Good News of the Day -- May 05, 2021image

DailyGoodFor Small Creatures Such as WeIn "For Small Creatures Such as We" Sasha Sagan, daughter of astronomer Carl Sagan, "explores the worlds of ritual and tradition from a scientific viewpoint. Sagan is non-religious, much like her science-minded parents. When she became a mother, she wanted to find a way to incorporate ritual and tradition into her family in a way that, instead of religion, reflected her passion for space, science and nature. In this book, she explores ways that families might do that and how we can remind ourselves to be in awe of the world and universe around us." [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness (Apr 22, 2021)

Unexplainable Gift At My Door, drjoybug
There was a time I had to count every single penny I spent. I had to keep a tally in my head while shopping. I would ... Full Story

A Little Lace for My Mum, melaniep
My 89-year-old mother was visiting me. As she was helping me fold laundry, she commented on how pretty my bras were ... Full Story

Her Mother's Journal After She Passed Away, gardengal10
Last week saw the passing of three former workmates. All were lovely, gracious, kind women. I had been in touch with ... Full Story

Small Acts

"I have a seizure disorder. I was in bed this morning when I felt myself shaking, so I stayed in bed until I felt better." Drewtopian_1, May 03

"Made a tiny contribution to help what seems predominantly Delhi-based hospitals buy oxygen concentrators and other medical equipments ... happy to help 🙏" Margazhi, May 04

"" TheBigShelb, Apr 28

"Trying not to take self-pressure at office. Learning new things at office work." TheHuman, Apr 29

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Video of the Weekimage

Apr 28, 2021 -- Deanna Van Buren designs restorative justice centers that, instead of taking the punitive approach used by a system focused on mass incarceration, treat crime as a breach of relationships and justice as a process where all stakeholders come together to repair that breach. "Imagine a world without prisons," Van Buren says. "And join me in creating all the things that we could build instead." [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image See The Universe In A Sunflower, by Thich Nhat Hanh
May 03, 2021 -- I live in Plum Village, in the Dordogne region of southwest France, an area known for its sunflowers. But people who come to Plum Village in April do not see any sunflowers. They hear people saying that there are many sunflowers around, but they cannot see them anywhere. However, if you ask the... Read more on

From Pipefitting to Cosmic Particles - A Conversation with Doug Heine, in works & conv
I’d come to the Lab from Mare Island as a pipe fitter, and suddenly I was having lunch every day with Louis Alvarez and all the physicists. Sometimes a physicist would come and show us something he wanted and we’d ask him, “Do you... Read More on

Today's Quote

A life without festivity is a long road without an inn. Democritus

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