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I Am the Sun (and You are Too)

This morning while riding my bike, I stopped to admire the morning sun breaking through clouds and thought, “How spontaneous the sun is in the streaming of its own life! I wish I could do that.” Then it occurred to … Continue reading

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Solar Roofs over Parking Lots Are Going Viral in California and The Southwest

This is in the New York Times this week: Ersatz roofs made of solar panels have sprouted above dozens of school parking lots in the state [of California], altering vistas and promoting a philosophy of green thinking among the young. Yet … Continue reading

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Spring is Approaching

Are you noticing? Here’s a bit from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden  (1854, chapter 17): The brooks sing carols and glees to the spring. The marsh hawk, sailing low over the meadow, is already seeking the first slimy life that awakes. … Continue reading

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Get Sunshine and Take 2000 IU (International Units) of Vitamin D?

Sunshine (a natural source of vitamin D) and supplemental vitamin D appear to be really, really good for you. This today in the Los Angeles Times: Vitamin supplements have been both heralded and hyped over the years, only to ultimately fall … Continue reading

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Distorted Recall and False Belief: A New York Times Essay on Why People Believe Weird Things

The following essay, titled “Your Brain Lies to You,” by Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt, appeared in the New York Times on June 27, 2008:   FALSE beliefs are everywhere. Eighteen percent of Americans think the sun revolves around the earth, one … Continue reading

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“Miracle, Mystery, and Authority”: A Poem by Santi Tafarella

  A brown robed friar among mission flowers.   A child spins before him.   Sun-gleaming,   dizzying the motion.   Will the heavens never stop   in their orbits and explosions?

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