Showing posts from October 30, 2011

MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Facebook page for discussion throughout the week. :) Also this week, 'Oblivion' VC from Trevnyah , and Angela and Darin Smith's video ' Ask Yourself ', winner of the Adult Category and Best in Show at Vale, Oregon's Drexel Heritage Foundation Film Festival 2011. (We do not have rights to the music, but you can see the video as it was produced by following the link.) Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Presumed Awesome #doodle - David's posterous

  Download full size (2673 KB) 2011-11-02  #1202 Presumed is one of those words that gets stuck in negative situations and courtroom connotations... 'presumed missing', 'presumed (gulp) [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Full post at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Science explained: What is a leap second?

4 November 2011 Last updated at 02:05 ET Help Time, as we know it, could soon be in for a radical change. [...] Full article at Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Americans Elect 2012 | The first direct presidential nomination

Purpose What if you had the power to choose a president? Americans Elect is creating the first nonpartisan presidential nomination in U.S. history. You decide the issues. You choose the candidates. You nominate the president. And the winner will be on the 2012 ballot in every state. YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE, YOUR PRESIDENT via Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Diabetes Support Community - Diabetic Connect

Fresh information and real support. Fueled by an active, caring community. via This site has a great recipe section for our diabetic friends (and for those looking to avoid developing diabetes). Posted via email from Moments of Awareness / Home - YWAM

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Cave Astronauts Explore Deep Inside Earth to Simulate Spaceflight | European Space Agency & CAVES 2011 | Astronaut Training & Analogs

    An international team of five astronauts re-emerged on Sept. 21, 2011, after living in a cave for six days as part of an elaborate training exercise that simulates aspects of a real space mission. CREDIT: ESA / V. Crobu View full size image On Friday (Nov. 4), six volunteer astronauts will "return" to Earth from a mock mission to Mars, after spending 18 months isolated from the world in a special facility in Moscow. But the Mars500 crewmembers are not the only ones who have faced extreme conditions in simulating a real space mission. An international team of five astronauts recently completed a spaceflight training mission in Europe that required them to live and work in a dark and isolated cave for nearly a week. The September training mission was organized by the European Space Agency to [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can follow staff writer Denise Chow on Twitter @denisechow . Follow for the latest in space

Largest Sunspot in Years Observed on Sun | Solar Storms, Flares & Sunspots | Space Weather & Sun Activity

    The gigantic sunspot in the upper left of this image is about 50,000 miles (80,000 km) long and was observed on the sun by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Nov. 3, 2011. CREDIT: SDO View full size image One of the largest sunspots in years has appeared on the sun, darkening part of its glowing face. The massive sunspot, called AR1339, is about 50,000 miles (80,000 km) long, and 25,000 miles (40,000 km) wide, reports . For comparison, Earth itself is only 8,000 miles (12,800 km) wide. The sunspot behemoth isn't yet facing our planet, but was spotted today (Nov. 3) by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite. The spacecraft's photos of  [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can follow assistant managing editor Clara Moskowitz on Twitter @ ClaraMoskowitz . Follow for the latest in space science and exploration news on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook . Full article at

Our Skin Cells Can 'See' UV Rays | Tanning & Skin Cancer | LiveScience

    Human melanocyte skin cells send out signals, using calcium, when exposed to ultraviolet light, a key step in producing the protective pigment melanin. Researchers have found that melanocytes use a light-sensitive receptor, called rhodopsin, also found in the retinas of our eyes, to detect certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light. CREDIT: The Oancea Lab/Brown University View full size image How the skin knows to start tanning after the sun's rays hit is somewhat of a mystery. Now researchers have found our skin may be able to "see" the sun's ultraviolet rays using a light-sensing pigment also found in our eyes. "As soon as you step out into the sun, your skin knows that it is exposed to ultraviolet radiation," said senior researcher Elena Oancea, assistant professor of biology at Brown University. "This is a very fast process, faster than anything that was known before." [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You ca

Vogue Encyclo Is Looking for Contributors

Vogue.It The Vogue Encyclo landing page. Want to pitch a story idea to  Vogue Italia ?  Earlier this month, the venerable magazine started  Vogue Encyclo , a kind of online fashion encyclopedia that invites users to contribute articles on fashion, designers, cinema and other topics, much like a wiki.  Vogue Italia editors will vet and assign ideas, with articles published on Vogue Encyclo with the user’s byline. “We fact-check everything just to make sure things are written in the right way,” said Alice Furnari, the editorial coordinator of, who worked closely with Franca Sozzani, the editor in chief of Italian Vogue, to develop the site. “Not only [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Idaho group seeks to legalize medical marijuana | KTVB.COM Boise

BOISE -- Looking ahead to next year, there's a movement underway in Idaho to legalize medical marijuana. States all over the country are talking about this issue and there is an aggressive effort in Idaho to get the issue on the ballot for a citizens' vote next year. The Treasure Valley - a family community - is where people help their neighbors and compassion is common. Isaias Valdez hopes to capitalize on Idaho's compassion. He's a volunteer for Compassionate Idaho, a grassroots group working to legalize medical marijuana. [...] Full article at This article discusses at some length the 'detrimental' influence of legal medical marijuana in Fort Collins, Colorado, things like '... an epidemic of chronic pain amongst [...] 20-40 year old males," and an increase in expulsions from school for buying, selling, or possessing marijuana. There's no mention of any increase in the kinds of crimes that destroy people, families, a


Little Dude greatly enjoyed his first door-to-door trick-or-treating experience (thanks to everyone in Columbia Village who was part of makin' it fun), and we greatly enjoyed spendin' some time with Kristie and Jeff at the mini-party they didn't know they were havin' where we ran into some new neighbors from up here that we apparently had to go to town to meet. :D Small world! And an excellent evening; thanks, folks. :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Telling the Story of the Brain’s Cacophony of Competing Voices

ST. HELENA, Calif. — The scientists exchanged one last look and held their breath. Everything was ready. The electrode was in place, threaded between the two hemispheres of a living cat’s brain; the instruments were tuned to pick up the chatter passing from one half to the other. The only thing left was to listen for that electronic whisper, the brain’s own internal code. The amplifier hissed — the three scientists expectantly leaning closer — and out it came, loud and clear. [...] Full article at I love that he was part of the frat that inspired 'Animal House'. :D   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

A Message from James Thomas Band

Profile Music Photos     .. James Thomas  Band  Oct 28, 2011 .. ..Now that the album is finished, The promotional aspect begins. Already people are asking was it worth it? They see the two and a half years of writing, arranging/producing and nine months in the recording studio. As a horrible toil and commitment to a goal now reached. It is true that as you advance in life, time becomes  so precious. But as I always say, "Look this album; like the one before, is but a biography. As hard as it is to believe, the songs I write are true stories of my life.  The music that David and I write for the songs, are the salt and pepper (spices) for the stories. Life seldom gives you time to reflect,in such a creative detail. As a singer, what a treat to write songs that have such meaning and purpose. Toil and Commitment ? Well maybe just Joy and  Self-expression... ..So if I get the chance, this album sells, then would I do it again?..

Reding Photography Shoot

Miss Cassie and her crew took us to a lovely park yesterday (where there was also a group of young pirates - and cheerleader wenches :D - takin' some ghoulish, ghostly, ballerina kids on what looked to be a super-fun treasure hunt, arr!), and we greatly enjoyed not only their company but the benefit of her very good eye in getting some photos I'm sure we'll enjoy for years to come. My favorite part was when we were chattin' and she said (although you are welcome to pay her for her work) that she enjoys sharing her gift, and is always happy to shoot folks who might otherwise not be able to get the photos they'd like; senior pictures, family and maternity portraits, wedding pics, what-have-you, check out her art  and give her a call. It was great meeting Shawn and Kelsie and Tristan and Evan and Jamie as well and we look forward to talking to with y'all again soonly. :) (Shout out to the Bay Area from Jamie! :D) Cassie's turnaround time is about two weeks righ