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Rotation of musical note From: YouTube_Singer, songwriter and actress Sara Ramirez is a woman of many talents. Joined by Michael Pemberton on guitar, Ramirez sings of opportunity, wisdom and the highs and lows of life in this live performance of her song, "Rollercoaster."

          -enjoy!!
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Rotation of musical note From: YouTube_1000 young komuz players perform "Mash Botoy" at the second World Nomad Games in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan. First time in history 1000 players performed together.

From: Atlas Obscura:

At an arena in Cholpon-ata, a lakeside resort in Kyrgyzstan, the 2016 World Nomad Games kicked off in spectacular fashion on September 3. Horse riders showboated their skills; some of them rode while on fire, others lay horizontally across the saddle. An armor-clad Steven Seagal was the guest of honor, as competitors paraded behind their national flags.

 

The World Nomad Games, which finish on September 8, are designed to promote the nomadic cultural and sporting traditions of central Asia. Although many of the sports are rarely played outside of a handful of countries in the region, 40 nations participate in the competition.

At the opening ceremony, however, one of the showpieces was musical rather than sporting. A thousand players of the komuz, the three-stringed national instrument of Kyrgyzstan, played a song in perform harmony and rhythm. The musicians lined up in rows, dressed in traditional attire and many men wearing the kalpak, a white felt hat. Women, men and children all played on one knee.

The dazzling performance ushered in five days of sporting events, including er enish (horseback wrestling), kok-boru (a form of polo played with a goat carcass instead of a ball) and jereed (equestrian javelin).

From: me: Astonishing!!



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...as long as I have on this planet and have never seen anything like this?!!?
We live in such a astonishingly beautiful place.

An Active Night over the Magellan Telescopes
Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)
Music: “Airglow” by “Club 220” (Creative Commons License)




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NASA.jpg FROM: NASA Johnson
Published on Nov 23, 2015
Finalist_"Outer Space"_Sander van den Berg_Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Two minutes of the astonishingly beautiful! As is our galaxy wont to be :)

NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society offered filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, real NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition. Entries used at least 10 percent publicly available NASA imagery and video collected throughout the agency's 50-year history. The inaugural competition drew 194 entries from 22 countries and 32 states. Prizes were awarded to the top three submissions and the two films that best demonstrated the themes "Benefits of Space to Humanity" and "Future Space Exploration."
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The 2016 CineSpace Videos can be found here.

More information about CineSpace can be found here

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Rotation of musical note From: YouTube_1000 young komuz players perform "Mash Botoy" at the second World Nomad Games in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan. First time in history 1000 players performed together.

From: Atlas Obscura:

   At an arena in Cholpon-ata, a lakeside resort in Kyrgyzstan, the 2016 World Nomad Games kicked off in spectacular fashion on September 3. Horse riders showboated their skills; some of them rode while on fire, others lay horizontally across the saddle. An armor-clad Steven Seagal was the guest of honor, as competitors paraded behind their national flags.

The World Nomad Games, which finish on September 8, are designed to promote the nomadic cultural and sporting traditions of central Asia. Although many of the sports are rarely played outside of a handful of countries in the region, 40 nations participate in the competition.

At the opening ceremony, however, one of the showpieces was musical rather than sporting. A thousand players of the komuz, the three-stringed national instrument of Kyrgyzstan, played a song in perform harmony and rhythm. The musicians lined up in rows, dressed in traditional attire and many men wearing the kalpak, a white felt hat. Women, men and children all played on one knee.

The dazzling performance ushered in five days of sporting events, including er enish (horseback wrestling), kok-boru (a form of polo played with a goat carcass instead of a ball) and jereed (equestrian javelin).

From: me: Astonishing!!
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I am posting
the transcript of President Obama's Farewell Speech as posted by the Los Angeles Times.


the vid of his speech taken from YouTube,

and the Eight Biggest Takeaways from his speech as posted by the NBC News, including resisting
Trumpisms, a renewed committment to public service, and defending his accomplishments. Along with the rest of us.


We have IMO gone from the finest of human beings to the worst, from respect to disrespect, from a life of public service to a life spent chasing the all mighty dollar, from the real-deal to a snake-oil-salesman, and on and on and on.

From here on out, resistance, defiance, is the name of the game.

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I am posting
obama.jpeg   the transcript of President Obama's Farewell Speech as posted by the



the vid of his speech taken from YouTube,

and the Eight Biggest Takeaways from his speech as posted by , including resisting
Trumpisms, a renewed committment to public service, and defending his accomplishments. Along with the rest of us.
          We have IMO gone from the finest of human beings to the worst, from respect to disrespect, from a life of public service to a life spent chasing the all mighty dollar, from the real-deal to a snake-oil-salesman, and on and on and on.

From here on out, resistance, defiance, is the name of the game.


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...between Conan O'Brien & Jeff Goldblum and then you too will know what inspires Andy Ricter to say: 'I never knew it was shaved into a heart.' :)



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...between Conan O'Brien & Jeff Goldblum and then you too will know what inspires Andy Ricter to say: 'I never knew it was shaved into a heart.' :)



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Several of these I've seen, and can highly recommend, a few I haven't but undoubtedly will very soon, these Tedtalks being always terrific.


If you do watch any, or already have, let me know! I'd love to discuss :)

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Several of these I've seen, and can highly recommend, a few I haven't but undoubtedly will very soon, these Tedtalks being always terrific.


If you do watch any, or already have, let me know! I'd love to discuss :)

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NASA.jpg This is 5 minutes of beautiful images from a very dedicated man.

From: YouTube
The first time you see Planet Earth from space, it’s stunning; when you’ve spent 534 days in space—more than any other American—it still is! On his most recent trip the International Space Station NASA astronaut Jeff Williams used an Ultra High Definition video camera that he pointed at the planet 250 miles below; here he shares some of those images, and talks about the beauty of the planet, the variety of things to see, and the value of sharing that perspective with everyone who can’t go to orbit in person.


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NASA.jpg This is 5 minutes of beautiful images from a very dedicated man.

From: YouTube
The first time you see Planet Earth from space, it’s stunning; when you’ve spent 534 days in space—more than any other American—it still is! On his most recent trip the International Space Station NASA astronaut Jeff Williams used an Ultra High Definition video camera that he pointed at the planet 250 miles below; here he shares some of those images, and talks about the beauty of the planet, the variety of things to see, and the value of sharing that perspective with everyone who can’t go to orbit in person.
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For the past couple of years, I've begun the new year posting this quote from Neil Gaimon which, obviously, I particularly love.

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
          _Neil Gaiman
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Charlie & Snoopy Practice Gratitude, Learn To Say Thank You
From YouTube:
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others
         - Marcus Tullius Cicero
As YouTube puts it Shots of Awe host...'Jason Silva...freestyles complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz'
          Most of his vids work for me, some few don't.This one in particular, seems a great message for the beginning of the new year.



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So fun!

Dec. 29th, 2016 10:32 am
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From Atlas Obscura_See What People of 1967 Imagined the World Would Be Like in 1999
This short film, produced in 1967 by the Philco-Ford Corporation, a maker of battery-powered tech, imagines the distant future of the year 1999. Amid all the mid-century-modern set dressing, they actually got a lot of things right. In this “society of tomorrow,” we can see precursors to personal computers, email, FaceTime, podcasts (complete with the 2x speed feature), online shopping, 3D imaging and more.

From YouTube:
They got some things wrong, they got some things right. One thing they most definitely got right: casting actress Marj Dusay_Produced by Tom Thomas Organization for Philco-Ford Corp.


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NASA.jpg

From: NASA Johnson
Top 16 Earth Images of 2016



          enjoy :)
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From YouTube:
Written by Kolbeinn Tumason in 1208, the music was composed in the 1970s by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013), one of Iceland's foremost contemporary composers.



So beautiful!! Enjoy :)
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In a mere minute and a half, Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams sums up what ISS has accomlished to date. A truly international effort, this mission proves how, when motivated, the world can come together to create something utterly amazing.

May ISS have at least another 100,000 orbits!!
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FROM NASA Goddard YouTube Channel
Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.



You know the planets are real but seeing them like this, in transit, makes them seem even more so. Such a little world tranversing the face of our beautiful star.

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