Your daily notes / #15

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Hello again,

do you remember The Flintstones? What a great cartoon series! Well, prepare for an animated adult follow-up. According to TV Line, Fox is teaming with Warner Bros. Animation and Elizabeth Banks for a primetime animated adult comedy that will continue the story of the “modern Stone Age family,” the Flintstones. It will be called Bedrock. We can’t wait !

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Five Daily Booknotes / wisdom from books

Today’s notes are from an extraordinary book, that feels like a journey, bridging science, spirituality and miracles, mixing them together, and the result is, from my point of view, sort of a link in the understanding of human beings according to research. The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles & Belief by Gregg Braden is beyond interesting. You should definitely read the book. Maybe the notes will convince you to give it a try.

Here are five notes from the book:

  1. If everything we do and create is done to the best of our ability, then until we compare it to something else, how can it be anything less than great?

  2. Together, we create the healing or the suffering, the peace or the war.

  3. The act of focusing our consciousness is an act of creation. Consciousness creates!

  4. Manifestation begins with the willingness to make room in our beliefs for something that supposedly doesn’t exist. We create that “something” through the force of consciousness and awareness.

  5. We’re “part of a universe that is a work in progress.” In this unfinished creation, “we are tiny patches of the universe looking at itself, and building itself.

    Smart Voices / ideas and opinions from experts

English author Neil Gaiman on how he met astronaut Neil Armstrong , the first person to walk on the Moon :

“On my second or third night there, I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment happened, and I started talking to a very nice, polite, elderly gentleman about several things, including our shared first name. And then he pointed to the hall of people, and said words to the effect of, “I just look at all these people, and I think, what the heck am I doing here? They’ve made amazing things. I just went where I was sent.”And I said, “Yes. But you were the first man on the moon. I think that counts for something.”

Nature Shorts / a daily nature moment

Take a deep dive into whale culture, and find out why a whale’s world is a world of sound by following this original National Geographic series. Executive producer is James Cameron, and the series is narrated by Sigourney Weaver. It’s streaming on Disney Plus.

Secrets of the Whales

Smart Notes / very short knowledge nuggets

A very short knowledge nugget for today that involves planes and altitude. I am sure you heard at least once the following sentence: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are now cruising at 11,000 meters.” But did you ever wonder how do pilots know this? They use a simple and awesome gadget: the altimeter. Actually, measuring the altitude means to measure the air pressure. In theory, at least. That’s because air pressure is highest at Earth's surface and gradually falls, in a systematic way, the higher up you go.

Interesting Reads / Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization

Have you ever had a financial advisor, or maybe even a parent, tell you that you need to make your money grow? This idea has been so hardwired in the minds of hard-working people all over the world that it has become practically second nature to the very idea of work. Read On.

Moments in History / bite-sized pieces of history

Today’s history moment is about Anne Boleyn, Queen of England from 1533 to 1536, as the second wife of King Henry VIII. She was a strong woman who got her way in a world full of men. Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church in order to marry her, causing one of the most seismic events in European history. Also, there were some legends that she was a witch who consorted with the devil, and that she had six fingers. None of this is supported by evidence. She was also involved in political matters, quarreling with Thomas Cromwell, a favourite of King Henry, regarding church land distribution. Ultimately, her strong personality, and courage, were also her downfall. Anne Boleyn was hit with charges of adultery, incest and high treason and was executed by a French swordsman, hired by Henry VIII.

From the Web / cool and interesting stuff from around the web

Thousands of free ebooks. Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

Pocket Thought of the day

Everyone’s job is world-building, even if they don’t realize it.

Quote of the day

Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again. / Andre Gide

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