Category Archives: Astronomical

Protected: Private: Myth Spr 20: Theseus

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Sewanee’s Moon Tree: A Poem & A Reflection

From the NASA wesbite: Apollo 14 launched in the late afternoon of January 31, 1971 on what was to be our third trip to the lunar surface. Five days later Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the Moon while … Continue reading

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Protected: I’ll be blasting you

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Hunters, 5 a.m.

For no good reason, I’m up before dawn and go into the living room to look out the window. Through the clouds the stars can be made out here and there. My dogs stir but I don’t let them out. … Continue reading

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Introduction for Christopher Hitchens, “The Moral Necessity of Atheism” (Sewanee, Feb. 2004)

Introduction for Christopher Hitchens, “The Moral Necessity of Atheism” Tuesday, Feb 23, 2004 Convocation Hall The “How, Then, Shall We Live?” Series   I knew that, when we invited Christopher Hitchens to speak, we would draw a large crowd, and … Continue reading

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Protected: Skyhook

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Protected: Plumbing the Depths

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Last Night’s Fireball

I was outside talking to my friend Elizabeth yesterday evening, about 6:45 Central, when, all of a sudden, an enormous fireball appeared in the sky behind her.  “Whoa! Is that a comet?!” I asked. “I hope it’s not a burning … Continue reading

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Protected: Sea and Stars

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Protected: Considering Caesar

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