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Physicists Andrei Linde and Alan Guth “distorted by gravitational waves.” (HuffPost image.) __________ Cosmic background radiation has long been considered by physicists to be the smoking gun evidence for the big bang, but what about the recent discovery of bent … Continue reading
Don’t shoot! Try gesture: . Or, how about this? (Buddhist equanimity.) . The above painting is from a Laotian monastery. It’s an image of the Buddha leading monks through a treacherous path. He is silent and calm, walking through … Continue reading
This near death experience comes from a BBC documentary on the subject:
I like this quote from Michael Dirda (a writer for the NY Times) writing about agnostic Julian Barnes’s book on death: “Beautifully done might also justly describe Nothing to Be Frightened Of. A friend once summed up Julian Barnes’s own … Continue reading
My heart, she said, it goes out to you like a pinched wick.
through feathery clouds the sun opened like the eye of an owl— and in the sudden bullet of glare the quicksilver breast of a train
Dickinson family’s Amherst homestead. Emily’s bedroom was on the second story. Here’s one of her poems: I felt a Cleaving in my Mind– As if my Brain had split– I tried to match it–Seem by Seem– But could not make them … Continue reading