Tag Archives: Greeks

Perseid meteor shower

Last week, B. and I, clad in layers of fleece, down, and wool, headed out to watch the Perseid meteor shower. This stream of cosmic debris, stretched along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle, is named for the point it … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox

Today is the Equinox, the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. The September Equinox is believed to be a time of balance when day and night are equal. In Greek mythology, autumn begins as goddess of the harvest Persephone … Continue reading

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Notes on a Hurricane, Fires

When ol’ Irene came around over 10 years ago, I briefly got a new nickname: Hurricane. I flashed on it reading about the evacuation and preparation for 2011’s Hurricane Irene, and her damage, chaos, and aftermath. The city of New … Continue reading

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