Category Archives: Catholic

Trying to live as if loving God, and my neighbors, matters

Seeking Strange New Worlds, Life and Civilizations

I noticed “Research sheds new light on intelligent life existing across the galaxy” in last year’s science news headlines. That, and “‘Mirror Image’ of the Earth and Sun Discovered 3000 Light-Years Away,” started me writing about exoplanets, SETI and vaguely-related … Continue reading

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A Winter Weather Advisory, Forecasts and Making Sense

It’s Wednesday afternoon as I start writing this. The weather forecast says we’ll likely see rain, freezing rain and snow within the next 12 hours. On the ‘up’ side, the rain — freezing and otherwise — should end before dawn. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2020: I Imagine We Will Survive

Today is New Year’s Eve. It’s also Saint Sylvester’s Day, the 420th anniversary of the British East India Company’s charter and the 141st anniversary of Thomas Edison’s incandescent light demo. But mainly, I figure, for most Americans, today is New … Continue reading

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New COVID-19 Vaccines: Goodish News, Ethical Issues

The first shipments of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine arrived in America this week. Folks are getting immunized, including health care workers. I think that’s good news. But the pandemic isn’t over yet. This year’s New Year’s Eve street party in NYC’s … Continue reading

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