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Follow the Drinking Gourd

If the Devil calls,
sing powerful thoughts: a love
that composes hope.

Inscribe celestial paths,
showing the way to freedom.

For Black History Month, the Borough President’s office is hosting an… 196 more words


Sunrise at Death Valley

November 8, 2016

If you wake up sometime a little before dawn, you can hear the coyotes howl. I unzip our window just a little bit a go back to sleep. 345 more words

Been There Done That

Adult Nature Deficit Disorder

Facing how little of my life has been spent directly connecting with the Great-Out-of-Doors, leaves me grieving.

I know so few star names. . .  ( I do know this is the Moon & Venus a week or two ago.) 516 more words


The Autism Constellation

by David Morstad

Today, countless children and adults will be described as being “on the spectrum”, i.e., the autism spectrum. It is a popular notion, a handy phrase, and people claim some knowledge of what it implies – even though that may not always be the case. 777 more words

Moonsday Madness: Callisto

How far will Zeus/Jupiter go to seduce a pretty girl? Well, don’t put anything past the King of the Olympians. In the case of Callisto, a virgin nymph who was a priestess in the cult of Artemis (Roman: Diana), this meant undergoing a sex change. 453 more words


Cold fire

Overheard in a local check-out line: “We just didn’t have a fall this year.”

Oh, but we did. It was an autumn rich with analogous pigments running up and down the warm side of the color wheel. 322 more words

Review: Big Dipper

I don’t know about you, but I can’t name anybody in my life who was alive in 1923, and even if I could, they most likely wouldn’t still be going quite as strongly today. 531 more words