The Healing

I have enjoyed a largely healthy life, with a few exceptions. I had the common tonsilectomy and an uncommon bout of pneumonia as a 5-6 year old. Later I got overly enthusiastic about jumping and after months of competitive broad jumping in my basement, I had injured my heels so badly, I was given a forced […]

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Perfection

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The spiritual life is a lifelong process of removing the obstacles to a life of love …. without fear. A life of hope…. without dread. A life of peace …. without turmoil. […]

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The Medusa Nebula

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” ― e.e. cummingsThe Medusa Nebula Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula’s popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is […]

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Milky Way Galaxy Doomed

Milky Way Galaxy Doomed

Will our Milky Way Galaxy collide one day with its larger neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy? Most likely, yes. Careful plotting of slight displacements of M31′s stars relative to background galaxies on recent Hubble Space Telescope images indicate that the center of M31 could be on a direct collision course with the center of our home […]

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Venus Transit

Venus Transit 2012

The Venus Transit is Happening! The rare transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2004 was one of the better-photographed events in sky history. Both scientific and artistic images flooded in from the areas that could see the transit: Europe and much of Asia, Africa, and North America. Scientifically, solar photographers confirmed […]

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