Monday, 5 July 2010


It all started with a collision. Not a raindrop hitting a rose petal. Not a mother inflicting a small smack on her wayward child. Not a heavyweight boxer delivering a knockout blow to his opponent’s chin. No, not even two cars hitting each other head-on on a motorway and creating havoc for hours. Or a plane crash. Or a meteorite hitting the earth. We’re talking here about a BIG COLLISION.
When we think ‘collision’, we think ‘damage, destruction, death’.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines collision as ‘is an isolated event in which two or more bodies exert relatively strong forces on each other for a relatively short time’. No mention of damage or death or destruction. So every event above is a collision of sorts; the important word to my mind is ‘relatively’.
So what if this collision involved two universes. That really would be a BIG COLLISION. Yes, I’m talking about THE BIG BANG.
True both universes would have been damaged, maybe even destroyed. But no death in our understanding of the word, unless there were creatures around all those millions of light years ago. Instead, there was Creation. Creation of New Planets. And collisions like this are happening all the time in the far reaches of time and space; yes, even today, new planetary systems are being created with monotonous regularity. No wonder we believe that, somewhere, there must be beings with whom we could communicate!!
(To be continued)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Mutual Admiration!!

What a wonderful idea to have a background of our planet, Jupiter. You've got real talent. I'm just a boring old ...

I'm going to have to wake up my ideas!!

It's such a beautiful day. In fact it's been a wonderful week. My garden looks great and I'm at peace with the world. What more could an old man want??

Now, I want people to start reading my blog!! Otherwise, I might feel a bit less happy tomorrow. Oh no I won't!! I'm up at the crack of dawn on Monday (or will it even be light?) to go to a family party. Must set my alarm!!

I wonder what (and who) our next planet will be. Remember, you can't join our constellation directly. You have to be anonymous. You send a comment to and either Jupiter or Pluto will let you in!!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Especially for Jupiter

This is my first posting and it especially for you, Jupiter. Welcome!!

Firstly , please don't add a comment. If you do, I will have an email address of yours and our anonymity will be breeched.

Similarly, I won't be making comments on yours or on any of the other planets that we invite.

Set up your own blog and URL address. Find the same template as mine and use the same subtitle.

BUT, we are equal and if you have a different format that you prefer, post it on YOUR blog.

I'm going to request RRD to be the intermediary for us. If we can post comments there on a special blog written by him, we would all be able to link to each other with only him having our email addresses. We'd have to trust him to keep them to himself. He's a doctor, isn't he? He should know how to keep such information to himself!!