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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #182 - Happy Perihelion Day!

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #182 - Happy Perihelion Day!

Hi Mom,

Depending on how we slice the pie, this is the halfway mark. 365 days divided by two is 182.5 days.

Yeah, I know. perihelion was a few days ago. But these blogs are rarely prompt. They are as I am, late to the party, and two dollars short or whatever they say.

Quick post today, Mom, so as to catch up and get ahead. Plus, it's a bit of a cheat. Here's text copied from Ray Kurzweil site verbatim and with the original  format.

FROM Kurzweilai.net

That may be because they are: Earth is rushing along right now at about 30 kilometers per second (almost 19 miles per second) — moving about a kilometer per second faster than when Earth will be farthest from the Sun on July 4, notes Bruce McClure of EarthSky Tonight.*
Or maybe it’s the accelerating pace of new developments? Tech predictions for 2016 are ranging from “Intelligent agents that will talk to you actively, reminding you of things that are happening and giving you a unique form of augmented reality” (TechCrunch) and “3-D printing’s inflection point: 3-D printed guns, 3-D printed vital organs” (Inc.) to “The Hyperloop will become fully operational” (Computerworld).
What are your predictions?
Head on over to our Forums — where folks are making predictions for 2016 ranging from “Amazon and Walmart will begin experimental delivery of parcels using drones” (Wiccidor) to “Low cost, bendable hi-def displays will make significant inroads in consumer electronics” (beachmike) — and make yours!
We’ll do a reality check on Jan. 2, 2017.
* The reason: today (January 2) our planet Earth reached its closest point to the Sun for this year — Earth’s perihelion. Earth is now about 5 million kilometers (3 million miles) closer to the Sun than it will be on July 4 at aphelion. “Though not responsible for the seasons, Earth’s closest and farthest points to the sun do affect seasonal lengths,” McClure explains.

And because I flipped open a book and there it was and it seemed significant for today, a day that reminded me to read more poetry.

The World Is Too Much With Us- William Wordsworth - 1807

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. -- Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreath├ęd horn.

Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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