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    what colour is the soul?

    NEWSLETTER #7

    what colour is the soul?
    what colour is…
    By Ellyn Peirson
    Photo book

    I’ve created a photobook on the colour of the soul. If you’d like to visit it – it’s rather lonely in its new spot on the web – just tap the image above (on the red print) … enjoy your meeting!

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    Climate Change Is

    A number of the young teenagers I’ve talked to lately have raised their deep concerns about climate change.  I feel they must be thinking and talking about it a lot.  About the same amount as those of us older than they are NOT talking about it. And one bright 14 year old girl said to me, “I think you’re all leaving it up to us.”  And then she smiled, “And we can do it!”

    So I think it’s time for MORE TALK..

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    How old are Britons?

    RECOMMENDATION: a Natural History Museum – the website of which is an incredible time traveller:
    http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/first-britons.html

    Excerpt: First Britons
    By Lisa Hendry
    First published 15 December 2017

    Britain, with its rich history of monarchies, industry and culture, holds a lesser-known story in its past.

    It’s the story of how people came to be here at all and their struggle for survival in a dramatically changing environment. It begins nearly one million years ago.

    Britain’s unique location – between the Atlantic and continental Europe – means that it has experienced the fullest extremes of climate.

    Over the past million years, its climate has fluctuated from balmy Mediterranean-like conditions to long stages of cold with large ice sheets covering much of the land.

    Landscapes changed accordingly, with coastlines and rivers shaped by water and ice. Britain’s inhabitants had to adapt too, although sometimes they vanished altogether.
    Humans in ancient Britain

    Investigations such as the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB) project have provided new insights.

    This 13-year multidisciplinary collaboration between the Museum and other research institutions has transformed what we know about the earliest Britons and the world they lived in.

    Prof Chris Stringer, Museum human origins expert and Director of AHOB, says:

    ‘Traces left behind by Britain’s earliest inhabitants are scattered across the landscape.

    ‘By combining evidence from animal and plant fossils, tools and other artefacts, we have been able to build quite a detailed picture of the lives of these early Britons and the conditions they faced.

    ‘Our research has revealed that there were at least 10 separate waves of occupation, as people were repeatedly driven out by extreme changes in the environment.’

    This is so worth exploring!

    And might I also recommend a book I’m reading at the moment for a fascinating look at the evolution of church out of clan life in later Britain:

    Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Penguin Classics)
    by Amazon.com
    Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/014044565X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_ne6VCb8Y8K3E5

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    particles and collisions

    ha! thirteen billion year old lightbulb,
    microwave background of the
    universe, harvesting and brewing
    bluegreen primordial soup and throwing in
    our galaxy’s cosmic curds – why do they
    curdle?

    bang!

    who is the master chef at the ‘antediluvian light’?
    who the sous chef?
    who manages, listens, watches, stirs, directs?
    temperature, stages, benign neglect, love applied and
    withheld – all brought together in
    precision to encourage the curdy bluegreen muck
    to gain mass and volume and shoot off clusters of
    newborn irradiated galaxies stewed by
    the sun.

    bang!

    hallelujah! shout the archangels while
    the heavenly host fly and sing to the
    music of the spheres!

    bang!
    all, not merely a few, must see this and
    abandon fear and whatifs – what if
    i die?
    what if
    the planet dies?
    drop fear and soar – there are so many
    places to visit when
    we leave.

    hallelujah!

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    Breaking News: Black Holes

    “Black holes are where God divided by zero.” Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

    I am so happy about yesterday that I am declaring April 10 – BLACK HOLE DAY!  I’m going to talk politicians into having schools, businesses, government agencies, etc., devote the annual holiday to learning more about black holes.  That will give everyone something to do on April 10 for eternity.

    THANK YOU, ALBERT EINSTEIN, for your humility, your brain, your quirkiness and your manifold gifts to science and us.  And thanks to everyone involved into giving birth to yesterday!

    Let’s get on this transporter, folks, and off what we’re fed about our planet – and we’ll SAVE EARTH… with a nod and thanks to the younger generation’s exciting advancements!