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Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Explanation He Promised

1. Talking to Alan I made the mistake, years ago, of telling Alan that I had explained to a roomful of fourth graders that it probably made sense that Pluto’s status as a planet was revoked. It made sense, I told them, because we now know that there are other bodies beyond Pluto, some larger […]

It Was Something

Did you see that moon? I don’t just mean that half-moon hanging at the top of the heavens tonite just after sunset, although that one casts a fine moon shadow when you’re out late. I mean the moon that was there a week ago or so. Closer to the sun. Alongside Venus about the time, […]