Category Archives: Q56 Do things happen for a reason?

2012 London Olympics

The Whittenbury’s once made an image of Malachi out of the 2012 Olympics emblem. Curious then that Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony captures a ‘green and pleasant land’ destroyed by the arrival of the industrial revolution – William Blake’s Dark Satanic Mills.

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Derailing the Runaway Train

In ‘The Garden of Wales’ bundles of hay lay across railway tracks after a commuter train struck a lorry carrying a hay trailer. Fortunately only a few passengers experienced minor injuries on the crossing at Whitland. Is Mother Nature telling … Continue reading

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Virginia Earthquake

Earthquakes are rare in the Eastern United States. Its curious then that a 5.8 magnitude quake has struck the state of Virginia. The epicentre was in Louisa County close to Richmond, felt in 12 states and damaging national monuments in Washington … Continue reading

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The Twilight’s Last Gleaming

At the opening to the Super Bowl in Texas, Christina Aguilera muddled the words of the American national anthem. Instead of singing, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she belted out, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s … Continue reading

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Solar Tsunami

A rare solar storm has occurred. The event was witnessed by astronomers worldwide. A huge flare burst out above a sunspot the size of the Earth.  The explosion caused a coronal mass ejection aimed directly at us. Experts said the CME would … Continue reading

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Icelandic Ash Plume

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland has re-erupted, 10 to 20 times more powerful than last month and sending a huge plume of ash and dust high into the atmosphere. The volcanic cloud has been blown south bringing chaos to air travel on a scale … Continue reading

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