It’s not in a far distant galaxy. It’s less than a thousand light years away – This gassy rope of stellar nursery a sine wave, crisscrossing our Milky Way. Nine thousand light years long, not far from Earth, astronomers today just noticed it. Although parts of it were seen giving birth, our optics […]Read more "THE RADCLIFFE WAVE (“More Things in Heaven …”)"
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL … Let me rephrase that: Take me to someone with whom to exchange knowledge.Read more "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL …"
CETACEAN SOUL SEARCH When a whale looks you in the eye, it’s to communicate and learn – species to species. A whale’s eye is a picture window to its soul – a panoramic view of kind receptiveness deeper than, by comparison, our tiny brains. It’s not just the size differential that tells you […]Read more "CETACEAN SOUL SEARCH"
American Poet and Unofficial NASA Poet Laureate, James Ph. Kotsybar, with Jean-Patrick Chaminade, President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). As I look back on my experience, the best part about my week in Occitanie, was being introduced to hundreds of scientists and scholars as an American poet and not hearing, “So, […]Read more "Bard Of Mars Visits The Pink City"
EVENING NEWS “I don’t want a lecture; please don’t shout it. Just tell me what you think it means for me. I don’t want to know too much about it – just bottom-line it; the details bore me. “I don’t want to hear, if it’s depressing. Just say what’s immediately in store. My plate […]Read more "EVENING NEWS"
Go Ogle Sometimes we miss things that are just over our heads. Let’s learn to look up.Read more "Go Ogle"
ORGANISM We start our life single-celled, but, instead of just replicating, a new level of symbiotic organization emerges. Two or more cells are better than one at manipulating survival’s chancy course, because of cooperation and acceptance that though “other” they are still the same. Colonies achieve systemic support through peace.Read more "Organism"
SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]Read more "SCENE SEEN"
TWIST OF FATE A molecule coils into a double helix, duplicates and thus, learns of itself to attain a cosmic understanding.Read more "TWIST OF FATE (a tanka)"
PAYLOAD SPECIALIST for Christa McAuliffe McAulliffe, lone civilian on doomed flight, who staked her life on those whom she believed would bring her fame that she could use to teach when she returned to Earth, shall be long grieved. For something sadly simple as a seal the engines catastrophically failed. Let’s not point fault, but rather […]Read more "PAYLOAD SPECIALIST"