SENSE OF REALTY We think one day we’ll find another Earth encircling some other distant sun. It won’t be like the planet of our birth. not one can stand up to comparison. If lucky, we’ll find one that’s the right mass — not to crush us with its gravitation — with atmosphere made of breathable […]Read more "SENSE OF REALTY"
OUMUAMUA (1I/2017U1) Dagger of Death Oumuamua, dagger from space, is flung at its target end over end – too fast for any rocket to outpace. Earth, spun within the Sun’s disc, can’t defend against this object just recently spied (though it is the size of a football field) – a blade ten times as […]Read more "OUMUAMUA, DAGGER OF DEATH"
SCULPTURES OF MARMOREAN CLAY (While presented here in prose format, this is a 196-line poem of fourteen Shakespearean sonnets.) When you’re a struggling sculptor and artist, you take your supplies where you can find them; especially when things get the hardest, the smallest find can seem a treasured gem. So Patrick was really happy the […]Read more "Sculptures of Marmorean Clay"
Four billion years ago, the solar system was a shooting gallery. However, without these asteroids and comets bringing Earth the necessary raw materials, life may never have begun. Once life is present, these gifts from space are an entirely different matter. Just ask the dinosaurs, well look to their fossils, that is.Read more "Late Heavy Bombardment"