THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 160

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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 160

…Deimostra Samantha McKinney is born almost two weeks premature, paradoxically so on April 1st 2030…

…our space heroes are indeed alive, with an infant conceived on the way to – now a citizen baby of Mars. Deimostra Samantha McKinney was born almost two weeks premature, paradoxically so on April 1st 2030. Deimostra {Deimos} is certainly an uncommon name for such a cute blond-haired blue-eyed baby girl, so named for one of Mars’ reliable, if not fickle moons; Phoebe {Phobos} would have been too easy. As one would guess, her middle name is the feminine form of father Sam, an everyday tag she will carry as “Sammy”, the affectionate term she has already responded positively to.

If delivering a baby on another planet were not challenge enough, add in the aged-41 aspect, she-mom-herself-in-labor had to coach “Dad” through the entire birthing process; no small task when massive pain is dominating every two minutes or so and they are using medical facilities that does not accommodate childbirth (as earthlings would know it).

So as they had done with all the other strange devices and workings of the NEWFOUNDLER, they modify, improvise, and utilize. Considering that Sammy will spend much of her first six months in artificially enhanced gravity, she will surely be hailed as a miracle on Earth; Baby announcements are in the mail.

Their hope of rescue hinges on a leap-of-faith; the faith that NASA knows that the reluctant Mars colonists have finite survival resources and that their “ride home” should be arriving any day now.

For the crew and launchers of the New Mayflower, they have been assuming that Sampson & Celeste had indeed survived the loss of the orbiting station and are waiting anxiously for its appearance.

These nagging, creeping doubts, that growing suspicion that the NASA did not or could not pull the rescue trigger, has hastened Sampson’s attempts to master the propulsion mystery of the idled NEWFOUNDLANDER. It is a singular quest, considering that if they must, they could live out their natural lives, perhaps exceeding the current 100 year life span. After all, carbon analysis of their lone Newfoundlian cabin/cohabitant indicates he died at the ripe old age of 700 and perhaps older than that. And this was achieved with a body that is eventually victimized by an undetermined alien fate. So immortality may or may not be part of their alien equation.



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2015 Zodiac – If You so Believe

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2015 Predictions for

Each Zodiac Sign


Many people love reading their astrological horoscopes. 

It is estimated that between 20-30% of women do so regularly. 

This is especially popular at the beginning of each new year as people want to know what the upcoming year has in store for them.  It sometimes seems though that all horoscopes could apply and this is because they are kept generic to cover a large portion of the population, 1/12 so to say.  Furthermore, if you have ever had your astrological chart done, you will know that you are comprised of more than just your primary sun sign.  Great influences are also the 12 houses and especially the ascendant or rising sign.

The horoscopes in this article were not done with the help of astrology but rather with the help of theMadame Lenormand fortune telling cards.  The author, Beth Michaels, has some experience with cartomancy and sometimes shares this with her readers.

Now please keep in mind.  This is meant for fun.  It is truly for entertainment purposes only.  Every individual adult human is still responsible for the decisions they make in life.


1) Aries

March 21 - April 20

This will be a good year in terms of security for you.  You have friends you can rely on!  You can talk freely and openly with them.  Your issues are safe with them.

2) Taurus

April 21 - May 21

This year is about loyalty.  Only invest your well-being (both physical and financial) in people and institutions you are familiar with and trust to be looking out for your best interests.

3) Gemini

May 22 - June 21

This year a woman you know will teach you something important about your health and help you make good lifestyle choices.

4) Cancer

June 22 - July 22

Clarity on the home front.  Issues and misunderstandings with close loved ones will finally be resolved.

5) Leo

July 23 - Aug. 22

Existing and known difficulties and hardships involving a woman, perhaps a mother figure or older woman, will unfortunately remain this year as well.

6) Virgo

Aug. 23 - Sept. 23

Many sudden and expected hindernesses cross your path this year.  The ensuing frustration might lead to arguments and fights.

7) Libra

Sept. 24 - Oct. 22

An important year for long-term commitments, especially financial contracts.  Many women in serious relationships can look forward to engagement rings :-)

8) Scorpio

Oct. 23 - Nov. 22

This year you will have options.  You will come to a crossroads and have to make a choice which path you take.  Whatever decision you make, stay true to the loved ones who are dependent on you.

9) Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21

This year you will receive an letter or notice from a financial or public institution, agency or school regarding money or property.

10) Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 19

A lucky year for you in terms of new beginnings!  If you are married or in a committed relationship, you might expect a pregnancy or the birth of offspring.  If you own a business, this could mean growth, expansion or “add ons.”

11) Aquarius

Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

A great year for sexuality, wonderful evenings together and closeness on a spiritual level.  You will feel like your sexual needs are finally being understood.

12) Pisces 

Feb. 19 - March 20

This year will offer many opportunities to attend public functions, meetings, celebrations and parties.  Be ready to receive lots of invitations!  Ladies, flowers are coming your way :-)

2015 Zodiac – If You so Believe