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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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We’ve had bigger storms than this

“We’ve had bigger storms than this. We did have two horrific storms, epic storms. But if you go back into the ’30s and ’40s, and you go back to the ’teens, you’ll see storms that were very similar and even … Continue reading

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Third rock from the sun

“As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if … Continue reading

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Holding it together

My wife and I discovered this little corner of the world Sunday. Look at it. Look at everything that is going on, life, death, old, new, birth, life, ends and beginnings. This is just one little spot, one little space, … Continue reading

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Plastic free July

“People had more than they needed. We had no idea what was precious and what wasn’t. We threw away things people kill each other for now.” – Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli I saw a bumper sticker this morning that read “Live simply so others can simply live.” I know that … Continue reading

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The universe in a pool of water

It was just a little wet spot. Less a bog and more a hole where some water couldn’t escape. The Davidson River was just twenty feet behind it. I imagine when the river overflowed its banks this little indention in … Continue reading

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The Big Bang

“Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because … Continue reading

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