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Happy Carl Sagan Day

Of the numerous ways to describe him, Carl Sagan is remembered as one of the greatest science communicators. Some of us are old enough to remember Sagan’s television series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”. The 13-part program covered a wide range … Continue reading

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Examining The Sky

We can all remember certain events that expanded our consciousness in some major way. For me, one of those was the very first time I looked through a powerful telescope at the night sky. A grade-school pal’s father’s hobby was … Continue reading

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Who Was Benjamin Banneker?

Benjamin Banneker was an anomaly of the place and times of his life.  He gained some measure of acclaim as an astronomer, author, inventor, mathematician, naturalist, surveyor, and farmer. Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Baltimore County, Maryland … Continue reading

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The Roerich Pact

The people of the world have become deprived of many priceless artifacts that have come down to us from the ages of antiquity. The depravity of ISIS, in its warped religious fervor, continues its assault on the heritage of the … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Thoughts

I’ve written about professor Stephen Hawking a couple of times.  The man and his career are so immense that a person can only touch on portions of highlights of his life.  Ever since I heard of him in the 1970s, … Continue reading

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Over this morning’s coffee with Jorge, the topic was practice.  He said that the variety of meanings of that English word had puzzled him for many years.  Jorge has marvelled at how context gives the English word meaning.  He claims … Continue reading

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Nikola Tesla Day

I woke up this morning and shut off the alarm before its scheduled chirp ten minutes later.  I flicked on a lamp then padded out to run my electric shaver over my neck and upper cheeks.  I turned down the … Continue reading

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