April 2024 pt.2











Carlos Santana’s brother Jorge Santana was a founding member and played guitar in the band, Malo.  The song, Suavecito.

Little Walter and My Babe.


Human Composting Gains Traction Across the U.S.















Above, Tavares brothers. (eye candy for the women).


Hi, do you like to look into boxes?



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The views of entrances into the boxes are only a prelude of what is to come.  Perceptions of our existence continue to evolve and expand in   ways that are still elusive to many. What I write here is not hype; nor is it mystic or mystical.


Look at a pair of the boxes for about 30 seconds       and see if the open end of the boxes change position.   If the magic happens, you can call me    Dr. if you like. {smile}


Try to position your computer screen or phone screen to observe the two center images (2 & 3).  Observe and see how the open ends of the boxes change in a time span of about 30 seconds.


UPDATE  4/15/2024            I just added Image #5.   There is more to be said about the boxes and your perception, which I will reveal (explain) to you at later time.

If you think I am presenting you with trickery, use your cell phone and take screenshots (when you see a change in the position of the box openings) of the top two images. Or the bottom two images and examine the orientation of the box openings.









The personal life, death, and reactions sections found on the wikipedia page gives insight to the love and respect other female singers had for Donna Summers, the forever Queen of Disco.










When I uploaded the video clip above, it had part of the soundtrack of “There Is Something On Your Mind..”   Unfortunately, the sound did not upload with the video.  Sooooooo, I uploaded the entire song (below), for your pleasure.

























The Ancient Egyptians May Have Seen the Milky Way as a Celestial Deity

An astrophysicist has simulated the appearance of our galaxy as it would have been seen from Egypt 4,000 years ago.

This article was uploaded from GIZMODO.COM a few minutes ago.  4/11/2024  3;45pm  Chicago.  Consider the numbers used to describe how massive our galaxy, the Milky Way is, and then consider the fact that the Milky Way galaxy is only one of an infinite number of galaxies.   I was told at the university, to THINK!  Critical thinking can lead you to higher levels of enlightenment. Peace and love, Chassappi

The Milky Way galaxy stretches across 100,000 lightyears.
The Milky Way galaxy stretches across 100,000 lightyears.
Image: NASA

The massive galaxy that houses our star system, along with hundreds of billions of other stars, appears as a shimmery splotch stretching across our night skies on clear, moonless nights. For an ancient people who were rather obsessed with the cosmos, looking up at the Milky Way may have symbolized a goddess that hangs over the Earth and assists the dead on their journey to the afterlife.

A new study published in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage explores the Milky Way’s role in ancient Egyptian culture, linking our home galaxy to Nut, the goddess of the sky.

The ancient Egyptians were pioneers in the field of astronomy; they observed stars, constellations, other planets, tracked the movement of the Sun and the Moon, and created the concept of a 365-day year and a 24-hour day. Astronomy was weaved into their everyday life through agriculture, and also used to build the foundations of the pyramids of Giza. In doing so, they believed that they were bringing some form of divine energy to Earth.

In ancient Egyptian religion, the goddess Nut represented the sky, stars, and the universe as a whole. She was often depicted as a woman with stars all over her body as she arches over her brother, the Earth god Geb.

CRITICAL THINKING      Note.  The author does not give the origin of the image below.  There is no information of when or who created the image which could have been created by some artist of the modern era.

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The new study explores the idea that the sky goddess was a celestial manifestation of the Milky Way. “I chanced upon the sky-goddess Nut when I was writing a book on galaxies and looking into the mythology of the Milky Way,” Or Graur, University of Portsmouth astrophysicist, and lead author of the new study, said in a statement. “I decided to combine both astronomy and Egyptology to do a double analysis—astronomical and cross-cultural—of the sky-goddess Nut, and whether she really could be linked to the Milky Way.”

Graur referred to ancient Egyptian texts, including the Book of Nut, which was originally titled Fundamentals of the Course of the Stars. The text focuses on the movements of the Moon, Sun, planets, and the cycles of the stars. He also used simulations to model what the Milky Way would have looked like from different locations in Egypt 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, as well as how its appearance would change as it rose and set throughout the night, and from one season to the other.

In the Book of Nut, Nut’s head and rear are equated with the western and eastern horizons while her arms are described as lying at an angle to her body, with her right arm in the northwest and her left arm in the southeast. Through the simulated model of the ancient Egyptian view of the galaxy, this specific orientation is how the Milky Way would have appeared in the winter sky.


The goddess Nut also helped the dead transition to the afterlife, reaching out her arms to lead them up to the sky where they would reside eternally in what the ancient Egyptians referred to as the imperishable stars, or a group of stars in the northern sky that never seemed to set and were therefore symbolic of the afterlife. This idea of the Milky Way as a transition between this life and the afterlife is common among other cultures in Africa.

The study is not meant to be entirely conclusive, but offers a glimpse into how ancient people interpreted the celestial objects dotted across the night skies. I, for one, have always wondered what my ancestors may have thought of when looking up at the skies thousands of years ago, and how much astronomy helped shape our ancient culture.

“My research shows how combining disciplines can offer new insights into ancient beliefs, and it highlights how astronomy connects humanity across cultures, geography, and time,” Graur said. “This paper is an exciting start to a larger project to catalogue and study the multicultural mythology of the Milky Way.”


spring 2024











































Human Composting Gains Traction Across the U.S.

Human composting could become the future of American deathcare as support for the method gains traction in several more states.

Also known as natural organic reduction, human composting is an emerging alternative to a traditional burial that speeds up the decomposition process of a human body—which can take years—to only a matter of weeks, turning the body into soil. Advocates view human composting as a more eco-friendly form of deathcare that can provide key social benefits for those mourning a loved one, but the process has drawn opposition from religious groups, who say it violates their doctrine about how bodies should be treated after death.

While not everyone is on board, the political fight for its legalization is making progress in at least four states so far in 2024, meaning it could soon become available to millions more Americans.

Essentially, human composting works by placing a human body in a vessel with plant material, typically alfalfa or wood chips, in optimal temperatures and conditions to accelerate the decomposition process. Once the process is complete, typically after about 45 days, the soil is tested to ensure it is nutrient-dense and high-quality before being used, Haley Morris, head of Communications & Government Affairs at Earth Funeral, told Newsweek in a phone interview.

America's 'Human Composting' Fight Change People Burial
Human composting, also known as natural organic reduction, is gaining momentum across the United States, with Arizona becoming the latest state to legalize the practice.PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION BY NEWSWEEK/GETTY

Arizona became the latest state to legalize human composting, with Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs signing a bill allowing the process into law in April. The bill easily passed the Arizona legislature, receiving bipartisan support from both Democrats and Republicans.