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December 21 - Winter Solstice
December 21 - Sun in Capricorn
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Kwanzaa
December 26 - Boxing Day
December 31 - New Years Eve

Reading with Ellie

Ellie's 2021 Blog Archives

Ellie's Text and Video Blogs

Thursday December 2, 2021     9:00 AM ET

Ellie's World Blog
Georges-Pierre Seurat Artist
Holidays and Time
Happy Hanukkah
Omicron Variant
Antarctica in the News
Mountains in the News
Gold in the News
An Unconventional Truth
Block ... 2022
Relaxing view at the end of a busy day

Today's Events and Birthdays

Happy Hanukkah - In the News

December 2, 1859 - March 29, 1891

Today's Google Doodle features one of my favorite artists

Georges-Pierre Seurat - Pointillism - Videos - Neoimpressionism

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Iconic 19th century painting

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.

Art is harmony.
Harmony is the analogy of contrary and of similar elements of
tone, of color and of line, conditioned by the dominate key, and under
the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations.

December 2, 1983

Daniela Ruah - Videos - Filmography

Having a gun in your hand is very empowering.
just be sure you know what you're doing.

December 2, 1968

Lucy Liu - Videos - Filmography

It was fun playing a badass character on "Elementary".

December 2, 1989

Cassie Steele - Videos - Discography -- Filmography

Long hair is often very empowering for men as well as women.

December 2, 1985

Amanda Seyfried - Videos - Filmography - Discography

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that
you sometimes can't portray when you're acting.

December 2, 1923 - September 16, 1977

Maria Callas Soprano - Videos

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear
and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.

December 2, 1846 - April 20, 1933

William Henry Holmes - Videos

American anthropologist, archaeologist, artist, geologist and museum director who helped to establish professional archaeology in the United States. Holmes was regarded as a master in the scientific documentation of landscapes. His achievements included important publications on Indian cultures in prehistory and on Maya Civilization at Chichen Itza.

The Maya were an ancient civilization who mastery of
astronomy and mathematics was far beyond their time.

Wednesday December 1, 2021     4:00 PM ET

Astronomers discover strangely massive black hole in Milky Way satellite galaxy

Lunar radar data uncovers new clues about moon's ancient past

Arecibo data still yielding galactic insights

Mysterious clouds could offer new clues on dark matter

Astronomers observe a new type of binary star long predicted to exist

Astronomers Just Found The Closest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Detected

Soon, 1 out of every 15 points of light in the sky will be a satellite


Physicists Confirm The Existence of Time Crystals in Epic Quantum Computer Simulation

Time travel may be possible after all, particularly in the quantum realm. And based on recently published research, this may include moving both backward and forward in time.


Earthquakes and tsunamis in Europe?

When variations in Earth's orbit drive biological evolution

Why are homes still being built along rivers? Flooded residents disagree on the solution


Unknown human ancestor may have walked a bit like a bear on its hind legs

An Unknown Human Ancestor May Have Left 3.7-Million-Year-Old Footprints in Africa

Peru archeologists find male mummy up to 1,200 years old bound in rope

An old trash pile dating back about 3,500 years was found in part of Egypt's Hatshepsut Temple complex that contained hundreds of artifacts that were offered to an Egyptian goddess


Smartwatches alert wearers to bodily stress, including COVID-19

Bionic eye study paves the way toward human trials

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords


Humans Are Doomed to Go Extinct

What influences the rise of influencers?

Today's Events and Birthdays

December 1, 2021

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - Wikipedia - News

Night 3 Happy Hanukkah - In the News

December 1, 1945

Bette Midler - Videos - Discography - Filmography

This year has been one hell of a ride. Hanukkah celebrations
take the edge off everything crazy going on today.

December 1, 1971

Emily Mortimer - Videos - Filmography

Every year on my birthday the holiday season washes over me.

December 1, 1988

Zoe Kravitz - Videos - Filmography

Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself.
When you love yourself, that's when you're most beautiful.

December 1, 1970

Sarah Silverman - Videos - Filmography

The real meaning of a word is only as powerful
or harmless as the emotion behind it.

Tuesday November 30, 2021     6:30 PM ET

Very Large Telescope uncovers closest pair of supermassive black holes yet

Planetary scientists discover brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars


Researchers generate, for the first time, a vortex beam of atoms and molecules

Gold is a versatile and unique metal, here's how it forms and used today.


Scientists have engineered what they say are the first self-replicating robots ever made from living stem cells. They're neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It's a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.


Artificial intelligence could be used to accurately predict tsunamis

Efforts are about to get under way to drill a core of ice in Antarctica that contains a record of Earth's climate stretching back 1.5 million years

Antarctica: Beyond Epica exploring the climate of the past

Earth's Ancient Mountains Rose Up With Help From The Ocean's Tiniest Organisms.

6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Japan's Ryukyu Islands, USGS


From its origin to its likely impact, here's everything we know so far about Omicron.

Major Discovery Challenges Decades of Advice to Avoid All Saturated Fats


UK man stumbles upon 800-square-foot Roman mosaic on his father's farm

Facial reconstruction shows powerful Bronze Age woman's serene expression and huge earrings

Bringing 400-million-year-old fossilized armored worms to 'virtual' life

Today's Events and Birthdays

November 30, 1952

Mandy Patinkin - Videos - Filmography

Enjoying Hanukkah with family and friends this year.

November 30, 1965

Ben Stiller - Videos - Filmography

Even when I'm not directing, that doesn't stop me
from having ideas about what I should be doing.

November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910

Mark Twain - Writer - Videos - Quotes

The electricity between Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla

Boys will be boys ...

Nikola Tesla (blurred at center) performs an electrical experiment for writer
Samuel Clemens (left), aka Mark Twain, and actor Joseph Jefferson in 1894.

Do you think they figured out how to time travel? Nicky was tricky.

November 30, 1985

Kaley Cuoco - Videos - Filmography

Follow your dreams. They last forever ...

November 30, 1969

Amy Ryan - Videos - Filmography

Imagine what life would be like if Covid never happened ...

November 30, 1982

Elisha Cuthbert - Videos - Filmography

I set boundaries and goals for myself. I try not to compare myself
to anyone else because I will never be anyone else except myself.
I try and stay true to me. Hopefully the right projects come my way.

November 30, 1929 - April 18, 2012

Dick Clark - Videos

Dick Clark was an award winning American television,
radio personality, game show host and businessman.

Finish this year by doing something you can be proud of.

Monday November 29, 2021     6:00 PM ET

A major milestone in particle physics has just been made at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). For the first time, candidate neutrinos have been detected, not just at the LHC, but in any particle collider

This hot 'stream' of star gas will collide with our galaxy sooner than we thought

This doomed alien planet has a year that lasts just 16 hours - it's only getting faster

New study shows the largest comet ever observed was active at near-record distance

Killer asteroids abound. NASA is ready to do something about it

Solar Orbiter flies by Earth before beginning final journey to Sun


Recycling of tectonic plates a key driver of Earth's oxygen budget


Mysterious Vanishing of Advanced Chinese Civilization 4,000 Years Ago Finally Solved

Scientists have unearthed the oldest fossils to date of the mysterious human lineage known as the Denisovans. With these 200,000-year-old bones, researchers have also for the first time discovered stone artifacts linked to these extinct relatives of modern humans


People want a better world after the COVID-19 pandemic but don't believe it will really happen

Study shows smiling makes you look older, unless you're old already

Kids Start Appreciating Humor And Cracking Jokes Surprisingly Early, Survey Reveals

Today's Events and Birthdays

November 28 - December 6, 2021

Happy Hanukkah - In the News

November 29, 2021

Cyber Monday - News

November 29, 1978

Presents come in all shapes and sizes.

Lauren German - Videos - Filmography

November 29, 1976

Anna Faris - Videos - Filmography

I try to keep my head on straight and take nothing for granted.

November 29, 1961

Kim Delaney - Videos - Filmography

If I was a real police officer in today's world I'd be scared.

November 29, 1982

Lucas Black - Videos - Filmography

Being able to focus can be your greatest asset.

November 29, 1961

Tom Sizemore - Videos - Filmography

Keeping the peace has always been our mission
but it's becoming more difficult in today's crazy world.

November 29, 1976 - August 28, 2020

Chadwick Boseman - Videos - Filmography

A superhero movie is only as great as its villains.

November 29, 1964

Don Cheadle - Videos - Filmography

You should always listen to both sides of the story.

November 29, 1955

Howie Mandel - Videos

Everything runs its course.
A lot of stories happen in our lifetime.

November 29, 1962

Andrew McCarthy - Videos - Filmography

The price of self-empowerment is
someone who thinks outside the box.