11 Sept 2018 Are you sorry you did something wrong or just sorry you got caught?

Kyle and I were talking today about whether or not most people are genuinely sorry when they have done something wrong.  Are they sorry about what they did or are they just sorry because they got caught.  It seems like there are so many laws that don’t get enforced or if they do they are not consistently enforced.  I honestly believe the lack of consistency goes to a lot more people are misbehaving than we have law enforcement to actually catch them at it.  I also suspect there are many laws on the books that really are either too complicated for the average person to understand or are out of step with our times.  Many people probably don’t even know they are even breaking a law there are so many of them and they are so complicated to understand.  The term “legalese” comes to mind.  I’ve tried to read some laws and it’s made my head hurt.  The language they use for a lot of laws are not the normal words that most of us use day to day.  Did they do that on purpose?  May be.

I’m going to take a break from here for a couple of days.  We are going to be having some extra four legged visitors for a few days and that will keep me pretty occupied!  Another reason I need to step away is I know I’m repeating myself.  I tried to draw today and I was empty – nothing came to me.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it does make for a disappointment for those of you who started following my blog for my art works!

Anyhew… here is my brainstorm.  It’s not all inclusive but it’s interesting to see some of the common terms in numbers.  I am doing something a little different and making sure the dividing by 2 happens all the way through.  It’s interesting to see how some of these items really are not straight-forward and require analysis, which is pretty accurate to what is actually going on.

Brainstorm about being sorry for doing something wrong

  1. I’m sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 117

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

  1. I got caught in Simple Gematria equals: 111

3 cycle

  1. I am innocent in Simple Gematria equals: 117

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

  1. I’m not guilty in Simple Gematria equals: 165

12/6/3 cycle

  1. Somebody else did it in Simple Gematria equals: 185

14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. I dont know what you are talking about in Simple Gematria equals: 395

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

  1. I’m not sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 166

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

  1. guilty conscience in Simple Gematria equals: 184

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

  1. *forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 139

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

  1. ask for forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 209

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

  1. cheat in Simple Gematria equals: 37

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

  1. lie in Simple Gematria equals: 26

8/4/2/1

  1. steal in Simple Gematria equals: 57

12/6/3 cycle

  1. obstruct the truth in Simple Gematria equals: 238

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

  1. corruption in Simple Gematria equals: 149

14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. be unfaithful in Simple Gematria equals: 125

8/4/2/1

  1. adultery in Simple Gematria equals: 106

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

  1. commit a crime in Simple Gematria equals: 122

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

  1. commit murder in Simple Gematria equals: 152

8/4/2/1

  1. break the law in Simple Gematria equals: 106

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

  1. bribery in Simple Gematria equals: 79

16/8/4/2/1

  1. libel in Simple Gematria equals: 40

4/2/1

  1. plagerism in Simple Gematria equals: 100

1 or 100 divided by 2 = 50 divided by 2 = 25 divided by 2 = 12.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. assault in Simple Gematria equals: 93

12/6/3 cycle

  1. hide evidence in Simple Gematria equals: 93

12/6/3 cycle

  1. destroy evidence in Simple Gematria equals: 173

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

  1. perjury in Simple Gematria equals: 113

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

  1. bribe a witness in Simple Gematria equals: 146

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

= 3743/17/8/4/2/1 3743 divided by 28 = 133.67857 = 40/4/2/1 which is same value for item 22. libel in Simple Gematria equals: 40)

defamation in Simple Gematria equals: 88 is another word for libel

https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1153

libel

1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others. Libel is the written or broadcast form of defamation, distinguished from slander, which is oral defamation. It is a tort (civil wrong) making the person or entity (like a newspaper, magazine or political organization) open to a lawsuit for damages by the person who can prove the statement about him/her was a lie. Publication need only be to one person, but it must be a statement which claims to be fact and is not clearly identified as an opinion. While it is sometimes said that the person making the libelous statement must have been intentional and malicious, actually it need only be obvious that the statement would do harm and is untrue. Proof of malice, however, does allow a party defamed to sue for general damages for damage to reputation, while an inadvertent libel limits the damages to actual harm (such as loss of business) called special damages. Libel per se involves statements so vicious that malice is assumed and does not require a proof of intent to get an award of general damages. Libel against the reputation of a person who has died will allow surviving members of the family to bring an action for damages. Most states provide for a party defamed by a periodical to demand a published retraction. If the correction is made, then there is no right to file a lawsuit. Governmental bodies are supposedly immune to actions for libel on the basis that there could be no intent by a non-personal entity, and further, public records are exempt from claims of libel. However, there is at least one known case in which there was a financial settlement as well as a published correction when a state government newsletter incorrectly stated that a dentist had been disciplined for illegal conduct. The rules covering libel against a “public figure” (particularly a political or governmental person) are special, based on U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The key is that to uphold the right to express opinions or fair comment on public figures, the libel must be malicious to constitute grounds for a lawsuit for damages. Minor errors in reporting are not libel, such as saying Mrs. Jones was 55 when she was only 48, or getting an address or title incorrect. 2) v. to broadcast or publish a written defamatory statement.

See also: defamation libel per se public figure slander

it is a matter of opinion in Simple Gematria equals: 248/14/5

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

court of law in Simple Gematria equals: 134/8 (133.67857)

 

 

 

 

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11 Sept 2018 Seventeenth Anniversary (9/11)

Hello to you.  How are you?  I’m doing ok.  Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11/2001.  Today I’m thinking about all the survivors who are yet struggling with cancer and the other adverse health conditions that came from the day.  I am thinking about the family of those who died that day….all of us.  Directly or indirectly, we are all family.   Sometimes families fight and do really horrible things to each other.  To me, as I look at 9/11 all these years later, that day is a testimony to what extremes can come from a dysfunctional family.

https://www.gematrix.org/

nine eleven two thousand one in Simple Gematria equals: 299/20/2/1

dysfunctional family in Simple Gematria equals: 229/13/4/2/1

seventeenth anniversary in Simple Gematria equals: 283/13/4/2/1

survivor in Simple Gematria equals: 144/9 cycle

family in Simple Gematria equals: 66/12/6/3 cycle

cancer in Simple Gematria equals: 44/8/4/2/1

broken heart in Simple Gematria equals: 117/9 cycle (I see 9/11 in here)

= 1182/12/6/3 cycle 

Links to some of the remaining posts I have here about 9/11:

https://saymber.com/2018/08/21/21-aug-2018-exploring-the-meaning-of-9-11-in-another-way-with-numbers/

https://saymber.com/2017/12/06/6-dec-2017-pete-davidson-snl-survivor-of-9-11/

https://saymber.com/2016/09/10/10-sept-2016-trying-to-regain-trust-in-my-country-bakken-pipeline-and-911-tech-n9ne-ft-redcloud-ptsd-songvideo-about-standing-rock-pipeline-protests-mc-redcloud-lyrics-green-party-jill-st/

https://saymber.com/2017/10/05/5-oct-2017-what-constant-exposure-to-negative-news-is-doing-to-our-mental-health-huffington-post-carolyn-gregoire/

A quick numbers run about some aspects of money:

old money in Simple Gematria equals: 103/4/2/1

new money in Simple Gematria equals: 114/6/3 cycle

wealth in Simple Gematria equals: 69/15/6/3 cycle  (people in Simple Gematria equals: 69)

rich in Simple Gematria equals: 38/11/2/1  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

poor in Simple Gematria equals: 64/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

middle income in Simple Gematria equals: 106/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

checking account in Simple Gematria equals: 137/11/2/1 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

savings account in Simple Gematria equals: 168/15/6/3 cycle

bank account in Simple Gematria equals: 105/6/3 cycle

credit union in Simple Gematria equals: 132/6/3 cycle

wall street in Simple Gematria equals: 135/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

individual retirement account in Simple Gematria equals: 309/12/6/3 cycle

roth ira plan in Simple Gematria equals: 132/6/3 cycle

taxes in Simple Gematria equals: 69/15/6/3 cycle

taxpayer in Simple Gematria equals: 110/2/1  (president in Simple Gematria equals: 110)

= 1791/18/9 cycle

money in Simple Gematria equals: 72/9 cycle

 

5 Sept 2018 Sentient or Food

Hello.   I hope this finds you well.  I saw this morning that Japan is making a proposal to resume commercial whaling and at first I got really upset.  Then I decided to look at things a little more closely and of course found myself in the hypocrite box.  I eat meat and meat comes from cows which are sentient beings.  I don’t know to what degree they rank up with whales but nevertheless, before I can point a finger at others, I have to remove “the plank in my own eye” on this.    It’s so hard to resist passing judgement on others who don’t believe what we believe and live the way we choose to live.  It’s almost like a reflex, an instinct to do so.  At least it can be that way for me.  It’s when I take a minute to reflect and step back from something and or someone I’m upset about that I realize my part in it.  I realize that I’ve either done something or been someone just like that at some point in my life.  I eventually set aside my anger to find understanding, compassion and even forgiveness.

Matthew 7 New International Version (NIV)

Judging Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

 

As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes when you look at the words we’ve come up with through time to describe certain things, you find some interesting things numerically.  It’s become important to  me to start looking at this because words are what I use to communicate the most, not numbers and yet, if you think about it, numbers are behind a great deal of what we say and do in this world.  The numeric value of a word, I’ve been finding, doesn’t always match what it means by definition.  Since I’ve discovered Gematria, it’s really opened my eyes about the foundations of language and communication.  Take a look at what I’ve put together, what do you see?  Do you see patterns?

https://www.gematrix.org

“What’s your bottom line?” = 275/14/5  “Bottom Line” = 125/8  Money = 72/9 cycle  Survival = 124/Existence = 104/5

Alive = 49/13/4  Sentient = 106/7  self-aware = 90/9 cycle consciousness = 175/13/4  conscience = 90/9 cycle God = 26/8 Soul = 67/13/4

Food = 46/10/5  Body = 46/10/5  Human = 57/12/6/3 cycle  Animal = 50/5  Animals = 69/15/6/3 cycle  People = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Domestic animal = 138

Wild animal = 98

Pet animal = 91/10/5

Food animal = 96/15/6/3 cycle

Some of the beings we farm and or hunt for food:   

whale = 41/5  dolphin = 78/15/6/3 cycle  fish = 42/6/3 cycle  chicken = 53/8  duck = 39/12/3 cycle goose = 61 pig = 32/5  cow = 41/5  goat = 43/7 sheep = 53/8  deer = 32/5  bear = 26/8  wolf = 56/11 dog = 26/8  cat = 24/6/3 cycle = 647/17/8  647-26 = 621/9 cycle

Life = 32 Death = 38  Birth = 57  Rebirth = 80 = 207/ 9 cycle (interesting that same numbers values here are above, 621).   

Hunting = 93/12/3 cycle  Fishing = 72/9 cycle  Whaling = 74/11/2/1  Trapping = 83/11/2/1  Ranching = 74/11/2/1  Breeding = 64/10/1

Farming = 68/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  = 528/15/6/3 cycle

Links:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/japan%e2%80%99s-bid-to-resume-commercial-whaling-sets-stage-for-fierce-debate/ar-BBMS2pa – Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling sets stage for fierce debate – Simon Denyer

“Moronuki said the United States is guilty of a double standard by allowing native communities in Alaska to continue whaling while not wanting Japan to do so, even though whaling is a tradition in some communities in Japan.

“All animals are equal,” he added. “Some say whales are intelligent, but I hear that some scientists found that other animals like cows and horses, they are as intelligent as whales. So you must be aware that we cannot draw the line between animals: ‘They should not be killed because they are intelligent, but others, they are not so intelligent, they should be killed.’ ”

Perry rejected that argument.

“Whether whales are sentient or not, they are very difficult to count. They are long-lived, slow-breeding animals. It’s very hard to know if you are depleting the population, and if you do deplete the population, it takes a long time to recover.”

https://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html – After 2,500 Studies, It’s Time to Declare Animal Sentience Proven (Op-Ed)

https://us.whales.org/issues/sentient-and-sapient-whales-and-dolphins – Sentient and sapient whales and dolphins

WDC believes that whales and dolphins are both sentient and sapient individuals, and that they deserve to have both their individual welfare protected and also for their moral and legal rights recognised.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/whaling.htm – How Whaling Works

https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465 – The United States Meat Industry at a Glance (as of 2013)

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/are-farm-animals-sentient – Are Farm Animals Sentient?

https://news.vice.com/article/mexican-laborers-want-americans-to-know-who-picks-their-fruits-and-vegetables – Mexican Laborers Want Americans to Know Who Picks Their Fruits and Vegetables

“Day laborers in at least 19 other states in Mexico endure similarly poor working conditions. Some of these workers are among the quarter million people who live under modern-slavery conditions, according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2014 Global Slavery Index.”

https://www.dirt-to-dinner.com/where-do-our-fruits-and-vegetables-come-from/ – Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From?

The Bottom Line:

Our fruits and vegetables come from all over the United States, but California leads production by a huge margin. When the season ends in the United States, production shifts to Mexico, Central and South American countries allowing Americans to enjoy many fresh produce items year-round.

 

28 Aug 2018 Zero

https://www.gematrix.org/?word=

Beginning = 81/9 cycle

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Word = 60/6/3 cycle

Speak = 52/7

Speech = 56/11/2/1

Poor Teacher = 124/7

Son = 48/12/6/3 cycle

The Poor = 97/16/7

Learn to do without = 220/4/2/1

The Have’s and the Have Not’s = 244 (64)/10/1

Tithe = 62/8/4/2/1

Share=51/6/3 cycle

Charity = 84/12/3 cycle

Give and Take = 99/18/9 cycle

Sustainability =181/10/1

Consumption = 159/15/6/3 cycle

Population Control = 236/11/2/1

Birth Control = 154/10/1

Resources = 123/6/3 cycle (ABC, 123)

Poverty = 121/4/2/1

Cat = 24/6/3 cycle

Dog = 26/8/4/2/1

Tree = 48/12/6/3 cycle

Human = 57/12/6/3 cycle

Life = 32/5

Human Life = 89/17/8/4/2/1

Nobody = 75/12/6/3 cycle

Nothing = 87/15/6/3 cycle

Alone = 47/11/2/1

Who’s Dream Am I In? (I ask myself this sometimes) = 152/8  (If I were to take this result literally, it would be God’s)

David Bowie – Zeroes, 2018 (Official Audio)

Lyrics

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah

You’ve arrived in the land of a thousand different names
And the fabulous sons have crashed their planes in flames
Now tomorrow is back claiming redemption is on your heels
And a toothless past is asking you how it feels

And me, my little red corvette has driven by
Fair weather heart has fallen in
My rainyday girl is feeling down
And she tells me that the world is spinning round

I say the dream was all for you
You’re nobody else
Tonight the zeroes were singing for you
Yeah

Hi! Can I walk you home again today?
Gotta get forgive and forget hey hey
Something good is happening and I don’t know what it is
Don’t you know we’re back on trial again today

And it’s breaking wine for you
Hell!, it’s only ’cause you’re true
Someone outtimed my heart
Stopping and preaching and letting love in

You are my moon, you are my sun
Heaven knows what you are
Tonight the zeroes are singing for you
Yes, they were

Tonight the zeroes were singing for you
You
Tonight the zeroes were singing for you
You

It doesn’t matter what you try to do
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter what you try to do
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter where you try to go
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter who we really are
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)

Doesn’t matter
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)

Doesn’t matter
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter
(Doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter)
Doesn’t matter

Songwriters: DAVID BOWIE
© TINTORETTO MUSIC
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

 

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 Day flowers and drawings

day·flow·er

[ˈdāˌflou(ə)r]

NOUN
day flower (noun)
  1. a plant related to the spiderwort, with short-lived flowers that are typically blue.
Day flower = 109/10/1
Consequences = 140/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
Sacred Geometry = 158/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
Star = 58/13/4/2/1 (in the sacred geometry I know how to draw, a star is at the center)
Light = 56/11/2/1
Ring = 48/12/3 cycle
Connections = 131/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (same elements as consequences works out to)
Helicopter = 111/3 cycle

13 Aug 2018 32 Years, school’s back in session, dreams and owls for Zarbakht

Hello!  It’s the first day of school for us here in Alvarado TX and I can already hear the train of traffic starting behind the house.  Must be some new folks driving to school now – lots of stereo thumping and bass going by.   It’s hard to get motivated to go back to school!  Even as long ago as that’s been for me, I still remember the feeling.  Kind of the same feeling you get on Sunday  night before having to go back to work on Monday!  “Do I have to go?!”

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I was hoping the city would fix the road problem before all this started but they weren’t able to I guess.  Between the extreme heat and now the rain and wet I guess it wasn’t possible.  Every once in a while we hear a loud thump that sounds like thunder as someone who doesn’t know the divet is there hits it.  The dogs are reasonable to freak out about it!

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Personal Milestone:

It was 32 years ago today that I joined the Air Force.  I was medically retired from being a Personnelist (basically I flew a desk aka I was a secretary) in September 2002.  Man I’m getting old but just in numbers lool!  I don’t miss that part of my life but I will always miss many of the people I had the honor to work with.  It was a great experience to work with people from all walks of life and not care about our differences.  We were a team and in many cases close like family.  I think of these people often and hope wherever and whenever life has taken them that they are well.

Dreams:

Last night –

Had a couple of interesting dreams.  I’ve been having a lot of them lately.  The first one was about being a bird and flying.  I flew into a wood where there was a group of people gathered.  A woman was telling me to follow the currents.  I veered off course but then I saw a flock of birds and started to follow them.  I ended up near a woman who changed into a leopard cat.  Something about her car getting stuck.  I remember seeing the tail lights of a car.  Just before I woke from this dream I flew into a brush of nettles – a thorny bushes – and couldn’t find my way out.

The dream before I woke up was interesting.  I was trying out for a sports team.  I was a tomboy and they could tell.  Then I remember being back stage wearing a jacket and had a cigar or something in my mouth.  I was confident even with not knowing what song I was going to sing.  I went out to a room full of people and started singing about unity and freedom like a black woman might, a very big and powerful voice.  The crowd wasn’t sure about me!

Nap yesterday –

12 Aug 2018 – What came to me in my brief time out chalking yesterday. This would be a lovely fountain!

I dreamt I was doing some exercise routine like aerobics outside in the sunshine in front of a tall white house.  I could see someone in the top floor window moving/watching me.  It wasn’t “me” in the dream.  The way I could tell it wasn’t me was I could see my thighs/knees/legs were very thick and muscular.  My skin was reddish brown.  I was moving very fast, effortless almost like a child might.  My hands were smaller.  I woke up from this dream hearing Native American singing set to very fast paced electronic dance music.

Changing gears:  OWLS! (owls are symbolic of wisdom and learning – which is perfect for folks going back to school today!)

Yesterday I commented on a post by a new WordPress friend Zarbakht.  She had shared about her kitty Margo not feeling well and in one of the pictures Margo was sleeping with a Ty Beanie Boo Owl like I have in my collection.  Well when I mentioned this, she was very enthusiastic for me to share more about these owls of mine.  She apparently is very much in love with owls!  I’m not sure if she thought I had real owls, as some people do so I clarified for her the only owls in my possession were of the stuff variety.  However, my friend Cindy Knoke (https://cindyknoke.com/?s=owls) is an amazing nature photographer and has captured the image of REAL owls in the wild and near her property!

Anyhew – I love owls too.  This is for you Zarbakht!

Numbers in the Words:

United States Air Force = 232/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Military = 107/8/4/2/1

Computer = 111/3 cycle

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

Photography = 149/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Public School = 135/9 cycle

Roads = 57/12/3 cycle

School Bus = 114/6/3 cycle

College = 59/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Freedom = 66/12/3 cycle

Dreams = 60/6/3 cycle

https://www.nasa.gov/ – bookmarked so I can check in on Parker mission!

13 Aug 2018 – Link and his “Ma I just pooped in your bathroom again” face.

 

 

 

 

31 July 2018 Todays chalk drawings

Hi there.  How is your present moment going?  I hope everything is well for you and if it’s not that you have great support systems to help you navigate your way through whatever you are facing today.  Sometimes, and I am terrible about this, you have to set aside your pride and ask for help.  Sometimes the first step is just admitting you even need help at all….that’s a big first step.  I’ve had to do that one a few times for different things.

The drawings today aren’t anything spectacular.  I decided to draw out that darn dream I had last night that was so vivid for me.  My dark green pickup rendering sucks balls but I’ve never been that good at drawing cars! Lol.  Anyhew – sending you positive vibes and an invisible hug across the miles.

 

27 July 2018 The Mystery

Hello to you.  I’m doing  post this evening and probably going to take this weekend off.  These drawings are my way of working through what I’m feeling about the headlines I’ve been seeing lately with regards to death be it natural causes like Chiyo’s or as in the case of Ellie Soutter not so natural….downright suspicious even.  I can’t get my brain around why Ellie took her own life just before her 18th birthday party.  My condolences go out to all those who knew and loved her.  The same sentiment goes for those who knew and loved Chiyo….anyone on this planet who died today.

There is no understanding suicide.  I’m several years from my Mother and her father’s ‘s suicide and know there never will be an answer to satisfy me or anyone else who knew and loved them.  There is no definitive understanding of death….specifically the life that comes after.  There may be all the scientific answers and clinical explanations for why, how and what death is but none of those ever give those left behind closure or peace.  As far as I can tell thus far, no matter the way death comes,  it is and will always remain the ultimate mystery.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Links with excerpts – please use link to read entire article if you interested to learn more.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/worlds-oldest-person-chiyo-miyako-dies-at-117-in-japan/

TOKYO — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Chiyo Miyako died on Sunday, the prefectural government of Kanagawa, her home state south of Tokyo, confirmed on Friday.

Miyako, born on May 2, 1901, became the world’s oldest person in April after Nabi Tajima from the Kikai island in southern Japan died at age 117.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/ellie-soutter-killed-herself-remote-12992146

Ellie Soutter killed herself in remote woodland just before her 18th birthday party, her family reveal

Police tracker dogs found her body at 11.15pm on Wednesday, her 18th birthday, hours before she was due to attend a birthday party with family and friends.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-eclipse/blood-moon-to-dominate-night-sky-in-longest-lunar-eclipse-of-21st-century-idUSKBN1KH13G

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.

Confused? Frustrated? Mercury in retrograde this week

This is a big week for anyone into the zodiac or who leans toward the more astrological mindset because tiny Mercury goes into retrograde today.

Astronomers debunk any Earthly wonkiness that may occur during Mercury’s apparent backward travel through the night sky. It is actually an illusion that the solar system’s smallest planet appears to put its gears in reverse moving east to west through the stars.

Nonetheless, all manner of hijinks are attributed to this galactic magic trick, including confusion, delays, miscommunication and frustration.

Even a bad date, or a poor work presentation is blamed on Mercury’s apparent backwards slide.

“The planet Mercury rules communication, travel, contracts, automobiles, and such,” says The Old Farmer’s Almanac. “So, when Mercury is in retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.”

14 July 2018 Inception

Hello to you.  Just a quick note before I get breakfast started.  Not sure the painting on canvas is going to happen today.  We have lots of chores to do today and my butt is dragging a bit.  May be tomorrow?!  Part of the reason I’m so tired is just before falling asleep last night there was a loud explosion like someone set off a firework right in the middle of the street.  I was so pissed!  Not good to try to go to sleep mad.  It was hard to go back to sleep after that.  We found out this morning the sound we heard was someone hitting our neighbors truck!  UGH!

Then there were all the dreams I had that made me think of the movie Inception – dreams within dreams.  I’m with the Kyle I know but I’m like a person within a person as I lay next to him.  Then there is a man with dark hair and dark eyes telling me, “I have work to do.” Then all the sudden I’m in something like a fight scene in a movie on a train with stuff flying everywhere.  Another was of going to a beach that was all vibrant with a lot of teal green going on.  There were seals and I could see a life guard.  Then that same scene was devoid of color, of seals and the life guard – it was all washed out, cloudy and drab.   When my brain is running like that, I don’t wake up feeling very rested.   I guess my dreams are a reflection of the influx of random stuff I’ve been putting in my head via television, movies and internet.

  1. in·cep·tion = 105/6/3 cycle
    [inˈsepSH(ə)n]

    NOUN
    inceptions (plural noun)
    1. the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.
      “she has been on the board since its inception two years ago”
      synonyms: establishment · institution · foundation · founding · formation · initiation · setting up · origination · constitution · inauguration · opening · beginning · start · starting point · outset ·

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