Category Archives: Natural World

Cabin Fever

Nan Weizenbaum #187 NAT 1991.003 Aurora Goldstein lives in a pickers’ cabin in the northwestern part of the United States near the ersatz Bavarian village of Shanksford. It is winter and the snowbound inhabitants of the valley are struggling to … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Condition of the Universe

Albert Helzner #167 NAT 1991.002 The Ongoing Condition of the Universe is that it is changing. Since our planet Earth is a subset of the universe, the changes taking place on our own planet and the changes going on in … Continue reading

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Thirty Centuries

Albert Helzner #160 NAT 1991.001 One of the most difficult concepts to understand is the physical meaning of numbers that reference Time. What do you mean when you write the number 1991? What should go through your mind whenever you … Continue reading

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Some Observations about the World We Live In

Albert Helzner #140 NAT 1990.017 The point of view from which any subject is approached is critical to the way we see the world. These essays in Some Observations about the World We Live In are my observations on some … Continue reading

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Why Life Cannot Exist on the Other Planets

R. Heale #134 NAT 1990.016 In order to understand Why Life Cannot Exist on the Other Planets, we need to determine how life exists on our own planet. Therefore, we need to study life on Earth from an overall planetary … Continue reading

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The Three Aspects of Time

R. Heale #128 NAT 1990.015 The only way to truly understand our planet Earth is to stand back and study what is happening on it from a distant point of view, to study objectively what is physically taking place on … Continue reading

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From The Spirit of ’76 and Other Thoughts

Albert Helzner #125 NAT 1990.014 “The Spirit of ’76″ is a famous painting hanging in the town hall of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Just as there are thoughts that cross our minds during our lifetime, I have given the central character in … Continue reading

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October 6, 1990

Albert Helzner #123 NAT 1990.013 Every year, when October 6 arrives, I make my annual visit to the maternity wing of the Salem Hospital, Salem, Massachusettes, to see a new born baby. I ask myself the questions, “How did this … Continue reading

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Life on Earth Before You Were Born

Albert Helzner #112 NAT 1990.012 Life on Earth Before You Were Born argues that to understand the world you live in, you must look at your lifetime from the point of view of those who are yet to be born. … Continue reading

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Revolutions of the Brain, Songs of Shit

Sydney Kneebone #109 NAT 1990.011 Both collections, Revolutions of the Brain and Songs of Shit, are an attempt to express the thoughts and feelings of fifty years of life.

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