Tree Racing Together

The title conjures up some images but this one is a little different. By the time Linda and I were observing the constellations of the south and decided to go for an object in the Scorpius constellation, we had to race the trees. That 15 degrees of sky motion per… Continue reading

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Our 2012 Christmas Story

It’s a quiet home this Christmas after a tumultuous year of events. Some we expected. Some we did not. We bounced from shipping things overseas to friends to cancer treatment to mission trips to cancer treatments. What we remember most, however, is faces—faces of children, teachers, and friends in far-away… Continue reading

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Where are the aliens?

I often get “alien” questions at our observing periods. So where are they? Do they exist? The answer from a biblical worldview is actually pretty simple: there are “alien” things because we are in a spiritual world, but they are a far cry from the media-soaked concepts of strange life… Continue reading

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Galaxies to the North and the God of Creation

It was a straight forward observing night. The 8 inch Celestron and astro video gear worked as expected. The mount behaved. The first target was M106–not far from the key stars of Ursa Major or the Big Dipper. I sat down to sketch, trying to grab as much as I… Continue reading

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Precious Time Together

For some folks, chemotherapy is a common term. When you take this brute force method of attacking cancer, however, it can be an ordeal. Linda knows; she has taken it more than most. It makes starting the medicine tomorrow a little different. The circumstance does not stop living, it just… Continue reading

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