write his first book until late in life and has been a great success!

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Front cover of book showing upside-down bird with stamp on beak.

Front cover of US/Canada first edition
Author Alan Bradley
Cover artist Joe Montgomery (US)
Country Canada
Language English
Series Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Genre Mystery
Publisher Orion (UK)
Delacorte Press (US)
Publication date
22 January 2009 (UK)
10 February 2009 (Canada)
28 April 2009 (US)
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Audiobook
E-book
Pages 304 (UK first edition)
384 (US first edition)
ISBN 978-0-385-34230-8 (US)
ISBN 978-0-385-66582-7 (Canada)
ISBN 978-0-7528-9194-1 (UK)
ISBN 978-1-4104-1917-0 (large print)
OCLC 256534817
Followed by The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a mystery by Alan Bradley published in 2009. Set in the English countryside in 1950, it features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to clear her father in a murder investigation. First-time novelist, Bradley, wrote the book after winning the 2007 Debut Dagger Award and selling the publishing rights in 3 countries based on the first chapter and a synopsis. Well received by critics as an old-fashioned mystery featuring an unforgettable protagonist, the novel has won multiple awards and is the first in a proposed 10-book series.

 

12 Aug 2018 Parker (drawing) and NASA Solar Probe to the sun

Parker = 69/15/6/3 cycle (cool!)

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Solar Probe = 121/4/2/1

Spacecraft = 92/11/2/1

Rocket = 72/9 cycle

Cape Canaveral = 102/3 cycle

Earth = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

This article did a great job of explaining the mission’s objectives and what Parker will be doing out there.  Congratulations to all these folks involved.  I hope we get some meaningful data from all this effort:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasa-spacecraft-rockets-toward-sun-for-closest-look-yet/ar-BBLOlLO?ocid=sf

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NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

9 hrs ago

NASA Launches First Ever Solar Probe To ‘Touch The Sun’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.

The Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually will get within 3.8 million (6 million kilometers) of the sun’s surface, staying comfortably cool despite the extreme heat and radiation, and allowing scientists to vicariously explore the sun in a way never before possible.

No wonder scientists consider it the coolest, hottest mission under the sun, and what better day to launch to the sun than Sunday as NASA noted.

“Fly baby girl, fly!!” project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University tweeted just before liftoff. She urged it to “go touch the sun!”

Protected by a revolutionary new carbon heat shield and other high-tech wonders, the spacecraft will zip past Venus in October. That will set up the first solar encounter in November. Altogether, the Parker probe will make 24 close approaches to the sun on the seven-year, $1.5 billion undertaking.

For the second straight day, thousands of spectators jammed the launch site in the middle of the night as well as surrounding towns, including 91-year-old astrophysicist Eugene Parker for whom the spacecraft is named. He proposed the existence of solar wind — a steady, supersonic stream of particles blasting off the sun — 60 years ago.

It was the first time NASA named a spacecraft after someone still alive, and Parker wasn’t about to let it take off without him. Saturday morning’s launch attempt was foiled by last-minute technical trouble.

“I’m just so glad to be here with him,” said NASA’s science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen. “Frankly, there’s no other name that belongs on this mission.”

The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)© The Associated Press The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA’s unprecedented flight to the sun. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP) The Delta IV Heavy rocket thundered into the pre-dawn darkness, thrilling onlookers for miles around. NASA needed the mighty 23-story rocket, plus a third stage, to get the diminutive Parker probe — the size of a small car and well under a ton — racing toward the sun.

From Earth, it is 93 million miles to the sun (150 million kilometers), and the Parker probe will be within 4 percent of that distance. That will be seven times closer than previous spacecraft.

Parker will start shattering records this fall. On its very first brush with the sun, it will come within 15.5 million miles (25 million kilometers), easily beating the current record set by NASA’s Helios 2 spacecraft in 1976. By the time Parker gets to its 22nd orbit of the sun, it will be even deeper into the corona and traveling at a record-breaking 430,000 mph (690,000 kilometers per hour).

Nothing from Planet Earth has ever hit that kind of speed.

Even Fox has difficulty comprehending the mission’s derring-do.

“To me, it’s still mind-blowing,” she said. “Even I still go, really? We’re doing that?”

Zurbuchen considers the sun the most important star in our universe — it’s ours, after all — and so this is one of NASA’s big-time strategic missions. By better understanding the sun’s life-giving and sometimes violent nature, Earthlings can better protect satellites and astronauts in orbit, and power grids on the ground, he noted. In today’s tech-dependent society, everyone stands to benefit.

With this mission, scientists hope to unlock the many mysteries of the sun, a commonplace yellow dwarf star around 4.5 billion years old. Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun’s atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as the University of Chicago’s Parker accurately predicted in 1958?

“The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the sun,” Fox said. “We’ve looked at it. We’ve studied it from missions that are close in, even as close as the planet Mercury. But we have to go there.”

The spacecraft’s heat shield will serve as an umbrella, shading the science instruments during the close, critical solar junctures. Sensors on the spacecraft will make certain the heat shield faces the sun at the right times. If there’s any tilting, the spacecraft will correct itself so nothing gets fried. With a communication lag time of 16 minutes each way, the spacecraft must fend for itself at the sun. The Johns Hopkins flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, will be too far away to help.

A mission to get close up and personal with our star has been on NASA’s books since 1958. The trick was making the spacecraft small, compact and light enough to travel at incredible speeds, while surviving the sun’s punishing environment and the extreme change in temperature when the spacecraft is out near Venus.

“We’ve had to wait so long for our technology to catch up with our dreams,” Fox said. “It’s incredible to be standing here today.”

More than 1 million names are aboard the spacecraft, submitted last spring by space enthusiasts, as well as photos of Parker, the man, and a copy of his 1958 landmark paper on solar wind.

“I’ll bet you 10 bucks it works,” Parker said.

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