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    Posts Tagged "Annie Dillard"

    Brown snakes, gastropods, and the very present darkness

    WE MOVED INTO¬†our present house in mid-2015. Whoever landscaped the place really had a thing for rocks. There may be excellent reasons to have rocks everywhere but sometimes they get in the way, especially during the annual mowing of the monkey grass. We have one bed that contains about a dozen rocks, each the size […]

    Pilgrim at Peachtree Creek

    The¬†South Fork of Peachtree Creek at the crossing near the Old Decatur Water Works Some books wait for you to be ready for them, then they call. Elizabeth and I were married in the summer of 1991. When she moved into my apartment in Durham she brought a paperback of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker […]

    Where, not why: Annie Dillard and Hubble’s threatened successor

    One of Hubble’s many triumphs: NGC 5257/8 (Arp 240) is an astonishing galaxy pair, composed of spiral galaxies of similar mass and size, NGC 5257 and NGC 5258. The galaxies are visibly interacting with each other via a bridge of dim stars connecting the two galaxies, almost like two dancers holding hands while performing a […]

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