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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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Remembering and Looking Forward to Solar Eclipse

I remember the first solar eclipse I saw, on Monday, February 26, 1979. I was barely 8 years old. I was at my father’s dental office after school. The sky was darker than it normally would have been, but in Arkansas we were far enough from the totality that we didn’t experience the silence of… (read more)

The Sun’s Beauty Mark

Newcomers: click image to enlarge it. Venus makes a black dot on the sun during its June 5, 2012 transit. Taken with a Nikon D200 through my 32 year-old telescope sun filter pushed into a hole in a quadruple-folded sheet of black construction paper taped over my zoom lens. Cropped. Hey, it won’t happen again… (read more)

Space Aliens are Strangers, Too

(Note: Those reading “Shootings” may continue in Part Ten.) Aren’t there former civilizations on Earth who wish they had never seen an explorer, and who did everything in their power to stop them from invading their territory? Me, October 26, 2005, questioning whether contact with extraterrestrials would be a good thing for humans. If aliens… (read more)