Hoping you have a telescope -Love, Alex

China Olympics Beijing Water Cube Bird's Nest

(031816) Explanation: Sporting a surprisingly bright, lovely green coma Comet 252P/Linear poses next to the Large Magellanic Cloud in this southern skyscape. The stack of telephoto exposures was captured on March 16 from Penwortham, South Australia. Recognized as a Jupiter family periodic comet, 252P/Linear will come close to our fair planet on March 21, passing a mere 5.3 million kilometers away. That’s about 14 times the Earth-Moon distance. In fact, it is one of two comets that will make remarkably close approaches in the next few days as a much fainter Comet Pan-STARRS (P/2016 BA14) comes within 3.5 million kilometers (9 times the Earth-Moon distance) on March 22. The two have extremely similar orbits, suggesting they may have originally been part of the same comet. Sweeping quickly across the sky because of their proximity to Earth, both comets will soon move into northern skies. Mandatory Courtesy of Justin Tilbrook/Nasa.gov

At 10:30a.m. (EDT) Tuesday morning, comet P/2016 BA14 will pass within 2.1 million miles of the earth.

The emerald green-colored comet will generally require a telescope to be seen, but may even be visible to the unaided eye in southern hemisphere suburbs where light pollution is very low.

Paul Chodas, NASA’s Center of NEO Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, says “this will be the third closest flyby of a comet in recorded history. March 22 will be the closest comet P/2016 BA14 gets to us for at least the next 150 years.”

So, really, do you have a telescope?

Would love to see this.

Lemme Know!




Military: Their Commitment and Ours

Military: Their Commitment and Ours.

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I’m Not Playing With You

FUGAZI – ‘Blueprint’


(Fall 1987 – present)

Ian MacKaye – vocals, guitar
Guy Picciotto – vocals, guitar
Joe Lally – bass
Brendan Canty – drums

To all of those who have so graciously tuned in to the Gulkin Gazette this fine day, I’ve reserved for you a particularly significant, and superbly fitting spiffy Little Dittie!

This song says it all.. And what ‘it all’ is.. is soon to follow 🙂

-Alexandra E. Gulkin

Yep, that’s right, name in full. 

(It’s a Special Occassion)

The Deception of Mind


The Deception of Mind

I keep packing my bags

Chasing a life I will never know

Missing the things I never had

Getting weaker as I grow


Isn’t it funny,

The deception of mind?

Those memories falling

Into the small cracks of time


Lost in riddles and puzzles

And morphing design

Left to lie on blank spaces

In empty crossword lines


Isn’t is funny,

The subjection of time?

Those years lost to moments

Dissolved into wine


Aren’t you leaving,

Aren’t you gone,

Why must this ghost keep carrying on?


What is there that I wouldn’t give

What is there that I wouldn’t do,

To escape forever

This possession of you


Isn’t it funny,

The delusion of change?

I’ve been running for years

And still remain in this place


Naive in belief to be gaining ground

That strength will build as trials surmount


Self –deception is the most dangerous town

Those needs for mirage to keep the mind sound


Isn’t it funny,

The illusion of space?

In land and in homes

In the places we go


In the moving and chasing

In the running away

Just to wake the next morning

In the very same place


Aren’t you leaving,

Haven’t you gone?

Why must this ghost keep on carrying on?


What is there that I wouldn’t give

What is there that I wouldn’t do,

To escape forever

This possession of you


Alexandra E. Gulkin