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    The big one is coming

    Total solar eclipse of November 2012, photographed from Queensland, Australia. Click image to enlarge THE INTERNETS OVERHYPE everything, and everything includes astronomical events. Take, for example, last month’s full moon-eclipse-comet incident. Online media had a whale of a time with that one, with headlines national and otherwise trumpeting it as a Triple Treat, a Stargazer’s Delight, a […]

    Hope is the thing with feathers

    Vaughn Fender, Elijah Fed by Ravens (2013) for the Old and New Project THE DAYS ARE dark in Israel. The Davidic monarchy has long since fallen apart and King Ahab has made an unholy alliance with the neighboring nation of Phoenicia. His worship of foreign gods is problematic, as is his refusal to do what Yahweh […]

    Give a personalized gift of Stars Beneath Us and help me do my little part for the environment

    Alan Dyer, Milky Way Amid the Trees (2012) “I walked in complete darkness. Other than the asphalt under my feet, the only way to tell I was on track was to look up — stars shining between the trees created a kind of overhead reflection of the road, making it easy to follow.” — Stars […]

    Creation in the time of Trump

    Nick Brandt, Elephant Drinking (2007) This is my one political post. Gonna get it out of my system, friends. I hope those of you who voted for Trump don’t hold this too long against me. — HILLARY CLINTON IS a liar and she knows it, and is therefore a normal person. I am not terribly […]


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