Thursday, 30 May 2013


....again a note, or better sort of  a map for me from my granddaughter, hidden in  this cookbook

 I had not taken out for a while.
 As I was leafing through I found a map, the paper crumpled to make it look old.

The map shows some part of my home . It must have been for a while in this cookbook. I always get these little surprises from Fabrizia. She is an interesting child always leaves me little notes hidden somewhere in books. She loves to write and carries always many note books around the pages full with small stories.
She has done that since she was tiny.She also liked to keep the receipts from the shops, which she carried around in envelopes.Letters and numbers  fascinated her. In the library she did not want picture books, she only took the ones with letters or numbers. She loves to go into a shop where they sell beautiful notebooks, sometimes I buy her one she especially covets.  It is fun to have grand children, in the holidays they come for sleepovers and they give you  spontaneously big hugs, I love you.

Fabrizia, January 2010

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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wednesday; Bookshelf;

Lawrence M. Krauss
Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is a professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of Arizona State University's Origins Project. 

A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing is a book by physicist Lawrence M. Krauss, first published in 2012, discussing various scientific ideas related to cosmogony.

Michael Brooks for New Scientist writes "Krauss will be preaching only to the converted. That said, we should be happy to be preached to so intelligently. The same can't be said about the Dawkins afterword, which is both superfluous and silly.

Whatever is said about his books;  

Lawrence Krauss is brilliant. His books should be on every bookshelf.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Monday; dreams;

Dear Paul Laurence Dunbar; the best American Poet.


Pray, what can dreams avail
To make love or to mar?
The child within the cradle rail
Lies dreaming of the star.
But is the star by this beguiled
To leave its place and seek the child?

The poor plucked rose within its glass
Still dreameth of the bee;
But, tho’ the lagging moments pass,
Her Love she may not see.
If dream of child and flower fail,
Why should a maiden’s dreams prevail?

Poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Photo/ morning in my garden Ts

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunday; amazing;


The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.
It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km, about 109 times of Earth.
Three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The remainder consists of heavier elements,  oxygen, carbon, neon, iron, and others.
The sun generates its energy by nuclear fusion.
In its core, the Sun fuses 620 million metric tons of hydrogen each second.


The Sun is now thought to be brighter than about 85% of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy, most of which are red dwarfs.
The Sun's hot corona continuously expands in space.
It creates solar wind, a stream of charged particles, extending to the heliopause at roughly 100 astronomical units.
The bubble in the interstellar medium formed by the solar wind, the heliosphere, is the largest continuous structure in the Solar System.
Of the 50 nearest stellar systems within 17 light-years from Earth, the closest  a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri at approximately 4.2 light-years away.


The Sun orbits the centre of the Milky Way at a distance of approximately 24,000–26,000 light-years from the galactic centre. The sun completes one clockwise orbit, as viewed from the galactic north pole, in about 225–250 million years. 
The mean distance of the Sun from the Earth is approximately 149.6 million kilometres.  The distance varies as the Earth moves from perihelion in January to aphelion in July.
 At this average distance, light travels from the Sun to Earth in about 8 minutes and 19 seconds.
 The energy of this sunlight supports almost all life on Earth by photosynthesis, drives Earth's climate and weather. 
The enormous effect of the Sun on the Earth has been recognized since prehistoric times.
The Sun has been regarded by some cultures as a deity.

Currumbin-Valley April 17:29 PM

There are still anomalies in the Sun's behaviour that are not yet explained and may remain so. 

Note that the light-year is a measure of distance. It is not a measure of time, for which it is sometimes mistaken.

1 light-year = 9460730472580800 metres (exactly)
  ˜ 5.878625 trillion miles  ˜ 63241.077 astronomical units  ˜ 0.306601 parsecs

The figures above are based on a Julian year  of exactly 365.25 days.

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