"For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations." Isaiah 61:11
Universe Today has an informative article describing the SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for April 13, 2015 (backup date = april 14th). You can watch it live at www.spacex.com/webcast at 4:15 pm EDT. They came so close to landing the first stage of the rocket (meant to be reusable). Will they succeed on the second try?
"A bird doesn't sing because he has an answer, he sings because he has a song."
Joan Walsh Anglund, A Cup of Sun, 1967.
The Getty's impressive Turner exhibit continues through May 24, 2015.
“In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security.
They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom.
When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility,
then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.”
– Edward Gibbon, Epitaph for the People of Ancient Athens
Σε γνωρίζω από την κόψητου σπαθιού την τρομερή,σε γνωρίζω από την όψηπου με βια μετράει την γη. Απ’ τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένητων Ελλήνων τα ιερά,και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!
I recognize you by the fearsome sharpness,of your sword,I recognize you by the gleam (in your eyes)with which you rapidly survey the earth. From the sacred bones,of the Hellenes arisen,and valiant again as you once were,hail, o hail, Liberty!
In the collection of the Allan Memorial Art Museum.
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
Henry Van Dyke
"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter."
William Pitt, 1763