Space Alien Gazette

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


The Space Alien spends June 8 observing the sky in honor of Giovanni Domenico Cassini, born over 400 years ago, on June 8, 1625, and credited with many important astronomical discoveries.  

   Read about Cassini's life and accomplishments: 

      Giovanni Cassini.jpg 

    And return to this issue if you wish at: 


Tuesday, May 10, 2022


Once again the Space Alien returned from important missions in outer space in time to celebrate Your Editor's upcoming birthday!

"Such big birthdays!" exclaimed the Space Alien, carrying an enormous cake!

"These candles consume nearly all the oxygen in the room," continued the Space Alien, bravely bearing this exquisite example of culinary artistry, "but that is but a minor inconvenience as we celebrate this auspicious day!" 

All of us in the busy editorial offices of the Space Alien Gazette invite loyal readers to enjoy this culinary masterpiece -- if not on exquisite china dessert plates, then at least on computer screens!  

Thank you for your Loyal Readership of the Space Alien Gazette!


Friday, March 11, 2022


Dear Loyal Readers:

This will be the final regular monthly issue of the Space Alien Gazette.  

Your Editor is no longer up to producing issues of the highest quality that our Loyal Readers deserve. 

And the Space Alien has decided that this would be a good time to explore other activities in space and elsewhere.

The Space Alien Gazette may return as an occasional publication, or it may not.  

Back issues may eventually be found at

Thank you for your loyal readership!

                                   BON VOYAGE, SPACE ALIEN!


Sunday, February 13, 2022




The Space Alien stayed up all night writing this special Valentine for Loyal Readers:

Today may be a sunny day, or maybe one with snow, 

But whatever weather this day brings, this one thing I know:

I love my Loyal Readers, and I think it would be fine, 

If each and every one of you would be my Valentine!

        Your friend always!  The Space Alien




Friday, December 31, 2021


All of us here at the unbelievably busy offices of 
the Space Alien Gazette wish our Loyal Readers 
Joy, Success and Good Health in 2022. 

The Space Alien resolves to help others, 
and recommends organizations that feed the hungry, such as Chicago's Food Bank: 
The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Note to Loyal Readers: 
This will be the last monthly e-mail 
 of the Space Alien Gazette
"Your Reliable Source for Unreliable Facts"
Any occasional future issues  
may or may not be e-mailed, 
but will be posted at:
Thank you for your Loyal Readership!


Saturday, November 20, 2021


The Space Alien invited guests for Thanksgiving!

But as in earlier years when the Space Alien had extended this invitation, Tom Turkey ran away!          



"I'm sorry!" exclaimed Tom Turkey. "I seem to have another appointment!  Gotta go!" 

And the Pilgrim Turkey likewise seemed to be otherwise occupied! 


What to do?  Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without guests!

But the resourceful Space Alien was determined to make the day special, and carefully prepared fall vegetables with plenty of lovely orange and yellow!   

Then the Space Alien baked a beautiful apple pie!  

It would be a lonely Thanksgiving without these friends, thought the Space Alien, but still a thankful one.  Publishing a newspaper read by so many Loyal Readers was surely something to be thankful for!  

But just as the Space Alien sat down to enjoy a beautiful meal, there was a knock at the door!

Why, it was Tom Turkey and the Pilgrim Turkey!  

"Could we join you for your Thanksgiving feast?" they asked.

"Of course," said the Space Alien -- "Please come in and sit down!  I'm so thankful to have friends like you!"

"And we are thankful for you!" replied Tom Turkey and the Pilgrim Turkey.

And they all enjoyed their lovely meal together!  

All of us here in the busy editorial offices of the Space Alien Gazette wish our Loyal Readers -- whether together or separately -- a peaceful Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, October 20, 2021


It was time for a bit of celebration.  The COVID19 pandemic seemed to be under somewhat better control, and people might soon be out on the town!

In anticipation of this, the Space Alien decided to enjoy a fabulous brunch in the exquisite lobby of Chicago’s famous Peninsula Hotel, before the expected crowds arrived.

The chef was thrilled to learn that the Space Alien would soon enjoy some of his delicious creations!

The Space Alien, in turn, was thrilled to greet the chef and his staff and to enjoy an unparalleled view of Chicago's world famous "Magnificent Mile!"

The decisions facing the Space Alien were difficult:  

The Smoked Salmon Benedict looked delicious and the Space Alien considered it carefully, with its English Muffin topped with two poached farm eggs, smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce, chives and lemon!  

The price was no problem as the Space Alien was always the welcome guest of a delighted management!


But the health conscious Space Alien also considered the  Peninsula Spa Breakfast, with organic low-fat yogurt, seasonal berries, a healthful muffin, and an egg white fritatta with spinach, asparagus, kale and avocado. 

At last the Space Alien opted for the Buffet, with so many wonderfully delicious and healthful choices!   

It was a lovely morning for the Space Alien!  


Thursday, October 14, 2021


The Space Alien, always concerned for the health and well-being of human friends, has decided that the best "special day" to feature this October would be Global Handwashing Day on October 15.  

You can read more about Global Handwashing Day here:

Here is some information about this special day:

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. 

This year’s theme, “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together,” calls for collective action. This community forum serves as a conversational space that curates, collects, and maintains resources, blogs, and content for Global Handwashing Day.

Global Handwashing Day is sponsored by UNICEF,  USAID, and, not surprisingly, by major soap manufacturers as well.  Learn more about supporters of this special day at:

At this precarious time, the Space Alien gently reminds Loyal Readers: Wash Your Hands!