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In The Not-So-Distant Future, A Storm Is Brewing, And The Tempest It Brings Threatens To Engulf Us All.

There are three kinds of people who view my Blogs: Those who like it, those who hate it, and those who simply don’t understand. I am especially interested in this last category. I hope my Blogs will create conversation and reach people on a deeper level. I like to use metaphors and multiple levels of meaning to reach my viewer. If it makes them think and feel, then it is successful.”

The University of Toronto – Maps of Meaning

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A traditional shield divided into four quadrants.

Top left quadrant: A golden sun against a blue background, symbolizing joy and happiness.

Top right quadrant: A silver oak tree on a green background, representing strength and family roots.

Bottom left quadrant: A red lion on a white background, signifying courage and valor.

Bottom right quadrant: A pair of white doves on a black background, symbolizing peace and harmony.

Crest: Above the shield, a helmet with a gold and blue wreath. On top of the helmet, a silver unicorn rearing up, symbolizing purity and grace.

Mantling: Flowing blue and gold fabric surrounding the shield.

Motto: Below the shield, on a scroll, the motto “In Harmony, We Thrive” written in elegant script.

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Strange Matter

Strange matter is a theoretical form of matter that is postulated to consist of strange quarks mixed with up and down quarks. It is thought to exist inside the cores of neutron stars where the extreme pressure may allow for the formation of strange quark matter, a type of quark-gluon plasma. This matter is characterized by a high density greater than that of nuclear matter, which is found in the nucleus of atoms.

Here are some key points about strange matter:

Composition and Structure:

Strange matter is composed of a combination of up, down, and strange quarks. Unlike ordinary matter, which is composed of atoms bound by electromagnetic forces, strange matter is a soup of quarks bound by the strong force.

In this state, quarks are not confined to individual protons and neutrons, but exist in a “free” state in a color superconducting phase.

Origin and Existence:

It is hypothesized that strange matter could be formed in the core of neutron stars, where the pressure is immense enough to allow quarks to become deconfined.

There is also a hypothesis that suggests if strange matter is more stable than nuclear matter, it could potentially convert ordinary nuclear matter into strange matter upon contact, a process known as “strangelet” conversion.

Stability and Strangelets:

The stability of strange matter is still under theoretical investigation. If stable, it could have lower energy per baryon than iron, which is the most stable nucleus under normal conditions.

Strangelets are small particles of strange matter that could, in theory, convert other forms of matter into strange matter by inducing a chain reaction.

Implications and Risks:

The existence of strange matter could have implications for the structure and evolution of neutron stars, potentially even affecting the mechanisms of supernovae explosions and the resulting neutron stars or black holes.

In terms of risk, some have speculated (often in a more science fiction context) that a stable strangelet coming into contact with earthly matter could convert the Earth’s matter into strange matter, although this is highly speculative and not supported by empirical evidence.

Research and Experiments:

Experiments such as those conducted at facilities like CERN (with the Large Hadron Collider) investigate properties of quark matter under extreme conditions, which might provide insights into the possible existence and characteristics of strange matter.

The concept of strange matter bridges areas of astrophysics, nuclear physics, and particle physics, making it a fascinating subject for theoretical exploration and experimental investigation.


Strangelets are a hypothetical form of matter that are theorized to consist of equal numbers of up, down, and strange quarks. Here’s a breakdown of their intriguing properties and potential implications:

  1. Origin in Strange Quark Matter: Strangelets are thought to possibly form from strange quark matter, which is a type of quark matter hypothesized to be more stable than nuclear matter (the stuff that makes up protons and neutrons). This strange quark matter could potentially be created under extreme conditions such as those found in neutron stars or during high-energy collisions, like those produced in particle accelerators.
  2. Stability and Composition: Unlike ordinary baryons (protons and neutrons) that are made up of up and down quarks, strangelets contain a mixture of up, down, and strange quarks. The hypothetical stability of strangelets comes from their predicted lower energy state compared to ordinary nuclear matter, due to the presence of strange quarks.
  3. Potential Risks and Science Fiction: In science fiction and speculative science, strangelets are sometimes portrayed as potentially dangerous because if they are more stable than nuclear matter, they might convert ordinary matter into strange matter on contact. This scenario, often termed “ice-nine” style disaster, involves a chain reaction where all matter in contact could theoretically be converted into strange quark matter. However, this is purely speculative and not supported by experimental evidence.
  4. Scientific Research: Experiments at facilities like the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have searched for evidence of strangelets. These colliders replicate the conditions of the early universe shortly after the Big Bang, potentially suitable for strangelet formation. To date, no conclusive evidence of strangelets has been found.
  5. Astrophysical Significance: The study of strangelets intersects with research into neutron stars and supernovae, as these extreme environments might naturally host conditions favorable for strange quark matter. Strangelets could theoretically exist within the dense cores of neutron stars or result from the collapse of such stars.

In essence, while the theoretical foundations for strangelets are intriguing and form a significant part of research in quantum chromodynamics (QCD), they remain a speculative entity in the physical cosmology and high-energy physics landscapes.

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Sunday Is Coming.

“He received 39 stripes because 40 was known to kill a man. They wanted him alive. They held handfuls of his beard, and hair and pulled it out by the roots. They wanted him alive. They kicked, punched, and spit on him for hours. Until there wasn’t a single spot on his body not covered in blood. They wanted him alive.

They shoved a crown of thorns down on his head so harshly it stuck in his skin. They wanted him alive. After hours of being beaten, mocked, whipped, flogged, and tortured they made him walk with a cross. They made him carry it. A rough piece of wood with splinters digging into fresh wounds. They wanted him alive.

They wanted him to feel every ounce of pain they could bring. He had to feel it in order to heal us. Crucifixion was historically one of the cruelest most tortured deaths a human could face. Hours upon hours of torture. Torture most of us can not mentally think of because the cruelty isn’t normal. It isn’t something our minds can comprehend. We celebrate Easter with pastel colors, happy children hunting eggs, and chocolate. Truth is there was absolutely nothing happy about the day Jesus died. It was cruel, bloody, and nasty.

He could have stopped all of it. He could have called every angel in heaven to demolish every person standing and shouting “Crucify Him!” He didn’t. He knew in order to have a Sunday you have to have a Friday. He knew in order to have joy you have to carry your cross. He felt everything that day. He felt how your heart broke wide open when you had to watch your baby die. He felt how heavy your life was when you were staring down the barrel of a gun wondering if the man you called husband was going to shoot you. He carried the weight of the burden you have felt since your spouse died, and life just doesn’t seem right since.

On that cross he held the rapist and murderers, the sinner and the saint. He leveled every playing field and said ALL of you are worth it. He knew he had to carry the cross. He never promised the cross you carry in this life would not be heavy. His wasn’t. His promise is that Sunday is coming.

No matter how heavy Friday is. Financially, emotionally, mentally, or physically. Friday is heavy. That cross is weighing you down and you are about to crumble under its weight. His promise was simply this. He won’t make you carry it alone. What kind of king would step down from his throne for this?

Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God did. For you. He did every bit of it for you and me. Oh yes, it is heavy. So heavy sometimes you do not think you can take one more step. But look up because Sunday is coming.” ~ Author Unknown.

Our Father which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power,

and the glory, forever. Amen.

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“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Calvin Smith takes a deep dive into the amazing kinesin protein. Unfortunately, evolutionists will claim that this protein is the result of chance, (Evolutionary biologists argue that proteins like kinesin evolved through natural selection and random mutations over millions of years.) but if you take the time to listen to the experts who have researched this topic, this video will change your mind.

This is a video that shows that religious beliefs and science are not meant to be totally different sides of a coin. It’s all in one!

The more I learn about scientific studies the more my belief, faith, trust in this great creation grows.

The phrase “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” is attributed to King David and comes from the Bible, Psalm 139:14. This Psalm is a beautiful expression of God’s omnipresence and omniscience, reflecting on the marvel of human creation and the intimate knowledge God has of us. The verse reads, in full, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” This passage is commonly cited in discussions about human dignity, the sanctity of life, and the awe-inspiring aspect of human creation from a theological perspective.

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April 8 2024

On April 8, 2024, a significant astronomical event will take place: a total solar eclipse. This event is particularly notable because it will be visible across parts of North America. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the sun from view. During a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun, turning day into night for a brief period.

This eclipse is part of the Saros cycle 139 and is remarkable for its path of totality crossing densely populated regions, making it accessible to millions of people. The path of totality, where observers can experience the total eclipse, will pass through several countries in North America, including Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Observers in the path of totality will witness the stunning corona of the sun, an outer atmosphere that is usually obscured by the sun’s bright light.

For those not in the path of totality, a partial eclipse may be visible, depending on their location. Safety glasses designed for eclipse viewing are essential to prevent eye damage while observing this celestial phenomenon.

Besides the solar eclipse, the usual celestial bodies such as planets and stars will be visible in the night sky, depending on your location and the weather conditions. Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn might be visible either in the evening or morning sky around this time, as their visibility changes throughout the year.

Remember, the visibility of celestial events can be significantly affected by local weather conditions, so it’s a good idea to check the forecast closer to the date if you’re planning to observe the eclipse or other celestial bodies.

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