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About dwpenner

DWPenner has a broad education that is strong in the sciences and technology. He also has studied archeology and some history in his journey to "Now". DWPenner enjoys creating, whether sketching or writing. Creating computer graphics or web pages are equally satisfying and at one time he loved writing computer programs. Medieval heraldry has been a passion and currently he volunteers as one of the Directors of a heritage society.

Magic!

Magic… What is magic? Sleight-of-hand performed by some stage magician; the subject of fairy tale books and legends; something found in comics and fantasy books; something practised by Wiccans , Pagans, or… — What is magic? Is magic some fantasy? … Continue reading

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Sasquatch, Sasquatch, where for art thou Sasquatch?

Have you considered a major change in Western Society? Even into the 90’s people who were carrying cameras with them were not that common. Even the digital cameras were expensive enough that many didn’t have them. Today! Today nearly everyone … Continue reading

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The Death of Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg (c. 1398-1468) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Gutenberg press brought books to the masses. Before the Gutenberg press and the movable type that allowed for it, books had to be painstakingly written by hand. Rooms of monks with quills … Continue reading

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Divine Breath

Throughout our lives we breathe. .Throughout our lives we also lose a few hairs here, a few skin cells there. We all do this. Not only us, but our pets as well. Even our houseplants lose cells as we live. … Continue reading

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Beyond the Long Count… Mayan Apocalypse

So many people seem to be focusing on a Mayan Apocalypse on the December 21, 2012 when their Long Count Calendar ends in 2012 when perhaps their eyes should be looking at something else. We already know what the World … Continue reading

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Three Haiku of the Future

The Family Reunions Weddings funerals When families reunite Reunions to last Museum Purpose Keeping history To teach the future to us Museums’ duty Echoes of the Future listen to children to hear echoes of the past come from our future … Continue reading

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Why Here? Why There? Why Anywhere?

Alien Space Cup-N-Saucer Lands in British Columbia! Only shaky cell phone images of object remain after encounter with object by tourists. There are many stories of encounters with UFOs or Flying Saucers and other sorts of encounters with extraterrestrials. Some … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Heap

“How can there be evil in the world?” or bad, or sickness, or pain… or in the universe? — that is a question I hear asked quite often and perhaps though I don’t ask it myself often I do sometimes ponder an answer to give. Continue reading

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Nine Planets!

Nine Planets! That is what we were told in school and in Cubs and in all the science books I read. There were Nine Planets. I had them memorized by Orbital position and could arrange them by size around the … Continue reading

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One Moon!

The Sun has many satellites as well which we know as Planets. Continue reading

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