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 more

Why are we a Spiral Galaxy?

“What is art but life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of still expanding and ascending gyres, it pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite?” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning I don’t mean to ask why the Milky Way is a spiral in an existential … Read more