Category Archives: Science

Monarchs

Even though the United States Constitution does not allow for royalty such as kings and queens, this area has had monarchs since long before the arrival of conquerors and imperialists from Europe. These ancient monarchs were probably labeled to honor … Continue reading

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Perihelion Is Tonight

January weather in North America seems counter-intuitive. Some of the coldest temperatures of the year occur around the early part of this month. If we reckoned temperatures by our distance from the Sun, our winter temperatures should be less severe … Continue reading

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Now Was The Future

Who wasn’t optimistic about the distant future when we were young? I was a flower child of the 1960s and early 1970s. It was the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Flower children envisioned a future that was based exclusively … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of Cats (Review)

I have one lingering criticism of Thomas McNamee’s latest book The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions. That is there are no photographs of the cat who is the featured character. The only cats … Continue reading

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It’s Winter Up North

Today is the December Solstice. South of the Equator it is the Summer Solstice and North of the Equator it is the Winter Solstice. In many cultures, this is officially the time we are told to begin observing the two … Continue reading

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Flow

Like it or not, there are no frozen moments. Time flows on and so do we. So, how do we move through the world? Do we resist or do we do so gently? There is a common bit of pithy … Continue reading

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Changing

In the summer of 2010, my brother went to our old hometown for a couple of weeks because he felt nostalgic. He wanted to immerse himself in the surroundings of his childhood and relive the happiness of youth. During one … Continue reading

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