Spring Equinox Delight

The morning began with an interesting question from my Lovely, ” Do you know what ‘equinox’ means?” She had already looked it up and gave an answer as I was formulating one. I noticed the table had a binocular on it. She had “snuck out” in the night to take… Continue reading

Active Oversight is Often Forgotten

The week’s forecast was not exciting.  Snow showers and clouds for the eastern West Virginia mountains were expected nearly every day, so no observing of the heavens was possible. When the clearing came one early morning, the dim light of dawn crept through the blinds and woke us. The crescent… Continue reading

Brave Mother

OPEN LETTER TO A BRAVE MOTHER This letter was written to my friend who just underwent a double mastectomy for cancer.  Thankfully, there was no cancer found in her lymph nodes.  She gave me permission to post the letter… Brave mother, Your letter just before surgery expressed that you wept… Continue reading

The Winter Circle and Moonscape

The winter circle is high overhead in the early evenings of March in the Philippines. It’s name draws questions because Philippine children do not know four seasons, so I have to explain to them how it got its name. This particular night was with my wife (a budding observer of… Continue reading