Archive for August, 2009

Cosmic Love

// August 27th, 2009 // No Comments » // Einstein, Photos, science

Hey, I’m all for cosmic love, but these two should get a room!  Oh, I suppose it’s just gravity at work. NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of spiral galaxies about 144 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major that are in the process of colliding and merging together. In about a billion years time they will merge and become an elliptical galaxy. As solitary stars have been found to be the exception, so we find that many galaxies are headed for mixing it up with neighbors.

At this distance, an embrace of light.

At this distance, an embrace of light.

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CD Release Date Set for “Portraits of Albert E.”

// August 26th, 2009 // No Comments » // Blog, Einstein, Music, News, Photos, science, Updates

The new CD will be available for purchase in December!  “Portraits of Albert E.” Excerpts are posted already and there will be podcast commentaries coming soon with all the inside info on the life of Albert Einstein that inspired the songs, as well as a peak behind the studio wall at the players and gear.

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Sequoia days

// August 16th, 2009 // No Comments » // Blog, Personal Stories, Photos

Hard to completely capture one!

Hard to completely capture one!

It had been many years since Julie and I had visited the Sequoia National Park.  The forests and vistas of high Sierra rock formations are stunning to behold.  The too brief trip gave us a small taste of the deep quiet that is to be found in unmolested nature, and it stimulated my appetite for more backpacking experiences, where one can really sit for a long time in the peace.  We stayed at the Stoney Creek Lodge just outside the Park; it did not earn our recommendation for return trips, but it served the basic necessities.

Looking towards the high Sierra

Looking towards the high Sierra

Sadly, pollution from the lower elevations robs this view of some of its’ clarity. Still, from this vantage point (part way up Moro Rock) there is much beauty to be seen. Climbing Moro Rock btw is a great semi strenuous little hike.

Radio Willstar Music

// August 11th, 2009 // No Comments » // Blog, Music, Photos

Broadcasting peaceful frequencies throughout the local system. Listen, look, feel, respond.

Radio Willstar Music

Radio Willstar Music

This will be a source for new music, art, photography, and discussion. I believe, despite much evidence to the contrary  and the persistent illusion of separate existence, that we are all of one substance. Whatever one may wish to call that all pervading vibration, the organisms known as human beings all seek joy and happiness through whatever means available.  May this site contribute to an experience of peace, curiosity, and illumination.