A Parable from Observing a Comet

A Parable from Observing a Comet. Comet Leonard is now (early December 2021) becoming more prominent in the pre-dawn sky. It reminded me of the principles of observing. An observing period is not like a quick review of a picture. Let me explain. We scheduled observations of the comet two… Continue reading

Leonard Before Dawn

Leonard Before Dawn. Despite gloves, earmuffs, and layers and layers of clothing, it was teeth-chattering cold while we searched the heavens at 4:30 in the morning. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashed against the sand in front of us. With our binoculars and the sky window, we repeatedly searched… Continue reading

The Genesis Connection: Autumn’s Signpost

The NE United States, like many mid-latitude places in the world, has a wide variety of deciduous trees that explode into color in Autumn. Pictures like these can be found in dozens of posts and articles. But let’s go further because the depth and scope of the change are worth… Continue reading

Reaching for the Most — The Parable of the Hawk

Reaching for the Most – The Parable of the Hawk.   The steady wing stroke and the straight-line flight of the red-tailed hawk indicated he was on a mission. As he passed in front of me, he began to rise quickly. He briefly stopped the rise, altered direction a little… Continue reading