The Murder of Day

With head heavy, eyelids heavier, hand tightly gripping the handle of a pint mug of tea, by now half empty and barely warmer than its surroundings, I sit quietly in a daze, resisting with all my strength the urge to doze off, listening intently to the silence of the room around me, and the whispers … Continue reading The Murder of Day

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The Burden of Death in Schools

"It has to stop. And spare me your Second-Amendment arguments. It’s all you’ve got. If you don’t have any other practical solution than MOAR GUNS, then you don’t get to participate in the conversation about what we do next to make this stop." — Jennifer Gadd I'm the son of a teacher, and indeed my … Continue reading The Burden of Death in Schools

First little telescope adventure

My dear wife and daughters got me something absolutely wonderful for Christmas: a beginners' astronomical telescope! Alas, since then, the weather has gone out of its way to keep the night sky veiled and thoroughly hidden around these parts. Only last Sunday did I catch a momentary break in the cover, and an opportunity to … Continue reading First little telescope adventure