Friday, May 22, 2009

Mary Cassatt (Child of Mine)

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) (pronounced [kəˈsæt]) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.

Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party

«Contrast and brightness have been increased to make the Milky Way more stunning in the video. However, standing in the field at the Texas Star Party with dark-adapted eyes with the Milky Way overhead is a very stunning experience. Many first-time observers remark that the rising of the Milky Way looks like storm clouds coming in over the horizon. When the Milky Way is overhead it casts shadows. You can hold your hand up and move it around and see the shadow move around on the ground in front of you. It is a moving experience the first time you see the Milky Way that brightly in the sky. Fort Davis, Texas is at 5,000 feet altitude with very dark and transparent skies».

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Empty Mirror- Life in a Zen Buddhist Monastery - Morton Stith

Morton Stith, a Marine Corp veteran of World War II enters a Zen Monastery in 1946. Pierian Spring Academy. icollege. Fifty Plus.