Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Three, it's a magic number

An NPR "Opinion" piece by Sandip Roy that is a basic primer for Indian Ghosts. This short piece is full of story bones. As you know, Bob, Eastern Cultures have a different relationship to their ghosts, who behave in strange ways to our Western ears. Not so much of you got back a hundred years or so, but still who remembers the ghosts of past years? Their relationship is closer and more basic. If you know about Dia de los Muertos you can see parallels where ghosts aren't only the tortured spirits of the dead, but some just are and they are still connected to the living. "... The homeless ghosts of Calcutta." Now, if that doesn't get your juices flowing, I don't know what will.

Ares has it's test flight today. Launch was supposed to have been 8:30, at this point we're looking at 9:24 (their window extends to noon Eastern Time) (edit now 9:44am 10:54am Launch is scrubbed, next launch window is tomorrow). Godspeed Ares.

Gallup Polls with an interesting breakdown of depression. While the report has a quandary over their data about minorities, you could also relate this to polls about minorities who have 1) medical insurance and 2) see a doctor regularly (the question is specifically stated "Have you ever been told by a physician or nurse that you have... Depression?").

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