The Enigma of Time

What does it mean, Albert Einstein asked in 1905, to say that a train arrives someplace — in Paris, say — at 7 o’clock? It should be noted that today, 30 June, 2017, is the 112th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies“, his Special Theory of Relativity, and thus it … More The Enigma of Time

Summer Solstice 2017

Southern-facing view for US eastern seaboard, mid-northern latitudes for this year’s Summer Solstice. In this view, note the position of the planets Mercury, very close to the sun, Mars, Venus and the Moon, our natural satellite. View via Stellarium. During the yearly journey around our star, the Earth passes four notable points, points that mark … More Summer Solstice 2017

“Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science & basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA…the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt & his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz) (420 character-9-liner on Pruitt’s lies)

Originally posted on Words We Women Write : LIE: “I think that measuring, with precision, human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do & there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.” No, Scott Pruitt, it is EASY to measure & there is OVERWHELMING agreement. Carbon Dioxide is the PRIMARY greenhouse gas…

NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, an orbiting platform that observes the universe exclusively in the InfraRed  region of the spectrum, have announced the unprecedented discovery of a group of Earth-size planets in orbit around the cool, low-mass red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, three of which lie within the star’s habitable zone! The habitable zone … More NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone

As feared, EPA could be gutted. I oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt with his extensive record of weakening or ending the very protections EPA enforces.

Originally posted on Words We Women Write :
RESIST. Please email your U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose Scott Pruitt’s nomination and to demand a nominee who is committed to protecting our clean air and water and to implementing common-sense solutions to address climate change. See link below.


I am older now and fondly remember the late spring, the fresh, clean air, the smell of lilacs wafting about, the beautiful cherry blossoms all abloom surrounding my childhood home, Vega and Lyra ascending the northeast during astronomical twilight. I write about these things now during the opposite season, three days after the winter solstice … More Hope