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Yesterday’s Solar Eclipse

This was the view from my back yard at the precise moment of the total solar eclipse when it was crossing South America. Not very spectacular, eh? But I have a great excuse: the path of totality was mostly over … Continue reading

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The Birth of Science: May 28, 585 BC

Solar Eclipse of Thales The Eclipse of Thales was a solar eclipse that was, according to The Histories of Herodotus, accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus. If Herodotus’s account is accurate, this eclipse is the earliest recorded … Continue reading

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Hiawatha: Fact or Fiction?

The Song of Hiawatha This is how I first read about Hiawatha, through the Classics Illustrated comic book. Like Last of the Mohicans I presumed he was a literary character only. I was wrong. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly when … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse Flare

A symbol for Earth.   A symbol of Earth.

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Eclipse Refractions

From my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone   The maximum coverage of the sun was about 71% where we live. When I looked at these photos yesterday, I was disappointed to see the full glare of the sun’s rays. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse of the Heart

Solar Eclipse 2017 There has been a bit of excitement concerning the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. As always there is a lunar eclipse that happens two weeks before which is also important. But the more significant is what … Continue reading

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To Everything There is a Season

When we were young, we thought that we’d work forever, or at least as long as our health held out. But then there comes a time to lay the burden of work down. For me, the time is now. Ecclesiastes … Continue reading

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