Don’t you hear that?

“Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.” –Thoreau A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I went to the circus together. Someday, I vowed, I’ll be strong, flexible, and stable enough to do the amazing hand-balancing tricks we saw. And all the while, the six-year-old girl behind us screamed her piercing, high-pitched … Read moreDon’t you hear that?

Weekend Diversion: Would you like to yell at the Moon with Buzz Aldrin?

“I walked on your face!” –Buzz Aldrin, to the Moon Do you watch my favorite show on television, 30 Rock? If you saw this last week’s episode, you know that Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon got to meet Buzz Aldrin, who… randomly yells at the Moon. (I’m sure this video will get taken down soon, … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Would you like to yell at the Moon with Buzz Aldrin?

A Mysterious Light on the Darkest Night

It will shine still brighter when night is about you. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out. –J.R.R. Tolkien The night sky is no stranger to most of you. Once the Sun goes down in the west, the sky darkens, turning ever-deeper shades of blue until … Read moreA Mysterious Light on the Darkest Night