MastersConnection 2020
Issue 282 In This Issue March 17th, 2012

Editors Corner

Yeah!! The first day of spring is this week on Tuesday, March 20. I love spring and the renewal of life it brings.   The spring bulbs are sprouting everywhere.   Mother Nature in all of her season changes is extraordinary, but springtime is the most glorious of them all. I find myself hopeful and looking to the future.  Perhaps it is just spring fever.

This week many of our readers will be attending an RSE event both on campus and via live-stream.   Ben will be joining them, so next Friday, we will not be publishing a newsletter. But this week we are taking an eclectic look at science and nature with few light-hearted items just for fun.

In the science department we have articles on time warps, UFO’s and a funny about a black hole. Spiders are amazing creatures and their survival techniques are evolutionary. Meanwhile, another insect, the honey bee, is busy making a wonderful, natural antibiotic. The little tiny bee is smarter than big Pharma, and sweeter, too with no side effects!

Spring storms are on the radar with Dutchsinse. He is vigilant about bringing us the latest news and earth watch. This week marked the one year anniversary of the 9.0 Japanese earthquake. So many lives changed as a result—our thoughts and prayers are with those still struggling.

In the financial watch this week, be sure to read what the departing Goldman Sachs executive had to say about the culture of Goldman Sachs.  We included this article because we have been getting lots of input from all over the world that a huge number of banking execs are resigning. This is the only mainstream news report of that movement.  Click Here

My favorite article this week is a video by a beautifully kind man, Nipun Mehta. He is lovely to listen to as he explains the concept of “designing for generosity”.  His ideas are fabulously radical.  God is a giver!  Click Here

If you know it is spring because you’ve started sneezing, perhaps you will welcome the advice in our Remedy of the Week for Spring Allergies. Once again, nature is the cure!  Click Here

The reviews are in and “Mama Mia”, Phoenix style was a hit! The children were brilliant. Read all about it here.  Click Here

Lastly, just for laughs be sure to watch the talented dancing dog. She dances better than my. . .oops, better not say that.  Click Here

Have a safe, peaceful and regenerative two weeks ‘til we meet again. Remember to plant your potatoes tomorrow on St. Patrick’s Day.

Science Watch

Time Traps
Artifacts And Animals Caught In Time

What is time? Theories abound, but no one really knows. Is time travel possible? Based on evidence, it would seem that it is for creatures and artifacts are swallowed up by time regularly and then spit back out again in some of the most bizarre places. If natural time warps exist, then artificial warps can be created. Documented cases of things, creatures—even humans—caught in time have been compiled, duly logged and then studiously ignored. That's a mistake as such incidents may be the basis of a whole new physics that can lift us to the level of the gods and make the universe our playground.

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A New 3D View of DNA
A new imaging technique is giving scientists their first three-dimensional view of the human genome,
The finding, by Erez Lieberman Aiden, a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, working with Nynke van Berkum, Louise Williams, and a team of researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, suggests that how DNA is packed into cells may be at least as important as the biological coding it contains.
Producing those 3-D images required an innovative new imaging technique dubbed Hi-C that relies on the genome’s constantly shifting nature.

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In The News

Spiders Spin Wet Blanket Over Wagga Wagga
The danger may have passed for the residents of Wagga Wagga, but spare a thought for these little guys and gals.
These thousands upon thousands of hairy-legged critters, who now have to rebuild their houses.
When floodwaters swept through the town and surrounding paddocks, the local spiders had no choice but to flee up, spinning their webs across sticks and bushes.
It's left parts of the region looking like it's sleeping under a thick white blanket.

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Top Goldman Sachs Executive:
Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

A senior executive at Goldman Sachs has attacked a “toxic” and “destructive” environment at the leading investment bank in as resignation letter published in the New York Times.

Greg Smith, who leaves Goldman Sachs today after 12 years at the company, rising from summer intern to executive director and head of its US equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, slammed colleagues who “callously” talk about ripping their clients off, stating he had also seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as “muppets”.

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Goldman Sachs Executive Criticizes Firm's Culture

On The Lighter Side

Dancing Merengue Dog

The Black Hole

Remedy of the Week
Spring Allergies

The spring bulbs are beginning to pop out of the ground and life is returning to all the beautiful plant life. The blooms are delightful, but the pollen can be torture, if you are not prepared to fight back.

This year instead of fighting allergies with drugs that have scary side effects, why not meet natures challenge head on with nature’s medicine, essential oils. This simple recipe below will replace all those nasty, expensive, strictly controlled allergy pills. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but I love it when simple is the truth.

3-5 drops of Lavender Oil
3-5 drops of Peppermint Oil
3-5 drops of Lemon Oil

Combine in a capsule and take morning and night. * Ingest only Certified Pure Therapeutic Essential Oils

For more information contact Anita Marriott 360-894-6754 or

Space Watch

Comet Deleted
Sungrazing Comet SWAN, which dove into the sun's atmosphere during the late hours of March 14th, apparently did not survive. In the following 10 hour movie, Comet SWAN enters the solar corona but does not exit again:

Comet SWAN was a Kreutz sungrazer, a fragment of the same ancient comet that produced sungrazing Comet Lovejoy in Dec. 2011. Comet Lovejoy famously survived its brush with the sun and put on a flamboyant show after it emerged from the solar fire. While Comet SWAN was cut from the same cloth, it was a smaller fragment that has completely evaporated.

The CME emerging from the sun's northwestern limb near the end of the movie was not caused by this tiny comet's impact. It is just another eruption of active sunspot 1429.

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UFO Watch

UFO Caught On Tape Over Santiago Air Base
Is this truly the video that UFO skeptics have been dreading? Actually, a compilation of 17-month-old video clips from a Chilean military air show is stirring up predictable responses from both sides of the UFO debate, but no dread.
For those who are inclined to believe that some unidentified flying objects exhibit characteristics beyond what our technology seems capable of, the El Bosque case could represent the latest, greatest evidence for flying saucers.
"This is a very, very unusual case, and I'm hoping that this case will help move forward the recognition that there really is something here that's worthy of further study. ... It has the possibility of being a breakthrough case," said investigative journalist Leslie Kean, the author of the book "UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record."

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Sixth Man On The Moon, Edgar Mitchell, Ends UFO Cover Up

Community Calendar

We do love to hear from you especially about community events that you think our readers ought to know about. So, thanks and keep the info flowing.

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March 20th @ 11am PDT:  Free Online Essential Oil Class
Emergency Preparedness with Essential Oils Class
This class will teach how essential oils are the medical safety net for you and your family in any disaster or emergency situation. The will explain the science behind the powerful medicine and how they work rapidly to relieve pain, suffering, infection, inflammation and other traumas an emergency might bring. Essential oils unlike antibiotics have an infinite shelf-life, so they are dependable when you need disease protection from unsanitary conditions or close quarters. Come find out why essential oils can stop viruses from reproducing and how to use them proactively to protect against the threat of “superbugs”.
For more information call: Anita Marriott 360-894-6754 or email

March 22nd @ 6pm:  Free Essential Oil Class
Thursday, March 22, 6PM to 7:30PM
Where: 17008 146th Ave SE, Yelm, WA
This week’s topic: Pain Relief with Essential Oils
We will explore which oils bring relief to different kinds of pain. Come learn with us. If you are curious about using essential oils for your natural healthcare and want more information, you are welcome to attend. Perhaps you already purchased some oils and want to learn more about how to use them. Experienced essential oils users will share with you their experiences and teach you how simple and intuitive they are to use. Come join us and bring a friend.
For directions or more information call: Anita Marriott 360-894-6754 or email

March 25th @ 5pm PDT:  Free Online Essential Oil Class
Emergency Preparedness with Essential Oils Class
This class will teach how essential oils are the medical safety net for you and your family in any disaster or emergency situation. The will explain the science behind the powerful medicine and how they work rapidly to relieve pain, suffering, infection, inflammation and other traumas an emergency might bring. Essential oils unlike antibiotics have an infinite shelf-life, so they are dependable when you need disease protection from unsanitary conditions or close quarters. Come find out why essential oils can stop viruses from reproducing and how to use them proactively to protect against the threat of “superbugs”.
For more information call: Anita Marriott 360-894-6754 or email

April 1st @ 1pm:  Conversations with Father Miceal
This event will be the FOURTH of a series of 6 teachings by Father Miceal that you will NOT want to miss.
When: Sunday, 4/1/2012 at 1 pm.
There is no set time limit for any of Father's teachings. Come prepared to stay awhile, and learn a lot!
Where: Center For The Arts building, in Rainier. The building is immediately behind the Signature Service Real Estate office,
on the southwest corner of Highway 507 and Minnesota Street.
Important Attendance Details:
$35.00 Contribution Requested.
Very limited seating available. YOU MUST RESERVE A SEAT IN ADVANCE TO BE ADMITTED.
Please bring a dish to share. Wine and/or pipe is encouraged, if desired.
TO RESERVE A SEAT or ask a question, send an email to:
Future event dates :
Sunday April 1
Sat April 21
Sat April 28

Health Watch

The Myth of the Eight-Hour Sleep
We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month.
It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep.
Though sleep scientists were impressed by the study, among the general public the idea that we must sleep for eight consecutive hours persists.

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RSE Newsletter

Yelm’s micro-weather noted this week
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Giving up freedom for convenience
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Getting closer to the “God Particle”
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Beginning Retreat, March 7-11, 2012 – Event Links
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Earth Watch

Large Hail, Damaging Winds, and Tornado outbreak = North, South, Midwest, East Coast

Spider Silk Spun into Violin Strings
A Japanese researcher has used thousands of strands of spider silk to spin a set of violin strings.
The strings are said to have a "soft and profound timbre" relative to traditional gut or steel strings.
That may arise from the way the strings are twisted, resulting in a "packing structure" that leaves practically no space between any of the strands.
The strings will be described in a forthcoming edition of the journal Physical Review Letters.
Shigeyoshi Osaki of Japan's Nara Medical University has been interested in the mechanical properties of spider silk for a number of years.

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Mysterious Honey Kills All Bacteria Scientists Throw At It
Australian researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses — a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine.
Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.
Some bacteria have become resistant to every commonly prescribed antibacterial drug. But scientists found that Manuka honey, as it is known in New Zealand, or jelly bush honey, as it is known in Australia, killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested on.

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Vanishing Mud
Look below your feet. Chances are you are standing on flooring built on concrete. And what is under the concrete? Just mud. Earth. The ground.
Soil is such a mundane feature of our world that, unless we are selecting footwear for a rainy outing in the countryside, we seldom give it thought. But it is running out. Every year, 75 billion tonnes of soil – covering more than 38,610 sq miles (100,000 sq km) of arable land – is lost. Around 80% of global farmland is now moderately or severely degraded and, in the past 40 years alone, one-third of cropland has had to be abandoned because of severe soil erosion.
And this is at a time when farmers are struggling to feed a global population of seven billion and growing, which currently gets more than 95% of food calories from the land. Over the next 50 years, more food will have to be produced than over the last 10,000 years combined.

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Tom Shannon's Gravity-Defying Sculpture

Designing For Generosity


Phoenix Rising School

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha

Mini Mamma Mia! Rocks Spiral Cafe

“I have a dream, a song to sing.” That was one of the opening lines of “Mini Mamma Mia!” sung by Kaylyn Winkler at a standing room only performance at the Spiral Café. The place was packed to the gills with parents, friends, staff and community members who came to see the Phoenix Rising middle school students in their first ever “mini-musical”.

The production came together in just eight weeks, a short window for a show that included eleven songs, eleven scenes and multiple costume changes. “It was really impressive how it came together in such a short amount of time,” says music director Sean Barden. “What a talented and energetic group of kids.” Sean was part of a collaborative effort that included drama teacher and singer Dawn Young (vocal director), dance teacher Marcella Martinez (choreographer) and language arts teacher Sophie Sykes (director).

The show was well received by the audience of 160, even when things didn’t go exactly according to plan. At one point a costume change took longer than expected, leaving the cast members onstage to entertain the crowd to the best of their ability in the interim. They improvised by dancing.  “The great thing was, the kids didn’t stop,” says Dawn. “Nobody ran off the stage. The audience was so cool about it and so were the kids.”

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