An astronomy professor at a small Midwestern college, along with some of his students, predicts that an odd type of exploding star called a red nova would appear in our skies five years from now.
“People who live here, hike here, cross-country ski here all thrive when there’s proper interaction. Sharing experiences, climbing, life, is beautiful and serious. You have to be properly prepared and get the right advice from experienced people. There’s value to that.”
Deborah Dows traveled the world – “sleeping in haystacks and palaces” – and is said to have associated with general George Patton when he was still a major, and to have done a stint at the renowned Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Dows opened her riding school at Rhinebeck’s Southlands Farm in the late 1930s. An avid horsewoman, her aim was to teach people of all ages to respect and love the land and its animals. The nonprofit Southlands Foundation operates primarily as an equestrian center, but it opens its nearly 200 acres of trails to the public for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and birdwatching for free, seven days a week.
This year may bring your life’s most astonishing experience. For the first time in nearly four decades, a total solar eclipse sweeps across the mainland US.
Part III: The Staircase. We continue our exploration of the recently renovated trail system at Kaaterskill Falls. The most important of the recent changes here was the installation of a new set of stairs up the right side of the falls.
Check out Venus as it brightens, aligning with Mars and the crescent Moon
We have begun a series of columns about the newly renovated trail leading up to Kaaterskill Falls. We want you to go and see what has been done there; it’s a wonder.
Watching for birds will slow your heartbeat, lower your blood pressure, sharpen your observational skills, get you more in tune with the Earth’s eternal rhythms.
The 270-acre park is a rich estuarine habitat, particularly for birds. It’s a great place to spot bald eagles, and home to thriving populations of red-winged blackbirds, mallard and black ducks, herons and kingfishers.
It’s now reasonable to conclude that consciousness and the so-called external universe are one and the same.