Monthly Archives: May 2013

Picture of the Day – Focus.

May 31, 2013 – Picture of the Day: Focus. The Master of Disaster

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Assad Warns Israel, Claiming Stockpile of Russian Arms – NYTimes.com

May 31, 2013 – Assad Warns Israel, Claiming a Stockpile of Russian Weapons:  President Bashar al-Assad of Syria displayed a new level of defiance on Thursday, warning Israel that he could permit attacks on the Golan Heights and suggesting that … Continue reading

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Asteroid Family’s Shattered Past Discoved by NASA.

May 30, 2013 – Asteroid Family‘s Shattered Past: An artist’s conception (above) shows how families of asteroids are created. Over the history of our solar system, catastrophic collisions between asteroids located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter have formed … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – Tiger in Winter

May 29, 2013 – Picture of the Day:  Tiger in Winter. The Master of Disaster

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Portrait of a Lunatic.

May 29, 2013 – Time for a Good Old-Fashioned Nervous Breakdown? Pictured above, “Visions of a lunatic” by William Blake, English poet and painter. After ending an unhappy marriage and getting laid off twice, Hannah Shapiro last year found herself … Continue reading

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Copahue Volcano Eruption Puts Chile and Argentina on Red Alert.

May 28, 2013 – Chile, Argentina on red alert over Copahue volcano: Chilean and Argentine officials issued a red alert Monday for the increasingly active Copahue volcano bordering the two countries and ordered the evacuation of about 3,000 people. Chilean … Continue reading

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A Day of Remembering

May 27, 2013 – A Day of Remembering: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. 1st Lieutenant W. G. Foster U. S. Army Armor (Retired)

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The Eagle by Emily M. Parris.

May 27, 2013 – The Eagle by Emily M. Parris: The eagle is a magnificent bird Who soars with graceful ease He’s a symbol of our heritage As he glides upon the breeze He’s a symbol of our freedom In … Continue reading

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Global Earthquakes by Month and Day Over the Last 40 Years.

May 26, 2013 – Global Earthquakes by Month and Day:  I updated my Global Earthquakes Database.  The two graphs, above, reflect global earthquake greater than or equal to 6.0 magnitude; from 1973 to May 25, 2013.  The 5,685 earthquakes are … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day 2013 – Be Safe.

May 25, 2013 – Happy Memorial Day: This Memorial Day Holiday let us remember those who gave all they had to preserve our freedom and way of life. I was privileged to have served as a 1st Lieutenant in the … Continue reading

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