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“with nothing but our lives”

For most of my life I have been frustrated by the fact that people did not comprehend the all-inclusive meaning of the word “everything” and the all-exclusive meaning of the word “nothing”. “We had lost everything; we had nothing.” “Oh, that must have been just terrible” – yet people were inclined to think it could […]


Three months ago, I exchanged e-mails with Priscilla K M regarding the fact that there is very little available in English that deals with the horrific circumstances of the Dutch-Indonesians on Java under the Japanese during WWII that I describe in “with nothing but our lives”. Priscilla is the founder of The Indo Project whose […]

WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) are subatomic particles making up Dark Matter

“WIMPs” stands for weakly interacting massive particles. This comes from physicists speaking about clouds of subatomic particles left over from the Big Bang that could pass through the Earth like smoke through a screen door, as described in an article of Dennis Overbye in the New York Times about tests to produce evidence of these […]

Save us from the madness – Barry Black on Government Shutdown

Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (RET) is the chaplain of the United States Senate who spoke these words in his morning invocations in the Senate at the beginning of the Government Shutdown: “May they remember that all that is necessary for unintended catastrophic consequences is for good people to do nothing.”  Tuesday 10/01/13, the morning […]