Daily Archives: 12 April 2007

The Red, Red Grass of (Alien) Home

Blue or purple plants will likely be out. But when astronomers cast their super-sensitive telescopes at Earth-sized planets in the next few decades, it might be that alien vegetation won’t be a familiar green. A multi-disciplinary study across the lines … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph Day ’08

While other liturgists are taking their well-deserved Easter Octave rest, I’m looking ahead to next year’s calendar. Anybody else notice that we have one of the earliest possible Easters next year? March 23, 2008. That’s going to stir up the … Continue reading

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“Some Old White Man with a Bad Radio Show”

The long twisting in the wind is over. The offender is hanged, the “strange fruit” is cut down, and the cries for revenge will fade into the wind as well. Yet I find it hard to feel a sense of satisfaction anywhere … Continue reading

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